Breed Ban - Pitbull





I'm sorry you are frightened of my dogs and are trying to have them

killed because they are pitbulls.


I'm sorry you lack the understanding of this breed's true history,

gentleness with people, wonderful temperament, intelligence and

behavioral conformation. I'm sorry you won't read the ATTS stats

regarding our breed's true temperament, putting it in the top four

for temperament, scoring better than breeds like Golden Retrievers,

and cocker spaniels.


I'm sorry that you side with and protect animal abusers by marking

the breed of dog, and not the irresponsibility of the owner. I'm

sorry that by your logic I could steal a car, run some people over

with it and then you can blame the make of car for the accident, as I

walk free.


I'm sorry you generalize one breed of dog with one group of people.

I'm sorry you can't see the love and determination that many often

highly educated, non-criminal and "normal" types of people show

towards this breed and the great personal sacrifices that they make

to take care of their dog responsibly.


I'm sorry you cannot go into the shelters and see the hundreds of

abandoned and abused pitbulls, dying only for the inane "crime" of

being born the breed they are. I'm sorry you cannot see the look of

disappointment in their eyes as someone walks by their kennel, and

refuses to consider adopting them based on an ill educated fear

mongering reporter. I'm sorry that you cannot be there when the

animal looks at a human for the last time, and in spite of betrayed

by all humans they have met, their tail still wags as someone

approaches with the syringe of Euthinol.


I'm sorry cannot be there when law enforcement shoots one of your

dogs dead inside it's own home in front of the children it mutually

loves for simply getting off the dog bed and walking over to say

hello with it's tail wagging. I'm sorry you cannot be there to rescue

pitbull puppies from a plastic bag in a dumpster, dumped there by

someone switching their illegal, and inhumane activities to another,

more lucrative breed.


I'm sorry you cannot understand the difference between canine and

human aggression, in the way that this breed can. Yes, I'm saying my

pitbull is smarter then you.


I'm sorry that the medieval witchhunting genetics of intolerance,

generalization, and racism make you feel the need to vilify a breed

of dog. I'm sorry that justice, equality, tolerance, common sense are

all things you hold dear as a fellow Canadian, and expect from

others, but do not yourself offer them towards a pitbull or its

caregiver. I'm sorry that you don't take the constructive time to

petition changes in the Canadian animal cruelty act, and in the

criminal code that would deal out serious punishment to the real

animal abusers.


I'm sorry you cannot see the disappointed look on a puppy's face when

the people petting it quickly frown, and walk away when you tell them

it is a pitbull. I'm sorry you feel the need to terrorize my family

and my dogs for crimes we never have and never will commit. I'm sorry

you don't have to live in fear of your dog's safety from hysterical,

and mentally unstable people trying to inflict all manner of evil

upon your dogs.


I'm sorry that you cannot see my breed working in some of the best

Search and Rescue groups in the world, saving countless lives each

year. I'm sorry our media censors and refuses to print the breed

name "pitbull' when in connection with a positive act such as saving

a person or child from a burning house, drowning, wild attacking

animals, etc. I'm sorry you cannot see the many pitbulls registered

as therapy dogs and bringing so much joy to another misunderstood,

neglected demographic in our society, the senior citizen.


I am sorry you can't see a pitbull kiss a child, step carefully over

a kitten, or play in a sunbeam. I'm sorry you cannot wake in the

morning to feel a warm pitbull cuddled next to you in bed, and know

that you are their total world, and even if the house caught fire and

trapped you, they would stay with you to the end.

But, now that I really think about it, I'm not at all sorry you don't

own a pitbull--you do not deserve one.


Rob MacBean

The Mongrel Hordes

Lake Cowichan BC

(Permission granted by me the author to crosspost as long as it stays

intact, and with my name on it)