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Why Breed Specific Legislation is Stupid

I have had it up to my ears with the person known as Colleen Lynn and her site, dogsbite.org.  It advocates for the euthanization of Pit Bulls and Breed Specific Legislation. I’m going to quote the Huffington Post article by Arin Greenwood for this information:

The newest comprehensive examination of dog bite statistics, put out in December by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, looked at what factors tended to lead to fatal dog bites. These include a dog not being spayed or neutered, dogs being “kept isolated from regular positive human interactions,” away from the rest of the family, and dog owners having histories of abusing their pets.

Some pit bulls bite, of course, just like some of any breed of dog will bite. And the media may be more likely to report a pit bull’s bite, or the person bitten may be more likely to think the dog that bit them is a pit. What the JAVMA study shows, though, is that breed is specifically found not to be a factor in the likelihood of a fatal dog bite.

There you have it; breed really is not a factor of fatality.

So what is?

I’ll tell you what is, the American News Media and how it destroys the image of the breed in its attempt to get ratings.  I went to school for journalism, and I can tell you right now that all this does is give an article hype. If the media throws the words “Pit Bull” in front of an article, the ratings go up.

And that is all the media outlets want.

A woman on the thread of “The Problem with Pit Bulls” that was poorly written in TIME Magazine, posted a list of articles for the world to see.  I think the world needs to see this list:

Baby killed by Catahoula Hound
http://m.clickondetroit.com/news/infant-mauled-to-death-by-family-dog/26400472

Infant killed by a Pomeranian
http://articles.latimes.com/2000/oct/09/local/me-34015

Baby killed by Black Labrador
http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?story=8746561&catId=112042

Infant killed by a Retriever/ Chow Mix
http://alldogsbite.org/2013/08/2009-case-highlights-the-risks-of-dogs-and-new-babies/

2 yr.old girl killed by Great Dane
http://www.unchainyourdog.org/news/Roebuck.htm

Infant killed by Golden Retriever
http://retrieverman.net/2012/04/25/golden-retriever-mix-kills-baby-in-south-carolina/

79 yr. old woman killed by Mastiff mix
http://www.wirefm.com/news/local/two-jailed-over-liverpool-dog-attack/

One year old boy killed by Rottweiler
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmyfox8.com%2F2014%2F05%2F05%2F1-year-old-boy-dies-after-rottweiler-attack%2F&h=2AQHMKdrf

Infant killed by Jack Russell Terrier
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmetro.co.uk%2F2013%2F04%2F09%2Fharry-harper-inquest-docile-pet-dogs-bite-killed-baby-boy-asleep-in-his-cot-3590392%2F&h=MAQE8320o

Elderly Woman killed by a Cane Corso
http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2014/02/fatal-dog-attack-in-dayton-oh-on-breed-the-media-common-denomenators-reckless-owners-and-ineffective.html

A newborn baby killed by Shiba Inus
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2013%2F12%2F11%2Fmia-gibson-killed-dogs_n_4425476.html&h=EAQFLEIcY

Elderly woman killed by Rottweiler
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfoxal.com%2Fstory%2F25020271%2Fleeds-couple-sentenced-for-dog-attack-that-killed-neighbor&h=rAQHD0D0s

7 yr. old girl killed by Malamutes
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.therecord.com%2Fnews-story%2F4416501-seven-year-old-manitoba-girl-dead-after-dogs-attack%2F&h=VAQEE-xoP

13 yr. old boy killed by Mastiff
http://www.northjersey.com/mobile/news/answers-are-scarce-in-paterson-fatal-dog-attack-1.730543

4 yr. old girl killed by Labrador/Husky mix
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/28/ala-girl-4-dies-after-being-att

2 Mastiffs attack a jogger
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au%2Fnews%2Fjogturns-nasty-as-dogs-rip-intotimo%2F2269158%2F&h=gAQE_-wiZ

Labrador-Shepherd Mix attack elderly woman
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/local/x1760077341/Wilson-woman-needs-57-stitches-after-being-attacked-by-neighbors-dog

Mastiff bites young man
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1406/S00408/whitianga-dog-attack-owner-comes-forward.htm

A Samoyed Husky attacks middle-aged woman
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Walker-left-in-state-of-shock-following-dog-attack-20140519104357.htm#ixzz32CyIPrPr

A 4 year old is nearly killed when a Labrador attacks him
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/boy-4-recovering-after-dog-bites-him-while-playing-at-the-spits-dog-beach/story-fnihsrk2-1226793584839

Black Labrador Retriever attacks girl
http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/davis/2014/06/06/children-attacked-by-dogs-in-davis/10110165/

French Bulldog-Labrador mix bites 8 year old girl
http://globalnews.ca/news/1369543/dog-seized-after-biting-9-year-old/

A pregnant woman’s lip is nearly torn of when she is attacked by a Rhodesian Ridgeback
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-news%2Fpregnant-womans-lip-bitten-horror-3481529&h=yAQFHfGWt

Chesapeake bay Retriever mauls woman
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/05/attacked_over_backyard_fence_p.html

A teenager is mauled by a husky
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-news%2Fcharlotte-edmondson-dog-attack-teen-3469091&h=BAQHAMT2g

You can read her full list here at the article: http://time.com/2891180/kfc-and-the-pit-bull-attack-of-a-little-girl/

Need any more information? Check this out:

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Does that help paint a picture of how the media has wrongfully created a monster? There are many more articles to post with various breeds, but you, my readers should look that up for yourself. This is why there should be no breed specific legislation. Dogs can and will bite if provoked or if they are in fear of something.  But when a media outlet throws the words PIT BULL in, even wrongfully, it makes the situation worse.  Remember that viral video of a kid that was saved by his cat? The media immediately said pit bull, then it had to retract that statement because the dog was a CHOW mix. I’m calling out every single media organization to change its standards and stop this stupidity. I’m telling you to do your job instead of creating a mess. All breed specific legislation does is make potential dog owners afraid of a dog because the media has made it that way.

Colleen Lynn, you are a terrible human being. But, what can I say? You come from a species that has enslaved African people for the color of their skin. You come from a species that kills for sport. You come from a species that herded Native Americans onto reservations.  You come from a species that put Jewish people into camps for practicing their religion and tortured them before killing them. You come from a species that abuses anything and everything that it can so it can feel “powerful.” The species has a glowing record for turmoil, despair,and negligence.  That’s putting it nicely.  There have always been people like you. There always will be people like you.  People that think they’re doing the world a favor by eradicating a species they deem to be inferior. How do you put it? “It’s in their DNA.”  I can see that a long line of hatred and ignorance is in your DNA.

To be honest, I feel sorry for you and your pathetic excuse for a life.  If you have this much hatred in your heart, you don’t know real love.  I feel sorry for your heart. I feel sorry for your soul, but given your hatred, I’m not entirely sure you have either a heart or a soul.

But you can be sure that there have always been people like me that make it their mission to stop people like you.

 

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God Save The States

When people think of America, they are supposed to think of a land of opportunity. America was once the land where people fled to to escape the hardships of their countries.

And now, America is a land of entitlement.

Unless you live under a rock, you know that July 22, 2013 marked the addition of the Royal Baby in England. As I was browsing Facebook yesterday, and was working at my job, I noticed that while I was excited for this historic moment that a lot of people weren’t.  Many people said, “This is America and that’s not American.” Others said, “That baby isn’t any more special than mine.”

Well then.

I read the arrogance; because deep down,  dissing the birth of a child is nothing more than selfish and arrogant. I examined the words and the people that came into the bar that told me I was not American for watching this news. I responded to them with, “If you define being American as being so ignorant that you cannot appreciate or acknowledge the entire planet, then I feel sorry for you. This planet is far more than the United States,  which is a country in turmoil and owned by China.”

So is this what this country has become? A land that is so self-engrossed that it whines about the birth of a child? The Royal family is loved for the reasons it is hated; it’s rooted in tradition and it embraces its people. Not another single leader in the world besides the Pope has the devotion from its people that the Royal Family has. You don’t see people falling over President Obama, that is for sure. People ask why did the Duke and Duchess appear today to the people. Tradition.  And that’s what sets that country apart and above this one. Their people love and respect them because they legitimately show a concern and love their people.

I mean, Lord, just today the news says of another mayor, Weiner, in New York getting in trouble for sexting. You don’t see the royals acting like that, do you?

American entitlement and ignorance. It’s a growing problem and has been for centuries. It doesn’t matter if you’re Chinese, black, Latin or white; this country teaches you to be entitled.

And it’s a damn shame.

Racism is in existence because of entitlement. Racism isn’t about the color of people’s skin; it’s about attitudes.  I am reminded of a time in college at Penn State University when I attended a race relations seminar. As someone who is biracial, people were interested in what I had to say. They were shocked as well because I told them the truth:

I experienced more black hatred from my black father and his family then I did from my white mother.

Shocking? No. It’s not. That’s what racism is all about; allowing your cultural hangups to define your life. I didn’t know there was racial hatred until my father pointed out that there was a skin color difference. Up until then I thought everyone was the same; it was he that made the distinction that he was different. In this same seminar I sat down with a young, black female that was from Africa. She told me of her problems with the African Americans at the school because they told her she wasn’t black enough.

Crazy right? She’s from Africa and they don’t consider her black.

The reason:

She spoke proper English and not ebonics.

Again we have arrogance.  Ebonics doesn’t make you black, and neither does proper English speaking make you not black. Its things like these that make people hate each other. There is no proper way for a race to act; people should not be entitled.  If you want to speak ebonics then fine, but it doesn’t make you black, it makes you sound uneducated. And you know that stereotype that black people love fried chicken? They aren’t frying chickens in Africa;  that’s an American thing. African nations were largely a part of England, so stop saying “This is how my people talk” because thats how American black people think they’re supposed to talk.

Racism…..arrogance.
It all goes hand in hand and these are just a few examples of how this pathetic country has allowed this to exist because of refusing to educate its people. You work for something; you aren’t entitled to anything.

Racism will end when the arrogance ends. Racism will end when entitlement ends.

Arrogance will end when people stop being ignorant to the other countries of the world.

We have one planet and America is well on its arrogant way to ruining the whole planet with its entitlement.

Stop being selfish and start being proactive.  Remember Princess Diana? People loved her and she worked for the people. She helped as many people as she could and her son William is well on his way to following in her footsteps.

Try some of that. And then maybe this country can rebound to the land of the free instead of the land of the entitled.