Goji Berry, Chief Happiness Officer, One Green Planet
July 10, 2016
People, people, people. You know that I absolutely adore hoomans, but I must say that I am very confused by them as well. They are huge fans of saying things like “I ADORE dogs,” but the next second they decide that they only like certain types of dogs. Whether it’s purebred dogs that have been exclusively bred for certain traits or bizarro hybrid mixes (like a Ba-Shar or Shorgi), humans love nothing more than picking and choosing which dogs they like and don’t like.
Sadly, there is one particular type of dog that a lot of humans have decided they don’t like … the Pit Bull. And the reason they’ve decided they don’t like these dogs is because they somehow got the idea that they’re “vicious and aggressive.”What’s really bananas about this assumption is the fact that the reason they think this about these dogs is actually not because of anything that the dogs did … but what PEOPLE did.
Specifically, Pit Bulls have gotten a bad reputation because of the people who train and abuse them to be fighting dogs. So really, the bad reputation these dogs have gotten should REALLY be placed on the people who made them fight, but of course, people don’t see it that way. Being a fellow dog, my heart goes out to these Pits, after all, their average euthanasia rate hovers at 93 percent in animal shelters. This is something that makes me very, very, angry – like angrier than my hoomans decide to wear really scary hats or fake throw my frisbee … and I seriously do not like that. So when I saw this post from Imgur user saskpirate88, I just had to agree!
This Pit-Parent posted this photo with the caption, “The more people I meet, the more I love my Pit.”
The fact is, Pit Bulls, like all dogs are just as capable of loving humans more than anything in the world if they are raised by kind and compassionate guardians. Just think about it, dogs used for fighting are deprived of everything – love, comfy beds, toys, good food, and everything else a doggy should have – and then abused and forced to hurt each other all just so they can get some showing of kindness or approval from their people! It’s downright wrong.
Look at that sweet Pit Bull’s face … does he look like a natural born fighter? No, he looks like he is looking at his hooman asking for some love, I would know, I speak dog.
So, if you think that these stereotypes against Pitties are a whole lot of nonsense, encourage the people you know to learn the truth about Pit Bulls and share that information with the world! You’re on your cell phones 90 percent of the time anyway so use that mobile access to helps some pups!