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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-


So you like Michael Vick? You think he has paid his debt and is remorseful? Well saddle up Vick defenders he’s unscripted!

http://dogtime.com/michael-vicks-latest-comments-off-the-cuff-and-unbelievable.html

Dear Mr. Vick please do more interviews like this, you help me and every other advocate prove to the world with every unscripted statement you make, that in fact you are evil, you are incapable of remorse and have absolutely no concept of how wrong what you did was. You got off easy!

So thanks Mike, and please consider taking Richard Hunter up on his offer to be interviewed, he does after all have one of your victims in his home. I think it would be very enlightening!

And Leslie, great work! Keep doing what you do!

-Apitome-

 


The US Government and their part in Dog Fighting.

In 2006 the US Government along with local and state authorities launched “Operation Bite Back.” A sting aimed at taking out dog fighters in Cincinnati. Along with Cincinnati, Philly, Florida, LA and New York were also significant hot beds. Now it sounds good so far right? This sting resulted in 23 convictions, including that of the “king pin” Terry Kendrick, who ran what he dubbed the “OG Posse” and housed 16 pit bulls in his basement, all in tiny crates, stacked up like cord wood, in appalling conditions.  He also staged and co-ordinated dog fights. He became very trusting of an undercover investigator working on the sting and as a result showed his “dogs” to said investigator, who by now had gained not only his trust but whom later used the Governments rented warehouse to stage three dog fights for Kendrick.

Kendrick thought this agent was in fact a career criminal just like himself. These are old cases but I wanted to take you all back in time on this to review how these cases were set up and handled. Terry Kendrick was ultimately convicted and received a 13 + 3 years, sentence. His fellow fighters were all violent felons in their own right, they ran drugs, were involved in food stamps fraud, gun trafficking, and prostitution. They would use almost any space to hold these fights including a hair salon if you can imagine that one. Some of the fights he staged collected 2-3 thousand dollars per fight. In some cases, Kendrick charged $1 hundred per person as an entrance fee, and had several matches that garnered him upwards of 1 hundred thousand dollars a fight. For Kendrick as soon as these dogs had no monetary value, they were killed and disposed of immediately.

In 2007 Michael Vick tipped the worlds vision of “Sports Icons” off its axis. We saw how far dog fighting has come, that anyone can be a key player, and that it was no longer just gang bangers and street hustlers using their dogs to settle disputes and make some quick cash, it was now a mainstream means of making illegal incomes. We saw that the “players” could be a sports hero, a street level criminal, a doctor, a lawyer, and even a child. The common denominator between them all is, they are all violent or had violent tendancies or violence related offenses in their past. They seek to quench this thirst for blood in “the pit” Michael Vick chose to blame his thirst for violence on his childhood, (Pfth!) Never really taking true ownership of what he had done, rather allowing his “handlers” to draft up very cunning words filled with fake regret. Vick has since gone on to whitewash and minimize his actions, even placing the blame on friends, in the process, he has since gained several endorsement deals, largely in part to the HSUS using his infamy to promote anti-dog fighting, again, (Pfth!)

There are about 100,000 street level fighters scattered like a virus throughout the US. Most street level fighters range from their teens to early 20’s however children as young as 9 years old have been caught engaging in dog fighting and or collecting strays to use as bait dogs. They use their dogs as a vehicle to settle scores between each other.

85 % of all dogs in shelters and city pounds across the US are primarily pit or pit bull mixes, and most end up euthanized. In Canada who knows. Canada very never makes these figures known to the public. Unless ofcoarse you want to pay your city council $3000.00 to get it.

Keep in mind though, that these figures are based on the fighters on the “grid” or “radar” so to speak. I guarantee the real figures far exceed that, probably three or four fold. The piles of filth involved in dog fighting have made comparisons to boxing and refer to it as a sport, which personally I find to be an offensive and pathetic attempt to minimize the abuse. A man chooses to fight, a dog does not. It is no more a sport that child abuse or rape.

As far as monitoring dog fighting goes, local police forces in the US and Canada are trained in penal statutes and dog fighting in most states is labeled under the agricultural statute. For local police there are very few guidelines, and even less training, even today.

*Breaking it down*

THE PIT:  16 x 16 “pits” are constructed, flooring in these pits is most often cheap or used carpeting. These pits are walled in so the dogs cannot easily escape.

ROLLS: Rolls are sparing matches usually set up between a young dog vs an older more experienced fighting dog, set up to test the younger dog. The challenge is quite simple, hold your own, or be labelled a “cur”

A CUR: Very simply put a cur is a dog that will not fight or tries to flee the pit. These dogs are the most despised by fighters and the reason is simple, if they won’t fight then they can’t win, and if they can’t win they won’t make any money. These dogs are weeded out and immediately killed, usually by shooting, choking, drowning, electrocution, punching, body slamming, you get the idea here. It is always painful and never humane. So the dog fighters thirst for blood and violence is quenched either way.

TRUNKING: Trunking is a match held between two dogs, on city streets, really anywhere the dog fighters can pull over, and crank their stereos to drown out the noise. The rules on this one are again painfully simple 10-15 minutes in a trunk together the winner lives the loser does not.

Dog fighting matches are divided as follows; Male on male, female on female both dogs of equal weight (sheesh how fair of the fighters on that one!) In a Documentary, I saw a dog whom I have dubbed “Halo” desperately trying to escape the pit, whimpering, screaming out in pain, his captors dragged and shoved him time after time back into the pit, not only did this poor soul not escape the pit, but he did not escape death at the hands of these men. Law enforcement did NOTHING to save this dog!

You see while you and I spend our free time with our kids, or at the beach, at the movies, or just relaxing at home, these men and those who pay to watch this garbage, spent their free time in garages, warehouses, and filthy basements watching and forcing dogs to rip each other apart! Sound like model citizens to you? Sound like forgivable offenses to you? Think again, the audiences are by far the wost in this, and they are filled with teachers, lawyers, doctors, mothers and sons! Some were even filmed eating and drinking beer at these events, I mean can you imagine watching animals tear each other apart, listening to squealing dogs in pain, and bones breaking, while choking back a hot dog and a beer? Jesus!

In 2007 Harris County (Texas) embarked on a sting to bust dog fighters, sounds good right? Well hang on to your seats, this is where it starts to get ugly on the part of the bureaucrats. “Operation Dead Game” was put into play. Sgt. Cliff Manning and another undercover officer went in posing as criminals and dog fighters, they slowly established themselves within this group by a variety of tactics. Eventually they were trusted and bought three pit bulls from these dog fighters, the dogs were Outlaw, Delilah, and Brutus. They purchased these dogs knowing very clearly that at some point they “might” I say, “would” be “forced” (take note of those two words) to put one or all in the pit. And sadly for Brutus that day came.

These “protectors of the innocent” these “boys in blue” took that dog and placed him in the pit, to fight for his life. Here is where I have to ask, if they were conducting a sting on child molesters, would they have so readily thrown a child into a hotel room with a pedophile to “see what happens” and gain a conviction? We all know that would never happen, because human life has ever so much more intrinsic value now doesn’t it? BS!

Of the investigation, and ultimate brutalization of poor Brutus, this is what officer Manning had to say, and I quote, “Thankfully the dog performed admirably, that fight forged bonds between us and the dog fighters.” Still sound good to you? It gets better, Chief Prosecutor (Animal Cruelty) for Harris County District Attorney, Belinda Smith said in regards to the “operation” and again I quote, ” I just thought if we didn’t do this, it was a lost opportunity, and hopefully we could have other positive benefits come out of it.” Really Belinda? Think about that statement and what that meant for the dogs for just a moment will you?

The shining culmination and moment, the positive benefit, Belinda smith spoke of, and the justification for laying down with the dogs and picking up fleas, for blurring the lines between right and wrong, for turning themselves into dog fighters, and peddlers of death, drug dealers and sellers of weapons was, Texas Department of Corrections got the largest sentence for dog fighting offenses.

80 people were busted 23 were convicted and a 3 year sentence was given to a key player in that one. In all cases 188 dogs were seized however several groups out of that 188 were ultimately euthanized. They never did say publicly what happened to Delilah, Outlaw and poor Brutus, but I can imagine their fates. So, not such a positive benefit for them now was it Belinda?

As for the convictions in the case kudos to the feds on that one, however, the government made a calculated move starting in 2006 to not only befriend and win over these dog fighters, they traded and sold weapons to each other, they got down in the dreck with these men and crossed the line!

Al White a notorious dog fighter and breeder of champion fighting dogs was busted, he had 8-10 pit bulls on his Appalachian property at any given time. Al’s dogs were examined and of them, all showed injuries consistent with dog fighting. The injuries were; scars overlapping, indicating that they had been repeatedly put in the pit, they had scaring on the face, legs, and abdomen, all sign that were consistent with dog fighting, they were all under weight, and lived their lives on the chain.

Dogs that are pit fighters go for the kill, family dogs that get into a dog fight or skirmish will show minimal to singular signs or abrasions. Al was ultimately charged but only got the 10 years + 10 years probation because they linked him to child molestation charges as well. I wonder what he would have gotten if it was just for dog fighting?

I do not want to diminish the work that undercover officers do, these men and women place their lives on the line, they are the ones who have to stand side by side with these killers, drug dealers, pimps, and dog fighters at great personal risk to their own safety, but what I do question are the methods, and the resulting convictions and punishments. Is it really necessary for them to become dog fighters, drug dealers, pimps, or pedophiles just to catch them? They do not have my understanding, or my respect if that’s the case.

If the police and all forms of law enforcement were out there on a personal level putting a real face to crime and rallying not just the public, but Law Makers and the senate as well, if they were trying to change the perimeters of the laws they work within, if they would testify before Senate Commities to strengthen the laws from the inside out, then yes, they would have my complete support and unwavering respect. Then and only then would we see tangible change because after all “We The People” can only do so much! They are part of us, their children get abducted, their dogs get stolen and used as bait dogs, and their family member become addicted to drugs just the same as ours do.

As far as these stings go there is more work to be done from the ground to the government to make sure that “We” …, those who seek justice, those whom are the victims be it animal or human are not allowed to fall through the cracks or used as pawns in “the game.” They must not allow themselves to become or sink to the level of these violent, blood thirsty and money hungry bottom feeders.

If we condone this type of case building and weak investigative techniques is it really justice? Or just a game in which all parties lose and justice its self is compromised. Sentences and punishments MUST be changed and who better to speak about it than these “officers of the law” Get in the real game boys! Step up and you too must join us in speaking out and create change!

Can judges set aside over crowding and weak laws and still stay stead fast for the sake of justice? Can they take action and think outside the box? Can they rally for better, tougher laws and shout out in a united voice, that abuse, no matter whom, or which species it is inflicted upon is wrong, and will not be tolerated! Shout out that it will result in the same sentencing as any other abuse, neglect or murder cases? Or will we just allow real justice to languish in the gutter, and allow these people to keep getting out, keep re-offending, and keep wasting our tax dollars on a system that so very clearly does not work?

In the end the dogs still pay the ultimate price, and it seems to me that with BSL still being spewed in various countries, and with such weak-minded politicians at the helm of our governments, unwilling to step up, that they always will. That sickens me to the core!

-Apitome-


Working on a dog fighting story, so I thought I would share an image I am sending to Nike.

In light of Nike’s renewed interest in having Michael Vick as their new poster boy, I felt compelled to send them this image:

With a little Note; Dear Nike you wouldn’t want this as your public image, now would you? so why would you make a dog fighter your representative? I just thought I would give you a few more to think about…,

 

 

 

 

Doesn’t exactly scream positive press now does it? So thanks Nike, for sweeping abuse, torture and neglect under the rug for the sake a few million dollars!

and remember Mike Vick, your golden boy, did things like this to innocent animals…,

Have a nice day from a non-consumer of your products!  -Apitome-


Let Nike know what you think!

Tell Nike we will never purchase their products again! Call their World Headquarters at:503-671-6453 – (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday (except Holidays)) and let them know!


Just a couple of words and visuals for Nike and Subway to consider.

We all know BET could care less they have decided to lay down with a dog killer for two simple reasons;

1) Michael Vick is African-American, and don’t try to tell me I’m wrong here, would they have had any interest in him at all if he wasn’t?

2) Mr. Death, ooops, I mean Vick represents a boat load of cash for them!

So here you are Subway and Nike, enjoy! Enjoy knowing you are sell-outs and cowards, just like all the others who line up to shake hands with the devil. I hope you can all sleep well knowing you have sided with a felon and a dog killer!

As far as this last image goes, never forget and DO NOT fool yourself, Michael Vick did this to many of the dogs on his property, and much, much, worse!

That is the man they have chosen to be their “Spokesman” and or “Sportsman Award Winner!” They’ve got themselves a real Icon there ladies and gentlemen! Do you want your kids looking up to that? Just curious.

-Apitome-


Nike and Vick in bed together once again….,Nike did you miss the memo? He’s a FELON!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6730833

This is a shining example of the money machine at work, and how the victims so easily become forgotten! I have never wished Ill on a single person as much as I do this pile of puke!

 I secretly keep hoping Vick will break his leg and never be able to play again, so we can see it is truly all about the money! So we can go one day without hearing a felon be hailed as a “hero” or a “sportsman” He is filth, he is trash that needs to be taken to the curb!

and for the reporter to say he deserves this…, did she smoke crack before that broadcast? He deserves this? In my opinion he “deserves to be six feet under!

-Apitome-


***Update and clarification from subway***Subway gives a dog killer an “award” Thanks Subway, you just made me sick!

WOW! subway wasted no time on this one,  As per their Customer complaints rep, Michael Vick, will not be their new poster and commercial money-maker. I received an email from them, that states “Subway did not endorse him to a contract, but he did receive subways sportsman award on BET network”  I hate to be the harbinger of doom, but in my book they have still aligned themselves with a killer, whether  by choice or coincidence. And I will say this again. I will NEVER buy another sandwich from subway! Now in light of subways clarification, I can not speak for all of you, but I am still boycotting their restaurants, but that’s just me and I hate Michael Vick that much! In truth I hate all animal abusers that much but him just a bit more! I have never watched BET and never will, for the same reasons. Like it or not ANYONE that aligns themselves with a felon, needs to be prepared for the consequences, and or fallout. So I stand corrected. However I still urge you to contact them directly using the links below, and let them know exactly what the public thinks, of them handing over yet another award to a felon with no remorse for his actions! They chose to support a dog killer, even in giving him an award, so as I say they need to be accountable for the fallout. Had I been the CEO of subway I think I would have backed out on that one! I will also state for the record if they are giving him an award, I certainly would not be surprised if there IS an endorsement deal in the works, but as it stands now, pen has not been put to paper on this one, So Thank you Subway for clearing up that you didn’t sign him to a deal, you just gave him an “award” and by the way you still make me sick!

I’m pretty sure there are some pit bull families out there that eat at subway, do you really want them giving this pig an award? If you answered yes, than you better remember who paid for it, yes that’s right you did, by eating there.

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From me to you Michael…, You will NEVER see a dime of my money honey…., EVER! I hope you die of festering boils! Kisses from a pit bull advocate!

-Apitome-


FREEDOM! life in a lab, comes to an end! Here’s the video to prove it!

FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM! Scroll down a bit for the video!

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/06/beagle_freedom_rescue.php

Please do not buy from companies that support animal testing and research, and these dogs are why!

Run free gang…., run free!

Charles Manson, Michael Vick and Scott Peterson would make excellent replacements! Just sayin’

-Apitome-


Michael Vick is the world’s biggest horses can, and here’s the proof! I bet the league is plotting how they can spin doctor this one!

Just when I think this idiot can’t sink any lower, he does! I am left wondering though, does this guy have handlers? and if so were they off on a smoke break when he said that crap?

It is absolutely unbelievable that this pig can’t even muster up a real heartfelt emotion. Which just tells me that he has no heart, no soul, and no capacity to comprehend how awful what he did was!

This schmuck is incapable of understanding the gravity of his own words, amazing! And people actually let their kids cheer this guy on, they let them look up to him as a role model! Now saying that he wouldn’t change anything, I know what you are all thinking, but read the article and read between the lines, that’s all I can say about it.

vick-says-he-wouldnt-change-anything-about-his-life-if-he-could

-Apitome-


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