2009-05-07 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O'Neill

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 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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "Actually, if they are dangerous - which they probably are in general - then they should be banned." - Priya P., Canarsie

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