Yeah but, No

PETA is never one to miss an opportunity for free publicity in their efforts to stuff more money into their mattresses and kill more animals solve society’s problems:

In the wake of a savage attack on an 8-month-old boy by a pit bull terrier in Newport News this week, Daphna Nachminovitch of PETA outlined the organization’s “controversial” position on pit bulls.

PETA supports legislation that bans the breeding of pit bulls, along with spaying and neutering legislation as the most effective way to combat the “tragic companion animal overpopulation problem.”
*screeching brakes* We have no pet overpopulation problem. Nathan Winograd has definitively debunked that myth. We have a failure to get enough shelter pets into homes. Groups like PETA and HSUS share in the blame on that issue. But it is a solvable problem. We are a no-kill nation. Join us.

Back to PETA nonsense:

Although the pit bull that attacked a child at a baby sitter’s home on Barclay Road in Newport News was neutered, PETA’s position is about more than behavior. Taken to its logical conclusion, it would lead to the phasing out of a breed.

Right. The phasing out of a breed of beloved pets for many families in this country. Of course this fits right in with PETA’s pet extermination plan (kill as many pets as possible, prevent the rest from reproducing) but it certainly doesn’t fit in with the average pet owning American’s civil liberties and Constitutional rights. But hey, don’t let that stop you:

PETA argues the breeding ban would save a lot of canines from suffering.

Actually, what would save a lot of dogs from suffering death by lethal injection is to steer clear of PETA’s slaughterhouse shelter.

More from the article:

PETA wouldn’t be true to form if its position wasn’t controversial. But maybe these proposals are worth further consideration.

Although all dogs are capable of biting a child, it goes without saying that the injuries inflicted by a pit bull will usually be worse than those inflicted by a Chihuahua.

M’kaaaaaaaaaaay. By this logic, I guess we could say that injuries inflicted by a hockey stick will usually be worse than those inflicted by a soccer ball. So, ban hockey? Methinks the author misses the point here. It is certainly tragic that this infant was mauled by a dog while in the care of a babysitter. The breed of dog is about as relevant as the color of the babysitter’s skin. What we have here is a failure of a babysitter to properly care for a baby.

Sadly, just two days later in Newport News, a baby died while in the care of a babysitter – this time being choked to death by the chest strap of a car seat. So what do we do now? Ban babysitters? Ban car seats? Ban Newport News because two tragic incidents occurred there this week? If those suggestions sound ridiculous because they wouldn’t address the real issues or solve any problems, then welcome to my world. Because that’s exactly what I think about Pitbull bans.

As for PETA, do us all a favor and stick to what you know. *crickets*

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  1. Erica

     /  October 29, 2015

    I am so sick of hearing from PETS & H$U$ about banning pit bulls! It took years….and LOTS of people volunteering their time to get pit bulls removed from Ohio’s Vicious Dog Laws. My baby Heavier finally crossed the Rainbow Bridge last year at 18 years of age when cancer took het from our family. Best dog I have EVER had. My first rescue from fight ring where she was used as a bait dog – teeth filed down & scars galore. She was instrumental in my being able to save other pits, played mommy to many orphaned kittens, and when she had a hematoma on her ear she would lay there and let our youngest child use her ear as a teether when I wasn’t looking. Best pit bull EVER! I miss her every day.

    During the last 2 years of her life we rescued an Older English Bulldog that has some issues. Still working on some of them….Anyways right after we said our goodbyes to Grace my youngest son got bit in the face by Bella, the bulldog. The fire department came out and advised us to go to Children’s Hospital. There we were told that they don’t like to stitch up dog bites. But the 3 spots were very deep and so bad that trained medical professionals reacted to them. The ladies that checked us in said, “Oh my gawd those are really awful!” The first nurse that came into our room had to leave (she threw up) and even the doctor said he had treated hundreds to thousands of dog bites & he had never seen it that bad. Needless to say there were 3 spots with the largest being on his upper check – less than 1 inch from his eye that took a total of 30 sighted inside and out.

    My family has raised German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweillers, and I introduced pits through my rescue efforts that came about from helping shut down fight rings. Many people think that all these breeds are evil vicious dogs. But in the 40 years I have been alive the ONLY dog bites any of us dealt with was from a Sheltie, a Pomeranian, a Weiner dog, a beagle mix, and a Chiuahua type.

    I have personally rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed well over 100 pit bull type dogs. Abused, untrained, starved, and from fight rings…with not one bite to show for it. After working with most of them for a month or two I was confident enough to allow the dogs around my children. Still not one bite!

    The asshats at PETA & H$U$ should learn more about the breeds history. Nanny dogs, war heroes, hello some even lived in the White House! These are dogs that should be embraced not only for their past, but for what they can do today – drug search & seizure dogs, search & rescue dogs, bomb searching dogs, and great assistance dogs among other things. This is a breed that can contribute much to our families, our communities, and even our entire nation. It really is too bad there are so many morons out there….

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