Imagine for a second that you were able to have a conversation with a pit bull, or any animal, for that matter, that has attacked a human. I know, as ridiculous as this theoretical situation sounds, I ask you to suspend your disbelief for one moment. Think of all the questions you could ask and probably would naturally ask if you could talk to this animal. I am sure you've heard the expression, "every story has three sides; your side, their side and the truth." In this instance, lets say a pit bull bit a person. Normally you would assume "this dog is aggressive and since it's bit one person, it's only a matter of time till it happens again." Now, imagine being able to ask the dog a series of questions ... think of what you could learn. "Were you being antagonized?" "How are you treated on a daily basis?" "Are you neglected?" "Do you get hit on a regular basis?" All these questions are never visited because our society has defaulted to the safe assumption that all pit bulls are dangerous.
I am not trying to sway you one way or the other, I am simply asking you to take a second and form your own view. In a society where 140 characters has turned us into a culture where we fire off "knee-jerk" reactions with a blink of an eye, I ask that you be brazen enough to ignore the provided safe assumptions in your day-to-day life and think for yourself. I leave you with this very short story.