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5/9/11 5:10 P

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Hi, I'm Salena and I'm new to this team. As a child I remember the prejudice against German Shepherds (which was the breed I was raised with). I now have a pit mix named Cargo that is the love of my life. I never realized the depth of the misconceptions about this breed until I owned one. We are now working towards his canine good citizenship and I hope to also get him certified as a therapy dog so I can take him to visit hospitals. Anyway, it's nice to meet other people who are against breed bans of any nature.

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12/6/08 9:15 P

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Hi Claire

Thanks for joining this great, albeit a lonely, team. We will grow soon enough.

I wanted to have a group that is open to all dog lovers because pits are not the only dogs targeted by BSL and IMHO all dog owners should live in fear of BSL targeting any breed.






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12/5/08 3:50 P

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My name is Claire and I have one adorable pit named Buster. 3 years ago I would have told you there was no way I would ever own a pit. Well, my husband came home one day with this puppy that someone he knew could not care for. Man is he special. Never had a pet like him before in my life. Buster has changed my thoughts on the breed entirely. I can't imagine not having one. I'm still working on my knowledge of the breed and all the arguments out there so I beleive this is an excellent group. I'd move anywhere to keep my dog.

I constantly have to defend my dog and having him has even effected relationships with family members. If only they knew what I do. It is there loss.

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My name is Faith, aka Rasputina101, and I would like to welcome you to Families Against Breed Bans. I felt the need to start a team that is devoted specifically to fighting breed specific legislation AND promoting responsible dog ownership, irrespective of the breed.

This group is based on the actual organization of the same name and can be found at www.FABBSeattle.org. Myself and a couple of friends (who happen to be pit bull owners) were tired of hearing what has become a media frenzy and demonization of this wonderful breed of bully dogs that have come to be termed pit bulls. The term pit bulls often refers to the American Pit Bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier (for legislation purposes this would also include any mix of these breeds AND often any dog that happens to look like them - which can be many). This group was formed, in order to help to dispel the myths associated with these breeds and other breeds that are unfortunate enough to be targeted by BSL and introduce to the public the reality that there are no bad dogs, only irresponsible owners.

Although 'pit bulls' are more often the focus of sensational media reports today, in the past the Bloodhound (1800's), Dobermans, German Shepherds and Rottweillers have also suffered with the same harsh judgement and unjust targeting by the media and the public.

My hope is that the only ban that will exist in this country and overseas is one that bans Breed Specific Legislation, and that every dog will be judged by their actions and not because they look like, or are, a particular breed of dog.

Let's stop the witch hunt that is Breed Specific Legislation!



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