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!!!

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!!!!!!!

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.

Simone Corrado
Simone Corrado

put the owner down and rehabilitate the dog. SAVE OUR DOGS!

Jennifer Reddock
Jennifer Reddock
  • Simone Corrado

I signed

John Bradley
John Bradley

Thank you Margaret Brewerton This is true. I Knew a Pit mix with a great dane that took up a whole couch and she was a sweetheart I loved that big girl. Thank you Margaret.

Margaret Brewerton
Margaret Brewerton
  • John Bradley

Thanks John ... I used to breed Great Danes and they are the most gentlest giants in the doggy kingdom... loved them to bits..

Maia Turnbull
Maia Turnbull

there is NO bad dogs, just bad owners! its not a saying its TRUE!

Shannene Cocker
Shannene Cocker
  • Maia Turnbull

LIKE

Astrid Bogaertsa
Astrid Bogaertsa

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Mahatma Gandhi , animals we must love, respect and protect, they are part of nature, it is discusting what happened whit that beaut ifful animals.

Clare Mann
Clare Mann
  • Astrid Bogaertsa

Thank you astrid very well said.

Sylvia Santos
Sylvia Santos

Awsome! Well said, Richie Himes!

Sylvia Santos
Sylvia Santos
  • Sylvia Santos

A millionth times Awsome!

Merete Carlsen
Merete Carlsen

You cant have his kind of dogs in Denmark,it is not legal..but I cant sign besauce it is the humans,and not the animals who Are bad....I am afraid of this kind of dogs..but I dont sign besauce I dont know what is right of wrong.

Merete Carlsen
Merete Carlsen
  • Merete Carlsen

No no dont kill any animals besauce of crazy peopel

Robin Booth
Robin Booth

please sign this petition and share it.

Jeannie Gray
Jeannie Gray
  • Robin Booth

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