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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-


O.K. so this one is not about pit bulls but it’s important, and they really need our help to end the madness that is the cove! Please share, and speak out.

URGENT: The latest is a very big pod with a baby are netted in the Cove in Taiji Japan for killing!

If you can share this info they might be saved. We are being asked to phone the Japanese embassies now! Perhaps it will save the dolphins? If not maybe it will finally garner the change these beautiful mammals need!

List of japanese embassies: ( Links) http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html
MOFA: Japanese Embassies and Consulates Websites www.mofa.go.jp It was asked that people be polite so there will be more chance of the Japanese considering saving the dolphins. It’s ok to show emotions, but get the words out!  It’s not just a dolphin, or pilot whale, these are sentient beings, they grieve they cry out for one another, they see their own family members being killed, can you imagine that? Are you foolish enough to think they don’t have feelings? Please speak out about this awful practice, boycott aquariums, and dolphin resorts selling “swims” these animals have saved humans countless times, now it’s our turn to return the favor!
 This was a photo taken from Taiji the dolphins that are not bought by zoo’s, animal brokers, and resorts are not let go, they are slaughters and sold as “tuna”, Yes you heard right Tuna. Activist Rick O’Barry proved that and how far Japan’s Fishing commission will go to cover it up.
I also encourage people to call these aquariums and resorts, let them know what your feelings are and take what they say with a grain of salt, after all they are in on this practice they know full well what goes on in Taiji, and yet they keep paying for more!
Pilot whales are killed by the thousands each year in Taiji and the Faroe islands, and we must take a stand before there are no dolphins or whales left!
-Apitome-

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-


Bark out time for my Baylee she’s on Youtube!!!!

I must first explain the channel name, My Damn Dog…, Well my daughter and I were jokingly fighting over Baylee her first night with us, Noa said “Is she my dog?” and I said “No she’s my dog.” joking obviously. Well we got on a real role over who was going to own the worlds greatest pit bull! Translation: (It’s my damn dog! No, it’s my damn dog!) We love Baylee with all our hearts so no hate mail please 🙂 I joke a lot with my kids, I teach them that there’s many things about life you have to laugh at… including yourself!

We want to see This YouTube channel succeed, to bring the public around, to show them that pit bull’s really are just like any other dog, they are capable of all the same things, success and failure! It’s the guardian/parent that shapes the dog just as they would a child!

Thank you so much everyone your support since day one is very humbling to me, my family, and yes, even Baylee. You have helped me with every post, in changing the way the rest of the world looks at Pit Bulls, bully breeds, and even the breeds who just look like pit bulls, so on behalf of Baylee I will simply say, once again, Thank You Very Much! She went from a little starved dog slated to be euthanized, a dog that looked so beat down and pathetic, even I wasn’t really ready for some of the behaviours I saw in her, so scared, so timid and untrusting of what may come next, to a dog that will not be brought down! She’s a star! She has come a long way, and still has a way to go, but she is changing everyday, becoming what I affectionately call “My Little Barnacle” Here are some pictures of Baylee the first ones are how she looked when we got her, the others are as she is today.

Love that dog!

Here are her first two YouTube videos please enjoy, like, share, comment, subscribe to the :MyDamnDog channel!

Send us video ideas, things you’d like to see. Eventually we will be doing reviews on dog food and dog related products.

We want the world to see how funny life with a pit bull can be, most of all we want to share our funny videos of the little pit bull that could with all of you!

My Damn Dog gets serenaded to sleep

My Damn Dog hates air (short)

Thanks everyone, and have a great day!

-Apitome-


Sorry for the language in the lyrics but if you get past that…., it’s the best pro pit bull video of all time!

The Great American Pit Bull Terrier!

Nuff said!

Haters, you just go on and keep hating! I feel for you, you will never know what having a best friend, a loyal companion, a protector til death is really all about!

-Apitome-


This is what I am talking about…. a prime example of yet another Social networking site that takes no responsibility!

This little gem is on YouTube, many complaints have been sent and yet it is still up, still feeding the insatiable need for violence, to all those criminals! Thanks Youtube what a wonderful world you are helping to shape!

That garbage should be banned. It should have never been allowed to be posted in the first place, its against the law! This is not free speech, its animal abuse. YouTube GET IT TOGETHER! Take responsibility for what you allow and remove this crap from your site! You are no better than Facebook!

Dog fight, dog abuse, and where’s YouTube while we all complain????

-Apitome-


Well well, looks like someone else busted Facebook too!

And her’s the article, Sorry I saw this on Facebook before, I wish I could remember where, but have a read anyway:

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Oh Mark, when you learn?  You know you could answer some of the questions I asked of you, you could take action that’s tangible and not something to just shut up the boat rockers and bar clinkers, Just a thought.

Sorry for forgetting this piece, A special “Bark Out” to Melissa Gira Grant for this wonderful article, and for not being afraid to tackle the corporate trolls!


***UPdate****Facebook and the little troll. (Youtube and Myspace, be warned! Your little trolls need a wake up call as well!)

See bottom for update:

What will come as a surprise to some, is that there are literally thousands of pages on the illustrious Facebook that support animal abuse, violence against woman, (Including advocating and encouraging date rape) child abuse, drug use and more. Facebook has become a haven or a hideout for illegal activities. What is an even bigger shock to the system, or a revelation, if you will, is that Mark Zuckerberg and his “team” will do little to nothing about it!

Some pages, groups and unsavory individuals, should you be persistent, if you complain loud enough, Facebook will send them a message with a very benign quip about “Community Guidelines” or whatever the buzzword of the moment is for “please be good while you’re here”

In rare cases they will take action to shut them down however, the pages they actually do take action against consist of drug use or spam, for the most part, (They are the most serious offenders in the eyes of Facebook.) or so it would seem, at least to someone paying attention, to someone who has these punks on their radar, as Facebook clearly does not!

Zuckerberg seems quite content to step in and silence pages that try to stop animal abuse, child rape/molestation and abduction, animal rescue, and violence against women because god forbid you post too many stories and pictures of a child, women or animal in need of rescue! that’s called “spam” in Facebook world!

Trolling pages are a Facebook darling too, in the event these trolling pages are removed, the admin, who is generally still permitted on Facebook, will simply open another page under a different name and make it a closed group so he/she can invite back all the same supportive abusers and trolls! or better yet create yet another fake profile and continue the sick and twisted games they play at our expense. Thanks Zuckerberg, well done!

Here is a small piece of what Facebook has to say about the “community” its a real nail bitter so bear with me here, **I have taken the liberty of translating their jargon in my own special way, for the masses.**

  • Privacy
    Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use Facebook to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information.  We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use it to help make informed decisions. (So lets see, “Our” privacy is very important to Facebook… yet, they sell your personal info constantly, in fact more often than not you can only access a page, game, or app by allowing them access to your photos, friends list, and posts, you get the idea. In fact I’ll go one step further on this one, every time Facebook creates changes or updates you have to go back in and change your security settings so that their “sponsors” don’t have access to your personal info. Yep! Sounds like Facebook has our backs on that one!)
  • Sharing Your Content and Information
    You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:

    1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. (Right, blah blah blah… ok then!)
    2. When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
    3. When you use an application, your content and information is shared with the application.  We require applications to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information.  (Mmmm Hmmm, yet they don’t stop them from taking your videos, pics or status updates, and using them in ad campaigns, sure thanks then Facebook! (To learn more about Platform, read our Privacy Policy and Platform Page.)

    (Disclaimer time! We told you, so don’t complain later, when the application sells your info and steals the photos of your kids. Because hey! We have purposely made it very difficult for you to contact us anyway on that, mainly because we don’t care, and they pay us, you don’t! Sorry tee hee!

    When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of Facebook, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).

We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Facebook, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them). (So you can send us an Idea, we’ll use it, and possibly make money from it, but we will cut you out of the deal and won’t pay you a dime! Sound good?)

Safety
We do our best to keep Facebook safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to do that, which includes the following commitments: (Here’s where the BS starts)

  1. You will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Facebook. (Right, ok, so why are they so many spam pages on Facebook that remain up and running then?)
  2. You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission. (Duh! hello? did Zuckerberg ever check into that one? What a tool!)
  3. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on Facebook. (Um hello??? Hi Amway and Avon! Two of the biggest Pyramids on Facebook!)
  4. You will not upload viruses or other malicious code. (Laughable, happens everyday on Facebook!)
  5. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.( Again, laughable!) Anyone had a message from the fake “Facebook security team” Lately? that one is still floating through Facebook world.
  6. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user. (Have you ever tried to get a hold of Facebook about being bullied or harassed? Good Luck with that! And p.s. they censored an anti-bullying page not too long ago for posting too many status updates of all things!) let’s ask Facebook about Jade, and how many times she asked for help from Facebook, before choosing suicide to end her torment.
  7. You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence. (Do they read their own guidelines? Get serious! This is happening on Facebook as you read this!)
  8. You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.(PFTH!) thanks Mark!
  9. You will follow our Promotions Guidelines and all applicable laws if you publicize or offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes (“promotion”) on Facebook.
  10. You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory. (Hello Diane Campbell ring any bells? Needful Souls? ALF?)
  11. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of Facebook, such as a denial of service attack.
  12. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement.

Registration and Account Security
Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

  1. You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  2. You will not create more than one personal profile. (Have you been on Facebook lately there are literally millions of troll/fake accounts!)
  3. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission. (Hahahaha! Hi Tim, a now famous Facebook animal abuser, who currently has 6 fake Facebook accounts! All reported to Facebook many times! only the first one was disabled, so I hear.
  4. You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).
  5. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13. (Seriously? Wake up, at least one third of Facebook users are under thirteen! again great job Mark, you are really batting a thousand on these!)
  6. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender. (Now you are just looking plain stupid Zuckertroll! Have you gotten egg on your face over this one yet? You should be ashamed of yourself, you are a sell out and a disgrace!)
  7. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date. (and who’s checking up on that one? Whatever!)
  8. You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. (DUH!)
  9. You will not transfer your account (including any page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission. (Yeah because Facebook is so timely at getting back to  people, assuming you can find the right unpublicized link! middle finger is getting itchy on that one!)
  10. If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user’s actual name).

Protecting Other People’s Rights:
We respect other people’s rights, and expect you to do the same.

  1. You will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law. (Mmmmm Hmmmm, sure… thanks Mark, that’s why you stepped in so quickly NOT! When Diane Campbell created a duplicate and troll account in an effort to discredit me and my work against animal abusers like her! and I was not her only Facebook victim, google Kimberley Glassnapp sometime! and there were many others!)
  2. We can remove any content or information you post on Facebook if we believe that it violates this Statement. (Can but very seldom do, right Mark?)

The rest of the statement can be found on Facebook. Basically that is as far as Facebook goes in terms of what they will not tolerate on their site. Did you catch that most of it is geared towards keeping themselves, more importantly Zuckertroll safe, not you, not children, and certainly not animals!

I have personally seen photos and videos of animals being abused, neglected, and even tortured on Facebook, posted on pages titled things like “I hate cats”, “Kick a dog day”, “Things on a stick”, and many, many, more! I have complained so many times about these individual pages, it would make you feel sick, like riding a merry-go-round that you can’t get off of, In fact I had to report some to Interpol due to the level of violence and graphic animal sexual abuse displayed, as have many of my friends and animal advocates on Facebook, to no avail! Pictures like the ones Jaime Ferrero posted, his crowning glory.., this picture:

And Jaime is still on Facebook, and this photo is still in his album!

Here is a YouTube video showing him running for office in Spain, I believe Spanish Cat Killer Runs For Public Office

I posed some questions to Mark Zuckerberg directly Via his page on Facebook, as there was no other clear link to him or Facebook that actually worked. I should mention that I phoned his Corporate office and was looped through an automated call answer bank that was the biggest merry-go-round on ignore I have experienced to date! I never did reach an living, breathing person, so after over one hour in the “ignore bank” I gave up.

Good times, I assure you! thanks Mark! In any case here are the questions I posed to him:

1) So were you aware of the growing daily lists of animal and child abuse pages on your site? Are you aware of the illegal activities promoted on Facebook?

2) What if any measures does “Facebook” take to remove them? and why does it take so long for you to remove them? I mean “I hate cats” “punch a cat day” “kick a dog” and many, many others are still up and I with many others have reported them to many times to recount!

3) So one can only assume then that Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg support and harbour abuse and criminal activity since you allow it to go un-policed on your site, you rely on the public to play nice? Don’t you feel and accept some measure of responsibility for what is allowed on your site? Because if not, you certainly should! If you simply could care less I think the public has the right to know, wouldn’t you agree?

4) What steps have been taken if any to eliminate these pages on Facebook in the first place, and how do you plan to filter things like this in the future? I ask because if there are pages like these then I am 100% sure that there are also sexual assault pages, drug use pages, and many more criminal activities that you have given a home under the pretense or shelter of a “page” correct?

5) When can the outraged public expect these pages to be removed and policing to be put in place to make sure they cannot go unchecked anymore?

6) Have you considered a “task force” if you will of employees of Facebook to monitor and control this situation and these pages along with  the people running them?

7) Were you aware that Facebook is becoming quite a joke to the mainstream media because of these very issues, I mean several well know publications have written articles about this very thing. it seems that the public views your security and commitment to a clean safe website laughable at best.

8) Are you prepared to contact the authorities when you come across these pages or do you just remove them, and call it business as usual?

9) Will you commit to emailing me to confirm if any of these issues have been addressed and rectified, and if so, will you be willing to show proof to the public?

and one last new one:

10) Why do you not have direct links and phone lines to your organization that work? That are received and responded to in a timely fashion?Why doesn’t anyone ever respond to the questions that are posed to you by “regular folks” like myself? (ok I know that was more than one last one but I figure he owes me that much.)

Not only did I not receive even a rudimentary form letter, I did not receive any response what so ever, in fact Zuckertroll or his “Net Gophers” immediately removed my questions from his page. So as I promised, I am posting it all here in an effort to make social sites such as Facebook, Youtube, Myspace and others, think about their social responsibility, to get them to take ownership over the filth they allow on their sites and stop passing the buck and making excuses! To stop giving criminals a forum to commit, and display their crimes. and to stop sitting back collecting millions and to start putting things in place to protect the public and those on the receiving end of these abusers crimes!

Here’s an excerpt from a statement Facebook posted in their Community Standards section a friend Steve copied this to the page I am a member of on Facebook (Stop Animal Cruelty Groups on Facebook): While we are a platform for sharing events that take place in your life and around the world, any inappropriately graphic content will be removed when found on the site. Sadistic displays of violence against people or animals, or depictions of sexual assault, are prohibited. (They noticed I have been sending in a lot of complaints and they sent me their statement of community standards, I’m certain they sent it to the wrong person, I know the standards, Facebook clearly does not) Thanks for letting me borrow this Steve. It is Proof that Facebook likes passing the buck rather than taking action!

I guess my point is that there really needs to be some set standards, some policing, and some small measure of being pro-active and not re-active when criticized. Stop belching out nonsense that is insulting to the intelligence of the animal, women and children’s welfare and advocacy groups and concerned citizens everywhere!

So know I pass it off to all of you, what do you think? Should these sites be able to wash their hands of this, or be held accountable? feel free to share and comment below. For all those who sit in frustration in much the same way I do daily.., hold on, stand with me, speak up one more time, only this time lets all do it together! Some of our kids are on Facebook, I literally have nightmares about some of the things I have been exposed to on Facebook, and I’m all grown up, I have experienced unpleasant things in my life. I have seen a lot, but not like this! Not to this magnitude!

Let’s put some direction and magnitude behind the rage and upset we feel and get things changed! Make the little money trolls like Mark and his ilk become stand up men, we can not allow them to just simply remain shady little trolls!

And the beat goes on this was pulled from Facebook today, this girl has been reported so many times it makes me ill, and she still has this garbage on her profile:

cat killer!

Also please note I have started and added below a petition to the governor of Palo Alto Jerry Brown to take action against Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace for allowing this to go on, and to make sure that they are responsible for maintaining their sites, and do not allow abusers to have a safe place to hide, and share their deeds, this includes abuse, torture, neglect, dog fighting, dismemberment and any other forms there in!

Petition to stop social sites from allowing abuse and images of torture and killing of animals

Thanks

-Apitome-


The Christmas Season.., What does it mean to you?

To me Christmas has always meant giving of yourself freely and with purpose, it has meant peace and good will, it has meant family and friends, and a huge sloppy wet kiss Christmas morning because the dog really wants to unwrap that bone!

I know with everything we are inundated with all year-long can be hard, so let me leave you with just  a few things to ponder before you grasp your kin and hold them close this year…

A little inspiration from my friend Stevie Ohlarik;

If you can’t adopt – foster… If you can’t foster – sponsor… If you can’t sponsor – volunteer… If you can’t volunteer – donate…or transport an animal to safety…. If you can’t donate – educate, network, and cross-post… Everyone can do something, large or small, to help save a life.

Now isn’t that what the Christmas season is all about? But should it end there? Shouldn’t it be what everyone should be doing, not trying to save the world, just a piece of it. If everyone did just one thing, imagine what that would look like.

As far as BSL goes, Don’t let it ruin a little girls Christmas or New Year, why should her friend be taken away or killed in a shelter, just because of the way he looks? Pit bulls are not ticking time bombs they are loving compassionate little creatures, who have the tenacity and drive it takes to be called man’s best friend, because now days man doesn’t seem very worthy of being a pit bulls best friend.

To all my pit bull families and friends, advocates, and rescues Merry Christmas! Thank you for standing with me, for speaking out for educating the public.

David Edelstein, Drayton Michaels, Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kym, Kurt, Simon, Billy, Matty, Cris, Jim, and all the others I can’t possibly all fit in here.., MWAH! You all know who you are and thank you!

This year I see more people waking up from under the ether that is BSL, I see education and understanding coming before fear and bias! I see a lot of things but none of them are possible without all of you, so to each and every person that reads this blog, that shares my posts, that retweets the things I say and the messages I try to convey, who does what they can on their own to change and end BSL forever, to rescue and save a life, Merry Christmas to you as well, and thanks!

A not so Merry Christmas

How to wrap a pit bull for Christmas

Christmas toy for a bull

Pit Bull Christmas

Now with that said and out-of-the-way I would like to have another stab at a contest I am looking for the best christmas photo or video of you and your dogs, or just your dogs celebrating christmas this year, show me your gifts, your hats, and costumes, show me the love you share with you pooch! The winner will be picked in the new year so you all have until January 3rd to submit your entries. please send all entries to apitomesblog@shaw.ca The winner will be featured on apitome’s page for pit bulls on Facebook and will be the new mascot for January on my Twitter page, and obviously will be featured here as well!

So Merry Christmas gang, and send in those pics and vids! and if you do maybe next year I’ll include a gift certificate, harness or toy! and remember to include in email what christmas means to you and your dog!

-Apitome-

 

 


Free education material here; Dogsbite.org, Genocide, and The Problem!

Firstly let me say I did not make these video’s, all three were done by friends of mine from YouTube and Facebook, These three men, have gone to great lengths to share what they know to be true. Which is, Colleen Lynn is a liar, BSL is wrong, and pit bulls are not, and never were evil little ticking time bombs! They are just like every other breed out there, capable of successes and failures. Just like us.

http://youtu.be/NAr94oPU_0k Thanks much, B

http://youtu.be/y8iu6YOBwEI Awesome job, S

http://youtu.be/dczi8rXqRL8 And K, what can I say except, you rock!

These are men I have never met in person, only talked to via the internet and yet I feel like the plucked thoughts from my head and put them in video format, to music! Like they read my mind, and the minds of every single responsible pit bull owner, every advocate, and every pit bull fan. They have my respect! I guess I respect them mostly for the courage of their convictions, their love for these dogs, and their unwavering want to change minds with one tool…, THE TRUTH!

So boys, if no one has said it before, if no one has thanked you for your dedication and hard work, if no one has notice what responsible owners you are, and what amazing contributions to saving this breed you have shown…, well to you I say, “Thank You!” Thanks for standing up, being that voice, and demanding the truth be known!

All three of you inspire me everyday, to keep fighting, to educate others, to stand up, and lastly to share the truth too! I appreciate it and have learned the lessons well!

To all of you out there, follow their example and I urge you to run with it! Run with it like a kid with scissors, minus the danger! Please share these video’s, please educate the ignorant, the blind, and those who just never knew the media manipulates everything pit bull!

Thanks

-Apitome-


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