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I have 6 dogs and one of them happens to be part “pit bull” and that is our Lady. Lady has the sweetest temperament and is such a love bug. When we first saw her, I knew I just had to have her. I wasn’t scared at all that she was part pit bull, the other part is German Shepherd, we all have heard those stories about “pit bulls”, but in all truth it is not the breed it is the breeds owner that need to learn how to care for their pets. We all need to me responsible dogs owners, it does not matter what breed the pet is!
“Pit bull” dog owners are no different from other dog owners; the overwhelming majority love and care for their pets in a responsible manner, which includes proper maintenance, control and containment of their dogs. This helps keep our pets safe and the people around them. Lady like I said is a love bug, I have two Peek A Poos and they are small dogs and they love playing with Lady, they are not scared of the way she looks or how big she is compared to them.
I am so tired of the discrimination that are put on dog breeds and that includes “pit bulls”! Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) will not help us achieve our common goal: community safety. BSL has never been effective in reducing dog bites and enhancing public safety. BSL is expensive, time-consuming, and nearly impossible to enforce. I have seen so many families that have had to give up their beloved pet because of this law, so many families torn apart because it was not a choice that they wanted to have and love their pet as if it was their child.
In an effort to challenge the negative stereotypes about “pit bull” dog owners, Animal Farm Foundation created The Majority Project, a photo collection illustrating how countless “pit bull” dog owners make valuable contributions to their communities and families every day. We are the Majority and we love our lady unconditionally and would so anything for her. Animal Farm Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation, which has been rescuing and re-homing animals, as well as making grants to other humane organizations, since the mid-1980’s. It is Animal Farm Foundation’s mission to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs.
Lady’s breed does not define her and we don’t define Lady by her breed. Every pet has their own personality and behavior, it is up to all of us to be responsible dog owners and train our babies. Reckless dog owners cannot be correlated with any particular breed or type of dog; the only factor reckless dog owners have in common is their problematic behavior resulting from a disregard of public safety and animal welfare.
By treating all dogs as individuals and empowering pet owners to be responsible, we can create communities that are safe. Creating and enforcing non-discriminatory Responsible Pet Ownership laws is the most effective path to building safe, humane communities! “Pit bull” owners, like their dogs, are individuals. They are teachers, doctors, grandmothers, factory workers, police offers and much more.
In an effort to challenge the negative stereotypes about “pit bull” dog owners, Animal Farm Foundation created The Majority Project, a photo collection illustrating how countless “pit bull” dog owners make valuable contributions to their communities and families every day.
“Pit bull” dog owners can join The Majority Project by visiting themajorityproject.com, printing and personalizing an “I am the MAJORITY” sign and submitting a photo with their dog! You can also help spread the word and join with celebrities like actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal and show your support of The Majority Project! Check out his video below!
Spread the love for “pit bulls”, we are the majority and love our pets!