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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On 2nd Thought...

When the first reports came back from the HSUS' Vegas retreat, especially with concerns to the Pit bull meeting, I'd planned on writing an in-depth commentary.

But instead, I have boiled it down to this:

the HSUS is a politicaly motivated organization that is willing to take most any positition that will ensure it's fundraising abilities.

And when it comes to Pit bulls, they should keep their mouths shut because their flip-flopping on the subject (especially in this type of situation) only shows how little they truly understand what they are talking about.

Seriously: up until a few weeks ago, the HSUS leadership swore the dogs from fighting busts were dangerous animals needing of wholesale killing...now they are firm believers that bust dogs deserve a temperament test.

What does this say about the HSUS "expert", JP Goodwin?

What does this say about the HSUS "leader", Wane Pacelle?

What does this say about the HSUS?

Think about it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

You Don't Say

I'm gonna wait and see how this works out.

For those wanting info and commentary on the HSUS Expo, and specifically the Pit bull "National Stakeholders" meeting, please visit the following blog posts:

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (and Other Sheltering News)

What Happens in Vegas…

Las Vegas, Round 3
- Nathan Winograd

Animal Welfare Groups Announce New Collaboration to Save Pit Bulls

No more excuses - Bust dogs are on the bus

A victory for canine victims of violence
- Best Friends

For those wondering about my take on the situation, beyond the cautiously optimistic sentiment, I'll post something in the next few days. At this point, I am wanting to "sit on it" for a little while longer.

ETA (4/14/09):

Meeting of the Minds
- Wayne Pacelle

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wallace & Hector: American Dog Magazine

Well, they've done it again! Roo, Wallace, and Hector have found a way to bring about positive press for Pit bulls.

Good stuff, fellas. And we certainly hope you know that we appreciate it!

Please visit, The American Dog Magazine, website to read the article. Better yet, stop by the news rack to buy a copy: nothing like supporting those that are supporting us...and while many may be quick to point out some of the questionable groups/organizations that are linked from the Magazine's website, I will say that the folks putting out this publication are clearly Pit bull supporters.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You Must Be Trippin'

Watch out for underfoot pets...Thankfully, "The Media" hasn't been stirring Pit bull hysteria by mis-representing the findings of this CDC report. Although, I shouldn't get too cocky - it may just be a matter of time (HA!)
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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!