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!!!

Kimberly Karstensen-Rivera

Pitbulls are good dogs. People just have to teach them and do the right things with them. It is not the dogs fault it is the human that has ruin this pitbull breed! When you live with more then one Pit or dogs management and prevention is the key. Know what triggers fighting and prevent it. Pitbull can have dog-dog agreesion it is in the breed. remember that! Do not leave them alone togther when you are not there. AND people DO NOT CAGE dogs together!

Margaret Bain
Margaret Bain

Come on people...sign the petition! Even if you don't like pit bulls, please think of if this were about your breed of choice. Dogs don't deserve to be banned or judged just because of how they look anymore than people do. Educate yourself on pit bulls and you'd be surprised about the lies you've heard...they are amazing dogs and they should be given a chance, just like other breeds. Otherwise, when we've eradicated the pit bulls, what next? The Rotties? The Bull Mastiff? Any dog with teeth?...

Come on people...sign the petition! Even if you don't like pit bulls, please think of if this were about your breed of choice. Dogs don't deserve to be banned or judged just because of how they look anymore than people do. Educate yourself on pit bulls and you'd be surprised about the lies you've heard...they are amazing dogs and they should be given a chance, just like other breeds. Otherwise, when we've eradicated the pit bulls, what next? The Rotties? The Bull Mastiff? Any dog with teeth? Please sign this and give pit bulls a chance to change your minds! Come meet any of mine and they'll show you what pit bulls are really about...love, love, and more love. Plus lots of slobbery kisses!

Matthew Gane
Matthew Gane

Yeah no. Not signing this. Why? Because having worked with a fair few breeds of dogs, having volunteered at the SPCA in Auckland for a while and -seen- their attempts to actually try and re home as many dogs as possible, this petition in itself is a bit of Bull. Yes, I know some pit bulls are lovely animals. But the way SPCA assesses dogs is based on behaviour, not what they look like. I've personally taken several pitbull-like dogs from the SPCA walking around, and know that some of these...

Yeah no. Not signing this. Why? Because having worked with a fair few breeds of dogs, having volunteered at the SPCA in Auckland for a while and -seen- their attempts to actually try and re home as many dogs as possible, this petition in itself is a bit of Bull. Yes, I know some pit bulls are lovely animals. But the way SPCA assesses dogs is based on behaviour, not what they look like. I've personally taken several pitbull-like dogs from the SPCA walking around, and know that some of these have in fact been adopted.
Before you start talking about ignorance and bigotry, have an actual look at the procedures employed by the SPCAs to try and find a home for all the animals that come to them- it's not a case of cruelty and fear, its usually a case of so many dogs of ANY kind being abandoned and left to the SPCA to care for that they can't actually adopt them all out. There's not enough people looking for dogs to take all of them, and some of the dogs simply don't have the right behaviour to fit in with family life, no matter whether they're a pitbull or otherwise.

Shane Auckram
Shane Auckram

Well overdue I believe. Let's not forget a dog is as good as the company he is forced to live with. It's not a choice for the dog.

Kobi Kratos
Kobi Kratos

Before getting my first Pit Bull I was scared of the breed myself. Now I have two pitties. The problem is, people are not educating themselves before they voice such strong OPINIONS. Glad I did and I will always support Pit Bulls. Very gentle and loyal dogs! Love my babies!

Cheryl Worley Martino
Cheryl Worley Martino

This is asinine! Bullies make fantastic companions! Punish the deed not the breed!

Sheryl Marshall
Sheryl Marshall

BSL is BULLSHIT.

Carol Koster
Carol Koster

I have never seen a bad Pit, only bad owners. These dogs do not deserve the reputation they have earned in some places. Raised correctly, they are wonderful, loyal pets. A Chihuahua raised incorrectly could be a small monster.

Diane Dancey Mercia
Diane Dancey Mercia

Any dog has the ability to bite people if not properly socialized and trained.Owners are responsible for making sire this is done.Their are no bad dogs, only bad owners!

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