Friday, December 5, 2008
Pit Bulls: vicious or innocent??
When you hear the words Pit Bull what do you think of? Do you think of some big vicious dog that is ready to tear your face off?? WHY does that picture come to your mind about Pit Bulls? Have you had a personal experience with Pit Bulls or are you just going by what the media portrays Pit Bulls as being?
There's a lot of controversy these days regarding Pit Bull dogs. The media portrays them as being this vicious horrible dogs that will eat your face off if given the chance! Do you know that the only reason the media talks about Pit Bulls is because they are strong and powerful.. and in the wrong hands can be TAUGHT to fight and be mean? Have you ever been around any Pit Bull in your life?? If you have ever been around a well trained Pit Bull you will see that the stereotypes are a crock of SHIT!
I have an American Staffordshire which is considered a Pit Bull breed and is on the "vicious" list.. however, if you do research on Staffordshire's you will clearly read that they are defined as being great family dogs and are considered "nanny dogs" because they look after the children in the home! Does that sound vicious to you?? I don't think so. I've had a lot of dogs in my lifetime and my Staffordshire is THE most well behaved dog that I have ever owned. He follows commands, he even follows sign language commands! He stops any bad behavior with a simple stern "no". He is GREAT with our children. You can pick at him, poke him, even sit on him and he will not even growl. All he wants to do is please us and be next to us whenever possible. .. And other Pit Bull breed owners would say the same thing about their dogs, guaranteed!
Why do Pit Bulls have such a bad rap? Because stupid humans breed them and train them for fighting. They are very strong and powerful dogs and can cause damage because of this.
Don't believe me? Did u realize that the American Temperament Testing Society did tests on 122 breeds of dogs and Pit Bulls scored HIGHER than Beagles and Golden Retrievers?? Did you know that a Labrador Retriever will bite faster than a Pit Bull will?
I'm on a mission to educate people on Pit Bull breeds. Stop believing what the media tells you! You should all know by know that the media is full of crap anyway!
I live in the state of Ohio. There is currently a proposed law to ban vicious dogs. The proposed law states that if an officer sees any dog that he suspects to have any TINY bit of Pit Bull in it the dog will be confiscated and Euthanized within 10 days. Are politicians really that ignorant to even contemplate a law like this? Do you know what kind of fight they would have on their hands? Responsible dog owners consider their dogs to be part of their family.. almost like a child! It's like banning a certain race because they are known to cause more violence! Would we do that? NO. Why should innocent dogs be killed because of pure ignorance?? Look at the photo above, does he LOOK vicious?? Give me a break!!!! (and yes, that is mine!)
Please, PLEASE sign this petition against the Pit Bull Ban! These innocent dogs don't have a voice and we have to fight to save their lives! I will fight to the death if anyone ever tried to take my dog away to kill him! Please sign: OHIO PIT BULL BAN PETITION
Myths Of Pit Bulls