Pitbulls | Is banning the breed the answer?

JOHANNESBURG - Global insights show that blanket bans on specific breeds of dog don't work.

A spate of violent incidents involving pitbulls has led to calls for the breed to be banned as pets in the country.

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But the Pitbull Federation of South Africa says bans in other countries have had limited to no effect.

It says you cannot blame a dog for a failure of adequate law enforcement.

The federation says owners need to take responsibility for their dogs and if they cannot, there are avenues of help available.


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