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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:06 am
 


(not me specifically . . .)

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Imagine as you are perusing the internet, looking for anything to distract you from work, you see the cutest puppy. He has just been picked up off the side of the road and desperately needs a home.

You immediately call your husband and beg. Like a little kid, you promise all of the responsibilities will fall on you. You'll walk the dog, you'll feed the dog. It'll be easy, you promise. He finally says yes.

You go pick up the dog and immediately fall in love. He lays his head on your shoulder as you drive home. You post a picture of the two of you on Facebook. You name him Walter.

You have no idea how to raise a puppy, so there are some accidents. He ruins your guest bedroom carpet and tears through his crate and dog bed while you are working. You call your husband apologizing. But when he arrives home, you both just laugh.

You leave the mess, pour a few beers and take him to the dog park, his tail wagging at everyone that passes. Your husband holds your hand the entire time, smiling at your dog as he sprints around the park, his over-sized ears flopping aimlessly.

You start to notice how much Walter enjoys the company of people, so you begin taking him to coffee shops and patios. Everywhere you go, he becomes the center of attention.

He starts sleeping in your bed. He becomes a permanent fixture on your couch. And he gives you comfort when your husband is traveling.

When you have kids over, they gravitate towards Walter. He gently nudges his nose on their face, making them laugh. He drops his ball right in front of their feet, hoping for a chance to play. Despite your reservations and his size, he is gentle and docile.

You get Walter Therapy certified, so he can volunteer in retirement homes and hospitals. His face lights up whenever someone approaches him.

Walter's the type of dog that makes everyone's day better. Walter's the type of dog that makes your day better.

But Walter is also a pit bull.


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11 Times Pit Bulls Were Totally Scary, Awful And Mean

Aggressive, mean and the opposite of cuddly. These are apt descriptors for pit bulls, the dogs who are generalized for bad behavior. Since a picture's worth a thousand words, we felt it would be appropriate to share 11 images to help the uninformed understand how cruel these creatures can be. Have a look for yourself:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:11 am
 


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I never intended to be a voice for pit bull-type dogs. Never in a million years.

A dog lover, I'm the guy at the party that would rather play with the pups all night instead of forcing small talk with people, and it doesn't matter if they're 10 pounds or 110 pounds. I can't help but gravitate to them and I have all my life.

But I have no fascination with pit bull type dogs in particular, or even an intense love that goes beyond my love for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Yet there I was, just a few months ago, sitting next to the infamous mixed martial arts fighter Gordon Shell (and others) who starred in the documentary, The Dog Fighter, as we both spoke at the 1st Annual Ohio Pibble March at the steps of the Statehouse in Columbus.

After being honorably discharged from the Army almost a decade earlier, I began a career in nonprofit administration that eventually led to a move from California to Ohio and an opportunity to lead a local County Humane Society that boasted a placement rating of 91 percent and "never euthanizing an animal for time or space." With a love of dogs, a family of dog trainers in my past and several years of nonprofit administration, my passion and my experiences seemed to align perfectly.

The honeymoon phase lasted about a week at my new job. One morning, I was walking through the kennels when I stopped at a particularly wiggly-butted dog's cage who caught my eye. With a huge smile and a tongue that would give Gene Simmons a run for his money, you couldn't help but stop and smile right back at this dog. If you weren't careful, your butt might start wagging in-sync with the dog.

That was the day that I learned that the Humane Society I took over did not adopt out pit bull type dogs. They got around talking about the issue by listing them as "unadoptable due to behavior." Regardless of their actual behavior.

You see, according to state law at that time, all pit bulls were inherently vicious upon birth. The predicted behavior of a general group of dog breeds and mutts, was already determined at conception according to Ohio.

Some progressive shelters had "bully breed" programs, some did not. How many absolutely wonderful dogs were put down because of a liability concern, statewide? More than I can stomach thinking about.

I tried over the years to reverse my shelter's position on adopting out pit bull type dogs and was always met with resistance. Eventually, I was allowed to send the dogs to reputable rescues.

Ohio did finally end the statewide discrimination of pit bulls however, being a "home rule" State, local municipalities can still enforce their own dangerous dog ordinances, creating a confusing hodgepodge for Ohio citizens to navigate through if they happen to own a dog with a blocky head and a wiggly butt.

In the meantime, a divorce at home led to extra time on my hands and new opportunities. When the position of Humane Agent became open at my shelter, I jumped at the chance to spend my evenings and weekends out in the field, checking on animals in a more hands-on way than my job as Director allowed.

This, is when everything changed for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:35 pm
 


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Over a million of these dogs get put down every year in the US alone. What happens to these animals is the one of the most glaring symptoms of the overwhelming collective moral failure of the human race.

"For animals every day is an unending holocaust. It is an eternal Treblinka" - Issac Bashevis Singer


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:31 pm
 


Everytime I see an asshole in a truck with a Pitbull in the box, it pisses me off! :evil:


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Thanos Thanos:
Over a million of these dogs get put down every year in the US alone. What happens to these animals is the one of the most glaring symptoms of the overwhelming collective moral failure of the human race.

"For animals every day is an unending holocaust. It is an eternal Treblinka" - Issac Bashevis Singer


And the first article included the tidbit that PETA is supporting the idea that Pitbulls are always bad, from birth and they should all be destroyed. :?

PETA amuses me now, at the thought that the have totally lost the plot. "Preventing Equal Treatment of Animals"

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WTF?


A 'dog' is an 'animal' that people have been keeping as 'pets' for tens of thousands of 'years'.


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DrCaleb DrCaleb:

A 'dog' is an 'animal' that people have been keeping as 'pets' for tens of thousands of 'years'.


All those words and pics to state something that isn't news to anybody?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:33 am
 


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DrCaleb DrCaleb:

A 'dog' is an 'animal' that people have been keeping as 'pets' for tens of thousands of 'years'.


All those words and pics to state something that isn't news to anybody?


Many people think that pitbulls are ferocious beasts only bred to fight in cruel contests. I imagine its news to somebody.



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I don't know anybody that thinks exactly that. However many people, including my self, are aware that the breed originated for fighting and that they have a much higher bite strength than other dogs. All dogs can snap or attack for many reasons. Most don't leave their victims severely disfigured or dead as much as pit bulls do. Also, because of this reputation of pit bulls, it attracts owners who are themselves sociopathic, and actually push their dogs to be aggressive, Never mind the popularity among drug dealers.

It would be great to eliminate this breed from the gene pool by preventing them from being bred. There is absolutely no need for people to have this breed of dog. All the positives can be found just as much in other breeds. A breeding ban probably won't be all that effective, since for some perverse reason people will insist they just have to have this breed, but it's worth a try.


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I don't know anybody that thinks exactly that. However many people, including my self, are aware that the breed originated for fighting and that they have a much higher bite strength than other dogs. All dogs can snap or attack for many reasons. Most don't leave their victims severely disfigured or dead as much as pit bulls do. Also, because of this reputation of pit bulls, it attracts owners who are themselves sociopathic, and actually push their dogs to be aggressive, Never mind the popularity among drug dealers.

It would be great to eliminate this breed from the gene pool by preventing them from being bred. There is absolutely no need for people to have this breed of dog. All the positives can be found just as much in other breeds. A breeding ban probably won't be all that effective, since for some perverse reason people will insist they just have to have this breed, but it's worth a try.


Ahh! So you are one of those!

Firstly, there is no such breed as 'Pit Bull'. They are crossbred from other breeds. And 'Pit Bulls' were bred to hold Bulls and Bears by their heads so hunters could kill them. When that practice was outlawed, they were re-purposed for dog fighting.

But they are no more naturally vicious than any other dog. The Cane Corso and Irish Wolfhound actually have a wider reputation for turning on, and killing their owners. For those breeds, it's instinctual to kill their way to the 'alpha' of the pack, and that means taking out their owners. And they are large enough dogs to do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:01 am
 


Very few of those dogs around, which is why we hear so little about them. Pit bulls, otoh seem popular - again for perverse reasons, since I can't see any special positive traits they have not found in other breeds.

You say there's no such breed, yet you refer to pit bull yourself. If it quacks like a duck...

All those big dogs with fierce reputations, why have those dogs at all? Their original purpose is likely long gone, you certainly don't need a dog like that in the city. It's just an ego trip.

So many people shouldn't own dogs in the first place because they don't understand how to keep them. They allow the dog to assume semi-alpha status which just confuses them and can get them into trouble. I want to puke every time I see a AFV clip of some "cute" little dog that tries to bite it's owner when the owner goes to touch their food. Many of the energetic dogs, like border collies, are not given enough exercise and problems to solve. And the dogs known for their aggressive qualities are so often owned by people (men and women) with small dick syndrome.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:11 am
 


True enough but the dog itself isn't responsible for the reason it's owner has it. Treat any dog decently and it'll be one of the good guys for its entire life. Have it owned by a shithead and then it'll be a problem. The only dog that ever bit me was a cocker spaniel. It grabbed my hand when I went to its house to collect money for the newspaper. It's owners were a family of assclowns so it's no surprise the dog was pretty much the same as them. Blaming a dog is like blaming a car for running a red light. A car is just a car and it's the dunce behind the wheel that needs to be corrected.


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Not exactly true. Even dogs from very good owners can snap - with kids, with strangers, some times even with the owners. Of course a poorly treated dog is more likely to, but dogs are animals evolved to kill and defend themselves, and their logic isn't always the same as ours. That's where the pit bulls come in, because of their unique bit strength and that they bit and hold rather than letting go the way most dogs do. (Rotties may be the same, I'm not sure). Just no reason to own one, unless you're a biker or drug dealer.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:15 am
 


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You say there's no such breed, yet you refer to pit bull yourself. If it quacks like a duck...


I didn't refer to it being a breed, quite the opposite. Nor did I say anything about ducks.

andyt andyt:
All those big dogs with fierce reputations, why have those dogs at all? Their original purpose is likely long gone, you certainly don't need a dog like that in the city. It's just an ego trip.


What does living in the city have to do with the type of dog you own? Many of the small breeds were originally 'working' dogs that chased rats, rabbits and snakes or rounded up sheep. Why would a city dweller need those? With your criteria, why would a city dweller need to own a dog at all?

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So many people shouldn't own dogs in the first place because they don't understand how to keep them. They allow the dog to assume semi-alpha status which just confuses them and can get them into trouble. I want to puke every time I see a AFV clip of some "cute" little dog that tries to bite it's owner when the owner goes to touch their food. Many of the energetic dogs, like border collies, are not given enough exercise and problems to solve.


I quite agree with you. People shouldn't own dogs that don't know what work you need to put in to owing a dog. It's not like a lamp or a chair.

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And the dogs known for their aggressive qualities are so often owned by people (men and women) with small dick syndrome.


Projecting again? Dogs demeanor reflect the owners'. As you point out, a Spaniel can bite. Not exactly a 'status' kind of dog. Most people are bitten by Golden Labs. Also not a penis enlargement kind of dog.


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http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statis ... s-2014.php

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2014 dog bite fatality statistics
42 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2014. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 64% (27) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.2
Together, pit bulls and rottweilers, the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 74% of the total recorded deaths in 2014. This same combination also accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 10-year period of 2005 to 2014...


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