Once German Shepards were banned from Queens, New York. That was until Rin Tin Tin made the public look at that breed in a whole new light. The horror we have seen with Pit Bulls are the reflection of the humans that own them. Humans that train them to fight. Humans that are mean training dogs to be mean. I believe when we take a group of anything; animals, humans, reglions and put a tag on the--we are walking down a dangerous path. Each animal, each person, needs to be juged on their actions, and their actions alone. There are thousands of pit bulls that are loving, nuturing dogs looking for a home that will give those same qualities in return.
Dog fighting needs to be a felony throughout the United States. There is no excuse, no reason, for these wonderful creatures to ever be trained for the horror of these fights. And once they are trained to bite, attack, protect, many of them cannot distinguish between the ring and the living room. Organizations like Best Friends in Utah (http://www.bestfriends.org/), Bad Rap in San Francisco (http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html) and Libby Sherrill are leading the way into eduction and saving this beautiful breed.
Good luck to the moveie, Beyond the Myth, in helping educate people and, hopefuly, one day eradicate dog fighting from our planet.
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