I meet a lot of people with pit bulls, who assure me they’re delightful creatures. I don’t know that the breed is uncontrollably violent — I think that whenever a breed becomes popular, you get a lot of unscrupulous breeders who exacerbate those tendencies. And since it’s not unheard of now for breeders to fabricate papers, you might think you bought a well-bred dog when you didn’t. I remember this same thing happening with German Shepherds back in the 70s:
A 40-year-old man was mauled to death on Christmas Day by a pit bull he’d had since the dog was a puppy.
According to Fox 6 News, Eddie Cahill of Portage, Indiana was found dead of multiple bite wounds when his wife Bianca Rodriguez returned home on Thursday after spending part of Christmas Day with relatives.
The couple’s dog, Fat Boy, was found with blood on his muzzle. The dog had reportedly been acting aggressive in recent weeks.