Monday, February 25, 2008
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In this pursuit, most will become aware of the many organizations that work toward bringing change.
However, some that get involved may not stop to think about the unintended consequences that may come from their donations and support.
This blog entry from Lindsay Biddle at the APBTNetwork Blog gives a look at the distinct differences between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare.
The Knock Out Dog Fighting Team includes Professional MMA fighters and Boxers, Pro Body Builders, and a slew of other talented professionals. The Knock Out Team works through the school and juvenile detention systems to educate youngsters on dog fighting and animal cruelty issues. This program is the brain child of For Pits Sake founder, Kris Crawford.
No Pit bull Bans .com has been around for quite some time. The site has many links that are useful to fighting BSL, and keeping abreast of the many other aspects of animal legislation.
Here at the WPBTCA, we focus on a many diverse events that suit our breed as a working dog. Currently, sports that the club recognizes are Obedience, Weight Pull, Scenting, Agility, Schutzhund, and Ring Events. Additionally, we have developed a Conformation Standard for the working Pit Bull. Having active membership within all of the venues that the club supports assists us in becoming the best organization that the Pit Bull world has ever seen.
In addition to sport work and competition, we believe in community outreach and breed awareness. With the breed under the microscope, it's not enough to simply be responsible with our dogs. We must also fight BSL and guide new owners along the path to becoming the best representatives of our breed.
By illustrating stories of pit bulls sharing their lives with a variety of people and animals, The Unexpected Pit Bull, hopes to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of pit bulls, and combat the negative stereotype held against these dogs.
As always, the organization donates all net proceeds from the calender to top rescue and advocacy groups from coast to coast.
The Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) website is a virtual shelter and resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and pit bull mixes.
Diane Jessup's, Working Pit Bull.Com, is one of the better online pit bull resources.
She is a retired Animal Control Officer that has been involved with pit bulls for several decades.
This website has information on most everything pit bull: history, current events, dog fighting, advocacy, training, and working pit bull dogs - certainly worth a look.
BADRAP is one of the better known pit bull rescue's in the US.
Their website has great information on responsible dog ownership, and a blog that keeps up with the many issues surrounding pit bulls and rescue work. Their page can be found at this link: BADRAP.ORG.
The Pit bull Place is a GREAT online forum for both newbies and seasoned Pit bull folks. It is a forum with many members, all of which have varying opinions on the many issues surrounding Pit bulls, dogs, training, rescue, breeders, and pretty much everything else.
The APBT Network Encyclopedia has information on pit bulls and related topics (training, dog sports, etc..). The APBT Network forum is also a great resource.
Demo-Dog, Jon Bozak and Scott Brun’s green-themed, graphic fable, is a book that has kids and adults rooting for one of the most unique canine heroes to come along in ages – Demo!
“Because every underdog has his day.”
LawDogsUSA, a not for profit organization that provides American Pit bulls to Law Enforcement Agencies for use in bomb and narcotic detection.
"Yeah, he's a fighter. A crime fighter."
webpage and a forum.
Stop-by these websites for more information on this awesome little athlete.
"changing minds one disc at a time."
Hector, a male pit bull that was confiscated from Micheal Vick's yard and is now a certified therapy dog.
Why Pit bulls?
In short, I find many pit bulls to posses the qualities that I value in a canine companion: great with friendly people, loyal, goofy, energetic, athletic, intelligent, and willing. To be sure, the run-of-the-mill pit bull is a lot of dog. It is all of these qualities in a medium-sized dog that has me so taken by pit bulls.
Alas, there are many aspects of pit bull ownership that are less enjoyable. Namely, dealing with the many negative stereotypes, and the constant battle to balance the mis-information provided by the breed's detractors.
...thankfully, it only takes is a few minutes of lovin' from my doggies and I am reminded they're worth the effort.
I hope this blog gives others insight into my life with pit bulls, and most of all, provides information on the breed in general; there are a lot of misinformed generalizations about these dogs.
Please contact me with questions or comments pertaining to dogs, pit bulls, BSL, etc..
All the best,
And don't forget to visit my other blog, No BSL NM.
The HSUS attempted to fund raise for the care of Micheal Vick's dogs, while at the same time suggesting that the dogs needed to be killed.
Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!