Sunday, December 6, 2009

Aggression.....


Here's a stat (found on the ADBA website)---- Library /

Does spaying and neutering reduce aggression?


Does spaying and neutering reduce aggression in canines where a claim can be made that it will protect the public? A significant number of canines that have
been sterilized are responsible for killing people and data shows high
numbers of sterilized canines show up on dog bite incident reports.

ACF(American Canine Foundation) is preparing response briefs in our federal lawsuit, Defense attorneys in their briefs are making claims that spay and neuter will protect the public by stopping canine aggression. ACF is moving forward in our federal lawsuit against LA County, San Francisco and California State Agencies.



Below is a text taken from data using scientific proof from an FDA Federal
Study addressing testosterone in canines:

DR POLLEY DVM
Addressing The Testosterone Issue

"Testosterone plays a role in modulating certain behaviors such as roaming,
urine marking in-doors, sexual mounting and aggression toward other dogs
(versus playful activity or dominance). Neutersol reduces the male hormone,
testosterone, by 41-52% while surgical castration reduces testosterone by
95%. These behaviors may persist after either neutering method.

While testosterone plays a role in affecting certain sexually dimorphic
behaviors, it is not the only factor. In fact, the veterinary behavioral
textbooks point out that there are multiple contributing factors with regard
to these behaviors. Surgical castration does not completely eliminate these
behaviors. The controlled scientific studies that have assessed the effects
of surgical castration with regard to behavior have shown that most dogs
continue exhibiting these behaviors. Aggression toward humans shows little
significant effect after surgical castration. Surgery can have an effect in
some of these, but is far from absolute. The FDA has reviewed the data for
both surgery and Neutersol and included wording in the prescribing
information of Neutersol addressing this fact, "As with surgical castration,
secondary male characteristics (roaming, marking, aggression and mounting)
may persist."





Here are some research publications that conclude that early spay/neuter

correlates with a high incidence of ACL damage and cancer.



Texas Tech University has PhD's that have published a study on ACL and

spay/neuter correlation. This type of injury is one of the most painful to

dogs....and of course cancer is deadly..







1. Salmeri KR, Bloomberg MS, Scruggs SL, Shille V.. Gonadectomy in immature

dogs: effects on skeletal, physical, and behavioral development. JAVMA

1991;198:1193-1203



2. http://www.grca.org/healthsurvey.pdf





3. Grumbach MM. Estrogen, bone, growth and sex: a sea change in conventional

wisdom. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2000;13 Suppl 6:1439-55.





4. Gilsanz V, Roe TF, Gibbens DT, Schulz EE, Carlson ME, Gonzalez O, Boechat



MI. Effect of sex steroids on peak bone density of growing rabbits. Am J

Physiol. 1988 Oct;255(4 Pt 1):E416-21.





5. Slauterbeck JR, Pankratz K, Xu KT, Bozeman SC, Hardy DM. Canine

ovariohysterectomy and orchiectomy increases the prevalence of ACL injury.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Dec;(429):301-5.



6. Spain CV, Scarlett JM, Houpt KA. Long-term risks and benefits of

early-age gonadectomy in dogs. JAVMA 2004;224:380-387.





7. Ware WA, Hopper DL. Cardiac tumors in dogs: 1982-1995. J Vet Intern Med

1999 Mar-Apr;13(2):95-103





8. Cooley DM, Beranek BC, Schlittler DL, Glickman NW, Glickman LT, Waters D,



Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Nov;11(11):1434-40





9. Ru G, Terracini B, Glickman LT. Host related risk factors for canine

osteosarcoma. Vet J. 1998 Jul;156(1):31-9.





10. Obradovich J, Walshaw R, Goullaud E. The influence of castration on the

development of prostatic carcinoma in the dog. 43 cases (1978-1985). J Vet

Intern Med 1987 Oct-Dec;1(4):183-7





11. http://www.akcchf.org/pdfs/whitepapers/Biennial_National_Parent_Club_Canine_

Health_Conference.pdf





12. Meuten DJ. Tumors in Domestic Animals. 4th Edn. Iowa State Press,

Blackwell Publishing Company, Ames, Iowa, p. 575





13. Stocklin-Gautschi NM, Hassig M, Reichler IM, Hubler M, Arnold S. The

relationship of urinary incontinence to early spaying in bitches. J. Reprod.



Fertil. Suppl. 57:233-6, 2001





14. Pessina MA, Hoyt RF Jr, Goldstein I, Traish AM. Differential effects of

estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone on vaginal structural integrity.

Endocrinology. 2006 Jan;147(1):61-9.



15. Kim NN, Min K, Pessina MA, Munarriz R, Goldstein I, Traish AM. Effects

of ovariectomy and steroid hormones on vaginal smooth muscle contractility.

Int J Impot Res. 2004 Feb;16(1):43-50.





16. Aaron A, Eggleton K, Power C, Holt PE. Urethral sphincter mechanism

incompetence in male

dogs: a retrospective analysis of 54 cases. Vet Rec. 139:542-6, 1996





17. Panciera DL. Hypothyroidism in dogs: 66 cases (1987-1992). J. Am. Vet.

Med. Assoc., 204:761-7 1994





18. Howe LM, Slater MR, Boothe HW, Hobson HP, Holcom JL, Spann AC. Long-term



outcome of gonadectomy performed at an early age or traditional age in dogs.



J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Jan 15;218(2):217-21.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Huge Precedence Set in BSL Case.....


The convoluted history of Louisville's dangerous-dog ordinance took another turn on Friday when a federal judge upheld most of the law but declared one part unconstitutional.


The Louisville Kennel Club and other groups — including veterinarians, pet owners and businesses — sued Louisville metro government over its animal-control ordinance passed in December 2007.
They alleged that various sections of the law were unconstitutional, vague, required forfeiture of pets without adequate due process and allowed illegal warrantless searches and seizures of property.
U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson III upheld most of the law in his 25-page ruling, except for one part that allows the city to keep a dog that has been seized because of inhumane treatment — even if the owner is ultimately found to be innocent of the charge.
The wording in that section of the ordinance seems to be “poorly drafted and does not properly represent the intent,” the judge wrote.
“Presumably most of the animals kept under this ordinance have to be euthanized. … Consequently we must hold that the portion that would permanently deprive a pet owner of his property, absent a finding of guilt, is unconstitutional.”
The judge also faulted a provision that allows the city to take away dog licenses for any state or federal crime, even crimes not related to animals.
“This section is more problematic than those discussed above, because it appears to allow the director (of Metro Animal Services) to impose a civil punishment for any reason at all, leaving citizens unaware of what actions might constitute grounds for license revocation,” the ruling says.
Bill Patteson, a spokesman for the Jefferson County attorney's office, said his office is pleased because the judge upheld “about 95 percent” of the ordinance. He said it's possible that the ordinance might have to be tweaked by the Louisville Metro Council to reflect the judge's ruling.
For the most part, “the constitutionality of the ordinance was affirmed,” Patteson said.
The groups suing the city were equally pleased.


Jon Fleischaker, the attorney representing the Louisville Kennel Club and other groups, said the ruling is helpful because now his clients have a standard they can use to judge how the ordinance is being enforced.
“That's a big plus for us,” Fleischaker said. “If metro government applies enforcement the way the judge interpreted it, then it solves a lot of problems, one of which was nobody knew for sure what it meant. Nobody knew for sure how the city would enforce it.”
If the government enforces the ordinance in a way that's different from the judge's interpretation, “then we can go after them and deal with that on a case-by-case basis,” Fleischaker said.
“I would rather win every point, but having said that, we are not unhappy with the ruling,” he said.
Donna Herzig, president of the Louisville Kennel Club, said her organization was “very pleased.”
“What he's done is define the way these provisions should be interpreted,” Herzig said of the judge.
The animal control ordinance was originally passed by the Metro Council in December 2006 after a contentious meeting that lasted until 4 a.m. The law was then changed slightly in April 2007.
But even that version didn't satisfy some council members, who in the summer of 2007 formed an ad hoc committee that spent three months studying the ordinance and hearing testimony from animal-behavior experts from all over the country. Those meetings resulted in the current ordinance, which was passed in December 2007.
The lawsuit was originally filed in state court, but the city asked for it to be moved to federal court because it involved the constitutionality of the ordinance, Fleischaker said.
Councilman Kelly Downard, R-16thth District, chairman of the ad hoc committee, called the ruling important but said the council needs to know more about how the ordinance is being enforced from Animal Services Director Gilles Meloche.
“I think the ruling shows that most of the changes we made were the right changes,” Downard said.
Reporter Dan Klepal can be reached at (502) 582-4475. Reporter Sean Rose can be reached at 582-4199.
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910020371

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

WWW.STOP-BSL.COM

Owners, Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination
What we're all about. . .
Some may ask what is Owners, Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination and where did it
come from?
To answer that question, it is a non profit organization which was started in the interest of not only the
APBT but also the game dog fancier. Unlike most anti BSL groups ran by rescuers or kennel club
affiliates we were started with the dog breeder and preservation of the breed in mind. The whole idea
started online with people who felt their best interests weren't represented in the Anti BSL community.
They felt that too many groups supported spay and neuter measures because they don't support
breeding. Also, they feared that many innocent breeders were being targeted as of late and had no
one to speak on their behalf.
These people called out into the void and asked who would help with this problem? Three people
answered. Those three people started www.Stop-BSL.com and from there built a non profit
organization that has reached out to people across the United States.
Through the platform of www.Stop-BSL.com we have been able to distribute information and hold
raffles in more than 10 states at different breed club and dog sporting events. We have helped
orchestrate petitions in multiple cities and personally written to hundreds of councilmen and mayors.
We have helped research the underhanded deeds of groups like the Humane Society of the United
States for individuals who were wrongly accused of dog fighting in order to further the animal rights
agenda of breed extermination.
And, In our second year of existence we are registered as a non profit with the Washington Secretary
of State and applying for 501(c)3 status with the IRS. We hope to reach out to more
communities and make an indelible mark on the dog world for the better. To that end we publish three
separate blogs which can be found through our website.
Currently, we are working towards a fund raising goal of $1000.00 for 2009. We are more than 60%
there. This goal will see the launch of the “Campaign to Expose the HSUS.” A separate website, which
is supported by our organization, dedicated to exposing the extremist goals and tactics employed by
the HSUS against everyday pit bull owners. This campaign will begin with a website including written
and visual information. It will be supported by an ad campaign in both radio and print ads. This is your
chance to get the truth about BSL and the groups that support it out to the masses!
If you are wondering how you can help this wonderful breed beat the odds and survive please visit us
online. Something as small as displaying our banner on your website or blog can help us inform the
public and gain support. Something as simple as buying a shirt, bumper sticker or button can help us
towards our goals and help you start the anti BSL conversation in your community.
I hope that you have a better understanding of our organization now and can take a moment to find
out more by visiting us online or even emailing your questions to us. We are always happy to help.
Allie Renar
President, Owners Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The People Fighting Back!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxZMrK5YWRM ------ Please watch this video of how they really treat your dogs when they label you a "dog fighter" and take them from you. These folks decide to turn the tables and really show people the truth. The photo above is our friends fighting bsl in hawaii, great job!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

BSL Opposition - Poor Job by Local Media


http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/922413/let_it_rip_pitbulls_part_2 http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/922412/let_it_rip_pitbulls_part_3?cpt=8&wpid=1277 - these are the types of people we face at bsl cases. i fought in allen park where the council women is from. she sits fartheset right on stage, she is who the attack occured against and pushed bsl out of fear. the irresponsible ownership ,being lack of proper restrant, were dogs loose from a adjoining city. in allen park council meetings it was a completely bias forum for that case. these council people had their minds made prior to any of our oppisition. (i.e friends, some good guys and gals from several orgs and most importantly allen park residents) huel perkins is also a bias host and the medias take is suppose to be a neutral 1 as you can see it is far from it. please get involved, as they pass in more cities its just that much easier to get passed in your towns using this citys bullshit model of bsl as a guide and theirs is insane. we were able to stop a total ban but the hoops these pitbull owners have to jump through are more than unfair. the study they are doing is far from accurate but will be used as gospal, stand up and fight as this fight is a battle. watch vids a couple times it'll piss you off.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Murder, Death, Kill--- PETA 's Motto...


Here's a tidbit from a friend I received and shows PETA's true colors-- Finally someone exposing these hypocrites

Hypocritical Animal Rights Group’s 2008 Disclosures Bring Pet Death Toll To 21,339
WASHINGTON DC – Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.
According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.
Despite having a $32 million budget, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter. PETA employees make no discernible effort to find homes for the thousands of pets they kill every year. Last year, the Center for Consumer Freedom petitioned Virginia’s State Veterinarian to reclassify PETA as a slaughterhouse.
CCF Research Director David Martosko said: “PETA hasn’t slowed down its hypocritical killing machine one bit, but it keeps browbeating the rest of society with a phony ‘animal rights’ message. What about the rights of the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that die in PETA’s headquarters building?”
Martosko added: “Since killing pets is A-OK with PETA, why should anyone listen to their demands about eating meat, using lab rats for medical research, or taking children to the circus?”
CCF obtained PETA’s “Animal Record” filings since 1998 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members of the public can see these documents at PetaKillsAnimals.com.
In addition to exposing PETA’s hypocritical record of killing defenseless animals, the Center for Consumer Freedom has publicized the animal rights group’s ties to violent activists, and shed light on its aggressive message-marketing to children.
The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

For media comment, contact our media department at 202-463-7112 ext. 115 ---ALSO---Virginia Asked to Classify PETA as aSlaughterhouse
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit trade group representing the interests of manufacturers and retailers, formally petitioned the Commonwealth of Virginia to reclassify PETA as a "slaughterhouse" .

An official report filed by PETA itself shows that the animal rights group put to death nearly every dog, cat, and other pet it took in for adoption in 2006. During that year, the well-known animal rights group managed to find adoptive homes for just 12 animals. The organization killed 2,981 of the 3,061 "companion animals" it took in.

According to David Martosko, Research Director for CCF... "It is absurd to classify PETA as a 'humane society' when its employees are slaughtering nearly every companion animal they bring in. PETA has killed over 17,000 pets since 1998. Given the group's astonishing habit of killing adoptable dogs and cats with such ruthless efficiency, it's only fair that the state of Virginia refer to PETA as a slaughterhouse. "
CCF's petition was directed to Virginia'sDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If approved, the new classification would force PETA to abide an entirely new set of laws and regulations.

The Center of Consumer Freedom has set PETA in its sights because PETA has targeted the companies that CCF represents, such as food makers, department stores, and textile companies.
PETA's most successful publicity campaigns have been those against the fur industry, arguing that killing animals for fur is akin to cruelty. Yet ironically, PETA itself is killing thousands perfectly healthy and adoptable animals for no better reason than just ideology. Here's a great blog, http://www.petakillsanimals.com/ , for more truth of this murderous organization.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friends to the End....

This a great picture taken by a very talented young lady, showing the true nature of pitbulls, thank you. www.stop-bsl.com works very hard at exposing the the criminal organizations (HSUS and PETA and other corrupt local agencies) for what they are and supporting our breed with the help of other responsible owners. Please get involved, do not be afraid to make yourself heard. We as american citizens STILL have our rights and it is up to us to fight to maintain our rights and defend our friends who look at us through a collar.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Some Truths about the HSUS


Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"These dogs would most certainly kill any other dog they could get to."
Here's John Goodwin's (HSUS 'dogfighting czar' *blech*) response to the Wilkes County Pitbull killings. It's being posted around the net as pet lovers are still reeling from the events of yesterday:

Those particular fighting dogs in Wilkes County, NC were very, very different than the Vick dogs. Whereas Michael Vick was a pro football player that fought dogs as a hobby, the breeder of these dogs was a globally recognized professional dogfighter. Vick was not a good breeder, and he lost most of his fights. His dogs were a poor representation of true fighting dogs. With the Wilkes County dogs, even the puppies as young as 8 weeks of age where attacking each other and drawing blood. We had to buy new cages to separate litters of young pups.

With the Vick dogs it cost nearly $1 million to “rehab” 49 dogs, and still half of them are in solitary kennel runs, unable to socialize with other dogs. In this case there were 127 dogs, and they are far more aggressive than the Vick dogs.

The “misleading claims” have come from a couple of individuals that never saw these dogs, and choose to throw stones on the internet. I saw these dogs, and in fact handled many of them while they were being evaluated. These dogs would most certainly kill any other dog they could get to.

It is very sad that people are also missing the bigger story, that our work has shut down one of the top breeders of fighting dogs in the United States. Dogfighters are seeing their hero’s go to prison. This is having an effect, and many dogfighters are leaving that world behind as they recognize the cost of doing business is too great. HSUS is the only organization in the United States that has an entire campaign that works full time on animal fighting issues.

I support pit bull rescue, but there has to be a group that goes farther and hits at the root of the problem. That is what we are doing by putting leaders in the dogfighting criminal underworld out of business.

Lastly, Wilkes County euthanizes 3,000 healthy, adoptable animals a year simply because there are not enough good homes opening their doors to these needy animals. I find it disturbing that the groups clamoring for media attention over these 127 dogs raise no fuss, and offer no assistance, for the other 3,000 dogs put down in that county each year.

Sincerely,


John Goodwin
Manager, Animal Fighting Issues
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
301-258-3156A great post from another board, here's a true american terrorist. John Goodwin Exposed


Saturday, September 6, 2008
HSUS Dogfight Czar Goodwin Lies About New York


It ain't necessarily so if it comes from the Humane Society of the United States

Hint for journalism students: take those HSUS press releases for what they're worth. Jack shit.

Goodwin, HSUS's "issues expert" on dogfighting has just one mission: get HSUS propaganda in front of the public. That's what he's paid to do, and that's what he does. All day, everyday.

Nothing but propaganda from the Humane Society of the United States

The media had better wise up and start checking the "facts" HSUS and their "Issues Expert" John Goodwin feeds them. This could get embarassing.

Take the pickle Metro -- which styles itself as the "world's largest global newspaper" now finds itself in.

Metro, a long, long way from the Wall Street Journal and a publication whose finances are shaky at best, got royally snookered by Goodwin and HSUS earlier this week.

Or maybe it was a simple cash transaction -- money paid out by HSUS for media placement in a financially-stressed, third rate publication?

To quote Metro's story on how New York is the "capital of dogfighting"--

"For 30 years, the Sporting Dog Journal, the central organ of the dog-fighting world, came out of New York. “It had 6,000 subscribers and ran 120 pages a month, with several hundred detailed fight reports,” Goodwin said."

Metro reports old "news" like it happened yesterday

Get a clue, Metro. The publisher of the Sporting Dog Journal was busted five years ago on dogfight-related charges. Back in 2003.

Friccione went to prison. Despite the "weak" laws in New York.

Expertise from books

The Metro article then passes on Goodwin's titillating rendition of what an organized dogfight entails. But don't mistake his description for expertise. You can get the same thing from one of Richard Stratton's books -- available via Amazon.com -- if you're really in to that kind of stuff. Did Goodwin get his "expert knowledge" from a book?

I think the facination with gruesome dogfight material in some circles -- particularly some "rescue" groups -- is similar to porn addiction. Some people get their rocks off in the sickest ways.

Which makes publications like "Metro" -- and John Goodwin -- panderers.

Just make shit up: "NY is the dogfight capital of the country" ?

Not according to the ASPCA, its not. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is charged with animal cruelty law -- including laws against dogfighting --enforcement in New York City says. . .

"Organized dog fighting in New York City does not appear to be prevalent, and the ASPCA rarely sees arrests for such activity."

Fake "dogfight crisis" based on no information

The ASPCA also comments that. . .

"Currently, there are no reliable statistics [that address the prevalence of dog fighting state -by-state]. This is an underground, illegal activity so it is almost impossible to get accurate information about its prevalence."

So other than its own press release, what kind of information did HSUS and Goodwin base themselves on? Huh?

Imagine of CNN got wind of all of this. How humiliating for Metro.

Controlling the news: HSUS's bevy of friendly bloggers



Patrick Kwan, HSUS's New York State Director, emailed the Metro story link out to his list of friendly bloggers. And they dutifully put the story out there.

Hey, in a world where a lot of people can't distinguish between a blog and a news article, why not?

Another internet "truth" successfully created.

John Goodwn is an expert. An expert liar.

Unless you want to dance to a tune piped out by convicted terrorist, employed by an animal extremist organization which despite all its propaganda does not operate a single animal shelter, check the facts before you believe a word of what John Goodwin says.

You're in for a big surprise.
Posted by contact: at 12:25 PM
Labels: ALF, animal cruelty, ASPCA, dogfight, HSUS, Humane Society of the United States, James Friccione, John Goodwin, Metro News, Sporting Dog Journal
1 comments:
Anonymous said...
Have something coming up on this but can't say what just yet. After the evidence is received I can update. But if anyone has cases (AZ, TX, NY, LA, GA, etc etc) where dogs were killed or seized w/no charges, we are interested. This crap (killing) needs to be stopped.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

HSUS = MURDERS


I found this on another board, the blog is: http://planetsave.com/blog/2009/02/24/hsus-reconsiders-condemning-dogs-seized-from-fighting-rings/ , and thought i'd share-------------HSUS Reconsiders Condemning Dogs Seized From Fighting Rings

Written by Marika Collins

Published on February 24th, 20095 CommentsPosted in Action & Activism

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has issued an interim policy regarding dogs victimized by dog fighting. The policy recommends that dogs be evaluated on an individual basis rather than being condemned to euthanization as a group.

The HSUS was widely criticized in recent weeks for supporting a court ruling that ordered 145 pit bulls destroyed after they were confiscated from Wildside Kennels in Wilkes County North Carolina. The dogs, which included approximately 70 puppies, were euthanized earlier this month.


According to Best Friends Animal Society, the HSUS has called a meeting of leading animal welfare organizations specifically aimed at dealing with dogs victimized by dog fighting.

The meeting, set to take place in April, was called in response to concerns raised by Best Friends regarding HSUS policies on how dogs that have been confiscated from fighting situations are dealt with.

Best Friends Animal Society loudly lamented the HSUS decision that supported the mass euthanization in the North Carolina case. They, along with several other animal welfare organizations, stepped in to save and successfully rehabilitate the majority of dogs involved in the infamous Michael Vick dog fighting case. According to Animal Planet, Vick and three others were indicted on felony charges for dog fighting activity in July, 2007. Charges included, “breeding and training fighting dogs, hosting dogfights, killing dogs considered unable to fight and traveling out of state for dog fights.”

Best Friends is currently running its campaign, Pit Bulls: Saving America’s Dogs, in an effort to educate the public about pit bulls and help save the breed’s reputation. The decision to euthanize the dogs seized in the North Carolina case is considered by Best Friends to be largely based on breed prejudice.

Hopefully good things will come out of the April meeting called by the HSUS: mainly the willingness to give these dogs a chance where before they had none. Let’s punish the people behind the crime, not the animals who are innocent victims

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Racism? Way to go PETA!!!???


CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ijLulwUTY . Here's also something I came across on another board, that also can be found on connected blogs to this blogs. This type of behavior shows the types of unacceptable measures these extremists will go to in the name of animals. I wonder how some of their celebirty supporters feel about this? I'm sure Russell Simmons, peta supporter, will not find it amusing along with many others. Please remember to support and check out www.stop-bsl.com, as we are working hard to make people aware of not only the truths about pitbulls, but also expose these orgs. ,such as hsus and peta, for what they really are.--------- FAR: PETA's protest of dog show crosses the line
Public Opinion Online


By GRAHAM MESSNER

For Public Opinion
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a great name and a great root cause.

Who doesn't want to protect our pets?

But PETA consistently shoots itself in the foot with crazy stunts to attract attention to various events or practices they deem unacceptable. For example, PETA had a campaign a few years ago, "Holocaust on a Plate," that equated slaughtering animals for food to the systematic murder of millions of Jews. In the campaign, side-by-side photographs of dying Jews and slaughtered cows were used.

The most recent marketing debacle was when PETA showed up this week at Madison Square Garden for the Westminster Dog Show wearing Ku Klux Klan uniforms.

I mean, come on, man.

We just elected our first black president, and here is a group of people that actually thinks this was a responsible thing to do -- equating the American Kennel Club (AKC) to the KKK. At the Garden, a sign read, "The KKK and the AKC: BFF?" (BFF is an abbreviation for best friends forever).

Get it? Dogs are best friends. Oooo, clever.

What PETA is ticked off about is the breeding of dogs that is supported by the AKC. In essence, PETA accuses the AKC of promoting the creation of a master race of dogs.

I mean, come on, man.

Who sits around a conference table and thinks up this stuff?

"Hey, I know. What we'll do is get some KKK uniforms and wear them at Madison Square Garden at the dog show."


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Apparently nobody in the room broke out in laughter; they all nodded their heads.

Furthermore, who were the Einsteins who volunteered to wear the KKK sheets? That sounds more like a dare in a "Jackass" movie than a responsible protest. What would they have done had one of the KKK "members" been assaulted?

Conversely, what if a bunch of Aryan brothers saw the two "members" and decided to start an impromptu show of solidarity? Again, it sounds more like a scene from "Dumb and Dumber."

I wonder how many African Americans who walked by that day signed up to join PETA? That kind of imagery is very powerful to many people. Do you think someone walked by and said, "Hmm, you guys wearing the sheets seem quite ... provocative. I'd like to learn more about your cause because I enjoy dressing up like Adolf Hitler at elite youth team sport tryouts to make a similar point."

PETA spokesman Michael McGraw called the comparison to the KKK "uncomfortable" for some.

Uncomfortable?

That's like saying that eating a whole Scotch Bonnet hot pepper is uncomfortable. No, it's horrific and potentially harmful.

The competitors who showed their dogs are people who care as much or more about dogs than any PETA member. These purebred dogs are better taken care of than a lot of people on the planet, and the dogs obviously enjoy the limelight.

What these people are saying is no one should buy a purebred Golden Retriever again? I know there are concerns, but I just think people have the right to choose whatever type of dog they want without a picket line.

I have a rescued mutt -- a chow-Rhodesian Ridgeback-golden retriever mix. She is the best dog I have ever owned and seems to possess all the best attributes of those breeds. Because of my own positive experience adopting from the fantastic Furry Friends Network, I would recommend that everyone buy a mixed breed rather than an AKC purebred with papers.

However, dressing up like Saddam Hussein at a local dog walk fundraiser might confuse any positive message I might have in regard to choosing mixed breeds.

Showing dogs is neither a criminal nor unethical. I wish PETA would spend more time going after the jerks out there who are truly abusing animals and humans. Go right to them. They're not hard to find. Name names.

Or better yet, express your opinion by holding a press conference. If people don't attend your press conference, then it might be time to have another meeting in the conference room and discuss why people not aligned with PETA aren't taking your arguments or causes seriously.

In PETA's mind, their stunt succeeded because people are having discussions about it. The problem is, the majority of the conversations people are having are about whether dressing up like the KKK is proper and respectful for any cause, rather than the intended subject of the negatives of pure breeding.

Things have gone too far for too long.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blogger Award


We Are Just Like You - For showing the gentler, more lovable side to the American Pit Bull Terrier and trying in your own way to educate the public about responsible ownership! I want to say thank you very much for the blogger award, just trying to help the bring awareness about responsible ownership. Congrats to the others and my www.stop-bsl.com team. Keep up the good work to not just my team but to all of you out fighting bsl and discrimination against our breed.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Helpful Donations Needed!!!!!!!!!


Stop-BSL.com has long been researching and trying to get ads run which will help inform the general public not only about BSL in general but about which groups they shouldn't give their support to, like the HSUS. We have run ads in the NW Pet Gazette and the Southern Fighter News (MMA) using your donations.

Now, however, we are focusing on raising money for a radio ad campaign. Radio campaigns reach a relatively large number of people and are pretty cheap compared to print ads. Also, the station will produce the ads for free, helping keep costs down.

The HSUS has long been running ads using sad looking pit bulls to raise money which they in turn use to wipe out our breed little by little. It is time to use this tactic against them. They run radio ads telling about the mythical $5000.00 reward for dog fighting info making responsible owners the target of greedy neighbors. They also run news paper ads telling about their "accomplishments," like the recent ad touting their so called succcess in Arizona. For more info on this check stop the lies blog.

We can make a difference in this way! So many people beleive everything they hear on tv and the radio, it's time we start being what they hear. Owners, Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination has a page set up where you can donate, copy our donation meter for your website and track our progress.

http://stopbsl.chipin.com/stop-bsl.com

Thank you to those who have donated and to those of you who are considering donating, any and all donations are greatly appreciated big or small.

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