Pit bull owners, dog behaviourist defend breed after latest B.C. incident

A day after two people were taken to hospital with injuries sustained while trying to stop three pit bulls from fighting, owners and famous dog behaviourist Stanley Coren are defending the breed. “People are going to turn this into a pit bull issue and it’s not a pit bull issue,” said Coren, a professor emeritus of psychology at UBC. On Friday, two women were taken to hospital after three pit bulls began fighting inside a…

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Today’s letters: Blame the owners, not the dogs

Re: Bred To Maul, Barbara Kay, Aug. 1. This piece on breed-specific legislation took yet another lame stab at this years-long debate. Barbara Kay uses a lot of stats to “prove” her point that pit bulls are, ipso facto, potentially fatal predators doomed by genetics to demonstrate such behaviour. While the numbers on the surface tell a compelling tale, Ms. Kay ignores an important element of this story. Pit bulls can be wonderful, amiable and…

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Patrick Stewart’s Foster Pit Bull Inspires Him To Stand Up Against Dog Fighting

Just when we thought Sir Patrick Stewart couldn’t get any more wonderful, he and his wife Sunny Ozell started fostering an adorable pit bull named Ginger. Now, Stewart is going a step further, and using his celebrity platform to speak out against dog fighting. The “Logan” star is partnering with the ASPCA for their “Get Tough” campaign against dog fighting, the animal welfare group announced Monday Stewart says his connection with Ginger has inspired him…

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Two males and three females

-Owning a Pit Bull is a lifestyle, it is a responsibility and it is a priviledge and too often we land up having to clean up the mess of inadvertently irresponsible Pit Bull owners. Over at Pit Bull-Lovers , we aim to educate the Pit Bull loving public about responsible ownership and assist anyone who may be interested in adding a Pit Bull to their family. What Pit Bull-Lovers stands for: We aim to promote…

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Proposed law hopes to help trapped pets after evictions

A state lawmaker has proposed a new law to prevent animals from being left behind when their owners are evicted. Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal drafted the “No Pet Left Behind” bill after seeing a recent Post story about a Brooklyn landlord evicting a family and changing the locks — leaving their beloved pit bull, Tori, trapped alone inside for two days without food. The legislation would require an officer or marshal to check the property…

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