Pit bulls and motorcycles. Two of my favorite things.
Last week President Obama and his administration made a bold statement. In my opinion, it's the best one that has been made thus far. Mr. President has stated he is against breed specific legislation. To clarify for those of you not familiar with that term, basically he is saying that no dog should be banned from living in a community because of its breed of appearance.
This was brought about due to a petition that circulated fighting against breed specific legislation. The number of signatures on that petition was 30,000. Generally it takes 100,000 signatures to prompt any interest from the White House.
Honestly, this doesn't surprise me as I think President Obama is a man that is in favor of equality of all things. I would assume that comes from him being of a different race and color. Things tend to hit home a little harder when you, yourself have experienced them.
Next to dogs, my favorite thing is motorcycles. I love to drive them, ride on the back of them, admire them, and just be around them. Yes, I wear the boots, the leather, occasionally the bandana on my head, and a typical black T-shirt.
Now add pit bull to that picture and people's perception of me has instantly gone to ''trouble''. ''Look at that biker chick with the mean dog'' is the first thing people think without even saying a word. Honestly, I could care less, but why not put your judgement aside and dig a little deeper.
Do you remember your first thoughts when you realized we were about to have an African/American President of the United States? The color of his skin does not make him who he is.
Boomer's big blocky head and muscular body does not make him who he is. And no, it's not in how they're raised. (That is an entire other post). I've seen many dogs and people come from pretty terrible lives and are wonderful people.
I've gotten a bit sidetracked here. To sum it up, yeah for our countries administration for not letting fear and hype determine their stance on BSL. They have done their research, listened to the people, and have made an educated decision that banning a dog is unconstitutional. Good grief, if we let the government tell us what type of dog we can or cannot have, what's next?