Veronica Dickey
Veronica Dickey

National President RNZSPCA (in New Zealand), is regularly quoted in the mainstream media and shown in person on TV in prime time telling our public that “All Pit Bulls are born bad” and advising people not to take them into their homes. This is shameful that he is promoting such fallacy! Pit bulls are used as therapy dogs visiting hospital patients, pit bulls are used in reading programs where school children read to them, pit bulls are fire fighter and police officiers mascots. Why? Because of their gentle, patient, and loyal natures.

Cherie Dover Perkins
Cherie Dover Perkins
  • Veronica Dickey

We've just adopted a sweet girl from Cleveland's death row. She is part pit and the most darling pup you'd ever meet. She is great with everyone - even cats. We were a little concerned at first because of all the media hype (we've never known any pits before) but one look at her face (Urgent Ohio Dogs) and we fell in love; we knew she was our dog.

Veronica Dickey
Veronica Dickey
  • Veronica Dickey

Cherie congratulations on your new dog! You know you followed your heart instead of the media hype and by doing so you not only saved a life, you ganined an exceptional dog! Tell your story with some photos of your new precious girl on facebook. Your story is a powerful one that the general public can relate to and your story could save other precious girls like your own pit mix!!!

Christine Davenport
Christine Davenport

Its bad enough having to suffer this completely unfounded idea in Britain causing the death of thousands of perfectly healthy and beautiful dogs without seeing another country lose its collective mind and adopt a policy that has not worked in any country that has adopted it and has just caused untold misery.

Jeannie Gray
Jeannie Gray
  • Christine Davenport

We need all the help we can get to stop this madness!

Teresa Shubert
Teresa Shubert

Breed specific legislation needs to be stopped. Jusdge the animal on his actions, not his pedigree. If we were judging humans like this, it would be called racism and is illegal.

Howard Gelber
Howard Gelber
  • Teresa Shubert

Agreed! I definitely know A LOT of humans that I would love to ban, and it has NOTHING to do with race, or ethnicity!

James Neal
James Neal

If some would stop looking at their pain or some their fame and see that all are individuals. you could see the best in each one of these animals. They were not born to destroy, there are those that are raised that way and that is not their fault. What or Whom made you?

Sylvia Green
Sylvia Green
  • James Neal

Even ancient "Gladiators" had families at home who loved them... these poor doggies never wanted anything to do with fighting, gambling or being 'outlaws'... it's time for Common Sense Laws in the US, and across the world, that narrow the punishment to only those who are actually GUILTY!

Dorothy Poppins
Dorothy Poppins

The international evidence is in! There is now no disputing this. Experts and welfare groups throughout the globe are supporting an end to breed discrimination based on fact. Groups that breed-discriminate are behind the times internationally and do need to step up. There is no shame in changing your position - in fact, this shows strength. We have a phenomenal human problem of animal abuse and neglect in NZ and some dogs unfortunately pay for this with their lives, as they then bite humans....

The international evidence is in! There is now no disputing this. Experts and welfare groups throughout the globe are supporting an end to breed discrimination based on fact. Groups that breed-discriminate are behind the times internationally and do need to step up. There is no shame in changing your position - in fact, this shows strength. We have a phenomenal human problem of animal abuse and neglect in NZ and some dogs unfortunately pay for this with their lives, as they then bite humans. Personally would like to see it made much harder to have a dog, so you have to prove you are capable of guardianship via courses, committment etc. No license, no course, no commitment, no dog. And END CHAINING!

Sel McDonald
Sel McDonald
  • Dorothy Poppins

I agree entirely and i am totally against chaining dogs! We have 4 pit bulls that all live in my home cos they are members of my family! I wouldn't chain my kid in the back yard overnight so why should i do that to my dog!!

Sharon Beare-Shore
Sharon Beare-Shore

My lovely animal is a Pit/Staffy cross, you couldn't want for a nicer dog. Target the owners and not the dogs. Owners need to be licensed not the dogs.

Ellie Shore
Ellie Shore
  • Sharon Beare-Shore

AMEN to THAT !

Fi Murphy
Fi Murphy

This decision will target out xbreed staffys and any other poor dog that they may deem that is a bull terrier look. It cant be allowed. Please help.

Clint Sullivan
Clint Sullivan

iv owned my previous red nose for 8 years... had my first kid 5 years ago and my dog never once showed any interest in harming my girl...my daughter could pull my dogs ears poke her eyes and pull on her tail and my pitbull just sat there a took it protective and loyal by nature... a pitbull is not born bad or evil.. its the owners that are the problem don't blame the dogs for human era...

Leanne George
Leanne George
  • Clint Sullivan

Unfortunately Pit Bulls get into the wrong hands and therefore have a bad reputation there are good in bad in every breed just like people!

Phyllis Norman Rapihana
Phyllis Norman Rapihana
  • Clint Sullivan

awesome cause I sooo want to own one.

Chrissy Macpherson
Chrissy Macpherson
  • Clint Sullivan

I have a pitbull x rescue dog and she is an angel sent from heaven.

Debi Bel
Debi Bel
  • Clint Sullivan

Address the facts; hold the dog owner accountable; promote (fund) animal welfare & education programs such as obedience classes, spay and neuter programs, micro chipping, licensing enforcement.....Face the reality: BSL does not reduce the number of human injuries from dog bites. I would adopt another 10 pit bull "type" dogs into my family of 5 "pitties" if I could give 15 dogs adequate care and attention.

Lorraine Walker
Lorraine Walker
  • Clint Sullivan

Bad owner create bad dogs.Punish the deed, not the breed.
If you knew a pibull, spent time with a pit bull/type.Only then would you know how precious these dogs are.

Christy Middleton
Christy Middleton
  • Clint Sullivan

BSL = Ban Stupid Laws (There are so many mixed breed dogs out there that would also be banned because they may resemble one in particular. Many people misidentify breeds already and would in turn ban others as well. Why not educate people on responsible dog ownership instead? Don't let the government decide what pets you may own, it won't end with one breed).

Ann White
Ann White
  • Clint Sullivan

when will people understand it is not the breed. it is the people who breed and raise them. we have pits in our family of furbabies, they are lovely boys.

Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper
  • Clint Sullivan

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is...

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is reaised, and we all know that is true; I think it's also important to acknowledge the dogs we choose to love and remember that like any dog, they have the potential to be harmful. Like ALL other breeds. So please lets not paint the entire breed with rose-colored brushes, and remember that it takes an extra ordinary group of individuals to train and love these dogs, and for heavens sake, if you expect to get a mild, passive, dog that will never challenge your abilities, then this is not the breed for you.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them....

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them. this applies to all animals and all animals should be included in the meaning of the what SPCA stands for in THEIR name.

Clement Fan
Clement Fan
  • Gina Voglar

I agree pit bulls, and indeed all dogs are beautiful animals. It is just that the average type of human being that are more likely to be attracted to pit bulls are the less than desirable type. Just as you would say there are no bad dogs but just bad/ignorant owners.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

Dog behaviour is an indication of what state is the human behaviour in. If the dog aggression is on the rise - than that is a wake up call for us humans and time to look into our OWN behaviour!

Jack Ellipsis
Jack Ellipsis
  • Gina Voglar

Hello Gina,here got Q.How to teach properly a stubborn Sharpei?i mean when walking on lead,he always pulling/dragging me/wife all the time.He not event want walking beside.Thanks.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or...

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or the other - you will have to change something ! the dog won't change until you do!

Jaimee Namana
Jaimee Namana
  • Gina Voglar

There's a diff between having a pitty turnd into a killing machine to u givn ure dog that much aroha he highly protectiv of his whanau ....

Pryce James Keith
Pryce James Keith
  • Gina Voglar

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to...

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to commit crime'. This earth belongs to every animal, despite the damage done from biblical propaganda stating that we are a divine being. Its astounding that something that so obviously goes against common sense and reasoning can still take place in this day and age.

Brett James
Brett James
  • Gina Voglar

awesome cause!

Beth Leucht
Beth Leucht
  • Gina Voglar

We need to stop "judging a book by it's cover." Pit Bulls are as individual as any other breed or species. BSL is no different than, and just as wrong as, racial profiling. The APBT is the sweetest breed of dog I know.

Richie Himes
Richie Himes

A dog is a dog, no more and no less. If you find a "bad" dog, put the owner down and rehabilitate the dog.

Betty Gordon
Betty Gordon
  • Richie Himes

Richie, I love your post, hope you don't mind, but I am going to 'borrow' it... :)

Richie Himes
Richie Himes
  • Richie Himes

Feel free.

Cheryl Worley Martino
Cheryl Worley Martino
  • Richie Himes

Fantastic post Richie!! <3

Jackie Polchet
Jackie Polchet
  • Richie Himes

Ooh i do too! That is exactly what should happen! Big up Richie!! A dog's behaviour is a direct result of the way he/she is brought up!!

Jan Binder
Jan Binder
  • Richie Himes

so true!!!!!!!

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