Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What Is Love? Pit bull owners know. Nathan Winograd knows. Sadly, so sadly, animal rights extremists kill for "love" Nathan Winograd speaks from the heart for pit bulls Staunch no-kill advocate Nathan Winograd rocked the world of animal rights, no, make that animal welfare, ooops, animal protection agencies with his book Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation. Winograd isn't buying that sick I Love, So I Must Kill crap. Nope. Not at all. We [animal protectionists] have determined that [pit bulls] do not deserve to live. The more circumspect among us might not say so publicly. We may couch it in more benign terms, shifting the blame to others, claiming that no one will adopt them, convincing ourselves that only a ban will keep them out of harm’s way, but the end result is exactly the same. By our actions, by our words, by our policies, by our failure to speak out on their behalf, we stoke the fire that has at its core only one end for Pit Bulls: their mass killing. Boobs, freaks and liars fail the American Pit Bull Terrier First prize for killing innocent dogs and general hypocrisy goes to PETA. Ingrid Newkirk and her crew of dog killers openly, unabashedly and without apology advocate the violent, brutal--yet somehow ethical--irradication of "pit bulls" from the planet Earth. Its all so sad. Best Friends' Prez Michael Mountain: Whackjobs and weasel words Mountain couldn't take the heat when confirmed pit bull hater and creative statistician Clifton Merritt of Animal People challenged a mildly pro-pit bull blog comment. Mountain was no mountain. He caved. He ran for cover. He sucked up to Clifton Merritt, the guy whose "statistics" are favorites with pit bull exterminators everywhere. Makes me wonder what kind of "rehabilitation" those "Vick-tory" dogs are getting in their new prison perpetual sanctuary. National Geographic reports that Best Friends received $18,275 per dog, from the court-ordered funds supplied by Michael Vick. That's far more than other organizations received--despite Best Friends' hefty income--because Best Friends envisioned a prolonged stay at the "sanctuary" for their share of Michael Vick's dogs. What's up with that? And what happens to dogs that don't enjoy their prolonged stay at Best Friends' "sanctuary"? Dogs that "suffer emotionally" from sanctuary in specially built -- just for them ! -- facilities and the best care that Best Friends staff can offer? In the weasel words of Best Friends veterinarian Frank McMillan: . . .we're not going to continue to harbor them in a sanctuary just to make the claim that we don't put any animals to sleep. Right. As long as Vick's check clears first. Blame owners, keep killing dogs

To quote HSUS's Pam Rogers, "Pit bulls. . .are likely the most popular dog in the country, but unfortunately, they are also the dogs of choice for drug dealers, gang members, and anyone else who is looking for a dog to be a status symbol."

Pam Rogers' solution? Sterilize all pit bulls. Pit bull owners know what love is. They aren't fooled by Ingrid Newkirk, and they know the difference between love and death. They know the difference between true friends and Best Friends. They know that the Humane Society of the United States is in the business of trashing owners in order to promote the seizure and destruction of their dogs. When pit bull owners say "Fight Breedism" . . .they mean it.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

No Balls in La-La Land LA City Council takes a dive for HSUS, PeTA Pet owners sold down the river by their elected officials The L A City Council voted 10 to one to mandate pediatric gonadectomies for all pet dogs and cats in the City of L. A. yesterday. Pre-pubescent pups and kittens are slated to get the knife in the City of Angeles because public servants, on the public's payroll, turned a deaf ear to their own constituents. (The February 1 vote requires a second reading, scheduled for next week, to be binding.) Say what? Bob Barker calls the shots in Los Angeles? Looks like retired game show hosts, not voting pet owners, rule in L. A. Bob Barker, whose private foundation has donated millions of dollars for spay and neuter services [said] "Mandatory spay-neuter is a necessity. . . We need legislation." Who died and appointed a show biz millionaire the King of L. A.? Huh? Or was it Bob's bankroll that got the City Council's attention? City Councilmember Richard Alarcón: tissue-thin Democratic Party values Just as Democratic Louisville City Councilwoman Cheri Bryant-Hamilton sponsored Louisville's dirty war on dogs and enabled Metro Louisville Animal Control to target and discriminate against "poor people", LA proposal sponsor Richard Alarcon hasn't thought twice about who's going to get the knife first: residents of his own working-class district. Democrat Alarcón's "moral responsibility" doesn't extend to working class pet owners Richard Alarcón was brought up by working class parents who taught him the value of hard work, the importance of standing up for what is right and the moral responsibility to help those who are less fortunate. Gag me with a spoon. Since when is ignoring the vigorous protests of pet owners, and insisting on the drastic surgical removal of chunks of their pets "helpful"? No equal enforcement of the law in La-la Land LA officials are promising that enforcement of the L A ordinance is supposed to be "complaint driven." Anybody want to bet on who's going to drop a dime on who first? Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks and Co. will go after the lowest hanging fruit: the poor, blacks and hispanics, and the pit bull owners. And good luck to you, pilgrim, if you happen to be all three and you live in Los Angeles. There's already a dime with your name on it in Ed Bok's back pocket. Banging on doors, searching for testicles: Democratic Party SOP? What goes around, comes around. Do I have to vote for a Republican to avoid supporting patsies for PeTA, HSUS and the ASPCA? In this election year, things are looking grim for traditional Democratic voters like me. I was born to vote the Democratic ticket, but man, I'm not liking what I'm seeing. I support funded, voluntary spay-neuter programs. I support public policy based on fact, not fiction. I support civil rights. Which Democrat is going to protect me, and my dog, from the Bob Barkers and Gilles Meloches of the world? Huh? November is getting closer and closer. There will be some very tough choices made by hamburger-eating, dog-loving Dems like me.