Category Archives: Full of Crap-Ville

Another dog shot by improperly trained police!!!! Just exactly how many of these will go on before we demand change?

The idea to do this post came to me from a contact on Facebook, Charlie Cifarelli. He has created a page: (Star The New York Pit Bull Shot by Police) here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/StarTheNewYorkPitbullShotByPolice Thank you Charlie for sending me the info and the link!

I understand the fear behind a rushing dog, believe me I do being the victim of a vicious dog attack, I above others understand that, however the dog that attacked me and this dog are in very different categories and circumstances.

In a society where we have companion animals, better understanding and training are quite obviously needed, I mean how many dogs have been shot this year by misguided and overly aggressive policing? Well there have been 8 reported cases in the USA and 3 reported in Canada to date this year, and I should say that I found, there could be more, so who knows the real numbers, we will never know about the unreported cases now will we?

Today police are so sadly and obviously untrained on how to deal with such situations, so let me give the good old boys in blue some insight, and this comes from over 30 years experience with dogs.., dogs give “bluff” rushes or “charges” in situations where they feel their safety or the safety of their pack is in question. That is Fact!

This dog was trying to back them off, to get people to step back, he was protecting his daddy! Plain and simple! This was no aggressive or dangerous dog, and he certainly was no “threat” to public safety.

My problem with this is a two-fold one, and it comes to play when I see police men/women not taking the “proper” steps in conflict resolution with companion animals more specifically dogs. My concerns are as follows;

Firstly the use of deadly force, when a taser or pepper spray should have been the first choice, and deadly force the last and only option, I can also tell you that pepper spray or mace would have incapacitated that dog long enough to subdue him. All police officers should be equipped with such items, Yes???

Secondly the dog appears to have no leash on, so again, we have a situation where a pit bull is out in public without proper protection, yes that’s right protection, like it or not as bully/ pitbull/ mastiff/ boxer/ rotti/ owners we are all under the microscope, ALL OF THE TIME, and we MUST protect our dogs.

As an example I always “umbilical” or waist belt my dog when we go for walks, ALWAYS!  I am not blaming the victim by any means rather I feel for this man, on many levels, but… had he been leashed, had a leash been around his owners hand, or waist maybe the outcome could have been different.

For me anyway, this is proof that police are NOT properly trained, and yet are given guns, given weapons that kill, and given carte blanch to do so, and very little training to go along with that heavy burden. It is shameful to me! It is scary that a police officer can say something like “I only had 10 seconds to react, so what could I do?” and all of a sudden it wipes the slate clean. It shouldn’t! So here’s just one more thing to think about if it was your dog, or child, or husband that they perceived in 10 seconds to be a threat, would it wipe the slate for you?

Many aspects of police work, standards and policies MUST be revamped and much more in-depth training simply MUST take place for the safety of all citizens, and their pets!

Here is the video originally released on YouTube: Star shot by improperly trained idiot policemen

What do you think about this? Please feel free to comment.

Thanks

-Apitome-


I’m sure glad to see that the abusers NEVER take a day off!

With that said today’s abuser loser is…. Umar Aziz! Congrats Umar, since you couldn’t master the very simple art of FEEDING YOUR DOGS, You have won yourself a ticket to the grey bar motel, and the hatred of millions!

Utica ass-hat likes to starve his dogs

Alway around to fight for and speak out for those who can’t, and a very big “Bark Out” to Chris Shepherd for this article! Way to go Chris! Thanks for being part of the fight for justice for animals!

With any luck there will be an animal loving guard at the jailhouse that can show good ol Umar what going without food, and being a prisoner to hunger is all about!

-Apitome-


When is a service dog, a service dog? Who decides what “service” & “disability” really are and/or who really has them?

This is the second story of the same nature I have heard about this week, so I felt compelled to share it with you. Also I would like to give a special “Bark out” to Edward Owens for allowing me to share this with you all.

Eight-year-old Sean Forsyth suffers from autism. The Pine Richland School District (In Gibsonia, PA) has used stalling tactics and other unprofessional behavior with the Forsyth family to discourage them from asking that Sean’s service dog, Sophia, be allowed to attend school with him. The petition will be sent to the superintendent and other officials in the hopes public opinion forces them to follow the law and allow Sophia to attend school with Sean under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Sophia is Sean’s best friend and biggest helper. Having her in school with him will help give him the best educational experience possible. Below is a petition to allow Sophia to go with Sean to school, please feel free to sign and share with friends.

Let Sophia go to school with Sean

It is really time we start looking past our own “Issues” and focus on helping people. The simple fact is that children, all children deserve the right to a proper education, and personally I feel if Sophia can help Sean obtain that, then I fully support her and her skin-kid! Sean’s Mother Jennifer started this petition and Edward graciously allowed me to “borrow” his copy if you will.

It has been said that the safety of the other children is a concern, and honestly that is so silly to me, I mean let’s think about it for a minute, service dogs are everywhere in the Western world, Canada and the USA use them for a variety of tasks and at no time when I see a service dog in public to I think, “Oh my lord, gather your children, the beast is a bout to strike!” If we did, there would be no service dogs, and the only service dog in History, to attack a person was a Vancouver service dog that was protecting his owner from a mugging, so for me it’s a “no counter”

I think that what is important here is that Sophia gives Sean what he needs to be able to function at school, and frankly even if at the bare minimum, all she gives him is self-confidence/esteem it would be a resonating YES for me.

To everyone who has taken the time to hear Sean and Sophia’s story, and help out! You are action takers, and the world needs that right now, so thank you very much!

Here is the other story I was referring to:

Washington, PA boy denied service dog

makes me wonder if PA needs to accompany the tin man to see the wizard and obtain their heart as well!

-Apitome-


A call to arms! Pit Slammers can be bloggers too, but this verges on abuse and harrassment!

Before you check out this idiots blogs, please keep in mind a few key points; This little hater network has launched an attack on the pit bull/bully community.

They are NOT animal behaviourists in any way shape or form, they are not qualified to speak to the nature of the breed at all, in fact what we have here is nothing more than a hater that has made a following. Whether it’s Colleen Lynn behind this or it’s just some other piece of trash trying to make a name for themselves by attacking these dogs, I do not know.., YET!

What they do is Flagg all advertisements relating to the dogs. Such as: Buying, selling and trade. Now I am certainly not a fan of the “Craigslist Dog Ads” to re-home and or trade the dogs, more often than not it’s a dog fighter posing with a fake family that comes to collect your beloved family member. So always remember that taking on a pet means a commitment of the next 13-15 years, so be ready for that, and if you have any doubts, do not get a pet. BUT, it doesn’t give these people the right to step in and play cyber bully or pit-cop! Here are the links:

Pit Flaggers

and here’s the mother blog:

Staffordshires Online

What they are, is a group of well-organized haters, they preach the same old “Nutter” rants, they say we routinely blame the victims (Not So) the blame sits squarely on the shoulders of the owners of these dogs as individuals, and everyone that breathes from their noses know that! I have never heard a responsible pit bull owner blame the victim, they make take aim at the lack of common sense with some, such allowing a small child to be in a room alone with a dog, any dog, but certainly not blaming the child, or anyone else who has been the victim of an attack, I have been attacked myself, which I have spoken about before, but I did not let that attack lead me down the road of wanting ALL Malamutes dead, and I do no preach hate against the breed, his owner was at fault, end of story!

In any case you can do what your heart tells you to do, mine told me to report them and speak out! where does yours lead you?

here’s the link to report them to blogger:

report abuse to “Blogger”

Please remember when viewing the videos on the Staffordshire site that ANY dog can be a loaded gun, any dog can attack, and many breeds are capable of extreme bite force and damage (FYI When Brady Barr measured the bite force of various animals for a National Geographic program, a hyena again was measured at 1000 psi/pounds of force. A lion’s bite force measured 691, a shark 669, and a Rottweiler 328, a German shepherd came in at 238, and a pit bull’s bite was measured at 235 psi/pounds of force). We are the guardians, and much like we shape a child, we shape them as well. See brady Barr’s video’s at National Geographic’s website, both video’s are available under Dangerous Encouters Bite Force and Bite Force 2. Below is a Youtube video clip of that programe series:

Dangerous Encounters “Bite Force”

For all the videos (grainy or clear) that these “Pit Slammers” come up with, you can go to Youtube and see videos, of happy, successfully trained and raised pit bulls, staffies and bully’s that have become wonderful family pets, therapy dogs, assistance dogs, the list goes on. I have NEVER seen a recorded pit bull/bully breed attack from a well adjusted and well trained “family” dog

The point here is they perpetuate lies, and mis-information, they harbour and create a false sense of danger, and they instill fear and hatred unnecessarily for these dogs.

Many Michael Vick dogs have since gone on to be certified Canine Good Citizens and Therapy dogs, which shows you that even abused pit bull can be shown that life doesn’t have to mean aggression = survival.

please consider reporting these two blogs, because they are not blogs, they disguise themselves as such, but we all know this is just another forum to preach hate and spread more fear mongering. If it was a blog about defaming people, or a specific ethnic group, they would be immediately removed and we all know that.

Also I forgot to add this comes from the “Mother Blog” See below:

“NOT ADVISED” If you have a neighboring pit problem, I would never suggest you use antifreeze nor use this recipe: “Buy or obtain a whole fish, gutted. Line the abdominal cavity with raisins. Then chop up a large bar of baking chocolate and …mix with diced unions. Fill the space with it. Next, to make it sweet and bind it all together, intermix some kiwi or other show polish. They like it more than sugar itself it seems. Then seal the whole thing up with peanut butter and give to pit. This good to pits only, no other types of dogs.” Do not feed the neighbors dogs, it may make them sick. This blogger does not advocate it. The recipe found on net and posted above it to inform people what not to use to feed dogs. can we see the sense of urgency now

Thank you and sorry I have been away with a terrible cold.

-Apitome-


Take that McBloats! Your food causes cancer in lab rats. This stary Pit Bull’s family’s goin’ for sushi!

MyDamnDog and her girl, kick McBloats in the rear!

So now you know where we stand McDonalds! I have nothing else to add!

Except a quick sorry to everyone I was down with the world’s worst cold last week, so I have some catch up to do!

-Apitome-


McDonald’s makes a pathetic and damaging attempt to win over the masses, at the expense of pit bulls!

 So which pencil jockey VP at McDonald’s headquarters thought this little gem up?

And which member of the Kroc family thought this was PR and AC gold? Do they realize or even care how many shelter pit bulls this will affect? Have the even stopped to contemplate how many legitimate breeders of APBT’s will be effected?

How many shelter pit bulls have been passed by, or flat-out shunned by a naive and gullible public *we know they are out there, in significant numbers!* since this came out?

McDonald’s has now joined the ranks of Nike, Subway, BET network, Android and Burger King, in my books!

Their placement for me, is in the trash! I refuse purchase from, support, or otherwise endorse companies that deal in breed bias, or the sponsorship of animal abusers!

McDonald’s has (Ahem! Clears throat loudly!) apparently issued an apology, and frankly it doesn’t cut the mustard with me! It is insulting to say the least! It was a very calculated move on their part, they knew it would draw the attention of pit bulls advocates and haters everywhere! They knew they would be issuing said apology, and the entire thing makes me sick!,

Once again these dogs are vilified and used as pawns in the pursuit of cash! I will never eat at another McDonald’s restaurant again! Further more I will be reposting this everyday until the Kroc family and McDonald’s (RTM) takes ownership over their calculated abuse of these dogs and makes it right.

Perhaps by supporting the dogs that will be passed over at shelters thanks to their advertisement! Please look over the ad again there is an 1-800 number listed below…, please make a call! Please let McDonald’s know exactly what you think of them slandering your breed of choice!

This is not only disgusting to me, but completely un-acceptable on every level! McDonald’s and the Kroc family…

Welcome to Full-of-crapville! Please feel free to join the companies listed with you, and Michael Vick as its kings!

-Apitome-


Networking dogs with Penny Eims!

http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/duct-taped-dogs-dumped-at-shelter

Penny wrote this very sad, but often true story of abandonment. How often we have to see with vivid clarity how easy we have made it for people to abuse animals and just walk away!

I struggle with how to teach my children there is still goodness in the world when I have to see this garbage day on and day out, 365 days a year! My heart breaks for the dogs and various other animals that suffer in such ways, and by most standards sadly, this treatment was tame in comparison to some I have seen. I guess the focus should be first teaching my kids that lending aid when it is needed is key, and secondly that there are good people left in the world, people just like Penny, and just like the shelter staff that fall in love with these little innocents! They do what they do everyday, in hopes of saving just one!

Please help me to help Penny and the wonderful staff especially, (Linda Soto) at Maricopa County Animal Control, who want to see these dogs saved!

their ID# are as follows:

ID numbers on these dogs: A3107173, A3107174, A3107175, A3107176, A3107177, A3107178, A3107242 Contact:  lindasoto@mail.maricopa.gov If the dogs are not networked, they will likely not leave the facility – their owner’s cruel actions the last defining moment of their short lives.

Please network these babies, lets save them! If Dolly the pit bull’s story can go viral, why not theirs? It’s just as tragic!

Thanks much!

-Apitome-


PETA, PETA, PETA, Anything for a buck? You disgust me!

Todays unscrupulous website is: PETA! That’s right, my favorite sham of a animal welfare group! Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for boycotting everything China at this point, Persoanlly I am not a fan of melamine laced foods, and fertilizer based vitamins, or fur that has been ripped and cut off of live animals without even the benefit of sedation, but take a gander at PETA’s page here and ask yourself this:

Is all that money really going to help these poor animals? How many lawyers and lobbyists in China has PETA hired to change laws? or is Ingrid Newkirk getting herself a new Bently this year? Pls think before you donate to a “Money Whore” organization like this. Do the research yourself, there are better ways to envoke change, real change!

Peta wants you cash for…., well not the animals in China that’s for sure!

I’m sorry but I have seen the clothes she wears, and the cars she rolls up to Hundred-Dollar a plate Peta benefits in. I do not believe for one minute a substantial amount of any “Donations” really gets there and really does anything to stop this crap!

So yet again I say…BUSTED Newkirk!

-Apitome-

 


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