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There have been recent threats against pit bulls online and are being targeted this Halloween. This years Halloween has been considered as “national kill a pit bull day” and have pit bull owners worried across the nation. Along with the threats, there have been comments regarding the “national kill a pit bull day” like poisoning dogs and also brutally murdering them with different weapons. The announcement has been advertised on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and the Instagram post reads “I’m here by announcing October 31 National kill a pit bull day. After you take the kids trick or treating keep your costume on round up some friends and kill as many pit bulls as you can before midnight.” The posts encourages different ways and different weapons to use in this horrific act. “Baseball bats, knives, bricks and poisons (a hotdog soaked in radiator fluid works well) are all suitable tools.” There has been some talk of this being a joke and then some people are claiming its real. Real or a joke, this should be taken seriously and this Halloween, pit bull owners should be extra careful and take extra precautions to ensure their dogs safety this Halloween.

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In the Vancouver Sun there was an article written titled “Certain dogs and owners combine for violence” and underneath it, it read “Pit bulls, Rottweilers and dog-wolf hybrids are responsible for most attacks – so why aren’t they more restricted?” Basically Stephen Hume, the writer who wrote the article, is an uneducated, biased and ignorant. He wrote “Pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf crosses are the bazookas of the dog world. Perfectly safe as long as they don’t go off; devastatingly lethal when they do. And nobody, least of all their owners, seems to be able to predict when they will go off.” Really? Another article was published in the Vancouver Sun in response to the article written by Hume, Kathy Powelson who is with Paws for Hope Animal Foundation wrote the response article. To what he said that I stated above, she wrote “Huh? This is an issue of responsible pet guardianship, not inherently aggressive breeds” I was pleased to read her response to Hume’s previous article. She also said how the Paws for Hope Animal Foundation and Hug-A-Bull have partnered together to bring Vancouver a documentary called “Beyond The Myth” There will also be a panel of experts to discuss issues such as dangerous dogs, breed bans and responsible pet ownership. They’re screening the documentary at the Vancity Theater on October 20th and 28th at 2pm. I’m excited to attend this screening and meeting others who have the same passion to pit bulls and other misunderstood breeds.

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