DogsBite.org - Today a commenter on DogsBite.org confirms what we consistently write, most recently concerning Anderson, South Carolina. Pit bull special interest groups and individual pit bull owners intimidate local politicians. As the commenter points out, the smaller towns often get the most abuse. They indeed issue death threats too, of this DogsBite.org has documented proof.
Comment: "I can tell you that the pro-pit lobby puts a lot of pressure on local politicians not to regulate these dogs. You have to remember, in relatively smaller towns like mine, our local alderman are simply volunteers...mothers, fathers, people with jobs and families who live in the community. Its hard for them to take a strong stance on pit bulls, and receive death threats from pit bull owners/breeders.
Several years ago, my town government held some meetings about creating a dangerous dog ordinance, after several pit bull attacks. No mention was made of it being breed specific, just penalties for owners of off leash dogs that have a history of attacking people or pets. The mayor told me he was receiving threatening phone calls for just DISCUSSING the issue. These are the true colors of the pit bull lobby; they use fear and intimidation to maintain the status quo."
Pit bull advocates intimidate politicians, victims of attacks, writers and groups like DogsBite.org. They also use scare tactics with dog lovers saying things like, "If they ban our breed, your breed will be next!" But for 20 years, there has hardly been another breed. Their tactics are deviant and hostile. Many people and pets continue to get seriously injured and killed because their tactics work.
04/30/08: Anderson, SC Getting Hammered by Pro-Pit Advocates
01/04/08: Pit Bull Advocates Intimidate Web Authors
12/21/07: Pit Bull Owner Harasses Victim's Family