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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.
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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