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Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2008 4:06 AM  |  Flag  
According to Randall Lockwood, the Senior Vice President of the ASPCA, "true" fighting dogs don't bite human beings, particularly when being rescued from a fighting bust. Lockwood tells law enforcement agents in a recent training video that fighting pit bulls are the most docile of all to approach. So busy is he protecting pit bulls that he can't even instruct law enforcement officers to the real dangers that any dog might display when being ramped up to fight only to stop suddenly and be expected to become man's best friend...Here are his words:

"I've been involved in quite a few dogfight raids. I've handled a couple hundred pit bulls that have been seized in fighting operations over the years. I've had one old female kind of snarl at me, and that was about it. Most, pit bulls that you encounter in actual dogfight scenarios are often going to treat the law enforcement officers as the rescuing troops coming in. They are very people oriented, very people friendly, but they are still likely to be dog-aggressive."

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2008 8:49 AM  |  Flag  
Most, pit bulls that you encounter in actual dogfight scenarios are often going to treat the law enforcement officers as the rescuing troops coming in.

No they are not - they are DOGS! They have no concept of "rescue troops"!

There is no reason why ANY fighting dog should be adopted out - none. Such an act puts every other pet in the neighborhood at risk and is, in my view, animal cruelty.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2008 8:59 AM  |  Flag  
I think that the above quote is a good example of the delusional anthropomorphizing that many people involved in animal rescue seem to cling to. Mr. Lockwood projects human emotion onto these animals....he thinks they look at the police and humane agents as "rescuers". These are animals....they have no idea who the police or humane officers are. They are not trying to escape the fighting ring....they are driven to fight, they want to fight, again, it is a self rewarding behavior; they want to be in that ring and get to that other dog the way a Lab wants to chase tennis balls. They have had the survival instinct bred out of them.

I really would like to see more emotionally healthy individuals involved in the humane movement; I fear that too many of these people have personal issues that prevent them from making sound evaluations of the animals they rescue. Many seem like misanthropes, who put the welfare of animals, far above the welfare of people.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2008 1:50 PM  |  Flag  
"Most, pit bulls that you encounter in actual dogfight scenarios are often going to treat the law enforcement officers as the rescuing troops coming in."

This propaganda sound bite is eerily familiar...

Ooh yeah, that's right...

"I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators. "
(Dick Cheney, Meet the Press, 3/16/03)

Short honeymoon huh?

Anonymous David  |  7/17/2008 9:01 AM  |  Flag  
How does the pit bull now which people are there to rescue him? Why would he not think, his territory is being invaded?

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/19/2008 2:10 AM  |  Flag  
I just wonder who will be held responsible when these dogs kill a neighborhood pet?!

The courts?

The rescue?

The amateur lion tamer owner?

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