If you combine sensationalist type second rate journalism using “pit bulls” to try and salvage their failing career and/or publications with your average xenophobic pit bull hating breed specific legislation proponent you get hundreds of thousands of dead pit bulls each and every year in fact the numbers would be heading into the millions all being accommodated by fear mongering and propaganda.
Now I read the whole story and the only person calling “Saint” a pit bull is this reporter and fact is pit bulls don’t grow that big that’s twice the weight of an actual Apbt!
The sins of ‘Saint,’ a 129-pound pit bull, include 2 Ludlow
attacks in 6 months
LUDLOW After attacking two people in six months, “Saint,” the 129-pound pit bull, is looking more like a sinner than a cuddly pet.
Now we add any one of the couple of hundred pit bull haters pushing and promoting breed specific legislation with a google alert for the words “pit bull” to the mix given their tendency to do little actual research and take every the media says as being gospel specifically only when it favors their purposes as you can see Aaron exchanged the banner pic on the post for his group.
Source….. The Pit Bull Problem
There’a only one real flaw in Aaron’s argument and it seems to be a recurring theme among breed specific legislation proponents who seem to be trying to include numerous other breeds into/under the heading or label of “pit bulls” in a futile attempt to vindicate their argument in relation to the effectiveness of bsl.
Once again as is the case in most instances a couple of minutes research on the internet reveals some fatal flaws in both this journalist’s and this haters assertion that “Saint” is a pit bull.
One of the breed standard for the American Pit Bull Terrier all of which consistently state the same weight variation…..
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
“The American Pit Bull Terrier must be both powerful and agile; overall balance and the correct proportion of weight to height, therefore, is far more important than the dog’s actual weight and/or height.
Desirable weight for a mature male in good condition is between 35 and 60 pounds. Desirable weight for a mature female in good condition is between 30 and 50 pounds.
As a general and approximate guideline only, the desirable height range for mature males is from 18 to 21 inches at the withers; for mature females it is from 17 to 20 inches at the withers.
It is important to note that dogs over or under these weight and height ranges are not to be penalized unless they are disproportionately massive or rangy.
Very Serious Fault: Excessively large or overly massive dogs and dogs with a height and/or weight so far from what is desired as to compromise health, structure, movement and physical ability.”
So once again the reality is “Saint” is not an American Pit Bull Terrier” at all but more likely just another victim of the “anti pit bull propaganda machine” all spear headed by dogsbite a website which freely admits to having had absolutely ‘”no professional advice” but still seeks to influence legislators and lawmakers putting the community at greater risk.
This media bias against pit bulls is nothing new it’s been going on for years and typically we the public seem to be willing to tolerate this schonky practice on a whole.