There are innumerable news reports on bigger topics than this, such as the new Democratic politician's claim that women will, if armed, shoot innocent men on campus if they are too afraid of being sexually assaulted*, but the topic in the top link is big for me for more than one reason.
"DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Mark Buehrle [Pitched a perfect game when with the Chicago White Sox] won’t be experiencing the dog days of summer.
While the pitcher is headed to Toronto, his family will split the season between Broward County in Florida and their home in St. Louis. One of their four dogs, Slater, is a mix of bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier – which is of pit bull lineage. Pit bulls are banned in the province of Ontario.
“He’s an awesome dog,” Buehrle said Saturday. “That’s what’s a shame; just the way he looks is why we have to get separated.”
Sent to Toronto as part of the Miami Marlins’ payroll purge, Buehrle had a few options. He could have left Slater with friends or placed him in a kennel. The Buehrle family also could have moved to Buffalo or somewhere else on the U.S. side of the border, forcing the pitcher to commute 90 minutes each way to Toronto....."
There are few, and I mean very few, dogs that demonstrate less aggression towards people than Pit Bulls. They are the most playful, attention-seeking, family-oriented (And they really feel as if they are a member of the family), and submissive dogs that can be found. Not that anyone should approach a strange dog without consulting the owner, but these dogs are far and away the best choice if one wants to do so without being bitten.
When a conversation turns towards Pits, the train is set in motion- the willfully ignorant will parrot what he has heard on the news or read in the paper, the person that knows Pit Bulls will provide a nice Pit Bull 101, and, about half way through the explanation, the first person will interrupt, prefacing his opposition with "I'm sorry,.......". The next words will be "but", "I've read", or "those dogs", followed but the same thing that he said in the first place.
"I'm sorry..." has become a way of letting someone know that you are perfectly happy with your ignorance and fear, that you have every intention of clinging to these, and saying ""Don't confuse me with the facts".
New York City was one of the first (Yes, shocking) cities to ban these animals. People of Western societies, long known for their curiosity and desire for facts, proved their wholesale abandonment of these attributes by accepting moves like that of NYC as proof positive that these dogs were a problem that needed to be solved.
We were told that their jaws, (as if it is not even actually dog) separate and lock down on a bite, that they are inherently aggressive, and that they have no place with people. All of these are blatant lies designed to keep the sheep of our society fearful of the bogeyman.
The Left wants control, and they will spare no effort to make people as fearful as possible in order for them to (Forget accept), desire as much governmental control of their lives as possible.
The following post does a great job of setting the record straight on these fine and unfairly maligned dogs.