Lola Mtl
Lola Mtl

Bob Kerridge Executive Director of the Auckland SPCA, National President RNZSPCA, should be FIRED!
Legislate harsh penalties against cruel, and irresponsible Owners of these dogs.
ANY dog can bite without supervision, and be made aggressive under certain conditions.

Karen Redpath
Karen Redpath

Wake up New Zealand! Dogs, and especially dog owners, should be held accountable for their actions not their breed. Breed-specific legislation doesn’t address the problem, it just penalizes innocent dogs. And statistics show breed-specific laws don’t really work. Many places in the US and UK have already repealed them. The bottom line is the most dangerous breed is the human.

In a test that evaluated temperaments of different dogs, pit bulls scored better than golden retrievers, cocker spaniels, and collies. So it’s really about perception.

Kristian Svalland
Kristian Svalland

even though its NZ, its still BS that these people are judging by breed and not by temperment! I have known many and have one myself now, and they can be the sweetest and most loyal friend you ever have.... mine loves everybody, his only attack to others is over kissing.....

Jeannie Gray
Jeannie Gray

Unfortunately the Auckland SPCA are not transparent! They will not release their kill stats and Ive got a feeling that they are a 'high kill' SPCA :(

Margaret Brewerton
Margaret Brewerton

This has to stop...killing innocent dogs because they LOOK like a Pit-bull is so wrong... WE should be leading the world.. by NOT killing... and not following BSL.

Stephanie Gray
Stephanie Gray

All pit bulls are "born bad"? That is simply incorrect. Each decade seems to have it's own breed that is "honoured" with the moniker of "worst breed". Dobermans, German Shepherds, etc., they've all been on the list. This is basically a case of straight-out prejudice. American Pit Bull Terriers who have been viciously trained for fighting, will, obviously, have behavioural issues. But to brand each and every puppy who happens to be born a pit bull bad, is bad policy, cruel policy and...

All pit bulls are "born bad"? That is simply incorrect. Each decade seems to have it's own breed that is "honoured" with the moniker of "worst breed". Dobermans, German Shepherds, etc., they've all been on the list. This is basically a case of straight-out prejudice. American Pit Bull Terriers who have been viciously trained for fighting, will, obviously, have behavioural issues. But to brand each and every puppy who happens to be born a pit bull bad, is bad policy, cruel policy and patently unjust. As the commenter before me points out, in the early 20th C., pit bulls were frequently used in advertisements with children, as they were considered the ideal family dog to have around small children. The attacks that make the news, they are anomalies, not the rule and you can bet that those pups were not treated decently.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith

It's time to stop putting the failings of a bad owner on the dog, pit bulls are no different than any other breed just a loyal loving companion if raised right, license the owner not the dog!.

Daniela Bernicchia
Daniela Bernicchia

BASTA! INFAMI BASTARDI! STOP VIOLENZE!

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.

Geri Morio
Geri Morio

I BELIEVE LIKE RICHIE HINES, A DOG IS A DOG, ITS THE WAY U RAISE IT, ANY DOG CAN BECOME VISIOUS, ITS ALL IN THE (OWNER) TRAINERS HANDS, I HAVE A BLUE SEAL, ITS MY DAUGHTERS & I NEVER LIKED THEM TILL I GOT 1 4 MY DAUGHTER & I HAVE A LAB/GERMAN SHEPARD,& HES MORE AGGRESSIVE & PROTECTIVE & THEY R ONLY ABOUT 2 WKS DIFFERENCE IN THERE AGE, MATTER A FACT SHE (PITBULL) GIZMO JUST STARTED BARKING & THERE A LIL OVER A YEAR OLD, SO ITS BULL WHAT SAD REP THESE DOGS GOT, I ONCE WAS AFRAID BECAUSE OF ALL...

I BELIEVE LIKE RICHIE HINES, A DOG IS A DOG, ITS THE WAY U RAISE IT, ANY DOG CAN BECOME VISIOUS, ITS ALL IN THE (OWNER) TRAINERS HANDS, I HAVE A BLUE SEAL, ITS MY DAUGHTERS & I NEVER LIKED THEM TILL I GOT 1 4 MY DAUGHTER & I HAVE A LAB/GERMAN SHEPARD,& HES MORE AGGRESSIVE & PROTECTIVE & THEY R ONLY ABOUT 2 WKS DIFFERENCE IN THERE AGE, MATTER A FACT SHE (PITBULL) GIZMO JUST STARTED BARKING & THERE A LIL OVER A YEAR OLD, SO ITS BULL WHAT SAD REP THESE DOGS GOT, I ONCE WAS AFRAID BECAUSE OF ALL THE STORIES BUT, I LOVE HER LIKE THE REST, LUV ALL MY DOGS & CATS, MOMMA G.

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