QUESTION: AS OF LAST FRIDAY, PITBULLS, ROTTWEILERS AND DOBERMAN PINSCHERS — AND ANY DOG OVER 25 POUNDS — ARE BANNED FROM PUBLIC HOUSING UNLESS THEY WERE ALREADY ON THE PREMISES AND ARE REGISTERED BY MAY 1. DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS REGULATION? WHY OR WHY NOT?
|"I agree with the ban. You have a few out of control people in public housing. They let their dogs just run around. It's like a loaded weapon. They should be disciplined." - A.J. Ekoku, Canarsie "I don't agree. It's a person's right to have a pet. The system has to stop dictating to people what they can and can't have." - Malik Henry, Canarsie "If they are trained and registered, people should be able to keep them. If people give them a lot of love and respect, they make good pets. I had a couple of Pitbulls and a Doberman." - Nancy Johnson, Canarsie "They should be banned because they are a danger to little kids who run around and other owners of Pitbulls. Those dogs get into fights." - Diane Ortiz, Canarsie "Yeah, I agree. They could bite somebody or hurt a kid. Twenty five pounds is a big dog. And then also they are a sanitary hazard - cleaning up after such a big dog." - Joey Velez, Canarsie "I feel like it's a good idea. They should be regulated, especially with the summer coming up. The weather sometimes affects the dogs adversely - and they go out and bite children." - Noran Thomas, Canarsie "Yeah, some owners don't have control over their dogs. They just let them out - and they bite people And those dogs are mean." - Shatonia Robinson, Canarsie "Actually, if they are dangerous - which they probably are in general - then they should be banned." - Priya P., Canarsie |