"To Breed Ban Enthusiasts"

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  1. CreatureTeacher

    CreatureTeacher New Member

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    I didn't write it, and I don't live in Canada, but we're fighting BSL in Denver right now so it made me feel a little less alone.

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    To Breed Ban Enthusiast

    AN APOLOGY TO BREED BAN ENTHUSIASTS

    I'm sorry you are frightened of my dogs and are trying to have them killed because they are pitbulls.

    I'm sorry you lack the understanding of this breed's true history, gentleness with people, wonderful temperament, intelligence and behavioral conformation. I'm sorry you won't read the ATTS stats regarding our breed's true temperament, putting it in the top four for temperament, scoring better than breeds like Golden Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels.

    I'm sorry that you side with and protect animal abusers by marking the breed of dog, and not the irresponsibility of the owner. I'm sorry that by your logic I could steal a car, run some people over with it and then you can blame the make of car for the accident, as I walk free.

    I'm sorry you generalize one breed of dog with one group of people.

    I'm sorry you can't see the love and determination that many often highly educated, non-criminal and "normal" types of people show towards this breed and the great personal sacrifices that they make to take care of their dog responsibly.

    I'm sorry you cannot go into the shelters and see the hundreds of abandoned and abused pitbulls, dying only for the insane "crime" of being born the breed they are. I'm sorry you cannot see the look of disappointment in their eyes as someone walks by their kennel, and refuses to consider adopting them based on an ill educated fear mongering reporter. I'm sorry that you cannot be there when the animal looks at a human for the last time, and in spite of betrayed by all humans they have met, their tail still wags as someone approaches with the syringe of Euthinol.

    I'm sorry you cannot be there when law enforcement shoots one of your dogs dead inside it's own home in front of the children it mutually loves for simply getting off the dog bed and walking over to say hello with it's tail wagging. I'm sorry you cannot be there to rescue pitbull puppies from a plastic bag in a dumpster, dumped there by someone switching their illegal, and inhumane activities to another, more lucrative breed.

    I'm sorry you cannot understand the difference between canine and human aggression, in the way that this breed can. Yes, I'm saying my pitbull is smarter then you.

    I'm sorry that the medieval witchhunting genetics of intolerance, generalization, and racism make you feel the need to vilify a breed of dog. I'm sorry that justice, equality, tolerance, common sense are all things you hold dear as a fellow Canadian, and expect from others, but do not yourself offer them towards a pitbull or its caregiver. I'm sorry that you don't take the constructive time to petition changes in the Canadian animal cruelty act, and in the criminal code that would deal out serious punishment to the real animal abusers.

    I'm sorry you cannot see the disappointed look on a puppy's face when the people petting it quickly frown, and walk away when you tell them it is a pitbull. I'm sorry you feel the need to terrorize my family and my dogs for crimes we never have and never will commit. I'm sorry you don't have to live in fear of your dog's safety from hysterical, and mentally unstable people trying to inflict all manner of evil upon your dogs.

    I'm sorry that you cannot see my breed working in some of the best Search and Rescue groups in the world, saving countless lives each year. I'm sorry our media censors and refuses to print the breed name "pitbull' when in connection with a positive act such as saving a person or child from a burning house, drowning, wild attacking animals, etc. I'm sorry you cannot see the many pitbulls registered as therapy dogs and bringing so much joy to another misunderstood, neglected demographic in our society, the senior citizen.

    I am sorry you can't see a pitbull kiss a child, step carefully over a kitten, or play in a sunbeam. I'm sorry you cannot wake in the morning to feel a warm pitbull cuddled next to you in bed, and know that you are their total world, and even if the house caught fire and trapped you, they would stay with you to the end. But, now that I really think about it, I'm not at all sorry you don't own a pitbull--you do not deserve one.

    Rob MacBean
    The Mongrel Hordes
    Lake Cowichan BC
    (Permission granted by me the author to crosspost as long as it stays intact, and with my name on it.)
     
  2. gapeach

    gapeach Big Mutts

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    Thanks for sharing CT, it's very well written and maybe would persuade someone. Good advice too these people trying to ban any breed should spend the day with one.
     
  3. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Great letter!
     
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    Although I appreciate the passion behind this, I question the practicality of it. You need to change minds, not simply insult people for not being 'humane' and 'educated' enough to share your position. You need public support against breed bans, and it's very hard to get more than one person up on that cross.
     
  5. Rose's Gal

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    Very good letter. That has so much truth to it it isn't even funny.
     
  6. caseyolee

    caseyolee Border Collies R' Us

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    That letter was very good. Even though I'm a Junior Pit Bull owner, I agree w/ it all and wish everyone could have a chance to be around one.
     
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    VERY well said. That was a great read.
     
  8. Doberluv

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    Sometimes it takes a little insult and a wake up call to change minds. I think that letter gives food for thought for anyone with half a heart.

    It could be followed up with documented, case in point examples of dogs who saved lives, search and rescue, therapy dogs etc...as well as some explanation about rotten breeders who breed for jerks who use these dogs for illegal fighting, how they're treated so they'll fight, how they're bred without care for their good temperament or anything else. Those factors which cause the bad reputation should be explained and documented with specific examples or case stories. So, first, the heartbreaking letter, 2nd, the demonstration of the goodness of the breed with some back up and the reasons for the bad things that happen which cause the idiots to want to ban a whole breed.
     
  9. Rose's Gal

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    Good idea Doberluv. I think somebody should start a chain letter with all of that PitBull info and that flashfilm about Pitties that makes you cry. lol
    You'd send the letter to however many people, and then they send it to however many people, and then they send it to however many people, untill hopefully it will reach somebody who hates Pits, and then hopefully they will change their minds about them.
     
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    Great letter

    Casblanca....Check out the link in my Sig
     

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