|Barked: Tue Dec 6, '05 1:49pm PST |
Ok, either I have misread something here or need further clarification-Ziero, are you saying that you are against this documentation because it misrepresents the persons involved? In this thread, we were discussing the quality/knowledge you may have about this dvd...so what is your opinion on the dvd? Have you seen it?
From what I got from what Ziero has said, is that you have to accept the history of the Pit Bull to fully understand the breed for it's qualities and characteristics. Pit Bulls tend to be animal aggressive-this is NOT the same thing as people aggressive-which should NEVER be tolerated. Pit Bulls were not bred to be people aggressive, they were originally bred to be easily broken up(in a fight) by people who were fighting them(typically poor people-farmers at the time). You can read this in any history of the Pit Bull Terrier. Please visit pbrc.net for quick history info.
Because people aggression and animal aggression are two seperate things, a suspected fighting dog, bait dog, or fighting dog IS able to be rehomed. There is an organization that actually takes in fighting dogs and works in rehabilitating them in order to rehome them safely. I have worked with a Pit Bull who was used for a bait dog; she was the sweetest dog I have EVER met. She never wanted to fight-as she showed NO aggression to any of the dogs in the kennel-not even a bark-she gave kisses to the other doggies through the fence! This dog would drag whoever was walking her to my car when she would see me pull in, and shower me with kisses, wiggling all over-so happy to see those that loved her. I would go in her kennel and rub her belly, allowing her to kiss my face-this is not something you do with an animal that you would fear, or that is dangerous. She was placed in a loving home with people who knew about her past and were willing to love her and show her a new life. She has been with them for quite a long time now, and is doing just fine. It can be done-depending on the animal and his/her temperment.
With that, I will say that dog fighting is wrong, and I do NOT condone it, nor do I have anything less than disgust for the people who take part in such a disturbing act of violence. These people are mentally ill, as one Pit Bull Rescue site directs them to a mental health site upon their visiting, I think that these people have serious issues. I love all of my bully dogs more than anything, and when I met that sweet pittie girl who had been used for bait-and she looked into my eyes-exausted from having been let loose to disappear forever by her abuser on the hottest day of the year-wondering what was to become of her next-I knew that she did not deserve to die-she was not dangerous-she deserved to be loved. And that is just what we did-loved her-and now she has her second chance to grow old and fat like every dog deserves to do-surrounded by love.
Please do not look upon these victims of the worst type of abuse possible, as dangerous. Very often this is not the case. Please open up your hearts.
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