Well today I discovered how well humans can block out the things they do not want to hear. I have spoken with several people as of late regarding the pitbull myth I hate the most “Lock Jaw” Now when some one wants to do the “media hype” and try to educate me on this particular affliction, I have to take a deep breath and hold it, and proceed slowly. Knowing full well that the type “S” personality cannot be shown and or told anything! Oh sorry the type “S” personality is someone who seems as though they should have more than half a brain, should be well read, should be coherent, and should have the capaility to see reason when presented with scientific fact., but yet these people actually posses none of these traits. All the people I spoke with about “Lock Jaw” simply Parrott out the same old nonsense that has been recycled through the media for years. Now several independent tests have been run to determine whether or not pitbulls posses the capability to “Lock” and the results were that in fact there was no proof that they posses any such mechanism. So once and for all folks No they do not! Another one of my personal favorites is “Pitbulls can suddenly snap, and launch into an attack” This is pure nonsense at the highest level. Now look we all can agree anything with teeth can bite and any animal poked with a stick is going to charge. The pitbull was bred to be human complacent and easy to handle. when you hear that a pitbull attacked someone what the media does not tell you is what the circumstances behind the attack were, example; Was the dog neglected, was it abused, were the owners responsible enough to socialize the dog, to have it put through basic obedience, or did they choose to leave it on a heavy chain in a yard with no food, water or shelter? No, they don’t enlighten us as to any of those details. You may be asking yourself why? Well the answer is simple the truth doesn’t grab headlines or strike fear in the hearts of the people! which believe it or not is what they want because fear sells! And so does a stirred up pot of half-truths and half the story. That is why I am very, repeat, very critical of the media, and the type “S” folks. Another amazingly untrue myth, “Banning pit bulls will help reduce dog bites and fatal attacks.” The facts are There is no evidence that breed specific laws reduce any number of attacks. The laws are however, a challenge to fund and even harder to enforce, and does little to effectively make communities safer for people or companion animals. Simply put it does not work! Dog attacks still happen, most are usually mistakenly reported as pitbull to begin with but that’s a side note. Breed-specific legislation carries a variety of negative consequences. For example, irresponsible owners do not adhere to the practices of licensing, micro-chipping and proper vet care, all of which have implications for public safety and the health of the pet and public community as a whole. Instead, happy, properly supervised and well-socialized “Bully’s, APBT’s, Bully mixes, and Staffy’s” and their owners are punished. Such laws also impart a false sense of security. Resources to enforce these laws are limited, they are focussing their energies in all the wrong directions, when the focus should to be placed on enforcing non specific legislation, ie; making tougher laws for abusers and those that choose to operate dog fighting rings, such as stronger ownership laws, people need to be held accountable for their actions or lack there of in terms of ensuring that their breed of choice is properly trained, solcialized, and cared for. It should encompass all of the following, laws for dog licensing, leash laws, animal fighting laws, and anti-tethering laws. The media also needs to be accountable for their actions. Why is it that we are never shown the good stories about pitbulls like Rocky, a pitbulls that died saving his owners life after a home invasion that went wrong, or Wella the pitbull that saved her community from a flood, or sharky the youtube pitbull that lives with and loves chickens, bunnies, cats, and people and tolerates it all with love and the patients of a saint. So in closing the next time you hear the “did you knows” about pitbulls please think for yourself, get educated, do your own research and discover the real pitbull, the ones they don’t want you to know about.
September 18, 2010
Media and the type “S” personality, wait for the sigh.
I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome
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