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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!
Beautylove17 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
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