Blog article by Goodfordogs:
“Anyone who reads the papers would be forgiven for thinking that ‘pit bulls’ are unpredictable dangerous dogs. It feels like every time we read about a dog causing serious injuries to people, a pit bull is to blame. It appears the media show a bias against pit bulls in their reporting of dog attacks. Animal Control officers in the U.S. have reported that when they alert the media to a dog attack, news outlets respond that they have no interest in reporting on the incident unless it involved a pit bull. The Denver Post recently admitted that they have been guilty of breed bias in their reporting of dog attacks.
Reporting rarely includes the events that led to the attack, valuable information that might help us avoid similar incidents. Instead we are led to believe that the pit bulls are simply unpredictable dangerous dogs…………….
Breed Specific Legislation is bad legislation. It is slowly being repealed in States in the USA and in the UK, and elsewhere. It is increasingly realised that the “deed” is the issue, not the type of dog. The cases of mistaken identity are huge – Council Staff are just not trained to identify pit bulls, and seemingly it’s easy enough to get your pit bull registered as something else. It’s a dog’s dinner and BSL should be removed. Mike Bailey of Goodfordogs has written well on this subject concerning Victoria and has further informatoin on their blog site.
There is no scientific basis for the negative claims made about pit bulls. Have you read “The Pitbull Placebo”? It’s an excellent book and a real eye opener. You can buy it on Amazon or download a free PDF. The pdf is provide foc by the National Canine Research Council.
Actions you can take:
Buy the “Pitbull Placebo” or download the free text. Write to you local Councils or State Minister expressing disatisfaction with any BSL in your State.
Here is more interestting information about the Pit Bull issue called “One million dead pit bulls”. in the US, it’s shocking.