This is a terrible story in every way. It is tempting, given these details, to reinforce the belief that the dogs have dangerous tendencies. That's the conclusion that the Boston Globe editorial board came to, certainly, in a profoundly wrongheaded, and unsigned, editorial called "Pit bull owners: know your breed."
When you take up the cause of the so-called pit bull, you make a lot of charming friends. Particularly fetching is the person on Twitter who calls herself "Eradicate Pits."
I was a bigot. Hence, I can sympathize with all those who still are. I was terrified of pit bulls. I knew very little about them, but what I'd heard in the media sure sounded terrifying. But it turns out it's utter garbage. All of it. Even the term "pit bull" is junk zoology.
It is truly astonishing how many otherwise progressive people consider their prejudice against pit bulls to be perfectly reasonable, when the data shows it isn't.
The following is Part Three of Galunker, a children's book about a pit bull rescued from a dog-fighting ring. The dog is assumed to be vicious, but is in fact ridiculous and dopey and longing for love.
Without further ado, here is Part Two of Galunker, a children's book about a misunderstood but lovable pit bull.
Why write a children's book about a pit bull? Because these dogs are being massacred. One million pit bulls will be killed in shelters next year, and children can save them.
Charitably yours attended the kick-off cocktail for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation "Pit Bulls as Pets" encouraging rescue and adoption of these sweet canines.
The ASPCA has been closely following the progress of the federal Farm Bill for months. Now that it's passed, one provision in particular deserves your attention because it will make a big difference in the fight to end animal cruelty.
In animal rescue, we're always praying for miracles. But I'm beginning to think that even when we don't get the miracles we hope for, we sometimes still receive reasons to rejoice... although we may not realize it at the time.
I have been asked this question a lot since the announcement of the PIBBLE march 8 months ago. Dogs are not allowed at the march because, simply put, ...
Through it all she would shiver from the agony but would maintain a brave face and give "kisses" to the medical staff and rescuers. It was unbelievable how sweet she was.
You often hear negative stories about pit bulls. The press often focuses on attack stories and dog fighting rings, so understandably there are many pe...
When Willa was picked up by Animal Control the scars on her face and neck were deeply infected. The skin on her neck was so inflamed and bloody that it was hanging off of her. Abscesses covered her face.
It is shocking to know that in Los Angeles County alone, 200 pit bulls are put down every single day, because there are not enough homes for them. Imagine how that number grows when you think of all the cities, in all the states, across the country.
Here's a fact about running a humane society which you might not know: Some people hate us (and I do mean hate) because we adopt out pit bulls, and some people hate us because we don't adopt out every pit bull brought to us.