Who Are The Real Monsters, Pit Bulls Or Humans?
I have never been afraid of Pit Bulls and have always known it is the owners who make them monsters and not the dogs being born that way. After becoming a pit bull owner I became all the more anti bsl (breed specific legislation) and pro-pit. The more I research the breed and the more I came to know our little guy Bowser the more I realize how truly great these dogs are. They are depicted as natural born killers, monsters that are bread to be nothing more than vicious fighting/killing machines. Like most everything else the media is shedding the wrong light on these sweet, loving creatures. American Pit Bull Terriers are a wonderful breed, they are highly intelligent, loyal, sweet, friendly, family dogs who have a tremendous eagerness and will to please their owners. It is when that eagerness and determination to please is placed into the wrong hands that they become aggressive fighting dogs that most people know them as. It is not them but the people who own and train them that are the monsters, the dogs are only trying their best to please the master. Thus, why blame them when it is the person's will that drives the behavior? We as humans are the most intelligent creatures on the planet, yet we are also the most ignorant. It's not hard to see that we as a society do not have a Pit Bull problem; we have an irresponsible owner problem. Why are we so quick to pass judgment upon a lesser creature, a dog who cannot possibly understand why he is being discriminated against? That which man does not understand man hates; that which he hates he destroys. Does this sound fair to you? Human beings by far are more vicious that any Pit Bull, out of our cruelty and abuse stems fearful creatures that have learned that man cannot be trusted. Dogs look up to us as their pack leaders; they only do what their leader teaches. It is our responsibility as humans to guide them, yet instead me mistreat them and misuse their abilities and turn them into what people have come to fear. Yet out of all the abuse, neglect, torment, torture and pain they endure they can still show love. How many of us could say the same?
The Real Victims
These dogs are not to be feared, hated, or banned; they are to be helped. Pit Bulls and other so called aggressive/dangerous breeds need us to show the world that they are not monsters; they are just dogs, pets, and family members. We as humans need to step up and take responsibility for our actions and stop passing the blame onto the real victims, the dogs. They are living, breathing creatures just like you and I, so why don't they deserve a second chance? Wouldn't you like one? Even dogs that have been victims, being forced to fight, can be rehabilitated and can turn around to become what they have always wanted to; loving house pets. Anything placed into the wrong hands can become potentially dangerous, and any dog can be made into a vicious, aggressive creature. In reality when it comes to temperament tests of dog breeds most likely to bite the Pit Bull was 4th….from the BOTTOM of the list. Labrador Retrievers and Spaniels are statistically more likely to bite that a Pit Bull. Isn't that a shocker? There is no such thing as bad dogs only bad owners. Ask yourself this, when a dog does attack a human does the news ever say why? Perhaps it was the way the dog was raised, or perhaps the dog was provoked. But ah I'm forgetting humans never like to stand up and take responsibility for anything wrong that we do; for any crime that we commit. So why should I expect us to take the blame for these poor Pit Bulls. It's so much easier to blame the dog, to say oh it's in their nature, they are the problem. Man likes the easy way out and nothing is easier than blaming something that can't stand up and defend its self. *sigh* All this makes me sick! Let's do something about the real problem, the real monsters; let's do something about ourselves!
Links about BSL
MySpace profile for We Are Not Monsters with pictures, videos, personal blog, interests, information about me and more
- Breed Specific Legislation - How it effects American Pit Bull Terrier owners
Breed specific legislation is sweeping the world. America, Canada, Germany, and many other countries are joining this bandaid bandwagon. Our dogs are feeling the wrath of these laws everyday.
- Fighting Breed Specific Legislation
- Pit Bull Rescue Central
Pit Bull Rescue Central is a virtual shelter for homeless Pit Bulls, Am Staffs and Pit Mixes.
- Breed Specific Legislation in the U.S.
- BREED-SPECIFIC LEGISLATION