I'm all for pit bull awareness.
Liveleak.com has a great video "2 pitbulls attack smaller dog". Good, gamebred pits, doing what they were created to do. They "succeed" in ripping the victim's leg from his body. Good dogs!
Youtube.com has "father saves son, 5, from dog attack" (see how happy and sweet the pit bull is moments after nearly killing the child... still bloody too) Pits can be sweet and snuggly immediately before and after mauling.
"pit bull vs cavalo" shows a great "game bred" pit bull who is definately "dead game"
"CCTV pitbull kills its owner" shows a pit bull and owner taking a walk. The human thinks it is acceptable for him to pick up some objects he dropped, but that makes the pit think it is then acceptable for him to maul the human.
"Bulls eye hang time" all four paws off the ground, still tugging more. Tugging is the instinct. The object of the tugging can vary: a knotted rope, another dog, a child in a passing stroller, an elderly man standing still at his mailbox.
"Pitbull attack Curitiba Brazil". See how happy the dog is, Happily wagging his tail. Endorphins are released as he is mauling, so he truly does feel good.
"Dogfight break up" At a training seminar for pit rescuers, two dogs simply being good pits. Latched onto each other's faces, neither will let go. Since no one has a break stick to pry open the dogs' mouths, the technique to stick a thumb up the dog's rectum is used, with slow results. Why keep making dogs that need breaksticks? (google breakstick)
"Pit bull attacking poor little dog on the street". Again, a happy pit tugging and shaking an "opponent".
"Pitbull pack kill each other" Again, 4 of the 5 pits are having a great day. Not the one who is being killed, but the others are HAPPY dogs.
Pit mongers and pit breeders are responsible for these situations. Pit mongers accept dog suffering and death, because they only care about themselves and their ability to breed and own the dog of their choice.
Rebecca Carey and Mary Jo Hunt both loved their pit bulls to death, that is, until they were killed by their pits, who they believed could be trusted too. Their names were added to the list of over 30 pit owners killed in the last 10 years, by their affectionate, wiggle butt pits who were simply overcome by their instincts to tug and not stop.
I could accept pits killing their "consenting adult" owners, but more often the chosen "opponent" of a loose pit is the neighbor dog, child or senior citizen. If pits can suddenly kill their owners, we should never be surprised when they break into neighbors homes or yards to kill the elderly neighbor dog.
Everyone understands that dog aggression is a common pit trait. As someone who care about all dog welfare, I can think of no trait worse than dog aggression, especially from a dog with the size and tenacity of pit bulls.
When a beagle barks, sniffs, chases rabbits, it is being a "good" beagle, doing what beagles were created to do. When a pit attacks, maims, kills, it is being a "good" pit bull, doing precisely what pits were created to do. Neither must be abused or trained to act on their instincts.
Instinct varies from dog to dog, and training may modify behavior, but instinct is inside, invisible and it is impossible to know when instinct will surface and guide the dog's behavior.
Now that dog fighting is illegal, no one law-abiding benefts from these expert mauling instincts and abilities So let's make the breeding of THE fighting dog be illegal. Pits are victims too of their man-made mutations. Stop making more victims now!
I agree that it is not the dog's fault, but the faults of the breeders and pit owners who continue to breed the best dog for attacking, fighting and not stopping: the pit bull.
Re: Labs The #1 most common label given to pits, when their true heritage needs to be disguised (in pounds or when the dog attacks), is "lab mix."
I'll believe that breed has no bearing on behavior when sheepdog trials are won by beagles and not border collies, when bassets outrun greyhounds, and when the expert dogfighters choose any dog other than pit bulls.
Forget the pit monger propaganda. Pits are the best at attacking without trying to avoid a confrontation first and without warning, attacking without reason (off territory, not guarding a resource), not stopping even if the victim submits,, yelps, says uncle. Normal dog behavior is to stop attacking when the other is down but normal dog behavior "ruins a good dog fight", so pits were selectively bred to not be normal dogs.
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