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FarrenH Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:47 PM
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14. I'm in the "middle ground" on pit bulls
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 10:49 PM by FarrenH
I think they've been bred to be fighting dogs and that makes them a risky breed, along with Dobies, Rotties and a few others. I agree with various country's legislation that actually bans breeding of these breeds based on known qualities and history.

BUT I also believe that individuals from the breed can have sweet temperaments and be good lifetime family pets when treated with love and affection and (in the case of troubled animals) trained well. So I would never hate on an individual pit or member of a risky breed that is well-adjusted in a loving home.

And I would give any dog that has been mistreated the benefit of the doubt and all the love and care it deserves as an intelligent creature. For context I had my lip bitten off my face (it had to be sewed back on) by a rottie and still went back and made friends with him afterwards, as well as convincing his owners not to put him down.

I think one can consider a breed dangerous and still have compassion and love for every dog on its particular merits, without contradiction. And I think people's love for their own representative of a dangerous breed can make cloud their judgement when discussing the breed rather than the dog. Despite protestations from pit owners, the breed is certainly more dangerous than, say pugs or labs.

On the topic of the OP, if Chris Rock is defending Vick, that's as bad as defending someone who raped or tortured other people in my book. Disgusting, and disappointing.
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  -Letter to Chris Rock from Mrs. Richard Pryor astonamous  Oct-08-09 09:36 PM   #0 
  - Kudos to Mrs. Pryor.  emilyg   Oct-08-09 09:45 PM   #1 
  - oh, more nonsense about how sweet pit bulls are.  provis99   Oct-08-09 09:50 PM   #2 
  - You obviously haven't met mine.  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 09:52 PM   #3 
  - Aussie Shepherds are wonderful dogs  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 10:00 PM   #5 
     - Oh, I'm certainly not suggesting he's not 154% wonderful,  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 10:09 PM   #6 
  - Not sure how pit bulls compare to sharks...  parasim   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #9 
  - scary dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #10 
  - I have three kiss-bulls and a chihuahua.  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:34 PM   #11 
  - LOL!  juno jones   Oct-09-09 01:08 AM   #20 
     - It is never an easy decision to "liberate" a dog from a bad situation.  astonamous   Oct-09-09 02:43 AM   #21 
        - What a sweetie.  juno jones   Oct-10-09 01:13 PM   #29 
  - I'm in the "middle ground" on pit bulls  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:47 PM   #14 
  - I've known 14 of them and they were all sweet. Only the one who was abused has shown  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:17 PM   #25 
  - Oh, and you know something about pit bulls?  lmarcotty   Oct-09-09 05:14 PM   #26 
  - Looks like you hit a nerve provis99  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:04 AM   #39 
  - You raise them right they are sweethearts. You torture them you have a potential danger.  YOY   May-03-10 12:39 PM   #33 
  - One more name for my ignore list. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:40 PM   #38 
  - Blessings on Mrs. Pryor  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 09:59 PM   #4 
  - Mrs. Pryor (my boss) is very serious...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:37 PM   #12 
  - i did`t know she rescued dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - This is Eli The Great on intake at the shelter...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:43 PM   #13 
     - Oh my god it breaks my heart just looking at him  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:54 PM   #15 
     - A lot of the pit hysteria is from mis-identification  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-08-09 11:19 PM   #16 
  - One at a shop I go to he has a Devil cut but will lick you to death...  Historic NY   Oct-08-09 10:22 PM   #8 
  - ...and this is Eli Now!  astonamous   Oct-08-09 11:20 PM   #17 
     - Wow, he is almost a twin to Dakota an 8yr old who thinks he is a pup...  Historic NY   Oct-09-09 12:54 PM   #23 
  - I had no opinion of chris rock until this very moment. what an ass. will NEVER watch him in  niyad   Oct-09-09 12:00 AM   #18 
  - I love football...from little league to pro, but you are sooo right  astonamous   Oct-09-09 12:36 AM   #19 
  - Mrs Pryor Should Put Down the Airplane Glue.  Toasterlad   Oct-09-09 08:50 AM   #22 
  - Yes, they are sentient, thinking beings. Not everyone sees it, but those of us who do...  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:13 PM   #24 
  - Jennifer says, "YES, REALLY!".  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:16 PM   #27 
  - UPDATE! Reply from Chris Rock's Publicist...  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:19 PM   #28 
     - Mrs. Pryor obviously knows what's funny  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:15 AM   #40 
  - Airplane Glue? How Dare You Say That About Her!  cherie1960   Apr-29-10 06:10 PM   #30 
     - .  Iggo   May-03-10 03:48 PM   #35 
  - hilarious  blizzil31337   Apr-30-10 04:53 AM   #31 
  - I viewed what Rock said as satire.  mackerel   May-03-10 01:43 AM   #32 
  - ohmigod, still?  Iggo   May-03-10 03:46 PM   #34 
  - Interesting letter  khawkings09   May-04-10 12:44 PM   #36 
  - What a nasty man Chris Rock is. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:39 PM   #37 
  - not sure how Chris doesn't see his 'humor' as being no different than when white racists laughed  Divine Discontent   May-20-10 01:16 AM   #41 
  - Well done to Mrs Pryor  brettdale   May-21-10 09:14 PM   #42 
     - uhm i have noticed  brettdale   May-24-10 04:11 AM   #43 
 

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