Seattle Considers Ban on Pit Bulls

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. Many shelters do not intake pit bulls at all, and many of the shelters that do find themselves limited in their intake by state regulations or their own policies that dictate pit bull capacity. Given these dogs’ poor disposition, what should you do if you find a pit pull? Evaluate the Pit Bull before Doing Anything. Contact Local Pit Bull Friendly Shelters. Advertise your pit bull.

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Michael Vick Refuses to Visit Victims

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Another Former Vick Dog Prospers

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Another happy little story from Best Friends about a rescued pit bull once owned by Michael "Sick" Vick. Tags: pit bull animal rescue Michael Vick Best Friends This story is about Cherry.

Dog Bites Dog to Save Boy

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A pit bull attacked and was dragging a boy down the road in South Africa. So, a neighbor got his rottweiler (named Blade), who fought off the pit bull and saved the kid. Tags: pit bull rottwiler How cool is that?

Find Out How the Vick Dogs are Doing at Best Friends

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Pets Are Family, Not Fighters

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This is Sam, an American Pit Bull Terrier that was rescued from a life of dogfighting. He was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States, and has since earned the nickname “Bulletproof Sam”!

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Great Response to Jesse Jackson's Vick Offensive

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The Rehabilitation of Michael Vick Continues

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To Be Fair: An Argument in Support of Vick

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Another Excuse for Michael Vick

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Why the Rush to Forgive Michael Vick?

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Dogtown Episode 3 - The Vick Dogs

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"Sick" Vick to Get Out of Jail

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Jamie Foxx: Something Stupid This Way Comes

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Dogfighting will continue as long as this stupid meme of pits being a public display of men's genitalia continues. Tags: pit bull Stupid dog fighting Jamie Foxx opens his mouth again. This time it's an exceptionally irresponsible, ignorant comment, especially considering the recent news about the growth in dogfighting in Texas.

“The Champions” documentary now available for download

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“The Champions” is an important film that tells story of pit bulls rescued and rehabilitated from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring.

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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Except for the poor pit bulls, street dogs are about the most vilified canines on the planet. No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets.

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Vick Allegedly Put Family Pets in Ring to be Killed

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1 says Vick actually placed family pets in the ring against pit bulls owned by "Bad Newz Kennels" and watched as the animals ruthlessly attacked the domesticated dogs causing "major injuries." This is the allegation as reported on TMZ. In just released report, a person identified as confidential witness No.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act

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Mr. Stevens said his videos were aimed at portraying the aggressive characteristics of pit bulls and the use of pit bulls in hunting. The Supreme Court struck down a law that outlawed the depiction of animal cruelty. The high court case stemmed from the arrest and conviction of a Virginia-based documentary producer named Robert Stevens who sold videos containing scenes of dogfights.

Giveaway: The Lost Dogs

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Called the “Vicktory Dogs” by many, the 47 pit bulls who survived Michael Vick’s cruelty have struck a chord with the nation. Some are now certified therapy workers and many are adored family members, proving that pit bulls, just like any other dog, just want to be man’s best friend.

Book: The Lost Dogs

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And while we all wactched and know the outcome of what happened to Vick, little is known about what happened to the pit bulls he abused…until now. It’s also a testimonial to the fact that despite their bad reputation, pit bulls are not built to be fighters.

Daddy, Cesar Millan’s Dog, lives to 16!

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Here is the information we received about Daddy, and the fund that has been established in his honor: Daddy, often referred to as America’s pit bull ambassador because of his gentle disposition and intelligence, lived with the Millans from the age of four months. Cesar and Daddy.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives. Don’t ban pit bulls.

Emmylou Harris on Dogtown tonight!

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Theresa, an abandoned pit bull, has a mysterious mass in her belly. Music star Emmylou Harris calls for help with a vicious shepherd mix named Gunnar, leaving animal behavior specialist Sherry Woodard only a few days to come up with a plan to overcome his aggression. The dog has a history of skin cancer, so vet Dr. Patti Iampietro must do exploratory surgery to see if the cancer has spread internally.

Dogfighting Grows in Texas

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The investigation here led to the indictments of 55 people and the seizing of 187 pit bulls, breaking up what officials described as one of the largest dogfighting rings in the country. “It’s From the New York Times. Investigators found that dogfighting was on the rise in Texas and was much more widespread than they had expected.

On tonight, Dog Whisperer and DogTown!

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When animal control seized pit bulls from Michael Vick’s property, 22 of the most severe cases were sent to DogTown for rehabilitation. Two great shows on the National Geographic channel tonight! Dog Whisperer: Cesar in Oz !

26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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On February 17th they rescued 26 Pit Bulls near Sandersville, Georgia. The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures. They also had signs of neglect, broken bones, wounds and infections. Sadly, there were also 27 dead dogs found on the property. It is believed that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring.

Dogtown: So Far So Good

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I remember posting last summer about an abused pit bull mother who was euthanized by our animal shelter for being food-aggressive. I just watched episode 1, season 1, of Dogtown , the National Geographic Channel TV show about Dogtown at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. We really enjoyed it.

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

At least his research on pit bull-types of dogs demonstrates the injustice they face. . Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

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Cesar’s Way Magazine

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Getting to know the misunderstood pit bull breed. Cesar's Way Magazine. Cesar Millan, who is best known for his work as the “Dog Whisperer&# , has just come out with a new magazine called “Cesar’s Way&#.

Vick May Be Allowed Back Into NFL

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In or about March 2003, PEACE, after consulting with VICK about the losing female pit bull's condition, executed the losing dog by wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting the animal. According to the Post, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is considering letting him in with a whopping four game suspension. This is just speculative at this point, but it sounds like he is leaning towards letting him play again. Of course, I wonder which NFL team will want him.

Aniweb Roundup 9/26/10

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Are you scared of pit bulls? We often get emails pointing us to awesome articles, videos, or other great things on the web. We hope you enjoy this edition of our “Aniweb Roundup&# ! Let’s get it started! Fetch!

When Is a Dog Unadoptable?

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One day while I was volunteering I met a little pit bull puppy who was recovering from a spaying. I rejoined my local animal shelter's volunteer program a few months ago (long story as to why I quit in the first place). Very sweet and gentle animal (I have a soft spot for pits.and pugs!) The puppy seemed too thin to me so I asked about her story. Apparently, she, her mother and seven siblings had been confiscated from a crack house. Someone had called in an animal cruelty report.

Animal Welfare at Change.org

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I think this is fabulous because Stephanie Ernst (the AW blogger is Stephanie Feldstein, so be careful referring to "Stephanie," or to the blogger with the pit bull!) Did you see that Change.org now has an Animal Welfare page? is clearly someone who advocates for animal rights. Ernst believes we don't have a right to use sentient nonhumans and all of her posts (and those of Alex Melonas, who also posts at animalrights.change.org) are unequivocal about animal use.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

July 24, 2007 Note from KBJ: Pit bulls and Rottweilers account for the vast majority of dog bites, including the most serious ones. It seems to me that discrimination against pit bulls and Rottweilers is eminently justified To the Editor: Re “ States Try to Weigh Safety With Dog Owners’ Rights ” (news article, July 23): Any law that deems a dog as dangerous or vicious based on appearance, breed or phenotype is unfair and discriminatory.

Breed Specific Legislation

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The breeds most often affected by BSL are Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows and even German Shepherds, those who tend to get the most attention in the media for dog fighting and attacks,” said Dan Hoffman, ITo co-founder and animal rights activist. BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) is the canine equivalent of racial profiling, banning certain dog breeds that have been labeled “dangerous.” I’m Tired of - (ITo) is on a mission to help put an end to it.

Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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Officer Wayne Smith takes to the streets of a drug-infested neighborhood to collect intel using a hidden camera and a rescued pit bull as a decoy. Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover have their season premieres tomorrow, January 7, 2012 on NatGeo Wild! Once again, Cesar Millan works with dogs and their owners to help dogs suffering from phobias and obsessions! This season Cesar will visit to Fort Hood, Texas, where he takes a handful of four-legged army brats back to boot camp.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. unconstitutional, more innocent animals will be crushed and burned to death in crush videos, and more animals will be ripped to shreds by pit bulls.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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A lost pit bull mutt broke up an attempted mugging of a woman leaving a playground with her son in Port Charlotte, Florida. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

I'll end with a handful of brief thoughts because this is getting way too long (Baby Sky's been napping and I'm surprised she's still asleep but certain she'll wake any moment): There are a couple of potential sore spots for some people in this book, one being the discussion of pit bulls.