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Aimee Clark

Discrimination is the Pits

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 2:08 AM
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  • Aimee, very well written and factual..something you do not see printed about pit bulls in the newspapers very often. We are proud to have you as part of our family and hope to cotinue to work with the fighting issues of BSL... sadly all through out Iowa. It is time better solutions are brought to the table and if a council is not willing to open their minds to a higher and better solution then it is time to elect new ones!

    Much love and many thanks Rachael

    Sioux Empire Pit Rescue

    -- Posted by rleighton1979 on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 10:28 AM
  • Excellent blog! BSL is just plain stupid. I volunteer at a no-kill shelter here in Pennsylvania and I can tell you that any dog, treated badly enough, is capable of getting on that ill-created list. My husband and I have two cocker spaniels and I've had people ask me why we would ever have such snappy, nasty dogs! We've had 7 cockers in our lives and not one was snappy or nasty! Ok, one snapped at me but I touched him when he was asleep -- my fault totally! It's as simple as nature vs. nurture. If an animal, any animal, is beaten, abused and forced to fight, it will naturally learn that defending itself is the only way to survive. And it doesn't know what human is nice or which one is going to hurt it again so it's first reaction is a defensive one. It's we humans that are to blame. Period.

    -- Posted by spaniel lover on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 12:48 PM
  • If ALL dog owners would be responsible and keep control of their pets (leashes, appropriate fences, training) There would be no issues, with any breed.

    -- Posted by Ervserver on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 1:51 PM
  • What a great piece, I hope u submit it to some papers in your area. As the owner of a lovely, gentil amstaff in Vancouver ,I've noticed the perceptions change about the breed over the last five years.

    Best wishes,

    Silvie

    -- Posted by Silvie.vot on Sun, Jan 8, 2012, at 9:50 AM
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