Since the 1980's
main stream media has seen the potential in getting ratings up by
playing on our fear of dogs. First it was the Doberman Pincher with
their tales of this breed being "known" for turning on it's owner. If
you had a Doberman, it would without doubt turn on you and attack and
kill you and your children. This was by far proven to be wrong, but it
did wonders for their ratings. You said Doberman Attack and half the
city bought the newspaper on the shelf that day for a chance to see what
foolish owner was "violently attacked" by their family pet. Eventually
society realized that this was all a farce, and that this breed was in
fact, no more dangerous than any other, It was simply a name.
the 90's it was the Rottweiler. Dear God... If you had a Rottweiler in
the 90's you were absolutely, positively, without a doubt going to be
eaten alive in your home. "They can't tell their owners apart from an
intruder in the dark!" Remember that one. Main stream media played like a
piano off of movies like Cujo and Mans Best Friend, inciting what
became a hurricane of fear, blowing through every house in the United
States. People actually believed that this one breed, and this one breed
alone, for some reason lost it's ability to differentiate the ones it
loved, and lived with for years, from someone that was breaking into
their house. The media had very cleverly helped us temporarily forget,
that DOG'S RELY ON THEIR SENSE OF SMELL!!!, not their vision in the
dark.. So unless your dog had a very bad cold, had lost it's olfactory
senses and quite possibly it's hearing, then yes, you stood that
infinitesimally minute chance of being mauled by your family pet.
Now the 2000's have come around, and the ratings sight has been set on a
new breed. The Pit Bull... This breed is being slandered, focused on
with a spotlight and hung out to dry, causing literally hundreds of
thousands of these dogs to be put to death every year. We now have
city's and states banning this breed. In the history of breed slander
this one is taking it the worst, and why...? Let's put it this way. In
2011, there was thousands of media reported dog attacks, CNN, FOX, local
news, everyone was reporting on dog attacks, It was Dog Attacks, and
Terrorism. 2 out of every 3 reports had the word Pit Bull in the title.
And of those 90% were followed up by the words, Violently, Attacks,
Mauled, Kills, etc. Of the thousands of reports released by main stream
media, not one. Not One of those stories was actually backed up with DNA
proof, or even a ASPCA opinion on if the breed was in fact, a Pit Bull.
98% of these reports, and stories were in fact, proven to be nothing
but mixed breeds, or in fact an entirely different breed of dog. Why Pit
Bull.? Because the machine had already started, they had already
decided to make the words Pit Bull their next ratings card. "Ratings
dropping, front page a Pit Bull story, problem solved." Not once, and
this information comes directly from the ASPCA, Law Enforcement
agencies, The American Medical Association and The National Canine
Research Council, did anyone from main stream media contact them to find
out in fact, what breed of dog had attacked the person. They simply
slapped "Pit Bull" on the title. It has gotten to the point now that if
you just simply google Pit Bull on page 1, there is "Man viciously
mauled by Pit Bull" Is this right you ask yourself, no. It is not. This
needs to stop. Main stream media is directly causing this breed to be
virtually exterminated and for nothing but ratings...
No one is standing
up against this, not the ASPCA, not PETA, no one. We as a people have
to do this. You, Me, all of us. We have to stop the media from falsely
reporting, and I say we start today. I will no longer stand by and let a
reporter, or an editor, or column writer attach the words Pit Bull to a
story until the dog in question has in fact, been DNA tested, and it
has been proven that the dog is in fact, 90% or more Pit Bull. If this
is not done, then they MUST be forced to report the dog for what it
truly is, a mixed breed.
Please, I ask you. I beg you, stand by me on
this. Let Associated Press know that we will no longer stand by and
watch them be responsible for the extermination of a breed, or any
living creature for that matter, so that they can bolster their ratings.
This has nothing to do with freedom of speech, or freedom of press.
This is simply forcing the media to do what it was designed to do,
report accurately. Please. Sign this petition. Share it with the world,
and together we can make a change. I thank you deeply for taking the
time to read this.