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Pit Bulls - The Media Continues to Reinforce the "Mean" Stereotype ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, dogs, protection, pets, environment, suffering )

- 2189 days ago -
Take two minutes of your time and drop a line to Mr. Braxton and let him know firmly but politely, that it's not okay, not clever to "use" a pit bull so thoughtlessly that you don't even realize what you're doing.

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Cher C (1430)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:08 am

Please, for all the pit bulls out there, help to end the prejudice… email him here.......


Past Member (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 7:40 am

Patrizia S (315)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:05 am
sooo done TY Cher

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:06 am
Noted, promoted.
Thank you for sharing this cause.

Sara Williams (8)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:49 am
Just wrote him an email. I doubt it'll make a difference, he obviously doesn't care. He just wants to sound "smart and clever" to his readers. If you read into it negatively, it's obviously "our problem." It's people like him that help promote the false stereotype about pit bulls that continue to lead to their deaths all over the country.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:59 am
Noted & will send email. Thanks Cher.

Nicole W (646)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:43 am
email sent, thanks Cher

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday April 27, 2012, 11:36 am
Noted, thank you!

Carol H (229)
Friday April 27, 2012, 12:05 pm
noted and tweeted, thank you Cher

Sara Williams (8)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:34 pm
Yeah, he didn't appreciate my email. I told him that when he writes things like that, his hundreds if not thousands of readers will equate pit bulls with mean, violent dogs. That kind of thinking promotes the death of thousands of pit bulls because people create BSL when they have that image in their mind of these 'mean, horrible pit bulls'. I doubt he intended that, but since his phrase creates that negative image, it does help promote that kind of thinking that leads to pit bull deaths. He refuses to see that and said that I was the harmful one for pointing it out and should be ashamed.

wilma s. (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:35 pm

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:39 pm
Noted, email sent.

Katherine H (37)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:11 pm
Done thanks!

Friday April 27, 2012, 2:11 pm
Thanks Cher. To help counter the negative image of pit bulls by the media, I suggest that people visit the Hero Dog Awards site and vote for a pit bull named Gremlin for the top Therapy Dog. Gremlin had been used as a 'bait' dog in a fighting operation, was rescued and given medical attention along with TLC. She is now a registered therapy dog helping out in hospitals, cancer centers, and schools. It would be great for Gremlin to win the Hero Dog award not only because of all she's been through and the great work she does, but to put to rest the myth about her breed. Please vote once each day at

Past Member (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:27 pm
Thank you

Michela M (3964)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:32 pm

Aimee A (177)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:57 pm
Action taken. Thanks for posting!

Rebecca T (1)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:45 pm
The media does the same thing with sharks. They sensationalize every attack of an animal against a human, but fail to even report the massive abuses against these animals at the hands of people on a regular basis.

. (2)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:49 pm
Pitbulls and me, well, we just love each other, that's all.

When I'm out walking and there comes along a pitbull, well, she just pulls on her leash to get to me and we just love on each other.

Smart dogs! lol

Dawn Harvey (23)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:18 pm

Susan S (187)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:23 pm
Thanks for posting. People are so prejudiced, and spread so many stereotypes.

Susann K (24)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:49 pm
Noted - thank you, Cher!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:39 pm
Signed! And not surprised as the LSM gets everything wrong!

Eve L (57)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:47 pm
Noted and polite letter sent to Mr. Braxton. Tried my best... Because french is my first language. I just hope he will respond!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:14 pm
send him an email

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:38 pm

Danuta Watola (1248)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:36 am
noted thanks

Sandi C (99)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:53 am

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 9:54 am
noted email sent thnx

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 10:51 am
Noted. Thanks for posting.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 9:18 am
noted,thanks Cher

Amy E (66)
Monday April 30, 2012, 12:15 pm
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