[Ed.: Wow, the following piece has ignited quite the debate on the internet! Youtube creator and pit bull advocate Vee has answered the call to pen the counterargument. Please read his piece “33 little sacrifices a year is a small price to pay for Pibble’s smile” after finishing this one.]
Be honest: chances are that you cross the street when you see a pit bull walking toward you on the same sidewalk. Pit bulls have a well deserved reputation all over the world for being dangerous, aggressive dogs that suddenly snap for no apparent reason. I’m here to tell you the truth is even worse than previously thought.
You see, these murder machines have a well oiled social media disinfo apparatus known as “pit mommies.” The “pit mommy” movement adopts and breeds pit bulls while posting photos of them dressed up in pink tutus and baby clothes. These “adorabull” posts are almost always accompanied by absurd fallacies and false claims about the breed being harmless.
With more and more people now getting their news and ideas from social media, the pit mommy movement has managed to deceptively shift public perception on pits to somewhere in the apathetic middle.
But pit bulls have been selectively bred for bloodsport for centuries. They are genetically hardwired to kill, and to not be deterred by any amount of pain to get the kill. No amount of love and training will undo the pit bull instinct to kill. Someone thinking she’s a good owner with such a lovable muscled doggo will not prevent it from taking its blood prize the moment it sees a window of opportunity.
If you get a pit bull, you are setting the creature and the potential victims around you up for failure by denying history and genetics.
We The People
Unfortunately, elected representatives in America are failing to do anything about pit bulls as they continue to mass murder our children and doggoes. I propose and will demonstrate in this article that the pit crisis has now reached a point where We The People are called upon to take matters into our own hands. The continued murder of innocents calls for radical action.
That’s why for three years now I have adopted over a hundred pit bulls on Craigslist — and then put them down.
Because of my efforts, fewer humans (and good doggoes) will have to suffer from pit bull attacks. I like to think that my accumulated effort has over the long term saved at least one child from the lockjaws of death. But, I realize, this form of activism will need hundreds of practitioners across our beautiful country to even begin to get a grip on the pit crisis.
Pit maulings by the numbers
Even the cuddliest and most well behaved pit bull can and eventually will turn on its humans for no or little reason — like an unexpected sound, or a bout of boredom. They’ve even been known to eat their own owners for a snack, like when Virginian police discovered two pit bulls in the forest casually eating their dead owner’s rib cage (after killing her).
But let’s look at the statistics. Despite making up around 6.2% of the dog population, pit bulls are responsible for over 70% of all fatal dog bites, according to a 2018 scientific study from dog attack authority DogsBite.org. When you include pit mixes, the number goes even higher:
Pit bulls, additional bull breeds and mastiff-type guard dogs and war dogs — the types used to create “baiting” bull breeds and fighting breeds — accounted for a jaw-dropping 87% (40) of all dog bite-related deaths in 2020.
Are you paying attention yet?
To top it all off, pits target children disproportionally more than any other breed. While dogs of all breeds can snap when feeling threatened or in a bad mood, pit bull selection of victim is based on what it thinks it can readily turn into blood soup.
If you’re a pet owner, you’re probably aware that humans aren’t the only victims of pit bulls. Pit bulls often attack and kill dogs, cats, and other pets. I know from first hand experience because two of them tried to kill my lab in a completely unprovoked (redundant) attack in 2018.
A perfect example of this phenomenon is the 2018 incident at the Chiang Mai, Thailand pet show. Keep in mind that pet show dogs are often trained to be highly disciplined. But even with hundreds of hours of training and discipline, a pit bull in this pet show couldn’t help itself from attacking a beautiful Siberian Husky. This completely demolishes the lie that only pit bulls with bad owners attack others.
In 2019, pit bulls accounted for 91% of fatal dog-on-dog attacks, as well as 76% of fatal attacks on cats.
If you’re still not convinced about the devastating impact of pit bulls, if you still can’t feel for the mass murdered victims of the pit bulls, you need to grow some empathy in your soul. You may be a psychopath.
Listen to pit bull survivors — and believe them
In January 2021, 35-year-old Candis Danielson was attacked by her neighbor’s two pit bulls. According to local news, the vicious pit bulls had “dragged Danielson under the trailer and inflicted extensive damage to her legs and feet.” The woman had to get one of her feet amputated as a result of the pit bull attack.
In yet another attack that happened last year, a Kentucky man was left “pretty chewed up” after being surrounded and attacked by three pit bull. The man was hospitalized with injuries to the face, back and lower torso. The story would have been much different if it was a gang of three Chihuahuas or Shih Tzus. “You can see [injuries] on my face, on the side of my face, on my back, you know, on my bottom. Some pretty good gashes on my leg and, you know, I’ve even got some scratches on my private parts. So, I was pretty chewed up,” the victim reported.
The most heart-wrenching stories are those that involve children. Pit bulls appear to have a special affinity for stalking the smallest and most innocent of children before ambushing and tearing their necks up.
“Believing the myth, ‘It’s not the breed, it’s all how you raise them,’ is what left us without a son.”
–father of murdered 14-month-old boy Daxton Borchardt
In March 2013, 14-month-old Daxton Borchardt was allowed to stay with his babysitter despite her pitbulls, because his parents believed it’s all about training. The pitbulls promptly murdered little Daxton.
Daxton’s father Jeff said that he could no longer remain silent after hearing about a toddler mauled by a pit bull in Caledonia. Before his son’s death, Jeff said that he used to believe that a dog’s behavior was determined by the way it was raised. He no longer believes this myth — an evil lie peddled by pit mommies online. “Believing the myth, ‘It’s not the breed, it’s all how you raise them,’ is what left us without a son,” Jeff said. He said he cannot forget how his son looked after the prolonged attack.
Another attack that occurred this year resulted in the death of a 6-year-old child. “I was an advocate for pit bulls and what happened today happened so fast that there was nothing that anyone could do,” the mother said as she cried.
For children who manage to survive the pit bull attacks, the trauma never stops. A three-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries and lost her eye after surviving a pit bull attack was booted out of a KFC after an employee told her grandmother that the child’s scars were “disturbing” other customers.
My proposal for common sense pit bull control
Most of us agree at this point that it’s time to come up with a permanent solution to the pit bull question. At the same time, I recognize that not everyone wants to spend their time trekking around their state looking for adoptable pit bulls to put down.
America must implement common-sense pit bull control to rid ourselves of these dogs, and I have a series of suggestions.
1.) Like we do with so many important issues, let’s look to the laws and policies of our progressive allies. Currently, there are pit bull bans in several progressive countries, such as Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, and several more. If those countries are smart enough to recognize the need for common sense pit bull control, then America should follow suit. Not following progressive countries’ leads is definitionally regressive, and therefore a form of nazism.
2.) We should also regulate animal shelters who are cynically using loopholes to trick people into bringing assault-style dogs into their homes.
Currently, animal shelters are overrun with pit bulls, which is understandable considering their extremely violent nature. However, shelters don’t properly inform potential adopters that these dogs are pit bulls. Instead, animal shelters will advertise a pit bull as a “lab mix” or another “mix” breed in an attempt to deceive those looking for a friendly family dog.
Everyone should be able to agree that animal shelters that do this should be shut down and held accountable for the blood on their hands.
3.) Lastly, we need to tell Big Tech to remove pit mommy content as speedily and heavy-handedly as they deal with other kinds of misinformation identified by the White House as a health risk. Think vaccine misinfo, etc. We must also demand a highly visible pit bull warning attached to posts associated with persons identified as pit mommies or pit mommy adjacent.
How many more children must die? The time to act is yesterday.