Perhaps the pitbull breed should be banned altogether. The latest mauling of an 82-year-old grandmother is a sobering reminder of the temperament of this breed of dog.
Those who already have this breed as a pet should have them neutered. Dog breeders and trainers could look to another breed to make a living. One death is one too many, and no amount of legislation could prevent an “accident” from happening in the future.
There are many other breeds in Trinidad and Tobago which can serve as watch dogs. Legislative recourse after the fact cannot bring a person back to life. There were too many incidents in the past where the pitbull has mauled or killed people, the majority of whom were not bandits or members of gangs out on a hit.
In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any criminal element on that list of those injured or killed. Legislation to coerce citizens into responsible ownership may help; however, banning will help!