Pit bulls from shelters make dangerous pets [Letter]

November 18, 2013

Commentator Tony Solesky's court actions and anti-pit bull advocacy have had a tremendous impact both in Maryland and around the country ("Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection," Nov. 14).

As a real estate appraiser and investor, I have firsthand knowledge of landlords who refuse to allow pit bulls in their rental properties. This has led to a disproportionate amount of pit bulls in shelters.

There are many dogs that bite, and some of them bite even more frequently than pit bulls. However, it is not just the propensity to attack people but also the capacity to kill them that distinguishes this breed.

Dominic C. Corson, Bel Air

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