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PETA Urges County in SC to Ban Pit Bulls

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Vicki, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator


    ‘Brian’s Law’ Could Prevent Future Tragedies, Says Group

    For Immediate Release:
    April 27, 2007

    Daphna Nachminovitch 757-622-7382

    Dorchester County, S.C. — This morning, PETA sent an urgent letter to Dorchester County Council Chair Larry Hargett and other council members urging them to follow the lead of dozens of other jurisdictions across the country by banning or strictly regulating pit bull ownership. The appeal follows news reports of an April 23 incident in which a pit bull fatally attacked 1 ½-year-old Brian Palmer in his mother’s home. News sources state that the dog—who also killed a family cat just weeks earlier—was typically confined to a utility room in the home before she escaped on Monday.

    PETA is asking the Dorchester County Council to ban the acquisition of pit bulls and strictly regulate grandfathered ownership of pit bulls currently living in homes. PETA—which has offered to assist the county in drafting the legislation—also suggests that the ordinance be named "Brian’s Law" in honor of the victim.

    PETA points out that that its offices are inundated with calls about pit bulls who injure and sometimes kill people after being neglected, abused, or used for fighting. Usually, people who acquire pit bulls see them as living weapons and put the animals in heavy chains, taunt them into aggressive behavior, and leave them out in all weather extremes in order to "toughen" them.

    Communities across the country—including Denver, Colo.; Dade County, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan.; and Boston, Mass.—have banned or regulated pit bull ownership. Because unsterilized dogs are almost three times more likely to attack than dogs who have been spayed or neutered, California recently passed a law allowing jurisdictions within the state to mandate the spaying and neutering of pit bulls. Continuous chaining is also a major cause of aggression in pit bulls and other breeds. Dogs are pack animals, and they become frustrated when they are chained or confined alone. This frustration often turns into aggression.

    "More and more communities are realizing that the best way to prevent another tragic death like Brian’s is to enact a ban on acquiring pit bulls," says PETA Director Daphna Nachminovitch. "We urge Dorchester County to join their ranks by immediately introducing this urgently needed legislation."

    PETA’s letter to the Dorchester County Council is available upon request. For more information, please visit HelpingAnimals.com.
  2. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    First let me say I am so sorry a child died. It is tragic. But it is due to an irresponsible pet owner.

    I swear PETA needs change their name People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Whats ethical about killing off a breed of animals because of irresponsible owners.

    Also WTF Pit Bulls are NOT pack animals

    "Continuous chaining is also a major cause of aggression in pit bulls and other breeds. Dogs are pack animals, and they become frustrated when they are chained or confined alone. This frustration often turns into aggression."

    Another person who knows nothing about this breed writing an article.

    And what does a killing the cat have to do with it. Animal aggression does not indicate HA. Two very different things.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2007
  3. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    PETA better step down. They are asking for trouble.
  4. Sean W.

    Sean W. Puppy

    How so are they asking for trouble?
  5. Vanella

    Vanella Little Dog

    ummmm.......that's pretty much the same thing as racially profiling "us pit bull owners"......

    Where do they get this crap? Do they just pull it out of their asses? :rolleyes:
  6. Swan

    Swan Puppy



    Who the hell are these enormous wise asses anyway?

    I wonder how much funding they have got from "certain people" to support BSL? Think about it they are a multi million dollar org where does the money come from?

    Saying to ban these dogs is also supporting what happened in Denver and Ontario, taking good dogs away from good homes to be put down because of their breed sounds like a group of people who really care..:rolleyes:

    Why in the hell were they out side of Vicks house protesting his acts if they really care about these dogs then to turn around and urge a ban because of a sad incident??

    How about a ban on double standard money making elitist all star groups that are full of crap????

    I have a daughter as some of you know going to be two here real soon and another on the way, Samson should not have to pay for another dogs crimes he loves my little girl and respects her in the pack as I had Sammy for many years before we started our family.. but.....

    Thats what this is ... the blame game on all.... and I love my dogs but look at what I just said,
    Samson should not have to pay for another dogs crimes..

    as well as all everyone elses dogs on here of course..

    Thats something you would say about a human being, look at the stupidity of all of this.. ugh.

    Peta is an American Night Mare......:mad:


  7. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    I wonder how many PETA supporters we have here, or HS supporters, or just closet AR nuts... I'm betting more than a few.
  8. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    I don't know ... why don't you take a poll? Maybe define what you mean by these terms, especially the latter 2. It could be interesting.
  9. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    I wouldn't expect an honest reponse.
  10. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    Do you mean you ddn't expect an honest response from me, or if you placed a poll you don't think ppl wouldn't answer honestly?
  11. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I think he means an "overall" honest answer from anyone here..
  12. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    I got it.

    I really don't believe there are any PETA supporters here; if for no other reason because PETA supports BSL ;)
  13. I think once again, it comes down to education & the truth. If the common person knew the truth about PETA & HSUS spreading lies, advocating BSL & euthing all APBTs, that PETA is even against people having livestock, that HSUS raises money but nobody knows where it goes, that kind of stuff, they'd look at those groups more skeptically. But slap a celeb face & a sorry looking puppy dog on their ad campaigns & people take it at face value - "Oh, they must care about the puppy & look, that celeb supports them!"

    I consider myself a thinking person, one who questions the status quo. But every day I find things that I believed to be true, but with simple research find they are not. I know plenty of people who never question "authority," be it authority of medicine, politics, science, whatever. These people think they must not be smart enough to understand such things, so they must defer to the "experts," & never give it a second thought. But I digress...
  14. airwalk

    airwalk Little Dog

    Well since I'm an ACO agencies...let me take a crack at this statement...Our agency recently helped fight off what was going to be essential BSL in Oregon together with every other ACO agency I know. I don't know of any BSL fights where ACO agencies sided with those wanting BSL - we usually wind up on the side that says that BSL does not work - for all the reasons you already know.

    I'm not PETA, I have moments with HS does something I can get behind..but I spend a lot of time shaking my head at stupid things they print...and frankly there's nothing closet about my willingness to defend and animals right to be treated humanely - I don't hide it at all, if that makes me an AR nut so be it.
  15. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    I do beleive that they have come to the conclusion that most of the pit bull owners are this way becuase everytime they get calls about the breed, this is what they find...Is it right for them put us ALL in the same category? I dont think so but then that would me somewhat of a hypocrite :o (I am ashamed to say that)
    Only because, when I see a certain type of person walking around with this breed, I think "oh boy here are again" It all goes back to stereotyping......
    Maybe from what they see they are doing the same thing as some of us....
    and when I say some, I mean a lot...before anyone goes bashing, I have proof from another thread about this very topic, and would be glad to share with you all......

    Just in case it was ever asked for!
  16. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Maybe I live in some strange alternate universe that I'm not aware of, or maybe it's because Hera's still young, or maybe it's because I'm a 30-something white female, 5'4" and 100 pounds soaking wet and holding an anvil...I don't know. I am, however, happy to report we've had nothing but positive reactions from the general public. Suddenly everyone knows someone or is related to someone who has pit bulls and all talk about what wonderful dogs they are and how terrible it is the way some people treat them. Even my boss, who said he never wanted a dog, is thinking about getting one because he likes her so much.
    Am I jumping the gun to think that maybe public perception about this breed is changing?
  17. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    I dont know, but it would be nice....
    With all of th crap that goes on everyday, it is hard to believe that it is...But heym who said we cant hope and pray for miracles?
  18. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    lol! If only it was as easy as a hope and a prayer =)
    We're all working very hard every day at educating people and changing minds. Every time any one of us goes out with our well behaved pup and meet people, we're helping to change things. Lots of folks will never be swayed, but EVERY time someone says "Oh, she's so sweet! I'd always heard they were vicious." and we talk our dogs up to them, a small difference is made. Lots of little changes are needed to make a big change =)

    CAROLINA Puppy

    keep grinding

    it is getting better slowly but it just seems like everytime we take one step forward something happens and we take a hundred back.
  20. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    This is a super old post but I wanted to share a letter with you guys that my 8 year old son wrote for Tom Hardy (the guy who plays Bane). My son loves animals especially dogs and bunnies. He is the type of kid who wants to throw a birthday party with a neighboring shelter so people would donate and volunteer time with the shelter dogs. He came across photos of Pitbulls against PETA which prompted him to investigate on his tablet about this issue. Needless to say he was extremely upset especially at the high number of animals PETA was putting down at their shelters. He has been around dogs all his life. He saw multiple photos of this guy Tom Hardy with dogs and he wanted to ask him for his help. Well here it is....
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