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Jonathan Kay: Even the ultimate dog-lovers hate pit bulls

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    This week, NPR had a story out of Texas about an entrepreneur who's built a massive hangar-sized indoor dog playground, so pet-owners can drink lattes while their canines romp around in air-conditioned comfort. She's even hired four guys to break up dog fights. The story isn't particularly interesting — just another tale of childless yuppies fawning over their animals as if they were baby boys or girls. But I was fascinated by one particular detail: The dog-loving staff who run the place have banned pit bulls.

    This is significant because many of the pro-pit-bull types — who complained noisily when Ontario's Dalton McGuinty moved to ban pit bulls way back in 2004 — have argued that ignorant politicians and other assorted non-dog-owners just didn't understand how cute and lovable their pit-bull puppies are, trotting out statistics showing that 4 out of 5 pit bulls don't go ape-crap and tear off people's scalps on the drop of a hat, or whatever.

    Well, now we see that bona fide dog lovers — with a capitalist, profit-seeking motive to allow any and all dogs into their facility — have chosen to ban this awful breed. What's the fang lobby going to say to that?

  2. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    I say they can keep their stupid air conditioned "dog park". Like any responsible APBT owner would ever actually take their dogs there anyway.
  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I was thinking the same thing:)
  4. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    I third the notion! No difference between that and any other dog park.
  5. PitPop82

    PitPop82 Big Dog

    I wouldnt be caught dead there, even if I owned a labradoodle.
  6. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I wouldn't go there and support them, even if they offered to pay me $100,000.00, regardless of how much I may need the money!!

    grrrr, some people make me sick!!! I'm the world's biggest dog lover (ask any of my friends or family), and while I may not choose to own certain breeds, I don't hate any breed... I've been bitten 5 times (4 that I remember), one I don't. The 5 dogs in question were a Chihuahua (I was little and don't remember it), Lab (I was about 8 and came up on the dogs blind side to "surprise" him with my visit), Shepherd (attacking Mollie), my Shih Tzu (numerous times, he's just really snappy) and Mollie (when I stuck my finger in her mouth trying to pry it open to break up a fight... circa break stick.... and knowledge! ;) ) I don't hate the breed of any of the dogs that bit me, as 2 of the bites were really my own fault.
  7. tracyalexa

    tracyalexa Little Dog

    Woohoo, another person I can add to my "I'd love to kick your ignorant ass" list. :cuss:
  8. MichelleD

    MichelleD Big Dog

    YOu took the words right outta my mouth.

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