🌟Rescue Blog Saturday - Helping The Underdog: Pitbull Advocacy🌟

Updated: Nov 14

Haters Gonna Hate But Why The Pitbull?


Have you ever wondered how Pit Bulls (a term used to describe American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and mixes) that were once considered "America's Dog" at the turn of the 20th century have become so feared and demonized over the last 40+ years?

BLAME THE MEDIA

As the awareness of dog fighting grew in the late 1970s and law enforcement's focus on shutting down operations increased, the press couldn't resist broadcasting an endless stream of graphic and brutal images, designed to provoke an emotional response in viewers. Tragically, the Pit Bull's fate was sealed as the media branded them the vicious dog-of-choice for drug dealers and criminals. The news coverage was so pervasive and damaging that scores of Pit Bull owners actually euthanized their dogs, convinced that their loving and devoted pet would turn into a savage killer.


Stay tuned every Saturday as Guardians For The Animals of Ohio seek to educate and advocate for these amazing breeds that hold a special place in the hearts of so many...

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