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Kelly Rippa and the pit bull statement.

Yesterday Kelly Rippa was interviewing Christopher Walken about his upcoming movie Seven Psychopaths, wherein she refers to the types of dogs, a gangster would take by saying “But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, Pit Bull kind of dog, right?” now here’s a clip I found on YouTube:

Ok, I certainly do not claim to be the defender of all things ignorant or stupid, and her comment was pretty ignorant, but what we really have here is a woman, who at worst is uneducated about the breed. She has possibly read to many things from websites like (insert laughter here) Dogsbite.org or any of the other hype mongers out there. But it doesn’t make her evil, or even mean, and it certainly doesn’t mean she hates pit bulls. People like Kelly I can live with, because their hearts and minds can be opened, can be changed through exposure and education.

It’s the real haters, the Colleen Lynn (Holder’s) and the Ingrid Newkirk’s, of the world that I can’t stand! Because their motivation is driven by money and hate, or both! Placing Miss Rippa in their company by saying she slams pit bulls, or hates them is truly unfair!

Let’s face facts here folks, it’s not like the wonderful family pet pit bulls, bully’s, staffy’s and mixes, who live uneventfully but happily with a “fam” in the “burbs” makes the most headlines now is it?

No, it’s the dog fighter, drug dealers, food stamp fraudsters, and all around sludge of society, including neglectful or possibly abusive owners that make the headlines with their pit bulls! After all to them making a mean pit bull keeps your stash safe and gives you that all important “street cred.”

So to be fair to Miss Rippa I think everyone needs to take a HUGE step back and analyse how we as responsible loving owners want to discuss and address situations like this, rather than jumping on the attack band wagon (keep in mind here she’s not McDonalds, she didn’t deliberately use the pit bulls negative stereotypes to gain media attention.) She did make a big mistake, that’s for sure, but by immediately attacking someone rather than writing to them, and asking them to show our dogs, the good dogs, offering to introduce and educate them/her about the breed, many of you have chosen to launch for the throat so to speak, and frankly, that once again paints Pittie, bully, and staffy owners as  “aggressive, dominating, and bullying” NOT the image I personally want conveyed about me or my dog.

So to Miss Rippa I offer this… Any time you want to come and experience “Pit Bull Awareness at my house you are more than welcome to come on over and say hey! We don’t bite!

Let’s remember friends it’s “Pit Bull Awareness Month” So let’s try spread the right message! and have understanding for others that may be ingnorant or uneducated about our dogs, give them the benefit of the doubt, some may surprise you!

Thank you,

-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-


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