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Pit bulls have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons again, stemming from the apparent mauling death of a Pacifica woman by one of the dogs. The violent incident is one of several involving the breed over the past decade, and has sparked calls for more regulation of pit bulls.

KQED Radio’s Forum program held a discussion about the topic today, which you can listen to here:

The show also attracted many passionate comments online, which have been curated by our Online Community Engagement Specialist Ian Hill, and which you can check out below. Or read the entire lot of them here.

  • Nancy

    Personally, I think pitbulls are great dogs. However, I would never adopt one anymore than I would adopt a husky, a Jack Russell, or certain other breeds. Why? Because they are more dog than I can handle. Adopting a dog takes a lot of consideration to ensure you have a perfect match. If you don’t have 2 hours a day to walk and exercise your pitbull, then it’s not the right dog for you. If your ego won’t allow you to neuter your dog, no dog is right for you.

  • K

    As Chris Rock said about the tiger at the SF Zoo who escaped from his cage and killed the young man,”…that Tiger ain’t go crazy, that Tiger went Tiger!”

    Sometimes a Pit Bull goes Pit Bull.

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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