Hello, For all of you who admire and like Pit Bulls, please help us in our attempt to stop the ban on them. We live in GA and they are trying to ban them. I know there are many counties and cities who also want to ban them because of bad people who fight them and do not take care or watch of them. We all need to get together and fight This. Even though you might not live in Georgia, we still need your support. For when it comes time for your city, we will be there to fight for you too!
It is estimated that only 250,000 out of the 4.9 million Pit Bulls are being fought and abused. Although this is a large number, it is not in comparison to all of the good owners and well taken care of pits. Please visit our website at www.haynespitbulls.com/fightbsl and join our yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/americaagainstbsl
United We Must Stand! Fight for your right to choose your pets! Thank you, Allison
Not to nit pick or be a statistics nerd, but there's an estimated 60 million dogs as pets in the United. states. If 4.5 million of those are pit bulls, that means 7.5% of all dogs in the US are pit bulls. That seems like an awful lot of pits, I didn't think they were that common.
If your numbers are accurate and 250,000 of those are used in dog fighting, that's about 5% of the total pit bull population.
There's quite a few members on our forum who are actively involved in opposing the BSL in Georgia.
There are an estimated 4.8 million Pit Bulls in the U.S. that are registered with AKC, UKC and ADBA They take up 9.6% of the 52 million dogs estimated to be in the U.S.
There are 4.8 not 4.9 million Pit Bulls that are rregistered. That is only the registered Pits. I know that there are a lot more than that. Thank you for pointing that out. But there are a lot more dogs that we think there are.
Where's the source that gives the number of dogs that are pit bulls? I've seen different sources that say there's a maxumim of 6 million pit bulls and pit bull mixes in the US, and there's only 1 million registered as American staffordshire terriers, american pit bull terriers and the other breeds recognized by the ADBA, UKC and AKC combined.
Also, the most recent surveys (2001 US Pet Ownership and demographics) there are 61.6 canine companions in the US, and 68.9 million cats.
Is there a middle ground that can be reached or is it only pits or no pits? I know some places have an age requirement for owning pits and some places it's outright banned. Is the actual name of the breed "Pit Bull"? Maybe serious owners should stop calling them that. It would show more respect for the breed and also that you are a responsible owner. JMO
I am practically a pit bull activist in my area (savannah). Since learning about BSL, I have:
1. Been on the local news speaking out against house bill 78 - ban on pit bulls in Georgia.
2. Signed as many petitions as I could find.
3. Written letters to all of the people who started house bill 78.
4. Spread the word to EVERYONE I know.
I have never been involved in politics before, mainly because I didn't know how politics affected me everyday. My eyes have been peeled wide open recently and it's disgusting and infuriating how many ignorant people are allowed to run this country (state, county, etc).
I really hope that enough people care about one of the most abused breeds of dogs in the US to speak up about the bill. I also hope that bull breed owners try to educate themselves as much as possible about their dog.
If Ontario's Bill 132 goes through, You can keep any dog that is a Amstaff, Staff, Pit mix, or looks like a pit, but it has to be apayed or neutered, you have to have 100,000 in home insurance and it has to be muzzled off your property. And I assume the day it goes through the shelters will be a lot emptier since people have been dumping their dogs for months since they don't seem to want the hassle of new regulations.
yes I joined and posted already. As for the issue with Georgia I have a distinct feeling they are being a bit more quiet about the meetings to ward off any opposition. I feel the only way to bring attention to this is to stage a protest of the bill and all pit owners and owners of bull breeds attend. With their dogs if possible. this of course would mean that we need to safe guard against things like unaltered males in the group fighting over a female in heat which would mean use common sense and do not bring a female who is close to comeing into heat. No dogs that might be prone to spatting and such. I think carefully planned and we could make a huge statement. Who could ignore a massive coming together of pits and their owners. THAT would surely make the news don't you think?
Thank you all who have been replying to my post. It feels good to know there are people out there who are 'active' like me. I wish I know all the right things to say to these people trying to take away our freedom. The only thing I know is to try and get everyone together and fight this. I have sent letters to all the legislaters that are on the board, and i have written plenty of emails to the news reporters, i just ask the same of everyone else. These dogs need our help, we need to stand up for their rights, as well as our own. I am fully aware that there are already people doing the same as I. Do yall think I sould buy a website name, and have like a meeting place for everyone?
Please input your opinion and lets come up with a big plan. I have a webpage made already www.haynespitbulls.com/fightbsl Do you think this is good? Please let me know how you feel. If everyone joind my yahoo group 'America Against BSL' we would all be able to post and receive the posts in individual emails or daily digest with all posts sent at the end of the day. Please let me know.