Ahh it makes sense now. Front page news this morning- an 18 month girl died as a result of a pitbull attack in epernay. So the minister of the interior demands that legislation is brought in to ban them. So stupid. So many tragedies could be averted if, as Yoshimi points out, owners were licensed and they bore responsibility for the dogs actions instead of having the knee jerk reaction of destroying the dog. Symptoms eradicated- but cause? Idiot just gets him/herself another dog- mastiff, rottie, german shepherd… And the banned list grows ever longer.