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The court didn't go far enough when it declared pit bulls 'inherently dangerous'

12:00 PM EDT, June 21, 2012

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Irene and Anthony Solesky are shining examples of what parents should be — caring, loving and concerned. Yet I am sure their young son Dominic, who was brutally mauled by a pit bull five years ago, continues to deal with the traumatic stress of that attack ("Pit bull bill sought for special session," May 8).

Now that the Maryland courts have weighed in against these "dangerous by design" animals, the animal "kooks" have come out of the woodwork, of course. What the court's ruling failed to do, however, was to include other breeds such as Rottweilers, Dobermans and the like in the same category as pit bulls.

Why anyone would own a dog with a vicious nature is beyond me. Maybe it helps enhance their self-esteem. But we already have enough two-legged predators stalking our children. We don't need to add the four-legged kind to the mix.

Mark T. Pfaff, Ocean City