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The problem with Time Magazine

The problem with Time Magazine and Charlotte Alter

http://time.com/2891180/kfc-and-the-pit-bull-attack-of-a-little-girl/

l. if you know ANYTHING about dogs and specifically about the history of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and the other dog BREEDS lumped together and called “pit bulls,” you know that these dogs were bred to be SUPER/EXTRA people friendly so that the handlers would be able to work with them. ALL people aggression was bred OUT of these dogs.  So the first paragraph in this article begins with a lie AKA a MYTH not a FACT.  Apparently, the writer of this article had NO TIME to do any REAL Research nor to interview REAL DOG experts such as James Crosby and Victoria Stilwell.

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Pit Bulls are not an aggressive breed of dog.

*According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average.

http://canineaggression.blogspot.com/

This is FANTASTIC, point by point, she tells it like it IS…

http://www.swaylove.org/the-many-problems-with-charlotte-alters-time-article-about-pit-bulls

2. Then this article goes on to quote DISCREDITED time and time and time again pit bull haters and fantasy dwellers such as Colleen Lynn, Merritt Clifton and PETA.  Yes, scratch the surface of these three together and you get nonsensical stats based upon media overreporting of so-called pit bull attacks (if it looks like a dog, call it a pit bull and there you have a headline and ridiculous stats to use to ban pit bulls), fear/paranoia and a call to KILL all the dogs (disguised as more logical sounding breed discrimination aka breed specific euthanization)… of course, they leave OUT that in places like Denver, CO where BSL has been implemented, dog bites have GONE UP because the REAL PROBLEM has NOT been dealt with. Breed is NEVER the problem. Ignorance about Dogs IS the problem.

Oh by the way, PETA kills healthy adoptable dogs and cats and has for years. And their founder, Ingrid Newkirk, was killing animals at a shelter, a job she relished. PETA thinks killing companion animals is a gift to them.

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/proof

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?category_name=the-truth-about-peta

3. oh yes, and speaking about the Michael Vick dogs. 51 dogs who are doing JUST FINE. Eight became therapy dogs, and many are living in homes with children, cats, other dogs, in FAMILIES and shown NO signs of aggression. Not ONE.  These dogs were tortured, traumatized, terrified of humans, unsocialized, kept chained up 24/7 and made to fight tor their LIVES. Yet, once taken away from Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels and given tons of TLC and taught how to be dogs at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, BADRAP, the Monterey SPCA and other places, they’ve thrived.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/michael-vick-dogs-vicktory_n_5119150.html

http://parade.condenast.com/48473/jimgorant/15-vicks-dogs/

4. Here is the REAL SCOOP on what causes DOG BITES and ATTACKS according to REAL DOG experts.

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/opinion-everyone-in-the-community-is-concerned-about-agressive-dogs-and-stopping-dog-bites

Instead of blaming the dogs, how about holding PEOPLE accountable. People are the ones responsible for the abuse, torture, neglect and abandonment of dogs. Humans are the violent ones. Toxic macho masculinity culture teaches young men that they must be TOUGH and FIGHT, MAIM and KILL animals and other creatures. All of the serial killers have a history of hurting and killing animals then move on to human beings.

A few stats:

Every year, more than 2,000 children in the U.S. are killed by their parents or guardians either through abuse or neglect. A child is more than 800 times more likely to be killed by their caretaker than by a Pit Bull.

From 2001 through 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun—more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in action during the entirety of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

…Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than are women in other high income countries… http://americanprogress.org/issues/guns-crime/report/2014/06/18/91998/women-under-the-gun/

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Top 10 Popular Dog Breeds in California

the ten most popular breeds, state by state… thanks to Seattle DogSpot…who posted that state’s most popular dog breeds…

in California and Nevada, American Pit Bull Terriers are the 2nd Most Popular dog breed (as well as other states)… yay… Nevada has Chi’s in the number one spot… and all of the rest of the dogs on California’s list except in different order of popularity…  with all of the Chi’s here in California that need homes, and just in my neighborhood, all of the Chi’s running around, I would have thought that they would have made it to the top 10.

California

1. Lab

2. APBT

3. German Shepherds

4. Yorkies

5. Shih Tzu

6. Maltese

7. Boxer

8. Terrier/unknown mix

9. Golden Retrievers

10. Standard Poodle

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/top-dogs-across-america-10-most-popular-breeds-by-state

Blog Hop time…  thanks to Life with DogsTwo Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop code

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Getting a hot doggone date

With summer coming up, more and more singles will be taking their dogs for walks at the local park (an especially good place to find a date).   Klooff just conducted an extensive survey of men and women to get their attitudes on what you can learn about a person from their choice of pet.

The result is the world’s top five dog breeds for attracting the girl or guy of your dreams:

TOP FIVE BREEDS THAT MADE WOMEN MORE ATTRACTIVE

(in reverse order, with “1” being the best):

5. Beagles
4. Poodles
3. Chihuahuas
2. Labrador Retrievers
1. Golden Retrievers

TOP FIVE BREEDS THAT MADE MEN MORE ATTRACTIVE:

5. French Bulldogs
4. Siberian Huskies
3. Labrador Retrievers
2. Golden Retrievers
1. German Shepherds

Men are overwhelmingly more likely to see a woman who owns a Golden Retriever as girlfriend material than a woman who owns a Chihuahua.
The vast majority of men think that a woman who owns a Chihuahua is more likely to be dumb.

and if you want to be seen around town with the richest dog (oh no, he’s married now)… here’s Beast, Mark Zuckerberg’s dog…

More details about Klooff can be found at:

http://klooff.com/
check out the hot polka dot princess…

http://klooff.blogspot.com/2012/05/kloofs-pet-of-day-polka-dot-princess.html

Klooff is the new iPhone app for pet lovers.

About Klooff

Klooff is the premier app for Pet Lovers, where users can express themselves and show off their pets in a fun and stylish way. With Klooff, users can create profiles for their pets, post pics of them to Facebook and create cool custom products featuring their lovable pooches and kitties.

The app is also super fun to use, since Klooff users can earn points and badges, according to how active they are with their pets.  Badges are earned when other users vote on Klooff pet photos. Pets can be voted as “Cute” “Posh”, “Tuff” or “Funny.” For example, Fluffie, who has 5 pics that score more than 10 “Cute” votes, will earn the “Cute” badge.

Users can also advance through several different “Pet Lover” levels to prove just how much of an animal lover they really are.

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choose a shelter dog

Are Mutts Smarter Than Purebred Dogs?
How to Choose Your New Best Friend from an Animal Shelter

Among the biggest victims of the economic recession are the once beloved family pets surrendered to shelters as their owners deal with extended joblessness. The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year – and 3 to 4 million are euthanized.

“We don’t have firm numbers but we know anecdotally that the communities that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn are seeing that reflected in their shelter intake numbers,” says Inga Fricke, director of sheltering issues for the U.S. Humane Society.

“And, unfortunately, while the majority of the public is in favor of adopting pets from shelters, very few – usually about 20 percent – actually do. That has recently gone up slightly to the mid-20s.”

Fricke and retired police officer Irvin Cannon, a confirmed dog lover whose new book, For the Love of Dog Tales (www.FortheLoveofDogTales.com), gives voice to man’s best friend, hope people getting back on their feet will consider adopting a shelter dog.

Cannon was a poor kid growing up in Detroit when his family took in a stray dog. It surprised young Irvin that his father would be willing to share the family’s meager groceries with a dog, but he soon discovered the return on their investment was enormous.

“You won’t find a better companion, whether you bring home a mystery mixed-breed or a purebred Labrador,” he says. “Everyone thinks mutts are smarter and generally healthier, but really, it all depends on their mix of breeds and which breed strain is dominant.”

Border collies and Rottweilers are two of the smartest breeds, Cannon says. But they tend to have other traits, too, which are just as important to consider when choosing what dog best suits your lifestyle. Remember – dogs are as individual as people. A dog’s breed, or breed mix, is no guarantee that it will have certain traits.

That said, border collies tend to need lots of room to run and lots of attention – they’re high-maintenance, Cannon says. If you can’t spend a lot of active time with them, they’ll be unhappy and you’ll have problems.

Rottweilers are fast learners and lovable family animals, but they also tend to have bold personalities associated with pack leaders. If you are not an experienced dog owner, or if you have young or shy children, you might want to consider a different breed.

Dominant dogs that are allowed to bully their family members, dogs that are kept on a chain, dogs that are not neutered, and dogs that are allowed to run loose can become problem dogs that may bite.

Here are some other tidbits regarding breeds:

• Among other dog breeds known for intelligence: Shetland sheepdogs, golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, poodles, Australian cattle dogs, Papillons and Doberman pinschers.

• Bulldogs, beagles and Basset hounds all start with ‘B’ but get much lower grades for smarts.

• Some breeds have tendencies toward problems such as deafness, blindness or hip dysplasia, remember, these are genetic issues that are inherited. So if you’re mixed-breed includes some German shepherd, it may also have hip dysplasia (a problem with the joint’s bone structure).

• If you’re in the market for a purebred dog, you have a 25 percent chance of finding one – although maybe not the breed you want – at a shelter. If your heart is set on a specific breed, check your area for a rescue group specializing in that breed.

 Be aware of designer dogs and so-called perfect dog breeds and their health issues… 

 http://www.zoenature.org/2012/02/the-perfect-dog/

Right now, the entire Pekingese breed is in crisis. It is so plagued by health issues and inbreeding that many people say the breed may not even survive. The biggest issue is Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome – the upper airway problem that plagues short-nosed, flat-faced dog breeds…

…And speaking about King Charles spaniels, who are also bred with skulls that are too small for their brains, veterinary neurologist Clare Rusbridge said:

“The cavalier’s brain is like a size ten foot that has been shoved into a size six shoe; it doesn’t fit. It is described in humans as one of the most painful conditions you can have, a piston-type headache. Even a light touch – a collar, for example – can induce discomfort.

“If you took a stick and beat a dog to create that pain, you’d be prosecuted. But there’s nothing to stop you breeding a dog with it.”

Is this truly our idea of the perfect dog – the best in show? Is this how we want to judge and recognize the best characteristics for our best friends?

Isn’t it time for people who love pets and care about animals to rise up and bring this sham to an end?

The only thing that’s pure in the “purebred” industry is the lifetime of pure suffering that’s being inflicted on dogs by this morally bankrupt industry.

Adopt a shelter pet… just like your favorite celebrities…

“According to People Pets, (Jennifer)  Aniston confirmed to GQ magazine that she and boyfriend, Justin Theroux, recently adopted a Pit bull/boxer mix named Sophie. Several sources reveal that the adoption took place from the Utah-based animal rescue, Best Friends.”
http://truthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2012/02/jennifer-aniston-adopts-pit-bull-mix.html

http://theshelterpetproject.org/

 

 

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media blame the dogs

My last semester of college, my professor gave me the choice of taking his course on Broadcast News or doing an Independent Study (and do a project). I chose the latter as I had a very busy and full schedule that summer. The assignment was to choose a topic that was controversial and then find articles in newspapers to see how each of them portrayed the topic (this professor and others in the department taught that the myth of objective reporting is a myth and they set out to prove to us that this is true). That broadcast media, in particular, are too busy, and under such tremendous deadline pressure that they often have NO TIME to report the stories they are given. And that each news media does have bias.

Now in the last ten + years that has really become apparent with Fox News. As Jon Stewart joked on the Daily Show, Fox News listeners are lied to on a regular and consistent basis. Fox news listeners are the most consistently misinformed viewers. Fox News turns into a lying dynasty when PolitiFact checks the news network for false statements

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-21-2011/fox-news-false-statements

Why do I preface this post with Fox News and media bias? Well, two reasons. Over the weekend, M. Vick signed autographs in New Jersey and people actually paid for his signature while protesters outside were cordoned off from peacefully protesting which led 7Live TV to question whether he was punished enough and should be left alone.

7 Live Should Michael Vick be left alone? Has he been punished enough?

Protesters heckle Vick during an autograph signing msn.foxsports.com

Some of the comments made:

No, read the Lost Dogs Book by Jim Gorant

no, for Ginger, Mel, Cherry Garcia, Red, Stella, Handsome Dan, Little Red, the little red dog, Hector, Jasmine, Jhumpa, Jonny Justice, Georgia, and all of the other dogs Vick tortured and injured who still suffer and for all of the dogs he murdered with his bare hands buried on the property.

When Ginger first came to Stacy’s home, she was 28 pounds, would not eat and hid out a lot behind furniture. She was terrified of people and Stacy had a difficult time getting her to cross any threshold. Ginger had door issues. It didn’t ma…tter whether it was a front or back door. Ginger just did not want to go inside. She’d hunker down on the ground. For some reason, a lot of the dogs had issues with doorways. And it took a long time to get Ginger used to new situations and environments. She would just shake and hide.

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/sportatorium/2010/06/one_of_michael_vicks_dogs_find.php

Mel was used as a bait dog, due to his small size and mild temperament. He was likely muzzled when he was thrown into the ring with other dogs being trained to fight. He was not one of those that Bad Newz Kennels terminated — sometimes by drowning or hanging. But for the first year of Mel’s life, if he saw a human being, it meant something terrible was going to happen to him.

What kind of punishment has he endured? Others who were arrested for shop lifting paid more than he has. He not only engaged in an illegal activity, he murdered innocent animals. If he had come out as advocate against dog-fighting and became a true spokesman for battle against this abuse, gave up his well-paying career, then maybe he would redeem himself in my eyes. He didn’t just make a mistake, he committed a crime, multiple times and with others.

The point is that he committed a violent crime and still pretty much got away with murder. It sends the message that dog fighting is something you can do if you have enough money for lawyers.

Peace, who also was convicted in the case, said there were times he suggested that dogs unwilling to fight be given away, but that Vick said “they got to go,” meaning be killed. The dogs were killed by shooting, hanging, electrocution and drowning, and in at least one instance, according to one of the witnesses, when Vick and Phillips killed a red pit bull by “slamming it to the ground several times before it died, breaking the dog’s back or neck.

No and No! Unfortunately not enough people know the whole truth about Michael Vick and what he did to those dogs! If they took the time to find out the whole story I would hope that it would make them not want to forgive this man! Yes he is a football star but do you want your son to grow up to be like him, torturing and killing innocent animals, I hope not as far as I am concerned anyone who murders dogs for fun has not place in society much less profiting from his celebrity. Would you want someone like him arouond your children?

Dog fighting goes hand in hand with gambling, drugs, prostitution. Many of us will never let go because that is the whole point. Vick did not get the punishment he deserved and he will remain an example of what needs to change in our society. No, Michael Vick should never be left alone for what he did. Not only did he abuse dogs by fighting, shooting, electrocuting, hanging, drowning them but he gave scandal to many youngsters who look up to him. Thus the plague of abuse to pitbulls or some other breeds …burning, cutting, fighting, etc by youngsters in inner city areas. That will last for generations. So as long as pit bulls are abused he should not be left alone.

@7LiveOnline M. Vick should not be made a hero – he is no hero and doesn’t merit the hype being used to clean up his rep.

The ability to activly cause pain suffering and death is not altered by 18 months in prison. If it was…every seriel killer in the world would be simply reformed in prison and then released. No MV needs to live by what he has done just like everyone else. Fame and fortune should not be part of the package.

The only thing this ABUSER is sorry for is getting caught. While in jail his Spin Doctors began trying to restore his image….all for one reason…to play football again. But Hell…we don’t care to punish Priests for molesting children….animals have NO CHANCE for justice! Has he been punished enough for murdering dogs? HELL NO! (See my current main photo! ) He’s getting off EASY because he is a “sports celebrity”!!!!!! He’s still making millions, as if nothing ever happened!

I don’t think he’s sorry at all. He’s just sorry he was caught. after what he did he feels bad cause he can’t have a dog….obviously someone who learned something!!!! Yeah let us forget and move on so he can get a dog….oh his last pet dog he tortured and murdered. Maybe all his supporters can lend him their dog….didn’t think so.

Vick was no casual lets go watch a dog fight one night kindda guy. He was DEEPLY INVOLVED….which means he KNOWS MANY MORE DEEPLY INVOLVED. If Vick ever has the balls to start naming names because he feels his actions are truly wrong….then that POS may start earning back respect. But he ain’t got the character or BALLS to name names!

Vick was not convicted according the Virginia Animal Cruelty laws. Instead he was indicted in Federal Court and pled guilty to one (1), I repeat, one count of “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fight Venture”. Vick pled guilty to ONE count of “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to sponsor a dog fighting venture”.

Hardly worthy of the 11 dogs he and company savagely tortured before they killed them and the others used as bait dogs and fighters. I have seen many people say “they were just dogs”. Yes they were “just” dogs. If Vick and co had done to humans what they did to those defenseless dogs, they would be mentioned in the same breath as Dahlmer, Bundy, Manson and the other who’s whos of notorious serial killers.

And one of Vick’s brilliant fans called me a white female dog name and racist because what else could she answer to the facts against Vick…

a few people responded: this has nothing to do with what color Vick is! I would be against him if he was as white a sheet of typing paper! I do not CARE if someone if black or white or purple! I DO care if they mutilate, maim, torture, and abuse animals and Vick IS guilty of all of that and worse. He is piece of crud and should still be in prison. No, he should not be left alone and he has NOT been punished enough!

Also, this weekend Karen Grace / KENS 5 asked if dangerous dogs (pit bulls of course) can be rehabilitated.

She writes:

Children have died in their jaws and police have shot them in self defense.

(no bias showing here, right)

http://www.kens5.com/news/Pitbull-rehab-Local-rescue-group-raising-money-and-eyebrows-with-shelter-proposal-124326739.html

Of course the photo of the dog does not even look like a pit bull… but hey, for sure Karen Grace has never ever met/seen a pit bull and would not know one if she got licked in the face by one.

http://www.noob.us/humor/pit-bull-viciously-attacks-news-anchor/

I wrote to Karen Grace via email and twitter… kgrace@kens5.com @newzdiva and her cohort who said that Ms Grace looked at the issue @SarahLucero

I will also send them this:

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

Double dog dare ya to read and/or print this comment… The real question should be can dangerous people be rehabilitated… animal abusers, for instance. dog fighters, puppy mill breeders, people who are cruel to animals, especially pit bulls… who starve them, throw them down the trash, neglect, abandon and/or torture them…

Animal abusers have a long history of abusing animals and eventually HARM HUMANS… and meanwhile they are not convicted, given a slap on the wrist for horrendous crimes against animals and continue to escalate their crimes.  And 5 million INNOCENT pets die every year for no reason other than human beings are lazy and irresponsible.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/magazine/13dogfighting-t.html

And what about psychopaths like Michael Vick who killed pit bulls with his bare hands, tortured them, drowned and electrocuted them and threw his own pet dogs into the ring as bait dogs

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2008/nov/22/vickcruelgat22_20081122-002203-ar-111079/

http://chrisdurant2000.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/michael-vick-was-wrongly-convicted/

and yet IF YOU READ the Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant, go on Facebook to their pages, the former dogs/pit bulls of Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennel, deemed to be the MOST VICIOUS PIT BULLS OF THEM ALL have been rehabilitated… some are even therapy dogs and others are living in families with other dogs and cats and kids. Dogs like Handsome Dan, Hector, Cherry Garcia, Mel, Ginger, Jonny Justice, Jhumpa, and others who were so traumatized because they were FORCED to fight for their lives and have the scars to prove it are LIVING  EXAMPLES of pit bulls who are truly heroes.

Why not talk to Richard Hunter, right there in Texas, he and his wife adopted Mel, who lost his bark he was so traumatized by Vick et al and is still terrified of people, doing much better than he was, but making progress every day.  Mel just received his own key to the city of Dallas.

http://www.thephillydog.com/archives/3352

Cherry Garcia was just on TV in Connecticut

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/on_air/gmc_weekend/pit-bulls-and-breed-discrimination

Perhaps you should watch the movie Beyond the Myth

http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com

and/or listen to Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan…“My kids are around pit bulls every day. In the ’70s they blamed Dobermans, in the ’80s they blamed German shepherds, in the ’90s they blamed the Rottweiler. Now they blame the pit bull.”    Cesar Millan.  “Pit bulls get a bad rap because of irresponsible owners….”

There is No SUCH THING AS A DANGEROUS DOG…

Pit bulls were raised TO BE VERY PEOPLE FRIENDLY and they LOVE PEOPLE… For over 100 years, pit bulls represented America and these dogs were babysitters (Remember Petey, the Little Rascals dog?)

http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=676

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/program-lets-veterans-and-shelter-dogs-save-each-other/2011/06/21/AGvQ1aeH_gallery.html

temperament testing reveals that pit bulls score gentler than 121 other breeds Temperament evaluations by the American Temperament Test Society have given pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 90.6 percent. The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests was only a low 77 percent.

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-chicago/pit-bulls-scoring-better-than-121-other-breeds-temperament-are-gentle-dogs

Now what does all of these have to do with one another? Hmmmm… Could there be a connection? Bias in the media related to pit bulls and Vick getting off easy leads to more pit bulls being fought and abused and children learning the lesson that if / when you are rich and famous, you can get away with murder and the media blames the dogs instead of their Killers… more abused dogs, more dog fighting, more banning of “dangerous dogs” (Breed Specific legislation), more media madness, and on and on and on the cycle goes around. we all know how that goes right, blame the victim, why hold the responsible party accountable for their actions ????  In America, money talks/walks and gets away with murder…

the vicious pit bull cycle revealed…

 

and somehow we were woofing around on Wed. and wound up on a Blog Hop, grab the code here

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connecting the dots: animal abuse, child abuse

Remembering all of the animals who have or are suffering and died because of humanity’s unawareness of who they are ♥ ♥ ♥ #Memorial Day and because of humanity’s inhumanity #Flower and other abused dogs, #thelittlereddog (and the other dogs murdered by Michael Vick and friends… the dogs stories are told in The Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant) abusers  are the real animals and so are kill shelters, puppy mill breeders, dog fighters and anyone who neglects, abandons, or treats an animal cruelly…

First, the story below is bringing lots of discussion. And I found out about another crackpot pit bull theory due to that. How can otherwise intelligent people believe such nonsense?  If I were to listen to them, I’d live in fear knowing that at any minute my dog’s head is going to explode and turn her into a monster (bone growth in the brain insane theory of the day), that she has a locking jaw and she is going  to attack me in my sleep one of these nights… Yes, blame the dog, it is much easier. Blame the breed.  Blame the “dangerous dogs.”  People cannot possibly be responsible in any situation, of course not.  I hate to be the one to burst your Denial Bubble BUT PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE AND NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

Now to the connection between child and animal abuse…

https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/pajama-scarfs/connection-between-animal-abuse-and-child-abuse-may-2011/118510801567898

I am researching this information to show a correlation between animal abuse and child abuse and the abusers. On a personal note, I am an MSW and have worked in the field of social work for twenty years and specifically in the field of child abuse for the past eleven years. In my professional setting, I have found that there are correlations between the two abuses and it is my hope that if more research can be done, these abuses can work together as future indicators…

Cruelty Connections (2011) reported that a study completed in 1997 by Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animals abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than people without animal abuse histories. In addition, this report stated that studies over the past 25 years in psychology, sociology and criminology demonstrate that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty.

The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most reported killing and/or torturing animals during their childhood. Other studies have found consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of violence including child abuse, spouse abuse and elder abuse…

As quoted by Cruelty Connections, “Abusing an animal is a way for a human to find power/joy/fulfillment through the torture of a victim they know cannot defend itself.” They went further and compared this to the definition of rape. “Rape is a way for a human to find power/joy/fulfillment through the torture of a victim they know cannot defend themselves.” And again with domestic abuse including child abuse and spouse abuse, “Child abuse is a way for a human to find power/joy/fulfillment through the torture of a victim they know cannot defend themselves.” Their point is that by substituting a few pronouns, you have the SAME THING and to show A PATTERN. The line separating an animal abuser and an abuser of a person or child is much thinner than people want to believe…

…Cruelty Connections quoted FBI supervisory Special Agent Allen Brantly as saying “Animal cruelty…is not a harmless venting of emotions in a healthy individual; this is a warning sign….” Law makers and society as a whole should view it as exactly that, A WARNING SIGN, a clear indicator of psychological issues that can and often do lead to violent crimes….

…about one-third of children that are exposed to family violence will act out this violence most often against their own pets. That’s huge, one in three children in abusive households. Other abusers use family pets as a form of control over the family by either threatening or following through with the violence against the family pets….

…In fact, most animal abusers often feel powerless and have a warped sense of self and find their power in dominating another person or animal. These abusers pick defenseless and voiceless victims, children and animals…

(It) is imperative for law enforcement and law makers to understand the importance of recognizing animal abuse as a true felony crime punishable by real prison sentences. It also shows the importance of having an animal abuse registry nationwide which would alert not only shelters and rescues and save countless animals from future harm and/or death, it would also save human suffering as well. Animal abuse is, by and large a potential future indicator of domestic violence and criminal behaviors.

Now this weekend was a horrendous incident in NYC, what is going on in NYC lately??? anyway, a brainless woman left her YOUNG KIDS alone with three dogs locked in cages supposedly, but her boyfriend had trained the dog to be A KILLER…  well, I think I will just go out now and leave my kids alone with a trained killer… She should go to jail because she left her children IN HARM’s WAY… one of her children was killed and so starts the drumbeat of the media, if you call the New York Daily News media… should pit bulls be banned… and should ALL dangerous dogs be banned…

the paper could not decide whether the dog was a mastiff, pit bull or Cane Corso, but should pit bulls be banned, and the dog who killed the kid was wait for it…

NOT A PIT BULL…

it was a Cane Corso, an Italian bred dog trained to KILL by the mothers boyfriend…

this about sums it up, what someone wrote as a comment on a post,

first off – it was a cane corso mix, not a pit. secondly, the mother’s boyfriend taught it to attack and bite! he would wear a bite suit and encourage the dog to bite! so why are people blaming the breed?! the guy trained his dog to do this and then the stupid people left a trained aggressive dog alone with their child! idiots!”

NY Daily News has two polls on website called “Deadly Dog: Are pit bulls unsafe animals to have in apartments?” 62% have voted “No, they are wonderful dogs, it’s the people who abuse them that make them violent.”

There are two polls, one on the front page listed above…

http://www.nydailynews.com/index.html

and this one which last time I looked was in favor of banning dangerous dogs in the US by 50 something %… yes, blame the dogs… this is crazy


http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/28/2011-05-28_brooklyn_boy_savagely_mauled_to_death_by_pit_bull_inside_his_apartment_.html

Poll Results

Should the U.S. ban certain types of deadly dogs?
Yes, some dogs are bred to be killers, they should be outlawed. 59%
No, a dog is not a weapon, it’s a pet, we don’t need more laws. 37%
I don’t know. 4%

They want to ban ALL DOGS in the US deemed dangerous… that means YOUR DOG.

and write to them.  Tell them what you think…

jkemp@nydailynews.com and lmcshane@nydailynews.com

yeah, it was the dog’s fault NOT, what part of JONES TRAINED THE DOGS TO KILL do people NOT get???  Jones and the mother SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/29/2011-05-29_mutant_mutt_was_trained_to_kill_by_owner.html

 

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/121005/cane_corso_mastiff_isnt_to

 

and meanwhile in Monterey County, a known child abuser/molester of 50 KIDS is NOT IN JAIL…

TREATMENT NOT WORKING, duh,

http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20110528/NEWS09/105280315

this week he said sex was consensual

NOT WITH kIDS IT IS NEVER CONSENSUAL…

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social butterfly dogs

  1. Bernese Mountain Dog
  2. Briard
  3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  4. Cockapoo (Cockapoodle)
  5. Coton de Tulear
  6. Goldador
  7. Golden Retriever
  8. Goldendoodle
  9. Harrier
  10. Havanese
  11. Irish Setter
  12. Labradoodle
  13. Labrador Retriever
  14. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  15. Puggle

According to Rachael Ray’s pet blog, the above are the dog friendliest dogs… is your dog the social butterfly of dogs, very friendly to other dogs?  is it one of the above or another breed?  Do dogs of a feather stick together?

Cici has played with more than 600 dogs of all kinds of breeds … her favs tend to be Golden retrievers, labs, German Shepherds, Boxers, Labradoodles, Australian Shepherd, Border Collies (BIG dogs) AND she has best lil pals too, mini poodles, tiny terriers, and other breeds.   She has issues with bull dogs of all types for some reason. She used to have issues with other pit bull terriers but has had a few pit bull puppy friends, too.  Depends upon the individual dogs.

http://blog.rachaelray.com/index.php/2011/03/10/dog-friendly-dogs/

plus, she has met/sniffed/chased or stalked bees, birds, bugs, bunny rabbits, cats, chickens, chipmunks, cows, deer, ducks, elk, fish, geese, goats, horses, lizards, llamas, peacocks, sheep, skunks, squirrels, wild turkeys, yaks, and zebras…

and she LOVES kids… the other day she played with a bunch of kids at the neighborhood park playground, licking them, showing off her belly, the kids were on the swings, she was a bit leery of the swings, but she ran and chased and raced with the girls and they enjoyed playing with her.  She wanted to stay and play all day.

what other farm animals or other pets does your dog play with?

Today is saturday, sheeeesh, where does the weeks go?  So fast. Maybe it’s the rain which is pouring again. And of course, Japan, do not pass by this blog without checking out what you can do for Japan (last blog post). Do not pass go, do not collect $200…

Anyway, since it is Saturday, Pet Blogger’s Hop, jump aboard another Blog Hop and thanks to Life with Dogs, here is the code…

enter at your own risk of having FUN…

 

As you hop around, don’t forget to stop by the first three entries on the list, our hosts: Confessions of the Plume, Two Little Cavaliers and Life with Dogs.

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