Friday, June 12, 2009
Sioux City, IA - In addition to enduring destructive injuries in the act of dogfighting and tortures inflicted upon them after a fight is lost (death by electrocution and being lit on fire), pit bulls are also excessively abused by their owners in cases that do not involve dogfighting. Breed-specific laws, such as in Little Rock, and currently being proposed in Indianapolis, are designed to reduce this abuse, as well as to reduce future devastating attacks by pit bulls.
"A 35-year-old Sioux City man was arrested after he allegedly punched his pit bull in the face about 30 times, causing its death Tuesday morning, Sioux City police said.Related articles:
Bobby Loggins was upset the dog had urinated on the carpet during a house party at 1611 23rd St. and he struck the animal several times in the face in front of four witnesses, Sioux City Police Sgt. Mike Post said. Post said Loggins was intoxicated when the incident happened.
Post said 34-year-old Chad Peterson was one of the witnesses and reported the incident to police.
Loggins told police he accidentally slammed the dog's head in the door. Another of the witnesses, who wasn't named, told police the dog had been hit by a car, Post said.
Loggins has been charged with animal torture and filing a false police report, both misdemeanors."
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| 6/12/2009 2:24 AM |
The pit bull lobby (especially the breeders) actually support all kinds of dog abuse.
They are hypocritical beyond words.
Screaming against bsl, but supporting throwing dogs on chains 24/7 to suffer and die outdoors. (Funny isn't it that that is how many dog fighters keep their dogs)
The breeders oppose bsl because they not only don't care about the public, they don't care about the dogs, just the money the dogs bring in. And they don't want any regulation to affect their incomes from these dogs.
(Incomes that they don't pay taxes on, by the way)
| 6/13/2009 2:02 PM |
No animal should have to suffer such abuse. The pit lobby actively fosters this culture of violence against these dogs, funded by the fighters themselves. "Dog lover" and "pit owner" are mutually exclusive terms. No one who loves dogs would ever own a dog bred to kill them, and pit owners are some of the most abusive dog owners on earth.
| 6/13/2009 9:10 PM |
Many of these "pit bull rescues" and advocacy groups that spend most of their time fighting against breed specific legislation actually make excuses for people owning dog fighting paraphernalia and dogs having obvious fighting scars.
I about died when I read on the Bad Rap site all kinds of excuses for why people would have fighting paraphernalia (and that it should be ok to have it) and why dogs with fighting scars supposedly didn't get these scars from fighting.
They are actually enabling the people who persecute pit bulls!
That was one of my first eye-openers into the hypocrisy of the pit bull "rescue" and advocacy world.
A pit bull's worst enemy is an "advocate!"
| 6/15/2009 3:36 AM |
Believe me, as soon as I hear the words "Breed Ambassador", I turn around and walk the other way. All that means is an owner who wants to force his dog on as many people as possible in the name of "educating" them and behave in irresponsible ways, like letting them off leash around horses, a la the San Francisco case of the police horse. Breed ambassadors need to learn they don't have diplomatic immunity, and they are not doing their dogs any favors by putting them in situations where they are likely to attack.