Articles: Pit Bulls

July 29 2010

Does Trouble Follow Michael Vick, Or….

Does trouble follow Philadelphia Eagles QB, and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick, or does he follow trouble? This happened at the end of June – and I am only blogging about it now, because really there were so few news reports. Maybe you heard about it – I didn’t. A man was shot outside a Virginia…

July 28 2010

Canine Heroes Come In All Sizes, All Breeds

I’ve noticed this trend…If there’s a dog bite involving a Golden Retriever (and believe it or not, that does happen) we never hear about it in the media. If it involves a Pit Bull (or dog that generally looks like a Pit Bull), Huge Headlines! Similarly, if a Golden Retriever is a hero dog –…

July 26 2010

Pit Bulls Aren't the Problem, Some Owners ARE

I posted this video because the dude narrating does such a nice job of reflecting the facts…Also, I like the depiction of the American flag throughout….Ironic, because breed bans are likely unconstitutional. 

July 19 2010

Gov. Quinn Puts His Paw Down, A Dogfighting Law With Real Bite

I participated in a historic Illinois bill signing (HB 5790) – increasing the felony penalty for dogfighting near schools, parks, day cares and playgrounds. When Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure (July 17, ’10), Illinois became the first state in the union to throw one more penalty at dogfighters, translating to more time in jail.…

July 18 2010

Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Dogfighting Law with a Bite

Dogfighting has been a felony in Illinois for some time, and it’s now a felony is all 50 states. Yet, somehow, when dog fights occur near day care centers, schools or playgrounds – the activity strikes me as even more horrifying. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at the dogfighting bust in Maywood in 2009. He…

July 16 2010

New Dogfighting Measure Has Teeth!

Following Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s dogfighting bust at a day care center last fall, the Sheriff appeared on my WLS-AM radio show. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in Maywood last fall I suggested as horrific as dogfighting is – it’s even worse when kids are involved….and worse yet that this bust happened at a…

July 15 2010

CNN's Anderson Cooper Reports Pets Are Dying Due to Oil Spill

I am not surprised by Anderson Cooper 360: Reporter’s Notebook that animals are being up in large numbers because of the oil spill. Responsible for wildlife deaths, increased unemployment, economic losses in fisheries and tourism, and now breaking up families as pets are being given up – BP star doesn’t shine so bright He writes…

July 11 2010

Pit Bull Saves Lives

Pit Bulls are dogs – and here’s what dogs do: In Bristol, IN, a home caught fire this past Thursday. Thor, who happens to be a Pit Bull not only worked hard to awaken the family, he actually pulled the bassinet with the baby inside it to safety. Heroic Pit Bull, named Thor Finally, after…

July 11 2010

Serious Pit Bull Attack, Fault of the Dogs' Owners

Pit Bull attack in New Bedford, MA – a student was attacked and seriously hurt by three Pit Bulls, reportedly. The attack was unprovoked. It is a tragedy. Before you scream about Pit Bulls though, check out the report. Finally toward the end, it’s pointed out these dog have gotten out before. That’s how it…

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