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Punish the Deed . . . by Arcenic Punish the Deed . . . by Arcenic
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i just uploaded the new, finished version of this. enjoy. the lines still arent straight and i took away the outline and colored it right. it might be replaced with one more version.
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ive been doing alot of artwork with politics and issues that stir up alot of controversy (i dont really care about spelling right now) and issues that are important to me. This, is one of them. the killing of American pit bull terriers because they are 'dangerous'. i wont lie to you. alot, if not most pit bulls are what is called dog aggressive say it with me kids. D-O-G Aggressive see? they are NOT human aggressive say it with me again. NOT H-u-m-a-n aggressive there is a difference. Pit bulls were bred for gameness, which is basically their will to not give up during a fight. these 'bull' breeds did just what their name says, they were used to bait bulls and bears and other wild animals for entertainment in the early years of this (the united states) country. After this was banned, these dogs were turned against each other for a cruel and unusual form of entertainment and betting (much like cockfighting).

In the later part of the 20th century, pit bulls became easier to come by. Gang members started getting their hands on them and breeding them, without checking any type of lineage, for fighting purposes only. and to make money. These poorly bred and poorly trained dogs are not accustomed to people. they are skittish and often malnourished and never socialized as puppies and therefor not used to people. This is why THOSE dogs are more likely to go after people. Isn't any poorly trained, malnourished, skittish dog apt to bite a person? i'd think so..

These dogs are being ruthlessly discriminated against by politicians, the media and government officials. many cities have bans on these animals. in Michigan, the humane society has a No Pit bull policy. they euthanize pit bulls and refuse to adopt them out.

Any dog attack is assumed to be done by a pit bull. the media often gives wrong information, further pulling down any hope to save the good reputation of the breed. You are just as likely to be bitten by a German Shepherd Dog or a ChowChow as a Pit. And dont even get me started on white Doberman pincers. criminy.

sorry for the long description. i had a rant.

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JackRussellVenom Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT! You are so talented!
Sabi-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this artwork it's amazing, and a fantastic poster design! 
I also love the message, in Denmark some dogs get killed because they might be one of the breeds that are banned in Denmark, so dogs that have done nothing wrong and got owners that love them get killet, I hate that! it's NOT the breed <3
SoulEaterQueen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree these are the sweetest creatures on GOD's green earth
MullinstheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
truer words have not been stated :salute:
KingKong112 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Alright,I see what you mean.No wonder my father avoided buying one over the years.
KingKong112 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Can't any dog be violent?Why Pit bulls?
fellcrusader Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true. Pit bulls are often looked at as killers and dangerous dogs. When really, they were trained like this. If you were to get a pit bull and socialize them as a pup, train them to be obedient, and train them like a normal, well behaved dog, that dog has a chance of never biting anyone in his life. I have a German shepherd, he won't give up in a fight, but he doesn't start them either. Pit bulls are just like normal dogs, train them to be like any other normal pet dog and they are some of the best pets.
PUNKrockRANDI Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Poor dogs (kill humans)
KingKong112 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Now,Thats more wrong than killing the dog.
PUNKrockRANDI Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*Eye roll* Sure it is
VomitingSprinkles Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
porr pitbulls, it was only cuz of the dicks who owend them and treated them so horribly! it so sad!
HALL0WED-GR0UND Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
may i put this as my icon and credit u?
HALL0WED-GR0UND Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a pit and she is the sweetest dog ever!!!!!! :iconpitbullplz:
Dallasdark13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Pit bulls are sweet if they are treated sweet but are evil if they are abused, they feel they have to defend themselfs because they were hurt when there gaurd was down.
bradly123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
wow I love the way you did that. I don't think that they should be punish because of the owner
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i think the top breed responsible for dog bites is the Golden Retriever. ;p
:heart: bull-breeds!!
cookie-speaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
i agree fully. i even have a pit bull. she is the sweetest thing ever.
Btalen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! People just don't understand dogs... If you put a pit bull in a bad environment, it will be a bad dog. Labs are known as good dogs, but it's exactly the same. Bad environment, bad dog. I blame it on the media.

The only thing lethal about my pit is her tail. ;-)
snappy-finger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
I know I'm a little late, but hey, I just found this and just gotta say...

You go girl!!! I'm so tried of the their bum rap! I had one (RIP BO BO), and he was just one big teddy bear.

They became what their owners make them. It's THAT simple. They're like children. They are sponges!

So beautiful piece of work here. Keep up the good work! :highfive:
Andythegoofr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Wow, lots of people who believe in this. My mom wont even believe me! I go to the bike shop with her (her and my dad are really into biking) and they have like 2 or 3 pits there and she wigs out when im petting them and they are licking me! its like holy sh*t people! they are dogs! they are so loyal, they are easily trained and minuipliated! they have their ears chopped off with scissiors, they have rubberbands tight on their tails so they fall off from lack of blood flow, the cuts they get from fighting are stapled with a stapled you get at like office depot, and they are drowned, electrocuted, burried alive and used at bait if they dont produce wins! and the females are tied down and bred till they cant anymore then they dump the bodies! help the pits please! as Cesar Millan says "Its the man behind the dog, not the breed." (his right hand man that helps him train all other cases is a pit, Daddy!)
firestar0629 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
There is a wonderful book on this topic that I got just a few days ago, called Dog's about a pit bull puppy who gets abandoned and noone wants her because of BSL and's sad, really.
It's a great book, buy it people! And I totally agree with you!

I beleive in Jesus. If you do, too, and aren't afraid to admit it, post this to your signature.

Forget Edward. I have Firestar.

I am not a nerd. I am a Star Wars geek. Get it right!
RakPolaris Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm totally agree with you!
My dog is a PitNull, but HE'S A GOOD DOG!! NOT AN ASSASSIN!

The humans have to blame their behavior, not dogs.
RhysandNight Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student General Artist
They always blame the pit. One time, their was a Rotwilere (sp?) ^^; attack. They aired it on the news and all that and no one really cared. But a few months later when someone got attacked by a pit, everyone went crazy. "Those dogs are a menass (sp?) they should be banned from all states." @#*! off! Then there was this kid attacked by a Chuwawa (sp?) *snickers* did anyone care no! Did they say lets banned Chuwawas? No! Rotwilers? No! This is dog Racism! (sp?)
GiantPanda Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's like cainine racism.
DreamEyce Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
This dog looks a lot like my Kiwi (She's patched on that side too)
verybluebird Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer First glance at this and I thought, "Perfect. Exactly what we need!" It is the exact way I feel; it is never the dog's's the human's. And this really conveys the message well! Beautiful job here; wonderful style. *faves* It's really quite nice!
Akatsukkitty Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
I agree with you 100% but there are some breeds you can't just forgive.
Why? Because it's in there blood. Some breeds smell blood and go mental, and some their brain grows too big for there head and they just don't know what their doing anymore.
It's not thier fault, but it is mostly the human owners...
It's really sad, but the truth.
That's what happens when people tried to breed attack and or guard dogs. :\
RenjisBabySister Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i understand and agree with what u are saying 100%!

the picture ish so sad TwT nuu he doesnt look like a killer.. he looks like he wants a hug!
Sabanjo Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
This picture made me feel like crying my eyes out.

God I hate humans so bad.

And I hate how everyone calls them pitbulls. Thats not even their name.
Akatsukkitty Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
But that IS the name of the breed. Is it not?
runcoyoterun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
American Pit Bull Terrier. no "pit bull" "pit bull" is not an actual breed and tends to encompass all "bully-like" dogs.
JMcool Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I totally get what you're saying.
That looks like my friend Pashi's dog.
littlie-fox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
May I use your stamp on myspace page in a photo album for my animal rescue network friends to see and if they want to use it also can they?
runcoyoterun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course! (this is arcenic, sorry for the long response delay i no longer update this account)
JacklinR Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008

I'm a pit bull rescuer and I was wondering if I could put this on my bulliton on a rescue website?
Arcenic Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
of course!
JacklinR Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
^^ k thx.
WolfHige Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Digital Artist
LOVE THIS PIECE OF WORK!!!! *goes fav it*
sniperkitten313 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Ya know, I work at Petco...people are allowed to bring their dogs in there for socialization and shopping. I've yet to meet a pit bull (and we have quite a few who come in) who doesn't have a sweet-as-pie temperment. If anything, its the chihuahuas that are the most aggressive.
AnjiruOokami Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Exactly! Those little monsters are a danger to our ankles! >D
Whitewolfen13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG your so right. Pitbulls are labeled as viscious, mean and dangerous but all they want to do is be loved :( and not beaten and forced to fight. Its the OWNERS fault not the damn dogs......Heartless people they use there suffering for there enjoyment WTF!!! how would they like it if i hit u and made u hate me and everyone else and made u fight someone when u guys had wepons and watch u two kill eachother i don't think so......Thank you for doing this :D you got that out of my system ^_^
ThisTaintdSmile Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Photographer
im glad you did rant cuz it needs to get through peoples heads. all of the pits that i know are loving loyal dogs. one of them is the calmest dog i have ever seen. calmer than my golden retriever, blue heeler, and alot calmer than my chihuahua. its all in how their raised.
NarcissusKitten Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
As a proud owner of 2 American Pit Bull Terriers, thank you for this work! (The doggies thank you, too. Better watch out for those tongues.)
Raph1966 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Student General Artist
I used to be a dog-groomer myself, and had worked with Pit Bulls/Am staffs and other similar breeds before, only saw one that I didn't trust. Met some pits from Alaska (just passing through) and the two girls, though I was a COMPLETE STRANGER, were licking my face. From the back of a pickup. Raised with children who did not fear them. It's good breeding and nurturing. Not owning one cause you want to be Hot Sh*t. The animals always pay for our follies. ALWAYS.
thesilentpsychogirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007   Traditional Artist
YES. I've been trying to spread this good word out and usually it falls on deaf ears.

Thank goodness I'm not the only one thinking like this - well done.

ps: my doggie is a lab/pit cross ^_^ and he's so handsome.
Kawaii-Chocobo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
I love Pit bulls. When I was in sixth grade, my dad had gotten a pure breed Pit bull from my cousin and she looks almost just like that. People are usually scared of her, although shes the sweetest dog in the world.
requisition Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Oh this is awesome. I have pitbull mix dog and everyone's always "AHH! A PITBULL! RUN AWAAAAYYY!" Well, not really but anyway, she's probably the sweetest dog on earth.
I'm favouriting this. ^^
videogamedyke Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
i have pit myself. i never had a dog growing up. and he is my first dog i have had. he is so friendly to people, dogs and cats. but it makes me mad that its the people that made the dog mean
thevampirebat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
I absolutely hate our country, the government just doesn't understand. The Stradforshire Bull Terrier (aka the Pit Bull) is commonly called the "nanny dog" over in the UK because of it's fondness and ability to care and guard children. Just because there are a handful of Pit Bulls who are walked around by hardcore Bloods and Gangsters and are therefore associated with gang violence, doesn't mean they are an aggressive breed.
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