Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Greensburg, PA - As demonstrated by numerous U.S. press reports -- which date back to 1983 -- pit bulls are frequently used as "deadly weapons" by criminals to inflict injurious attacks on people and to carry out felonious crimes. This is unquestionably due to the pit bull's "killer bite." One does not read headlines, "Armed Robbery by Cocker Spaniel" or "Man Charged with Rape and Deadly Chihuahua Attack of Sisters," because these dog breeds were not genetically engineered for such tasks.
This obvious fact, however, does not stop a number of high level animal control and humane officials from directly comparing a pit bull's unmatched aggression and bite to that of a Chihuahua's in hopes that the public will swallow the purple Kool-Aid. Just two examples include: Executive Director of the Thomas County Humane Society, Carol Jones (in response to a fatal attack) and more recently, the Director of the Elkhart County Humane Society, Anne Reel (in response to a potential pit bull law).
Man Charged With Using Pit Bull In Armed RobberyRelated articles:
"A Westmoreland County man has been charged with armed robbery for threatening a man with his pit bull.
State police say James Hassinger threatened a man to give him $100 dollars or he'd have his dog attack him.
The man didn't have the money, so they went to an ATM, where the victim withdrew cash.
After taking the money, police say Hassinger and the animal got into a car and drove off.
The victim was able to give police a description of the suspect and the car.
Police located Hassinger at his home and his live-in girlfriend confirmed that he got $100 off a person near Isaac's Ale House.
When police arrested Hassinger he told them he used the money to buy crack cocaine, which they used later in the evening.
Police were unable to find any drugs at the residence.
Hassinger is being held at the Westmoreland County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond."
06/11/09: Police Shoot Aggressive Pit Bull Three Times with "Double-Ought" Buckshot
02/05/09: Woman Sics Pit Bull on 13-Year Old Nephew; Boy Seriously Injured
12/13/08: Comment: Pit Bull that Takes Three Bullets for Family is Anecdotal Evidence
11/14/08: Falls Pit Bull Owner Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault
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| 7/29/2009 6:26 AM |
In the pit bull disaster in the United States I do believe most people now would not compare the pit bull to a Chihuahua. However, in Indianapolis Dr. Philip Borst, a veterinarian, who once led the City County Council once made the analogy. It is so insulting and insensitive to people who have lived in fear in the neighborhoods not to mention mauling victims. He needs to apologize to the citizens of Indianapolis---which will not come.
This man who is active with veterinarians also needs to apologize for his profession and the lack of concern for human beings in the pit bull fiasco.
| 7/29/2009 1:17 PM |
While a sensible person may not make the ridiculous analogy, it seems many humane and vet groups still do. Who are the first people that city councils look toward when they are dealing with a pit bull problem? Humane and vet groups! These folks are called "Executive Directors" and "Doctors." Did you read what Reel said? "Ms. Reel said she hopes the city doesn't focus on a specific breed of dog because pit bulls are not by breed aggressive...She said Chihuahuas and other small dogs are often very aggressive, too." This is exactly why felons use Chihuahuas to attack people!
| 7/29/2009 1:52 PM |
If you look at the propaganda on dog fighter lobbying sites, and I'm talking hard core fighting and breeding people, you will see the words of Anne Reel and Carol Jones and people like them. That is because Reel and Jones got their propaganda FROM dog fighters and breeders who are making up stories to protect their financial interests in pit bulls.
Reel, Jones, and the rest are parrotting some very hardcore and dangerous people, and their lobbyists.
People like Reel and Jones have no business in a public servant position, involved in any way with public safety.
Reel and Jones, and the other pit bull promoters, need to go work for the dog men and fighters and breeeders if they want to lobby and lie for pit bulls.
They are abusing their positions, and are a menace to the communities they live in.
| 7/29/2009 1:56 PM |
When you see the chihuahua story, that is dog fighter talk. Directly. The chihuahua analogy was made up by the fighters and breeders.
It is of course ridiculous, but when they can get middle class naive souls to witlessly repeat it, the dog fighters and breeders get some help in their zeal to fight regulation and keep the breeding and fighting going strong.
(Also when they get veterinarians and dog trainers etc that make money directly from breeders, and are willing to be the parrots and propagandizers.)
| 7/29/2009 2:09 PM |
Why is it not okay to say pit bulls are aggressive (which they are genetically) but perfectly acceptable to say all other breeds are?
And the kicker is a well-bred pit bull would not be overly friendly to humans. Shows you just how poor the breed as a whole really is.
| 7/29/2009 2:28 PM |
You will also see AKC breeders parrotting the dog fighters propaganda.
Some AKC related lobbying groups, like NAIA, are revealed as representing the fighters and dog men's interests on their own web sites!
AKC, thanks to their puppy mill business and Staffordshire terrier (pit bull) business, and general like of running unlicensed businesses with no accountability, also opposes any kind of canine regulation.
AKC spends a large amount of money every year on lobbyists and lobbying.
They also share some lobbyists with the dog fighters.
And each AKC breeder is a foot soldier for the overall AKC financial interests, and pick up and spout the lobbying propaganda given to them to repeat.
Some that are running shelters or working in the "humane" field are AKC breeders and lobbyists, and they misuse their positions to lobby for the business interests of the overall dog breeder lobby.
Some of these breeders also get onto these citizen animal control advisory boards, and use these boards to lobby for dog breeder interests, and get people that are sympathetic to dog breeders hired into animal control positions.
Since the No Kill faction is also working with dog breeder lobbies now, some of these breeder lobbyists are hiding under the No Kill label to do their breeder lobbying business