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Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's Not Just Pit Bull People, Anymore...

Earlier today I happened on this post: Losing Faith in the HSUS.

For the longest time, it seemed as if only "Pit bull people" and property rights advocates had a bone to pick with the HSUS and their tactics concerning Pit bulls.

Lately, however, several mis-calculations ( Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C ) reveal their elitist agenda and willingness to flat out lie.

And while I've been aware, for some time now, that many people from all walks of life are not impressed with Wayne Pacelle and the HSUS, I did find this blog post to be telling of the range in which WP offends: Wayne Pacelle: The Human Conundrum.

It seems that many of the statements coming from HSUS leadership, on many issues, are contradictory; are a disappointment across the board; and often times don't even jibe with HSUS rhetoric.

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Why Pit bulls?

As I work to provide positive, rational, and balanced information about pit bulls, and the virtues of dogs in general, I am often (read: ALWAYS) asked why I am so taken by this breed of dog. It is a fair question that isn't always asked in a reasonable manner.

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,

Donovan McBee

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.

And to add insult to injury, they weren't even planning on taking possesion of the dogs.

Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!