Itty Bitty Pitty Committee-Part 3

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Let’s talk about an uncomfortable word…discrimination. 

dis·crim·i·na·tion

dəˌskriməˈnāSH(ə)n/

noun

1 1.
the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.”victims of racial discrimination”

2 synonyms:

3 prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness, inequity, favoritism, one-sidedness, partisanship; More

Many people experience discrimination in their everyday lives, for many reasons all over the globe. It’s something that our society will never stop working on.

Did you know many dogs experience discrimination, too? Particularly pit bull-type doggies.

Have you heard of Breed Specific Legislation? Or as I call it…bull shit. Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain dog breeds in an effort to decrease dog attacks on humans and other animals. 

When we were looking to move, we had to make sure the city we were moving to didn’t have BSL set in place, we would never put ourselves, or Charger through that. And usually, they base it on how the animal looks, which is a whole other issue. I have seen people fight tooth & nail for their dogs just because the city they reside in is ignorant and discriminates against certain dogs. While dog attacks, strays, and fighting are all a definite issue, let’s look at what is behind all of those…humans. Ah yes, the neglectful, greedy, and many other words I won’t say right now. Humans are what give these beautiful pit bull type dogs a bad name. But before I rant on humans, have heard seen the most recent discrimination against these inherently good souls??

Delta Air Lines.

Delta has recently banned pit bulls, including service dogs. Does that completely piss anyone else off? If not, it really freaking should. This type of discrimination feeds into fear and ignorance and it cannot be accepted. There are petitions all over the place if you want to fight this, and I hope you do. I get that there are people out there seriously abusing the service animal card, but this ban is not that. Want more info on this load of BS? I encourage you to educate yourself, contact me, look past the name of the breed and look at the dogs.

Please. Before you discriminate against these amazing dogs, educate yourself!! In my last blog, I shared some great pit bull advocates and educational links, please visit those today.

Say no to BSL. Say no to Delta Air Lines. Say no to discrimination.

It’s time to stand by our furry best friends, they need us.

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