I hope that Pit Bull owners will read this and it will help them understand how regulations on Pit Bulls and their owners, can only help protect people and pets, and also the breed which they claim to love so much!
I keep up with Pit Bull attacks on people and animals. Naturally, since Pit Bulls were originally bred to fight other dogs (and are still being bred for that to this day!) They have it in their blood, and they do it often. It's just what they do!
I track Pit Bull attacks not only in the U.S., but worldwide. And let me tell you, it happens too often. And yes, WAY MORE FREQUENTLY than other breeds!
It really does not matter what the cause of these attacks are. I've heard them all! From not being properly socialized, being chained up, not being trained, being provoked, having a bad owner, being abused, irresponsible owners, blah blah blah! Enough with the excuses! The fact of the matter is, these dogs were bred to kill other dogs! And that is exactly what they are doing! When you couple that with the fact that they often end up in the hands of people that cannot control them, you have a catastrophe waiting to happen.
I am tired of hearing the stories of maulings, and deaths. I often wonder when people will say enough is enough and start putting restrictions on the dogs and their owners.
Don't get me wrong, I do not hate Pit Bulls. No, I hate the people that deny their dogs history, and what they were bred for, and their dog kills someone or something! It is unnaceptable!
I have A Pit Bull myself. She is a great pet to my family. She is great with my kids, and she gets along exceptionally with my other dog. That is because I know what she was bred to do, and she is NEVER given the chance to do it!
I am sure there are hundreds of thousands of people that could say the same thing about their Pit Bull. But they do not realize what these dogs were bred for, and they LET an accident happen.
The problem arises when you assume that just because that dog is fine with your own family and your own dogs, that it will be fine with everyone else and every other dog that it meets.
I know that my dog is a powerful and scary one. I comply with all of the rules on owning a dog in my city, and I go beyond. I have a tall privacy fence. My dog never goes outside off leash (except in my fenced in backyard where she is watched.) My dog is never left unattended in the backyard - EVER (because it only takes 2 minutes to dig a hole and she could get out.) I have insurance on my dog. I have a gate up at my front door so she cannot run out. I never leave people alone with my Pit Bull, she is spayed (because millions of Pit Bulls die in shelters every year.) I know that my Pit Bull is safe with everyone in MY house, but I would never trust her with people or pets outside of my home.
I am the minority.
I am one of the few people that thinks about what COULD happen before it happens, and prevents it from ever happening in the first place. Which is what regulations on these dogs also does, and that's why we need them!
So why, you ask, would someone that seems to be as intelligent as me regarding Pit Bulls, have a Pit Bull?
Well, long story short, I felt sorry for her and I rescued her. I also happen to love the look of Pit Bulls. I also was one of those that believed you can love the aggression out of them. Wrong! I have no doubt that under the right circumstances, my Pit Bull could & would kill another dog.
So, let's move on to learn about the different types of Pit Bull owners. First type Pit Bull owner gets a cute cuddly Pit Bull as a pup. They think if they raise it with smooches and bellyrubs, it will be like any other dog.
That is a huge mistake! Pit Bulls were bred to fight other dogs in the pit, and the dogs that were the most aggressive fighters and killers were regarded as top notch, and ALWAYS bred! That means that the cute lovey dovey Pit Bull you have, comes from a line of killers! Yes, even mine does!
This type of Pit Bull owner spews the "punish the deed - not the breed garbage".
I'm sorry but people are dying. I'd rather prevent the deed that we know is going to happen, then punish it after the fact... Your dogs dirtnap means absolutely nothing when a child is dead!
Attacks from dogs owned by this type of person usually happens because they think that since it was spoiled and given smoochie woochies, it could never be mean. So, they let the dog outside off leash as a common practice. Everything is fine until Fluffy walks by and the natural Pit Bull instinct to kill kicks in. That is why you hear the same sad story of how he had never done anything like this before.
Whenever I hear those stories it makes me think of the scene off of The Green Mile where Hal sais: "How many years you spend pissing on a toilet seat before someone told you to put it up?"
Yes, No Shit Asshole! You have a fighting breed. It's not a matter of ARE they going to attack, it's just a matter of WHEN!
The second type of Pit Bull owner is your wanna-be, I have something to prove, or I have something that needs to be protected type of owner.
This owner has the Pit Bull strictly for one reason.
a) to protect property
b) to make people think he is tough
They aqquire a Pit Bull with the sole purpose of having an aggressive dog around.
When you take a dog that has such enormous strength, and will to please it's owner, plus it's natural tendency to be blood-thirsty, Pit Bulls are the perfect choice because they are natural born killers. They were bred to fight and kill so it really does not take much training at all. They learn quickly, and feed off of being praised by their master when they are aggressive. Nobody stands a chance when that pooch decides it's time for a snack.
So, why do we sit around and do nothing when these dogs are causing so much trouble in our communities?
Why do we continue to fail the innocent people that have been, or will be attacked by Pits?
As a Pit Bull owner that knows what these dogs are capable of, I am for Pit Bull specific laws.
And I also encourage other Pit Bull owners to stop singing about how much you love these dogs and let your actions speak by pushing for Pit Bull laws.
Most Pit Bull owners out there are probably as sick of the horror stories as I am. Bsl can help curb these incidences.
Alot of Pit Bull owners also claim to hate how these dogs are so horribly abused. Bsl will help stop that as well!
So stop preaching about how sweet your Pit Bull is, and step up to actually do something that will make a difference!
Stop buying Pit Bulls from the dogfighters that masquerade as a breeder of sweet family pets. Yeah right! More like legal Ak-47s!
Stop supporting people that are trying to stop bsl (bad rap, best friends, etc.) They are just as bad and are helping dogfighters to keep fighting their dogs! And also helping to keep innocent people and pets to get killed.
And, as I was once told, when it comes to animals -DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!
Do your research on the organization and you will likely find ties to puppy mills, dogfighting, and a long list of other illegal doings!
Last but not least, Pit Bull owners...
WAKE THE FUCK UP!
No matter how cute and well behaved you THINK your Pit Bull is - YOU HAVE A KILLER ON YOUR HANDS!
Do not allow your killer to get out and get into trouble! Do not deny your dogs fighting heritage, because when given the chance, they will fight! And all too often, a person ends up getting seriously hurt or killed trying to break up a dogfight. I am just telling you this so you will know what the truth is about your fighting dog. Chances are you have visited PitBulllovers, badrap, stopbsl, and others. They are feeding you lies and will tell you your little wiggle butt will be fine if you love them. It's all lies! You should be thanking me for telling you the truth, which is what the Pit Bull websites don't want you to know, until you have to find out the hard way and then it is too late.
Just take off your blinders and pay attention!
Bsl is the best thing that ever happened to this breed!
I know it seems like a hypocrite. I'm not though. Just because I have a Pit and know what to do with it, I could point you to 50 right now in my own neighborhood that are clueless to what they have. There dogs go out unleashed and roam, they terrorize kids and elderly, and an attack will happen one day it's just a matter of time! It is what it is.
I love my Pit Bull. I know what she could do if given the chance, so she does not get that chance.
The problem is that probably 99% of Pit owners do not understand the powerful animal that they are in control of and shit happens.
The other problem is that I am sick of seeing these "accidents" happen when they could be avoided if the breed was regulated.
I am seeing more and more everyday, because I have opened my eyes and realized what I have, and I know these dogs are something serious. They are not for the average pet owner!
Too many people and loved pets are dying and it just ain't worth it!
To other Pit Bull owners that are out there and will get mad about what I wrote, take a step back, and really think about what I've said. It is the truth and you should not deny it. If you love these dogs as I do, and you hate to see what has become of them, then you know that the only way to stop what is happening is bsl.
I hate it just as much as you do that it has come to this, but there is no other way around it. As long as they go unchecked, tragedies will continue to happen.