It is with some amusement that I read all the commentary from folks that have their knickers in a twist about Michael Vick.
It is with some amusement
because whenever I read commentary about Vick, I try to remember a single word
anyone said last year about the REAL people killing Pit Bulls in America.
Last year Michael Vick did not kill a single Pit Bull.
But last year almost a million Pit Bulls were killed -- more than 40,000,000 pounds of Pit Bull were tossed into land fills and roaring incinerators.
Who did this?
Simple: the folks who breed Pit Bulls
... and the folks who are silent
Remember that most Pit Bulls are bred by people who say they "love" the dogs
, and then they sell or give the dogs to anyone who will take them. The dogs are then acquired in haste by people who say they "love" the dogs, and then...six months or nine months later... the dogs are taken to a "shelter" by people who say they "love" the dogs, but they simply cannot deal
with a Pit Bull.
And then the dog is killed
about 95% of the time.
More Pit Bulls were killed in "shelters" last year
than all of the dogs registered by the AKC.
When asked what can be done about all this,
the people who say they "love" these dogs just shake their head. Dogs are property, don't 'cha know, and there's nothing to be done. Special licensing? Special home inspections? Mandatory spay-neuter? No, no, no.
Because dogs are property, there is nothing we can do about that other than to repeat the patent nonsense that Pit Bulls are just like every other dog, and that Pit Bull owners are just like every other dog owner, and never mind if both of these statements are demonstrable lies.
Let freedom ring and fire up the ovens!
But you know who the REAL laugh riots are?
These are the folks who want a large non-working pet dog, and who also say that Pit Bulls are just like every other dog, and who then go to an AKC breeder to get a non-working purebred health care train wreck of a dog (they always get a puppy) even as they lecture the rest of the world about Michael Vick and the wonders of "No Kill" shelters.
And, of course, they have every right.
But you will pardon if we point out, rather gently, the obvious: "your hypocrisy is showing."