Just who is Alan Beck anyway, and is he really that expert?

Alan Beck, director for the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN.

sounds pretty impressive  doesn’t it, well based on what I have researched about him, he not a shrink, he lists animal behaviorist on his credentials, well I’m not so sure, sorry Alan but many of your peers and colleagues say the exact opposite about Pit bulls. What am I referring to, well I am referring to this statement he made;

“Pit bulls are different; they’re like wild animals,” says Alan Beck, director for the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN. “They’re not suited for an urban environment. I believe we should open our eyes and take a realistic approach to pit bulls.”

Those who condemn pit bulls and call for breed bans targeting these dogs tend to be members of the general population, or most often, it seems, politicians. Beck isn’t calling for breed bans – he stops just short of that resulting from research yet to be published. Now they key words here are “yet to be published”

It seems to me that we have a new sect of individuals that want to jump on the Pit Bull vilification band wagon, and the money train that it brings with it! It is exceptionally rare for an “animal expert” to condemn a pit. Now I am not denouncing his credentials, however I do condemn his motives, and the damaging effects that a statement like that can create.

How can so many Vets be wrong in saying that “It is never a dog problem, it’s a people problem.”  Then you have people like Tia Torres of the Villalobos Rescue Center, you have Ceasar Millan, Brandon Bond,  Danny and Debbie Trejo,  and Brad Patterson, these are all people that have worked with and or owned pit bulls for many, many years and that’s not what they have to say at all!  In fact many Vets will tell you Chihuahua’s, Labs, Retrievers, Dalmatians and German Shepherds will bite you before a pit bull will, as I have said many times anything with teeth can bite, even humans!

Again I will say that as damaging as the statement he made sounds it has absolutely zero merit. This new wave of making money off of creating a bad reputation for the Pit Bull must end. I have seen and heard enough! When someone wants to speak the truth I am more than willing to listen. However more lies just to hock your book? Alan! Please!

Think about it this way, would millions of Americans go running out to buy “The Happy Pit Bull” or would they dash right out to pick up another tale of  “Pit Bulls attack!”  I think you already know the answer to that one. Sad but true, don’t forget, we like our gore now don’t we? I am not going to debate this one, I posted this to show you the truth about what people will do to make a name for themselves and or sell a book.  As a Veterinarian and director of an animal human realtions department at a college, he and the college should be more than a little embarrassed right now, but since the so-called “Data” has NOT been published as of yet we will have to wait with bated breath on this one!

-Apitome-

About apitome

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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