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Photos of friendly pit bulls and other dangerous breeds as pets are deceptive. These photos only show a moment in time. When pit bulls and other dangerous breeds are made into pets, children are put at risk of being maimed or killed by a well-loved and cared for pet. Dangerous breeds are dangerous because they will break the human canine bond for no reason other than their genetics.
These well raised, loved and seemingly friendly pit bulls killed a 10 year old boy after this photograph was taken.
These photos seem to show a boy with his well-loved and cared for pits, as well. But a couple years after these photos were taken, one of his pit bulls viciously killed him:
February, 2012 - After this photo was taken in South Africa, this boy's pit bull jumped over its fence and killed an elderly man with no provocation on the man's own property:
Accessed: 2012-07-27. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/69TnlcDoV)
June, 2012 - This small child was killed by his pit bull very soon after this photograph was taken. The mother judged this pit bull as an individual and believed this individual pit bull was a nurturer:
Accessed: 2012-07-27. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/69TntcgNx)
These two are showing us a photo of one of their pits with a baby taken before their dogs killed a woman inadvertently proving that even if you raise a pit bull to be a family pet, it still might go on to launch an off property, unprovoked fatal attack.
June, 2013 - After this photo was taken, this boy was killed by his pit bull. His mother said, "It was like one best friend turning on the other,” said Tilema Selu. “He had no signs of being hostile. In fact, we felt confident that it was a protector of our children.” Selu said her son, Nephi Selu adored the pit bull mix that killed him at his grandparents’ home in Union City on Monday.
Accessed: 2013-06-22. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6HZXxvwyS)
November 2013 - Photo of Lexi Branson hugging her bull breed pet dog that was later to kill her. "Neighbours said the family had the dog, named Mulan, for only around two months after picking it up from a local rescue centre...Family friends said Ms Hudson had been told the dog was safe around children. The animal apparently attacked Lexi without provocation."
Accessed: 2014-03-28. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6OPiWuEjk)
Accessed: 2014-03-28. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6OPne9Hlz)
Jun, 2016 - The pit bull pictured with this child later killed another boy.
2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull that Killed Boy Had a History of 'Dog Aggression'
Jul, 2017 - The pit bull pictured with his owner later attacked and killed him while he was having an epileptic seizure.
Oct, 2017 The woman pictured cuddling with this pit bull as a puppy was later killed by this very pit bull.
These photographs prove exactly nothing. And often when we know the story that surrounds the photos, we find the photo, if used as proof of a cherished, loyal, safe family dog, is an outright lie.