1.) Obviously pit mixes are vicious vicious creatures, completely untrustworthy around tiny humans. I mean, look at these pictures!
2.) They cannot be trusted with other animals.Which, of course, is why since we've had Luna she is the only animal in the entire house.
Except for the bearded dragon. And the cats. And the other dogs.
3.) They're just mean looking beasts. Truly, look at her, doesn't her little pibble smile strike fear into your heart?
4.) There are websites pushing breed specific legislation and memes telling me how bad they are. And obviously, if it's posted online somewhere, it's true.
5.) And obviously, these cold blooded killers are not capable of loving and being loyal to their family.
We've had Luna for four years this month. She's not just a dog, she's part of the family. She's also the main reason we are turned away from apartments or homes for rent: because of discrimination for her breed. She's a pit bull and boxer mix dog, and it is completely lawful for her to be discriminated against. Not long ago Montreal banned all pit bulls, resulting in families having their four legged family members taken from them unless they acquired a special permit (source). The ban was then temporarily suspended, but in other areas similar bans have held up.
This isn't just an "I prefer this type of dog" issue any longer, the more of this legislation is passed, the more innocent puppers are going to be put down. As it is, when entering a shelter, the statistics have proven if a dog looks like a pit their odds of being put down are 87.6% (source).
Speak up. Fight against the breed specific legislation, because I will say it until I die, it is not the dog, it is the owner. And if we want to see fewer of these babies put down, we need to make it easier for them to find homes.