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Old 07-29-2014, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pit Bull Week

Huffington post is having a week long event to celebrate pit bulls. Its called pit bull week.

"HuffPost Green is launching a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a maligned "breed" that often bears the brunt of dated, discriminatory legislation that can make it near impossible for these dogs to find a forever home. You can follow along with HuffPost Pit Bull Week here, or on Facebook and Twitter where we'll be using the hashtag ‪#‎PitBullWeek‬."

Here is the main page which is being updated daily: Pit Bulls: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

and here are some recent stories. I may not agree with every story or every blog, but its nice to see something so mainstream trying to get people to see a dog for being a dog.

These 16 Dogs Are Heroes. They Are Also Pit Bulls.

10 Stereotypes About Pit Bulls That Are Just. Dead. Wrong.*|*Arin Greenwood

One Woman + 40 Years Of Pit Bulls = A Great Big Lesson In Love

Eradicate Pit Bulls? Not Labrador Retrievers?*|*Douglas Anthony Cooper

Anyone remember Brandi? She is a member here on GP and her new puppy and baby have gone viral. SO FUNNY! I am friends on facebook and instagram and have been LOVING her pictures, well someone got a hold of them and now she is all over. Baby, Pit Bull Puppy Are Cutest Best Friends You'll See Today or you can see it in this clip: http://youtu.be/ZBOzd2TlzdE
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
 

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That was a great read. Thanks for the links!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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anytime!!!! Glad you enjoyed it. cant wait to see what they post tomorrow! lol
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Thank you for the heads up. Haven't looked at all the links yet but I did watch the Brandi's baby video. You couldn't plan anything cuter than that. Love when they go face to face.
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OMG RIGHT! Just settling in for a little nap. Glutton for punishment I would say, new baby and puppy GOOD luck!! lol
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I have mixed feelings about widely-seen efforts like this.

I think it just adds to the popularity of the breed.
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Good reads Ames! TY.
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Carla I think that's the goal, get more people interested in knowing the dogs lumped as one which aren't the same breed are basically dogs so they can get them adopted and out of shelters. It's more shelter and rescue orientated so far. Judging dogs as individuals not what they look like. (While still using the nickname pit bull which annoys the crap out of me lol) but better than nothing. Hopefully some of the dogs they are posting will get adopted What part turns you off?

Glad you like it Rebecca. Going there now to see what's been added


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Carla I think that's the goal, get more people interested in knowing the dogs lumped as one which aren't the same breed are basically dogs so they can get them adopted and out of shelters. It's more shelter and rescue orientated so far. Judging dogs as individuals not what they look like. (While still using the nickname pit bull which annoys the crap out of me lol) but better than nothing. Hopefully some of the dogs they are posting will get adopted What part turns you off?

Popularity of any kind is not good for this breed right now.

What these articles seem to be teaching is that there is no such thing as a Pit Bull or any dog that acts like one. There are no breed characteristics. They are all just dogs and they will be fine for anyone. I see too many dogs in rescue labeled as something else when they are obviously Pit Bulls.

And those attracted to "rescuing" often are just not the best owners for this breed. In many cases, they have been indoctrinated too far into this "they are all just dogs and can be treated the same. "*I'LL* show everyone how much I care!" Too often, those "rescuing" are in it more for themselves and how THEY appear rather than for the dog.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What? No condemnation for Roo for calling his dog (right out of a shelter) a Pit Bull?
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What? No condemnation for Roo for calling his dog (right out of a shelter) a Pit Bull?

I don't condemn people for being misinformed I try and help educate them as I was back in the day. I have actually discussed it with Roo before on a couple of occasions. Roo knows his dog is a mutt but also knows society doesn't typically understand that and will just judge by looks, like you do. His dog was successful at showing people mutts that get lumped as pit bulls aren't good for nothing and can thrive in the right surroundings. Do you have anything to add or just your typical trolling to start unnecessary drama?


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While I think some of it is a little fluffy, I think it's great that such a prominent social news source is making such a big effort to promote Pit Bulls! Maybe in the wake of all the people slamming them for the anti-Pit Bull article a few months ago they're just trying to right their wrong? Who knows. Either way, I like it, even if some of it is a little misinformed.
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Thats exactly what it was! After that stupid article came out there was a bunch of journalists and owners and advocates gunning for a change HuffPost was approached and readily agreed to try and remedy the bad that was released. And since there was so many willing to help it became this week long event! And I totally agree, some total fur mom propaganda for sure. But I'm just glad there another prominent proponent for society to judge dogs based off behavior and not appearance.


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Totally! I'm glad they're making the effort. At least this may make some people more inclined to go meet a shelter dog and make their own judgements.
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