Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am Saying it, Because Someone Needs to.

We had to rake leaves this past weekend. Not that it did any good because they have all reappeared in our yard. But between Trip and Serenity, the work was worth it. We all played in the leaves and had a blast!!! Unfortunatly, I heard in the news today some more hype about Pit Bulls, and how they are all doomed to be awful and vicious creatures, and should be destroyed. CLICK HERE TO READ Obviously, some pit bulls got out and slaughtered 42 goats. Which is awful, and chances are they were probably starving, and they destroyed these creatures. There is no denying the strength that these animals possess, but there is no need for breed descrimination. Just because the dog is pit bull doesnt mean that it is predestined to destroy herds of goats.
I put this link to this story up here, not to spread the word of the story but to show you the comments that the story held

"Another grotesque example that shows us why pit bulls should be banned--eliminated. Either that or the name of the breed should be changed... to "fairy princess". No one would want to own a dog that, when asked "What kind of dog is it?", you would have to answer "Oh, it's a fairy princess." That wiould put a quick end to the their popularity among the idiots who believe the lie that "they are good dogs."

Awful comments like this are a pattern on this news page. Eliminate the whole population of pit bulls because these starving dogs got a hold of some goats? Now, I am not excusing them, or saying these particular dogs are good. But that does not mean that every pit bull in the world is going to go and destroy herds of animals, or kill people. I have met people in this world that are cruel, there are murders who have slaughtered families who are back in the world, there are rapists and abusers who are put in the spotlight as athletes who are supposed to be our childrens rolemodels. That doesnt mean that we should destroy Humans because of a few bad apples.

This is not a killer..

This is an animal who has been trained to not jump on people, to open doors, to sit, roll over, and play with a 3.5 year old gently. He is smart and he is fully aware that he is apart of our family. If an animal is raised properly, he will behave in a good manner. But, when a dog is let free to roam, or abandoned, or trained to be cruel, what do you expect from them????
You can't expect any animal in those types of conditions to be nice, and friendly. Dogs that are not domesticated are hunters, no matter the breed!! Just like wolves, tigers, lions. Its in their blood. But, dogs that are domesticated and treated right dont destroy their owners, and they do not go around destroying herds of goats. If you were out for days without food, would you pass by a herd of goats, and not eat them? No, we are hunters. Humans eat meat EVERYday, and they destroy animals EVERY day. We are allowed to treat dogs and cats, and goats, and pigs and cows and chickens as if they have no rights. We are horrible creatures that make other animals around us the terrible creatures that they are!! US!!! But, you dont see people standing around having chats and discussions about how each of us should destroy and demolish our kind.. Pits can not stand up for themselves. They can not speak, they can not defeat humans who are going to unrightfully destroy their breed!!! SHAME ON YOU, IF YOU ARE DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THESE ANIMALS. Take a good long hard look in the mirror, then turn the news on.. Who do you hear about more? Humans killing other humans and being cruel to animals, or animals being cruel to humans???
You are going to have bad apples in any breed of being that exists. 'You dont see a teacup chiuaua in the news for destroying herds of goats' (because they are only 2 pounds). Giving these kinds of excuses to try and make up for the destruction of a beautiful and strong breed is unintelligent, and only makes the person saying it look like a complete fool. Please educate yourselves before destroying a kind of dog that can ultimately be the best companions a person and family can ask for. And yes, some people do Buy these Dogs or breed them because of their name, but those are the people who are responsible for the reputation that they hold. Not all dogs are the same, and the breed of a dog isn't what makes their actions, just like the color of our skin doesnt determine whether we will be criminals or doctors. Breed discrimination is NO different than Racism. Dont let that thought leave you. Because that is the Honest Truth, and it needs to be said. .Racism is wrong, and discriminating against an animal for its name is Wrong.


meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for saying it! You are absolutely 100 percent right about breed discrimination being exactly like racism.

Kimberley said...

Yes, and it isnt until you read the comments of others who believe that pits should be wiped off of the face of the planet that I began to realize that there is no denying the comparison between racism and breed discrimination. It is the same thing in a different form. The only difference is that pitbulls are unable to speak or to adequately defend themselves. It is sad really. Thank you meowmeow.

H Ski said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog and Lola.

I love the pictures of these two in leaves. You can see how much fun they are both having! And you are doing a great thing by showing that the perceptions are wrong. A dog that is prone to "kill" would in no way be playing in the leaves like that.

Keep up the good work of showing the world the true image of pits when raised by a responsible person: a loving, caring and incredible dog.

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Thanks for this extraordinary post.

Prey drive is not an easy reality for those of us who love animals, and you are right that in this case these animals were probably starving. My pittie fosters have crazy prey drive but they are gentle as can be with my toddler niece and 100% reliable with humans. We need to keep doing the work of educating about what these animals are really like. With good work like yours, we will someday eliminate breed discrimination!

Kimberley said...

H Ski, Thank you... I am glad that I have the ability and capability of trying to share this side of the pit bull breed with people. Hopefully, a difference can be made.

Kirsten, I totally agree. I am glad that my point of view came out not as a rant, but as a logical standpoint and can open the eyes of others. Sometime people hear things and they automatically accept them, so I feel as a parent to my pit, I have to do what needs to be done and share not only positive images but also point out those negative images. And in this case, it could have been a case of not just pure viciousness, but just hungar. And that action and preydrive is something that we all hold within us. Thank you so much for reading and also thank you for fostering pits, I have so much respect for those who do that..