If you've come to this blog because of pit bulls, let's get something clear. This blog is really not about how dangerous pit bulls are, or whether I like them or not.
This blog is about pit bull owners, and whether I like them or not.
Several years ago I was fortunate enough to learn the truth about the vicious nature of pit bulls, unfortunately it was at the expense of my dear friend and neighbor. Afterward I chose to speak against these undogs to others, eventually leading me to an amazing group of individuals that provide support and guidance to all walks of life.
Some are survivors of pit bull attacks, others are family members that have lost a loved one that sadly becomes just a statistic in many reports shared regularly by people that want to protect the beasts.
Through the time I've watched and listened as the group of individuals has grown, I've witnessed people that have otherwise nothing in common build amazing friendships with one another. Some have grown and found direction for their grief by choosing to take tragedy, turn it into a gift of life, dedicating themselves to spreading information that will save countless lives. Others work through their tragedy by quietly speaking of their incident, sharing the emotional roller coaster, and receiving advice from others that experienced similar legal or social suffrage in addition to the physical pain.
And then, there are some that work through their grief by serving as the guards. These individuals have taken their anger caused by the tragedy they suffered or witnessed and use it as an avenue to protect their brothers and sisters in arms from the angry and aggressive attacks by pit bull owners, advocates and apologists.
- Never would you witness a group of drunks attack a family that suffers a personal loss at the hands of a drunk driver.
- You would never hear a rally cry from swimming pool contractors blaming a parent that has just lost their child to drowning.
- Imagine if doctors sat down with a grieving family, and rather than offer condolences instead blame a loved one's death on their failure to eat healthy, exercise and not smoke?
Yet, each of these friends and acquaintances that have been brought together from all around the world experience something similar to the unimaginable examples above.
Each of them, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, fathers, sons, uncles, have all been blamed or criticized for whatever reason best fits the specific situation.
"Parents should know to never leave a child alone with a dog, even if it's a family pet."
"Chained dogs are more apt to be guarding, territorial, aggressive, less-socialized --" (fill in the blank with whatever excuse you wish).
"The dog was startled out of his sleep, the kid should have known better."
"Why wasn't this dog spayed/neutered?"
Without fail, as soon as a pit bull attack is reported the nutters appear in the comment section making such callous and thoughtless statements. Soon, the guards surface. They come armed with facts, statistics, and the passion of a true soldier, in effort to protect an unsuspecting family from the name calling and outright hatred of keyboard warriors professing to be an armchair expert based on their personal experience with some wiggly-butt-lick-your-face-off-awesome-loyal-nanny-dog-that-wouldn't-hurt-a-fly-pit bull, and none of them are from anywhere near where this most recent tragedy plays out.
This blog is to honor this group of survivors.
And to reveal the true apathy and indigent, hate filled comments and behavior of the pit bull apologist. In future posts, I plan to share the words of these nutters that put a vicious dogs well-being before the needs of fellow human-beings, outlining the childish, insensitive and threatening personalities that appear to be the norm of the entire pro-pit circus.
I hope you'll join me, and use this blog as an opportunity to share your shock and disgust for the unacceptable, and sometimes borderline criminal harassment and their recent onslaught of attacks on this group of victims, friends that would never choose to meet the qualifications of 'being a member' of a survivors group.