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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Read'em and Weep.

The last few days of dog blogging has been a tough one, to say the least. And I really don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said.

But nonetheless, I still have to say something:

The HSUS, once again, recommended that dogs (and very young puppies) taken from a dogfighting operation be killed.

In all fairness, the HSUS does not make the call in these situations - ever. The dogs in these cases will always be at the mercy of a judge that is acting according to the local laws.

Judges, like all people, are not specialists in all matters, and as such, are likely to have no clue as to politics of the HSUS or the great dis-trust that many Americans and Canadians have for the organization...let alone a strong understanding of dog behavior.

And because this group has been around nearly 60 years, is a known player in the world of politics (read: they are powerful lobbyists), and has the word Humane in it's moniker many politicians seek their counsel, many judges seek their counsel, and many legislators seek their counsel.

So with that said, please take the time to read the following blog posts, all of which express their frustration with the lack of understanding, respect, and decency that can be found in the HSUS' actions:

Lassie, Get Help:Worse than Vick

KC Dog Blog: The Answer is Kill, Now What is the Question?

BADRAP Blog: Numb

YesBiscuit!: HSUS and the Ongoing Campaign to Kill Rescued "Bust" Dogs

B-MORE Bulldogs: Letter to the HSUS

Caveat: Time to Take the Humane Out of HSUS

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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!