Why PETA? Why?

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I need to start this post by stating unequivocally that I saddened and horrified every time a human is attacked by a dog.  It is frightening to think of man’s best friend turning against humans.  Any dog.  Any time.

I have no issue with a day to recognize and mourn the victims of dog bite fatalities.  DOG bite fatalities.  Not pit bull terrier type dog fatalities.  To single out a group of dogs and ignore all other breeds is ridiculous.  Think about it…you are telling families across the country that unless their loved one was mauled or killed by a pit bull type dog, the death doesn’t matter and doesn’t count.  How horrific is that?

The title of a press release from this morning is

Pit Bull Crisis Prompts Support Groups to Declare October 24th National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day

The press release is rife with poorly researched data, hysteria and the outright lies of Merritt Clifton, Colleen Lynn and the other pro breed discrimination groups.  Complete with graphs that mean absolutely nothing.

Although Mr. Clifton’s data is often used in breed discriminatory articles and opinion pieces, the fact is that the data is mined from  media sources.  This is not peer-reviewed research, with raw data available for anyone who wants to look at the methodology.  No…it is data that Clifton spouts as gospel, with nothing to back it up or prove his contentions.   With one breath he says that pit bull type dogs account for 5% of the dogs in this country….and then he offers statistics that state that pits are being grossly over-bred by backyard breeders.   The facts he uses and that he feeds to DogsBite.org actually contradict each other.  Why then do these charlatans have any traction with the media at all? ‘

Well the answer today is that they have joined forces with PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  Just adding the name PETA to the press release gives them a certain level of credibility to the media and the country at large.

It is no secret that PETA is anti-pit.  Heck, they tried to make sure the best dog I’ve even known was euthanized with no assessment.  Their kill numbers are appalling.  Their stance that pits need to be PTS because otherwise they might be abused is obscene. They have actually worked against shelters and communities trying to achieve No-Kill.  But they do have a certain standing in the Animal Welfare community.

I just want to ask Ingrid Newkirk what in the heck PETA is getting out of this partnership?  Pardon the expression (although it is apt in this case), but what dog do they have in this fight?  Why would they ally themselves with groups of misinformed extremists armed with bogus data?

Why am I writing this post?  It is certainly not to minimize the sense of loss families feel when a loved one dies in this horrific manner.  It is to make sure people realize that the name PETA does NOT make these groups any more credible.  All it does is help show the world what PETA has become….a killing machine.  Killing a dog because of how he looks is not ethical.  Judging a dog by appearance not behavior isn’t animal welfare.  And depriving an animal of a loving home is certainly not Animal Rights.

Shame on you PETA.  Your public stance on companion animals is bad enough…but now you’ve joined forces with an elite society of idiots and misled, mourning families.  Good job……

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117 thoughts on “Why PETA? Why?

  1. Hi, Is it allowed to post your Report on my blog spiritandanimal.wordpress.com ?
    Since years I announce that PeTA is only good for their own greed – Ppl. are so “obsessed” from Peta here they do not want to hear “negative” Things about Mrs. Newwirk and her mispoche!

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  2. PeTA by their actions are clearly an abolitionist organization with a history of deception, secrets and mass killing stretching decades under Newkirk’s command.

    We must continue to educate the media and public so they stop interfering with laws and policies that would make the public and animals safer.

    How to determine if an organisation or source is legally an expert.
    PeTA can be discredited as non experts,
    See ‘When to Call B.S. on an “Expert”, appellate lawyer Ryan Clinton’s post, http://oisforonward.com/2011/08/ipse-dixit-texas-appellate-lawyer/

    DogsBite website info has been discredited by CBC’s Radio Canada, a publicly funded news organisation.
    “Well done by Radio Canada in the breakdown of why these two sources should not be given any sort of credibility that competes with the professional organizations”,
    post by KC Pet Project shelter president Brent Toellner (a real expert),
    http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2016/10/radio-canada-issues-impressive-take-down-of-dogsbiteorg-and-merritt-clifton.html

    Former PeTA supporters have some of the best documentation.

    – Why Newkirk should resign, info on some of their history of lying to obtain adoptable animals to kill, court documentation – http://www.nokillnow.com/PETAIngridNewkirkResign.htm

    – PETA lies, are not by definition animal rights supporters. Site by another lawyer and former PETA volunteer. Site documents PeTA’s killing animals, support for discriminatory breed bans, and fighting against reform of regressive shelters, insane behaviour, http://www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/

    – A former PETA employee testifies what it was like working there – http://www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/testify/

    Expert Opposition to Mandatory Spay/Neuter – http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/mandatory_spayneuter/

    Media Irresponsibility about BSL and pit bulls – http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/media_irresponsibility/

    Fighting against logical fallacies, tautologies, with facts. “Why shelter killing has nothing to do with ‘pet over-population'”, by media expert and reporter Christie Keith,
    http://www.doggedblog.com/doggedblog/2012/10/why-shelter-killing-has-nothing-to-do-with-pet-over-population.html

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    1. People tend to be more cautious with so named dangerous breeds and hesitant to touch them, but don’t seem to know such restraint with breeds they deem “safe”. Also some owners of such breeds seem to also think they are “just too cute to need any education”. Those together lead to accidents which could have been easily avoided.

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  3. Thank you for your kind comments on my previous post. I wanted to say first that, to my knowledge, when. The AKC agreed to finally register the American Pit Bull Terrier they were uncomfortable with the “pit” part because of it’s reference to fighting and instead used the Staffordshire and American Staffordshire names for what was actually the APBT. In any case the AmStaff comes directly from the APBT with no other breed influence so many people still consider them the same breed but with slightly different standards. This is why there is some issues with the term and what it means. While the APBT is the only breed with the term pit bull in the band, the AmStaff is essentially the same breed but basically a little smaller. Pit bull as a term should not actually be used in reference to other bully breeds such as boxers and bull dogs. There as a lot of nuances to the history and it has been blanketed over any dog with certain physical characteristics. The only actual true way to determine the breed of a dog is DNA testing.

    Another point I felt was important to make is that when I speak unfavorabley of PETA, their stance on “pits” and their actions towards that issue is one of the many many many aspects of thr organization that I find deplorable. I think the underlying evil that is the basis for their actions is getting a little lost. The reason they don’t use money from grants from Petsmart to spay and neuter is because they generally kill the animals that come to their VA facility without fixing them. That is because they have no intention of adopting them, no matter what breed they are. The kill rate at their shelter is 90% by their own admission. That is unacceptable by every animal shelters standard’, regardless of if they are no kill or not. They believe that we enslave our pets. Have you never questioned why they picket the circus relentlessly to stop using elephants but have never ever provided any type of assistance or solution to what to do with the animals if the circus stopped using them? What sense does that make? It’s not like you can just toss them out on the side of the road. It’s because they know that euthanasia is the most likely result if the circus no longer used them in the show simply because there are not enough elephant rescues to take them in. PETA prefers an animal be dead instead of it being in “captivity” (which includes your item home). They interferred with a rescue that was working on getting two record holding Thoroughbreds that were very significant in the history of horse racing that had been sold to someone in China. The horse rescue had been talking and negotiating for a few months and were very close to coming to an agreement when PETAinvolved themselves and released an “undercover” video of the conditions the Horses we’re living in. The owner in China got nervous and withdrew

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    1. Actually DNA testing a dog does not work, google the univ of florida study on DNA tests. It’s amazing how wrong DNA testing is versus what a dog looks like.

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      1. Not true. Actually it is because most people do not understand or know anything about the dominance of certain DNA strains and mutations that we think that we know what a dog is based on its appearance. The affordable tests are somewhat limited as they don’t have every breeds profile in their database but they at the very least get the dog in the correct family and get the primary breed correct. We think we can figure it out because we look at a dog and see certain traits and assign them to a breed. Like a large head. But mixed breed dogs aren’t put together by taking say the head of a great Dane on a labs body with a boxers tail. But that’s how we try to identify them. It’s not the DNA that’s inaccurate. We are better able to look at a human and guess their genetic lineage than we are a dogs. Which isn’t saying much at all!

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  4. What dog does PETA have in this fight?
    It’s actually really simple, when you follow their twisted train of thought.. You see, PETA is actually against dog ownership. Owning a dog is exploiting it, and they HAVE said such things in the past, but you have to actually be aware of what you are reading..
    When you see Ingrid say she wants all animals to live a natural life in the wild.. for dogs that means what? There are no wild dogs. Dogs as a species are defined by being domesticated,. Even pariah dogs are feral, and readily adapt to being pets once in the care of humans.
    So if there are no pet dogs, and the only dogs are the ferals, that fits into PETAs agenda of feral animals are better off dead,.. Look at their stance on TNR. Then there are NO dogs.
    How does pit banning fall into this? First they have convinced people that pit bull is a type of dog, No, it is a BREED of dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier… But by saying it is a TYPE of dog, you have a canine morphology that fits easily 10 different breeds of common dogs and 20 if you include less common dogs.
    This includes Dogos, boxers, Presa Canario and Cane Corsos as well as American Bulldogs, and even catahoulas and black mouths curs.
    If they can get a pit bull ban, they have managed to get a LOT of dogs killed.. which to them is preferable to being exploited by humans. And don’t think these other breeds are safe, if you look at the UK, a lot of mix bred dogs with ZERO APBT blood are being killed for being so called pit bull.. Because they went by the LOOK of the dog.
    This is also what happened in Denver, where if you had a dog that LOOKED like a “pit bulls” even if your dog was a boxer mix, and you had proof it was a boxer mix, they would confiscate your dog, in defiance of your constitutional rights and kill your dog.
    THIS is why they are supporting these people. Because PETA KNOWS that a lot of innocent non pit bulls will be killed and THEY DON’T CARE. Better dead than fed is one of their sayings.. Is it really that surprising?

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  5. PETA is the most fantastically marketed organization I believe has ever exsisted because the general public and even its own members are so clueless to the ACTUAL ideals and goals of the group. When it comes to PETA the founder and leader had made ABSOLUTE UNQUALIFIED statements that she believes that the “pit bull” should be eradicated because it is inherently dangerous and had no place or value in society. She has said straight out she is in total support of any and all measures to eliminate the breed. There is no way to confuse her feelings on the issue when you do a little research. As if that weren’t enough the reason the PETA shelter in VA has a 90% kill rate is because the main philosophy of PETA is that no animal should belong to a human and companion animals should live free. That means that it doesn’t matter if you have a “pit bull” or a cocker , you are wrong to own any animal and they feel the right thing to do is kill an animal rather than return them to slavery. As much as it would seem obvious how *&@!ing retarded that concept is when it comes to domesticated animals, people who like to pretend they are interested in animal welfare somehow get sucked in to the PETA lie. I can tell you that the concept was real life tested and proven to be assinine during Hurricane Katrina. As a rescuer who went to LA to help, I assure anyone who has doubts that the dogs that WE HUMANS have created for our own enjoyment and profit can not live healthy happy lives without the care and love from us . It angers me beyond words to hear the kind of stupid, uneducated and hands down cruel ideas and theories that spew from Ingrid. Her ideas are visions of absolute torture.
    That being said , the greatest issue with this stupid devious day of celebration she is promoting is so wholly mislead by her own lack of knowledge about what a pit bull is but also the fear mongering press that is almost always either wrong about the breed of dog involved in a bite incident or when it is unavoidabley obvious to even their prejudiced eye that the dog will not pass as a “pit bull” they leave the breed out of the story entirely. If you don’t even know what a “pit bull” is how can you have any opinion on their personality or behavior? Are any of you people who are so convinced about how bad they are even aware that you, almost every shelter in the country and absolutely every news organization that has ever run a story on a “pit bull” attack are entirely wrong about the actualneed of the dog you are judging in almost every instance? Do you understand that cities that have breed discrimination laws kill dogs based on a physical checklist that include things like a square shaped head , muscular body and short muzzle? Hope that doesn’t describe your ….um……boxer? Or how about your Great Dane? Even a pug could fit that description. A pit bull terrier is actually any dog that is a combination of any terrier breed, any bully breed and any one of the “pit” or “fighting” breeds. Who knows what those are? I know everyone can get a few correct – various, but not all, Mastiffs, bull terriers, Staffordshires- but did you know that Boston terriers, Shar-Peis, Kerry Blue terriers and Akitas are all considered “fighting” or “pit” breeds?

    Please take the time to think of it this way: there is irrefutable clinical evidence that we have a bond with dogs that our subconscious sees as essentially equal to the bond with another human. We receive such human like feedback and emotional mirroring that our brains basically see them as (for most people) less intelligent humans but they stimulate or our emotions like another human and inspire the same of emotions that are generally only inspired by other humans. To turn so callously and with virtually no actual fact or legitimate knowledge of who it is you’re condemning is frightening and stupid. If you wouldn’t say that a culture or race is barbaric without knowing even the slightest bit of truth about them why are you so capable to do that to a breed of dog that you can’t actually legitimately identify if it was licking your hand? You think you know but believe me you really don’t. The press sure as hell doesn’t and they cdon’t care either way as long as you stay scared and PETA and Ingrid absolutely don’t give a….. you know. Also don’t fool yourself for a second thinking that once PETA has succeeded with getting rid of the “pit bulls” that your little Fluffy is safe because they will try to take her from you, too. You are just as horrible for enslaving your little lap dog as all of the rest of us, “pit bull” fans or not.

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    1. I have a REAL problem with the term ‘Pit Bull Terrier”. Isn’t that just a term to mean a bull terrier type dog trained and used to fight in the Dog Fight Pits?
      Why does anybody call their dog a Pit Bull Terrier even if its parents were Pit Bulls, if the dog has never been in a pit fight?

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      1. Actually pitbull came from way back in the day large dogs that looked like mastiffs were put into a pit with a bull known as bull baiting. It was believed to tenderize the meat. When they were brought to America they were bred w terriers becomes they were used more as family dogs. Yes they were fought for fun. But they were taken care of. Or they were used as a companions to the children as protectors against wild animals. Pitbull is not from a negative lineage ppl havw made it a derogatory category of dog.

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        1. There is only one real pit bull, that is the American Pit Bull Terriers.
          To say pit bulls are dogs that look a certain way gives credits and credence to all these dog bite reports because people don’t know what a pit bull is.
          How would it look if you lumped ALL retriever breed bites into one group and called it the Retriever breed type bite stats?
          But they are doing just that with over a dozen different breeds and their mixes which grossly inflates the bite rate of the “pit bull”, which again is ONE BREED OF DOG.
          The rest should correctly be called Bully type.
          If a dog does not have registration paperwork identifying it as an American Pit Bull Terrier, it is NOT a pit bull, no more than a Golden, a Chessie, a Curly Coat or a Flat coat are Labradors, even though they are retrievers.

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          1. Unfortunately then I have been seriously misled 😦 I have been told that the UKC which ‘registers’ Pit Bull Terriers did NOT require ‘known and registered parentage for dogs. Therefore I was led to believe that anyone could register their dogs as Pit Bull provided that it looked like one 😦
            Which of course is the serious problem here in Australia. (Silly) people are calling their Bull Breed dogs “Pit Bulls” and therefore getting destruction or restriction orders placed on them. Vet and Council rangers are arbitrarily deciding that dogs are Pit Bulls an therefore they cannot register their dogs with the Councils.
            I have been adamantly telling people to NEVER call their Dog a Pit Bull. Either call it a Staffie (if it is small enough to pass) or a Staffie cross.

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          2. That is incorrect. There are some registries which allow cold registration, but the UKC is not one of them. The UKC is the first regstrty to register APBTs in fact, the UKC was formed to register them when the AKC refused to, and is the second largest all breed registry in the US.
            The issue is when you have someone crossing bull terriers and boxers.. I hear that is done a lot is Australia.. and they make great hog dogs (my information is second hand, I don’t know this for sure myself). And these bull terrier boxer crosses look like what? They look like “pit bhulls”
            Of course you’re not going to win any ribbons with them, but they fit into the sterotype of what people call pit bulls, large. muscular, big headed, short coated dogs.
            THEN there is the “American Bully, which is a APBT/Am Staff multiple different kinds of bulldog mixed bred mongrel.
            If you google pit bull image, I promise you the first ten images are NOT pit bulls, but American Bullys or POSbulls.
            To explain, the term POSbull is one I coined.. It has two meanings.. forst is POSSIBLY some kind of pit bull mix, but probably not, and the is P.O.S. bull… which is self explanatory. In any case, bully breed crosses and POSbulls are not pit bulls. But if they bite someone, the APBT gets blamed.
            Which is why you have so many BSL laws against the APBT called “pit bull” but owners of REAL APBTs steadfastly say their dogs do not bite.
            I mean any boxer cross is a “pit bull” Many rottie crosses are “pit bulls” and there are a number of other breeds and their crosses are “pit bulls”.. Is there no wonder that “pit bull” bites are so high? You have somewhere between 20 and 40 different breeds and mixes being called “pit bulls”.

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      1. If the dog has ADBA or UKC registry paperwork that says the dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier, then it is a pit bull. Otherwise it should be correctly identified as a Bully Type, and NOT a pit bull.
        A pit bull is not a TYPE or dog, it is a specific BREED of dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier.
        By lumping over a dozen different breeds together and calling them “pit bull bites” the bite stats on the breed has been significantly inflated with bite reports of dogs that have no proof other than a morphology it shares with more than a dozen different breeds,m that it was a pit bull bite.

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  6. Bravo, PETA! Ethical treatment of animals and people means no pit bull attacks. It also means fewer pits euthanized and abused. This is a huge step toward public safety from dogs whose love is the kill.

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    1. First off I have had many dogs in my life as a vet tech I.have taken care of all sorts I have been bitten by more non pitbulls dog than pitbulls this is not saying that there are pitbull that should not be put back in public. The dog wheather its a pitbull or a lab it should be deamed on it behavior not the breed I have a bait dog and she is the best dog I ever have had.shes get with my son and my best friends kids who spended a lot of time with her.

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          1. Your a moron Mary, and your EXACTLY the type of person on why our World is full of hate and uneducated scum like yourself. My family always had a Pit in the house, never bit a thing. My girlfriends chihuahua runs the house, not our 2 Pits. More labs bite than pits, smaller breeds, etc. They are only doing what that piece of sh*t human taught them.. bc they are so smart and willing to please. Any dog, breed, can be unpredictable and violent, get a hold of yourself. You obviously dont work with dogs bc you are what’s wrong w these groups against pit bulls!! My fiance is a dog groomer, do you know how many times they have been bit by Pit bulls? NONE. All little breeds and scared bigger breeds… it’s all on the pos human and how you train amd socialize your animal. Stop blaming Pits for humans fuck up you pos!!!

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        1. That’s so untrue and could be said for any dog!!! The difference is a shitzu mauling a person doesn’t make the News but are far worse than any pit bull. Blame the deed not the Breed

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          1. DOGS can sometimes be unpredictable. A responsible owner trains, socializes and monitors his/her dog at all times. I would never allow someone to interact with my dog(s) unless I was right there. This goes for ANY of my dogs…from minpin to lab to pittie. Dogs do not bite out of the blue with no warning……

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          2. The difference is NOT that Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Labradors, Airedales and more likely to attack, but that they can cause more damage than smaller dogs.
            A Chihuahua is unlikey to kill a Pit Bull Terrier if it attacks it — but a Pit Bull Terrier is likely to kill a Chihuahua that attacks it.

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          3. > she was bitten in the face by one who “wouldn’t hurt a fly”.>
            HOW come? Not like that silly reporter who bobbed down and went nose to nose with a nervous dog by any chance? She didn’t try to cuddle and hold the dog around the neck did she?
            (Because German Shepherds do NOT naturally ‘go’ for faces.)

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          4. Evelyn – she was in her home, friend with GS visiting, dog sitting on floor beside her, my friend on couch beside, owner was there in the room, GS unprovoked, un-anything, jumped up and bit my friend’s face, requiring lots of stitches and possible future surgery. Any dog can attack. This GS had a responsible owner, it was socialized, it was trained, so why? Because it’s an animal and they are unpredictable no matter the training, socializing, etc. Shit happens.

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        2. That is a stupid statement. For one pitbull is a category of dog not a breed. 2nd dogs like Stafford terriers rots, labs, cane corso, old English bulldog, boxer, ect. Are not killer dogs. 3rd most ppl can’t pic out a pitbull on the first time out of 100. 4 many ppl go off of eye witness reports not facts. Everyone knows eye witness reports are unreliable or shakey. Most ppl have issues remembering color. Please think before u speak.

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    2. Bravo is right!!! I’m glad PETA takes this stance, but not for the reasons your dumb A$$ thinks. PETA is the biggest joke, anytime PETA is brought up it immediately discredits anything it’s attached to, so by PETA coming out against PitBulls will just mean more people will hate PETA and love Pitts. PETA is the most unethical, selfish, corrupt organization out there, do some research people, PETA is not for the animals, maybe they were when they were first created but not now.

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    3. Except those murdering scum in PETA kill dogs and cats and STARVE mink and other captive bred fur bearing animals to death. PETA are nothing less that terrorist scum. I look forward to open season on them. I don’t hate them, they are just in the same category as mosquitoes. A dangerous pest. P.S. you madam are a POS and I hope you spend your life alone and unloved.

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    4. Mary, you’re ignorance and lack of knowledge is astounding!!! PETA condones the killing of dogs based on appearance! You , PETA, and the morons named in this post need to stop lying to the public!!

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    5. What a ridiculous post. You are implying its fine for other dogs to attack, but not pit bulls. Animal welfare will never get anywhere with small minded people like you around

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    6. BRAVO peta IS RIGHT. The overbreeding promotions by making these dogs popular on t.v. (just like the tatics big tobacco used) is only hurting the dogs. These people are the enemies of pitbulls. ALl dogs should be wanted and not bred in backyards for drug or rent money or dog fighting. Dog fighting is thriving.

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    7. Mary, your prejudice is disgusting. You’re obviously not very intelligent so I won’t waste my time writing a lengthy response to your pathetic comment. I will say that I hope that you don’t have any children. The world has enough idiots taking up space on this planet, so please refrain from passing on your genetics. Thank you.

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    8. It’s a shame you would say bravo to PETA and in the same breath say it means fewer pits euthanized, when PETA has gone on record saying that all pit bulls should be euthanized.
      In June 2005 Newkirk published her position on Pit Bulls. Her title: “An Animal Deadly as a Weapon”
      “Most people have no idea that at many animal shelters across the country, any pit bull that comes through the front door doesn’t go out the back door alive. From California to New York, many shelters have enacted policies requiring the automatic destruction of the huge and ever-growing number of “pits” they encounter. This news shocks and outrages the compassionate dog-lover.

      “Here’s another shocker: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the very organization that is trying to get you to denounce the killing of chickens for the table, foxes for fur or frogs for dissection, supports the shelters’ pit-bull policy, albeit with reluctance. We further encourage a ban on breeding pit bulls.

      “Those who argue against a breeding ban and the shelter euthanasia policy for pit bulls are naive.

      “People who genuinely care about dogs won’t be affected by a ban on pit- bull breeding.

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  7. The only way this will gain a toehold is for people to give it press. PETA will use any excuse to kill more dogs; the best thing that could be done in this case is to ignore it completely.

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    1. Giving this press everywhere, to everyone, every day. When you see your neighbor grotesquely torn apart and grown men cannot stop it, you know people like you are evil and want the pit bull attacks.

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        1. how is it not exhausting to see so many pitbulls overbred and used in dog fighting? What is humane about that? Pitbulls are spayed and neutered the least, promoted on t.v. and grant moneys for free spay and neutering is returned. Dogs are fighting to death in neighborhoods all over america and pitbull advocacy is the dog fighters best friend keep the sadistic crime going. No solutions for decades. One of the memes on the website is pitbulls as they are victims too. The denial of reality in your brain must also be exhausting.

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      1. My grandmother was attacked by a border collie. It was a mean dog. All border collies should not have to pay for the actions of another dog. Pits, like any other animal should be judged by their own behavior. If you should not judge a race of people by the actions of a few, you should not judge a breed of dog by the actions of a few.

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        1. and did she need a life flight helicopter? Months in the hospital? Skin graphs, an artifiical limbs to go along with the wheel chair or was she killed? Did she loose her tongue and ability to talk? Lets compare mosquito bites to pitbull maulings too now huh. Nichole Cartee remember her.. This years pitbull owner killed by her own sweet pitbull.. among other owners.

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          1. Merese, would you have ALL step fathers killed because so many have killed of severely damaged their step children? Would you have all drug addicts put down because so many of them have killed or severely injured other people? Would you ban all cars because so many people are killed or injured by cars?
            Or would you think it better to educate young mothers, young men, rehabilitate drug addicts and have better drive instruction and better road traffic control?

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      2. My niece was grotesquely torn apart,face and all, by a labradoodle.but I’m wise enough to realize that not every dog that falls in this breed is a menace to society. …come on now

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        1. so one attack equals thousands and over 300 deaths? Love the god that made sure your niece was not attacked by a pitbull and learn math.

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          1. like an idiot spewing ignorance and fear mongoring. The only problem with this breed are humans but of course there is no out cry for the same punishment for asshole that abuse animals. There are so many people that hate people like you.

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      3. It’s people like Mary that make the idea of banning free speech seem like a viable option.
        Just have to keep reminding myself that everyone has the right to their opinion even if it is laced with hatred, and comes from the mouth of someone with half of a brain cell.

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  8. “Pit bulls are the breed of choice for dog fighters, which is why People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), as reported in TIME Magazine, June 20, 2014, supports mandatory spay/neuter programs specifically for pit bull type dogs in order to end this inhumane activity, as well as the rampant overbreeding leading to pit bull euthanization of almost one million per year.”
    PETA does NOT want to eradicate pitbulls. People, educate yourselves.

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    1. Ingrid Newkirk has been quoted as saying she supports the killing of all pit bulls who enter the shelter and whole heartedly supports a ban on breeding. Here is her direct quote: “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the very organization that is trying to get you to denounce the killing of chickens for the table, foxes for fur or frogs for dissection, supports the shelters’ pit-bull policy, albeit with reluctance. We further encourage a ban on breeding pit bulls.

      “Those who argue against a breeding ban and the shelter euthanasia policy for pit bulls are naive.

      “People who genuinely care about dogs won’t be affected by a ban on pit- bull breeding. They can go to the shelter and save one of the countless other breeds and lovable mutts sitting on death row. ”

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      1. i work for a rescue that ‘specializes’ in pit bull type dogs, i also have volunteered for urban municipal shelters, and regularly flag a disheartening number of pit bull backyard breeder posts on CL and for that reason i would (in theory) support a ban on breeding.

        although, i firmly believe that ‘separating’ any dog by breed is ultimately discriminatory so in essence i would like to see an end to all dog breeding- both accidental and intentional- while we are killing millions every year for lack of homes. pit bull type dogs are a dime and dozen in neighborhoods from NY to CA and that is in no way a good thing. that is why pit bull type dogs are also the most abused and neglected dogs out there. and this is one of the main reasons PETA supports ‘pit bull’ breeding bans. contact them and ask them yourself.

        you might not agree with PETA’s euthanasia policy, but their work is hardly limited to that, nor is it as draconian as made out by the Center for Consumer Freedom and the idiot nathan winograd, ie. many animals in that statistic are pets brought in by their poor owners who cannot afford a vet for euthanasia- and PETA will provide that for free. they also help about 6,000 backyard dogs every year in some very poor and underserved communities in rural SE VA and NE NC. all these animals who never figure into their ‘shelter’ statistics.

        that said i would be disappointed to see PETA align themselves with the dogsbite.org loonies.

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          1. Do you have a source for that? I’m desparately looking for evidence as I’m currently in a debate with someone on a different platform. I told him I was shocked but not surprised that PETA would align with NPBVAD and he said he wouldn’t believe me unless he saw proof.

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        1. “many animals in that statistic are pets brought in by their poor owners who cannot afford a
          vet for euthanasia”

          This is a PETA lie that you have bought into. The state of Virginia requires only the number of ADOPTABLE animal put to sleep. ADOPTABLE.
          This does not include the sick and dying and animals brought in for euthanasia by their owners.. this is ONLY the ADOPTABLE animals.
          So those numbers you see are NOT the numbers of dying dogs and cats, it’s not the number of dogs and cats so sick that euthanasia is the kindest thing. they are NOT the number of animals brought in for euthanasia by their owners.. It is the number of ADOPTABLE animals they kill every year.
          And that is sickening.
          Now, I am going to say I have heard that PETAs reports are always late every year, because the forms are sent back several times for correction, until they ONLY list the number of ADOPTABLE animals they have killed, but THAT could well be propaganda and I don’t know the truth of that. But the truth of what is required for the Virginia is able to be found and verified from government sources. I suggest you do what I have done and look it up for yourself and see the truth behind the PETA lies.

          That aside, I will NEVER commend them for the work they do for animals, because their end goal is the end of all animal exploitation and PETA feels that owning a pet for companionship is exploitation.. aside from the fact that Newkirk has openly said she doesn’t have a problem with someone committing bestiality so long as the animal is not exploited (like what???).
          So according to Newkirk, who IS PETA, owning an animal for companionship is exploitation (and people need to seek people for companionship) but having sex with one might not be… Kind of puts her “pure bred human” comment in perspective, doesn’t it?

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    2. Lauren,

      You are incorrect in your assessment of PETA. Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and President of PETA despises pit bull type dogs and has been trying for years to eradicate them.

      She feels that her experience working with pit bulls in a DC shelter applies to all bully breed owners and their dogs. She’s completely wrong and misinformed. All dogs. no matter the breed, are individuals and should be assessed as such. Owners are all individuals, too.

      PETA’s stance on pit bull type dogs, led by Newkirk is that they are deadly weapons and should be done away with – she supports breed bans and helps disseminate untruths about our breed.

      Just as an aside, PETA members have snuck into several no-kill shelters, taken dogs and euthanized them.

      Much like Merritt Clifton, they are all propagandizers in one way or another.

      This is no surprise to me that Newkirk and her cronies are siding with the likes of Clifton and Lynn – documented truth and statistics mean nothing to them.

      Have a look-see at what PETA has to say about pit bull type dogs:

      http://www.swaylove.org/peta-vs-pit-bulls-the-truth-in-their-own-words

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      1. the fact that newkirk didn’t like working with pit bulls at a shelter, fits right in with her notion of no pets. She clearly doesn’t like animals and doesn’t have any empathy for their pain and suffering. She’s also arrogant–the Vicktory dogs proved her wrong, but we’ve heard nary a peep.

        Besides killing 93% of the pets surrendered to their Norfolk shelter, Peta has also stolen animals off people’s porches, immediately killing them. They’ve lied to families, veterianarians, etc–promising to find the animals a home, but immediately killing them.

        Their Norfolk shelter has a huge freezer and a big euthanasia room, but no kennels designed to hold a dog for a few weeks.

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    3. Lauren, a mandatory spay/neuter program targeted specifically at Pit Bull type dogs has ONE logical conclusion: no more Pit Bull type dogs. Think it through.

      What’s more, they do in fact want to eradicate all pet dogs. “In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”

      Ingrid Newkirk, Newsday, 1988 February 21

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    4. exactly Peta offers free spay and neutering of all dogs and we all know and can document that pitbulls are spayed and neutered the least and overbred in backyards and formal breeding programs the most. These people ignore reality and vicious dog fighting SAD for the dogs

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  9. And this is why I hate PETA even more now!! I used to support PETA until I did my own research!!! They are Animal killers!! They could careless if animals live or die. Just as long as the public keeps funding their BS campaign!!! I am a Proud Pitbull Mom and I WILL CONTINUE to be THEIR VOICE as long as I am BREATHING!!! I wish People would open their eyes and see what PETA really represents!!!

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    1. Yeah and my Pit bull has been attacked by shit zus everytime we goto the.dog parks. And he doesn’t do a thing back, why? Bc I raised him right and Ill take care of the shitzh myself!

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      1. Exactly Dana! My pit was attacked by not one, but two Jack Russel’s. They were on a long lead and bit her in the face. She needed 7 stitches. When I confronted the owner, he said “You have a damn pit bull, how many dogs has it attacked?”, to which I replied “None. I have trained and cared for my dog to ensure she never becomes aggressive in the way both of your dogs have.”
        Needless to say, I had to take him to court for vet fees, and happy to say that I won. The judge put that elderly man in his place once she saw the photos of my dog’s face.
        People need to educate themselves and realize that pitties aren’t evil, the people who breed them to fight are. Why don’t we euthanize those who fight them? Why don’t we ban them? Oooh I know, because that would be discrimination.

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        1. Little Terriers can be pretty nasty — while their owners look on and say “She thinks she’s a Big Dog. isn’t she cute.” Well, no they are NOT cute — I have four children and five dog bite scars between the four. EACH bite was from a small terrier — well different terriers.
          Now I do NOT recommend putting down all Jack Russels or Australian Terriers. Just education of their owners.

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        2. Jack Russell people will tell you themselves that if Jack Russells were bigger (40-50 lbs) they would lead in dog bites. They are rough and tough terriers bred to kill vermin and they think they are a lot of dog.
          This is prevalent in most terriers, but most have been bred down, wereas the JRT is one of the few terrier breeds still being used in the field for varmint killing (groundhogs and badgers and even foxes) AND also have a large presence in the pet world.

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  10. PETA is not a protection agency – not by any standards anymore. They believe in killing animals as protection (and it has been proven). They also have been known to kill pit bull/bully breeds frequently. do some research. This alliance is not a surprise

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  11. I’m still in shock. I thought this was was an organization that really cared for the well being of all animals and had no discrimination of any breed. That their intentions were pure and honest. This is really heartbreaking for the dogs that were put in their care for help and instead meet their death. It so saddens me. What a disappointment PETA is. What do u have to say for yourself.

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    1. Shocked? Are you aware that dog fighting is thriving and pitbulls are overbred in backyards and used by low level gangs to high level gamlbers nationwide. What is humane about dog fighting? Pits are spayed and neutered the least of all dogs and you drink the koolaid of the propaganda orgs that keep the blood bath going for criminals that don’t care about the dogs.. like drug dealers they don’t pay taxes or care about victims. YOU and your clueless followers should remember that t.v. propaganda using celebs and slogans duped the majority of adults in the USA to take up smoking. We were duped before and we are duped now. These dogs are overbred like flies to make dog fighters safe. Don’t help dog fighters. PETA is on target. Free spay and neutering offered by PET Smart and other companies grants is returned UNUSED. If Pitbull owners won’t get hip to the horrors they are supporting the dogs need manadatory spay and neutering to protect them from dog fighters. DAH wake up

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      1. And you have quite obviously failed to read several of the articles and research that suggest otherwise. Therefore, that makes you the idiot or in your words “the one who has been duped.”

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      2. You CAN stop dog fighting without blaming the dogs that are used. PETA would do better to set breaking up Dog Pit Fighting rings instead of blaming the dog.
        There are plenty of other dog breeds and breed mixes that would do as well in the pits.

        Think Jack Russell Terriers — a breeder once told be tat IF Jack Russels were as big as German Shepherds, they would need to be kept in Tiger Cages

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      3. Is the DOG to blame for the people who train/use it to fight in dogs pits? Maybe it would be FAR better to de-sex all PEOPLE found to be involved in ‘dog fighting”? Or even (if possible) euthanasia for these poor damaged people???

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  12. I worked at a county animal shelter for a short time. I saw every breed and mixed breed imaginable come through there. Mostly, Pit Bulls and PB mixes. We had court ordered holds on entire vicious fighting rings of PB’s. Not once, did any of them ever think of biting me – ever. In fact, the only time I’ve ever been bitten by a dog in my life was by my in-laws Yorkshire Terrier about 2 months ago. He not only bit, he broke skin. I own a gorgeous APBT right now. I have no fears or worries of her doing anything violent to anyone. My in-laws Yorkie, now that’s a different story…

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  13. I am only one person, but I wish that more people could see MY view of reality when it comes to dog bites. In my 50-odd years, I have been bitten (not mauled, but broken skin and blood in any case) three times by dogs – twice by shepherds and once by a collie. I have known numerous pit-bull type dogs, and have owned both a boxer/pit mix and a pure-bred Staffie. The only danger I ever felt from any of these block-headed lumps was that of having my toes crushed when a pibble chose my foot as its favorite standing spot! I even had one man tell me that his pit was “dangerous”, but after the dog seeing me a few dozen times and me talking to it like it was a person, he witnessed his “dangerous” pit bull actually crawl towards me, offer his belly, and then suck on my thumb! My current dog, Maggie, (who looks enough like Bubba to be his little sister) is protective when I am here alone and lying down. But she has never bitten anyone, and loves HER cat and all kids that she has met. The people referenced in this “press release” get attention because they know how to push peoples’ buttons.

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  14. So here are my thoughts on this. First of all PRWeb is a press release site that is usable by ANYONE to write their own release. It’s not any kind of “legitimate” PR site. The only person I knew who ever used it before this was a lifetime criminal who used it because no legitimate PR firm would touch him.

    My guess is either Merritt or Jeff “Bogart” Borchardt wrote and released this.

    EVERY SINGLE group named, with the exception of PETA is an offshot of DBO. With the exception of Merritt Clifton who is just a jackass on his own.

    WHY would PETA be involved in this? They aren’t. PETA does not give two shits about the victims of dog bite attacks. The don’t care about human victims of anything. They lobby for animals. Period.

    This was Borchardts shady way of trying to give themselves some legitimacy on a date that has already failed them more than once (they try this every year).

    Sadly, they are getting it, because everyone is writing about it.

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    1. “They lobby for animals.” Really? Like when they send congratulatory messages every single time a shelter goes from no-kill to kill? Like every single time they write one of those poisoned pill letters to a newspaper that’s considering BSL laws or adopting pits again from a shelter, and PETA informs them that pits need to die, and gives them some of the most convoluted logic ever for why the dogs should die? Oh, I know, it’s in the way they treat animals in their Norfolk ‘shelter’: which, of course, is why Virginia passed a special law designed to reign in that house of horrors and killing field.

      They don’t lobby ‘for’ animals. PETA hates them.

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      1. VA did not pass any special bill aimed at PETA. PETA also does not run a shelter in the way one might think of an open admission animal shelter and the facility is hardly a House of Horrors. PETA does not send out congratulatory messages to shelters who must back out of their no-kill plan, but to my knowledge they did send one concillatory message (that gets trotted out by winograd et al) when one shelter could no longer support their ‘no-kill mission- due to lack of funding and too many animals.

        lastly PETA does not hate animals. it would be great if you actually contacted them or learned more about the work they do, instead of just believing the internet smear campaign by the likes of CCF and Nathan Winograd.

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        1. exactly PETA wants to stop relentless dog fighting.. Nathan Windograd wants to allow purposeful overbreeding of pitbulls and keep them in a cage so humans have a job. No dog should be raised to live out its life in a cage. CNN did an expose on ASPCA and found the majority of their money went to HUMANS not animals. These people are clueless and hurting pitbulls and protecting dog fighters. http://www.nationalpitbullvictimawarenessday.org/ Peta’s statement is on their meme on the meme page.. “We can’t stop killing them if we don’t stop breeding them”.

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          1. There is a great deal of difference between killing all dogs of one (purported) breed, and controlling over breeding and cruelty to the dogs of that breed/description.
            Banning/killing of one particular type of dog, will NOT stop the dog fighting rings. There are plenty of other dog out there — ranging from Jack Russel Terriers through to Black Russia Terriers by way of boxers, bull terriers, Australian Cattle Dogs, bull mastiffs, Sharpeis, Akitas and Rottweilers.

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    2. The borchardts no. They are just a contact person The website was started by a woman who had her dog decapitated on a walk with her developmentally disabled daughter. the pitbull owner could not get the dog to let go of course. The website also addresses pitbull dog fighting and the fact that PITBULLS Are victims of pitbull advocacy that has done nothing to stop dog fighting or curb the overbreeding that hides the sadistic crime. NOTHING find it under memes http://www.nationalpitbullvictimawarenessday.org/

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