‘The pit bull’s greatest enemy is misinformation’ — Pit Bull Federation of SA

Calls to ban the pit bull breed of dogs have been mounting after the fatal mauling of an eight-year-old who was playing in the yard at his home in Mangaung in Free State last weekend.  

Spokesperson for the Pit Bull federation of South Africa Lins Rautenbach, said many people are misinformed about the breed, and this has consequences for society, as experienced with maulings.

The National Council of SPCAs' public relations officer Keshvi Nair encouraged owners who are overwhelmed with their pit bulls to surrender them, adding the breed has limitations.