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(Huffington Post)   Million Pit Bull March is organized for Washington DC. Guess what isn't allowed at the March? Pit Bulls   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 102
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2014-04-10 06:08:51 PM
Are pits allowed? How about bulls? Can you throw the bulls in the pits?
 
2014-04-10 06:09:20 PM
That's ok. Bring your chihuahua and anyone reporting on the event won't know the difference.
 
2014-04-10 06:22:13 PM
There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it
 
2014-04-10 06:40:34 PM
I think I would rather deal with a million pit bulls than a million pit bull owners.
 
2014-04-10 06:52:50 PM
www.becomesingers.com
A million of these?

I hope the INS shows up.
 
2014-04-10 07:20:53 PM
Mixed messages much?
 
2014-04-10 07:58:28 PM
Oh please bring them. Please please bring them.
 
2014-04-10 08:02:17 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


Wild dogs can be very bad.
 
2014-04-10 08:03:37 PM
It kinda makes sense...even if 99℅ was perfectly behaved, the 1% could quickly cause a bloodbath that would go viral and destroy any chance they have of getting there message across.
 
2014-04-10 08:04:24 PM
Just stop calling them Pitt bulls and start calling them American Bull terriers and be done with it.

Or, "Nanny dog"
 
2014-04-10 08:04:39 PM
1 million pibble march? It be funnier if the b's were d's and it was 1 million piddle march.
 
2014-04-10 08:05:08 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.
 
2014-04-10 08:09:25 PM
"... and neither can can the featured speakers, whose ranks include the human parents of famous pit bulls..."

Um, does anyone know how THIS works? I only took a semester of college biology, but this sounds a little fishy...
 
2014-04-10 08:11:23 PM

VladTheEmailer: It kinda makes sense...even if 99℅ was perfectly behaved, the 1% could quickly cause a bloodbath that would go viral and destroy any chance they have of getting there message across.


It's ironic, but I see the point as well.. Even well behaved dogs won't like hanging out with other well behaved dogs if they're confined... All it would take is one dog fight before the anti's were all over it.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-10 08:22:43 PM
What a colossal waste of time.
 
2014-04-10 08:23:27 PM

Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.


I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.
 
2014-04-10 08:23:30 PM
But the march is still on for the million neanderthug pit bulls owners, right?

Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.
 
2014-04-10 08:23:40 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


I am willing to accept that. However, when one of these bad owners creates a vicious killer by keeping them tied up all the time and smacking them around, then you have to accept that the dog must be put down. It is true that it is not the dogs fault and it is not about punishing the dog. It is about the welfare of the others (humans and dogs) around it.
 
2014-04-10 08:24:38 PM
Excluded by the organizer who thinks people can't control their dogs:

"Most controversial is Corry's decision to exclude dogs from the event -- a choice she has repeatedly, exasperatedly addressed on Facebook, on the phone, in emails, in interviews and in this blog post, which focused on the dangers inherent in bringing lots of dogs of any breed together into what could be a stressful situation."

That about sums it up.

/Likes pets
//Doesn't always trust the owners
 
2014-04-10 08:28:29 PM
Will there be a million Fighting Chicken march as well?
 
2014-04-10 08:30:28 PM
the problem is how much stronger those breeds of dogs are..if the average person cannot easily fend off an attack from one then concerned people have a point

/i've pet a very nice domesticated bobcat, but i wouldn't have one as a pet myself
 
2014-04-10 08:30:55 PM

FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?


You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?
 
2014-04-10 08:32:37 PM

SwiftFox: Will there be a million Fighting Chicken march as well?


There are no bad cocks, just bad owners.
 
2014-04-10 08:40:08 PM
Are parolees or midgets allowed?
 
2014-04-10 08:41:22 PM
SevenizGud:Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.
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2014-04-10 08:42:01 PM
Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.
 
2014-04-10 08:48:21 PM

Jim_Callahan: Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.


I know! Could you imagine 100 golden retrievers descending all at once on the reflecting pool to grab some unsuspecting geese? The slobber would be horrendous! And all those mangled frisbees! The horror!
 
2014-04-10 08:51:06 PM

Son of Thunder: FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?

You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?


So you're saying the owners wouldn't be responsible enough to pick up their dog's poop?
 
2014-04-10 08:52:34 PM
Just make people register and insure the damn things.  Let the actuaries decide if the breed is more dangerous than any other, or not.  Same way my car insurance is more expensive if I choose one with a turbo charger in it.
 
2014-04-10 08:52:35 PM
Outraged and hateful over this snub:
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2014-04-10 08:53:42 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: Jim_Callahan: Everyone at a medium-sized rally bringing their dogs would be a stupid idea even if everyone had a golden retriever.  A thousand excited dogs in an unfamiliar place surrounded by strange dogs isn't likely to end well.

I know! Could you imagine 100 golden retrievers descending all at once on the reflecting pool to grab some unsuspecting geese? The slobber would be horrendous! And all those mangled frisbees! The horror!


Actually, the retriever I knew was a cat killer, possum killer, any kind of small critter she could get in her jaws killer.
I'd rather have idiot owners put down than dogs... would stop the issue from reoccurring.
 
2014-04-10 08:54:57 PM

Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.


Wow, you know one whole pit bull that isn't a vicious attack dog? I worked in a large cat sanctuary one summer and I was able to pet a tiger that didn't tear my head off. That must mean tigers aren't vicious and I can keep one as a pet.
/certain animals have reputations for a reason
 
2014-04-10 08:56:23 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


I would say that is true about pit bulls. They seem to have a naturally friendly and sociable temperament from all I have been around. You have to train them to be mean.

Some dog breeds don't have that naturally good temperament though, such as shelties, collies, dobermans and german shepherds.
 
2014-04-10 08:57:50 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: Son of Thunder: FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?

You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?

So you're saying the owners wouldn't be responsible enough to pick up their dog's poop?


Who could tell which is theirs in all the hubbub?

Beside, if we assume a million dogs and a 95% poop-scooping success rate, that's still 50,000 turds. Still not liking those odds.
 
2014-04-10 08:58:25 PM
www.mikechurch.com

\"lipstick"
 
2014-04-10 08:58:58 PM
Sigh...missed a rare opportunity to consolidate these thug dogs and their dirtbag owners in one place. Prime time for a house cleaning.
 
2014-04-10 09:02:05 PM

wesmon: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I would say that is true about pit bulls. They seem to have a naturally friendly and sociable temperament from all I have been around. You have to train them to be mean.

Some dog breeds don't have that naturally good temperament though, such as shelties, collies, dobermans and german shepherds.


Perhaps. I'd have to say all cats can be mean though, and they hardly get trained at all. It's just different when you can pick up the little 12 pound napoleon, turn him upside down, and squish him, while making fun in a baby voice. Can't do that with a 40+ lb dog or cat... not easily.
 
2014-04-10 09:04:27 PM

DubyaHater: Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.

Wow, you know one whole pit bull that isn't a vicious attack dog? I worked in a large cat sanctuary one summer and I was able to pet a tiger that didn't tear my head off. That must mean tigers aren't vicious and I can keep one as a pet.
/certain animals have reputations for a reason


You're right, cats DO suck.
 
2014-04-10 09:04:31 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


In *almost* every case, yes. It does the animals no good to grant them sainthood. Just like people, there will always be a percentage who aren't wired quite right. But far and away the majority of "bad dogs" are animals that weren't raised and treated right.

Of course, that's also true of humans.
 
2014-04-10 09:07:13 PM

Son of Thunder: Wake Up Sheeple: Son of Thunder: FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?

You want to have a march while navigating around a million dog turds?

So you're saying the owners wouldn't be responsible enough to pick up their dog's poop?

Who could tell which is theirs in all the hubbub?


How could you not notice your dog pinching a loaf on the end of the leash?

Beside, if we assume a million dogs and a 95% poop-scooping success rate, that's still 50,000 turds. Still not liking those odds.

Once again... so there are irresponsible dog owners out there. It's always the "few" that ruin it for the rest. Which is why the organizer didn't invite dogs to the march.
 
2014-04-10 09:10:17 PM
 wesmon: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I would say that is true about pit bulls. They seem to have a naturally friendly and sociable temperament from all I have been around. You have to train them to be mean.

Some dog breeds don't have that naturally good temperament though, such as shelties, collies, dobermans and german shepherds.

Perhaps. I'd have to say all cats can be mean though, and they hardly get trained at all. It's just different when you can pick up the little 12 pound napoleon, turn him upside down, and squish him, while making fun in a baby voice. Can't do that with a 40+ lb dog or cat... not easily.

Wake Up Sheeple:
wesmon: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I would say that is true about pit bulls. They seem to have a naturally friendly and sociable temperament from all I have been around. You have to train them to be mean.

Some dog breeds don't have that naturally good temperament though, such as shelties, collies, dobermans and german shepherds.

Perhaps. I'd have to say all cats can be mean though, and they hardly get trained at all. It's just different when you can pick up the little 12 pound napoleon, turn him upside down, and squish him, while making fun in a baby voice. Can't do that with a 40+ lb dog or cat... not easily.


Cats do get trained though, depending on how they are treated and the environment they grow up in. And cats do have different personality tendencies based on breed just like dogs.

I'd rather deal with an angry small dog than an angry cat though. When my 18 pound Maine Coon got pissed off he could be a real challenge even for a person.
 
2014-04-10 09:11:02 PM
Wow, not sure how that post got so messed up.
 
2014-04-10 09:11:41 PM

FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?


Not at all. Remember the gleeful Fark post a few years back about the helmet-less motorcyclist who died in an accident at a motorcycle rally against helmet laws?

Regardless of breed, you can't bring together a ton of dogs that don't know each other, especially at an event with lots of standing in one place for hours with lots of sudden loud noises. Hell, even dog parks are a risk; at the one I go to, a pit bull (ironically) sustained $1400 in injuries just a few weeks ago after a dog attacked it without provocation.
 
2014-04-10 09:13:53 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.


Agreed.

While I expect breed specific regulations to be relaxed eventually, I suspect that they may be replaced by stricter rules overall for all breeds.

I see a lot of neglect towards dogs, and the dogs misbehave as a result.  I also see a lot of small breed owners who fail to socialize their dogs properly, resulting in hyper-aggression.  The latter issue is compounded by the fur child mentality that some of the owners have adopted, which makes them difficult to work with.

Based off of my own anecdotal experience, I'd say that about a third of all current dog owners should be banned from ever owning a pet ever again.  They give responsible owners a bad name.
 
2014-04-10 09:14:49 PM

433: What a colossal waste of time.


Really? Go on: tell us your special interest so we can make fun of it. Oh right I forgot: last Tuesday it was announced that the world is all about *you*.

Jackass.
 
2014-04-10 09:15:32 PM

brimed03: FriarReb98: Mixed messages much?

Not at all. Remember the gleeful Fark post a few years back about the helmet-less motorcyclist who died in an accident at a motorcycle rally against helmet laws?

Regardless of breed, you can't bring together a ton of dogs that don't know each other, especially at an event with lots of standing in one place for hours with lots of sudden loud noises. Hell, even dog parks are a risk; at the one I go to, a pit bull (ironically) sustained $1400 in injuries just a few weeks ago after a dog attacked it without provocation.


$1400? What did they pay for it originally? $50? Free? Why didn't the insurance company just total it out? If no insurance, it could've been brought to the ER and treated for free.

I'm sorry, I can't type that with a straight face. I tried.
 
2014-04-10 09:18:00 PM

James10952001: Mikey1969: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it

I have a friend with a pit bull that is one of the best, most well behaved, gentlest dogs I've ever met. Smart motherfarker, too, but serious about how good the dog is and I've known him since he was a puppy.

I've met some very friendly put bulls too, but I've also met some sketchy ones and the sketchy ones have been a lot more sketchy and unpredictable than other oddball dogs. Raised right, pit bulls can be fine dogs, but it seems to take a bit more effort to raise one right.

I would never, under any circumstances take someone's pet from them or destroy an animal based on breed. I do wish people wouldn't breed so many pit bulls and related dogs.

Really I think people shouldn't breed any dogs at all as long as we have such high numbers of homeless dogs. Purebreds tend to be heavily inbred anyway.


Didja know that pit bulls used to be called "nanny dogs" because they were one of the most popular breeds for watching infants and toddlers?

Pit bulls do not take extra special effort to raise. But people do need to raise them right. Like ANY dog.
 
2014-04-10 09:20:37 PM

Dinjiin: InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

Agreed.

While I expect breed specific regulations to be relaxed eventually, I suspect that they may be replaced by stricter rules overall for all breeds.

I see a lot of neglect towards dogs, and the dogs misbehave as a result.  I also see a lot of small breed owners who fail to socialize their dogs properly, resulting in hyper-aggression.  The latter issue is compounded by the fur child mentality that some of the owners have adopted, which makes them difficult to work with.

Based off of my own anecdotal experience, I'd say that about a third of all current dog owners should be banned from ever owning a pet ever again.  They give responsible owners a bad name.


Yeah, it's even worse with pit bulls. The shelters are overrun with pits because the idiots who buy pit bulls because of the status symbol and the want for a mean dog are the same people who quickly grow bored with the responsibility and drop the dog off at the pound.
 
2014-04-10 09:21:03 PM

SevenizGud: But the march is still on for the million neanderthug pit bulls owners, right?

Everyone's pit bull is well behaved...until they have that psychotic break and maul to death the neighbor's niece. They should all be destroyed. They are a nuisance with no redeeming quality whatsoever.


-1/10. So horribly obvious you should be bitten on the ass by a German shep-- doberma-- rottweil-- wait, which media-demonized breed are we on this decade? Still pit bulls?
 
2014-04-10 09:21:23 PM

InterruptingQuirk: There's no such thing as bad dogs, only bad owners.

/oblig
//true
///farkin believe it


Statistically this isn't true.
 
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