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My e-mail to Randwick City Council

Why aren’t there more areas in Sydney for dogs? Why can’t beaches, especially little beaches, have off-leash dog areas? What about Little Bay beach, off Anzac Parade next to the chapel and golf course, why can’t that be an off-leash area? Why can’t dogs at least be permitted on-leash on the beach? Sydneys population of people is practically matched by Sydneys population of dogs, it’s discrimination against dogs, and dog owners. I can’t see a reason why there isn’t more done about this.

 
I’ve seen dog parks be taken away because of children’s playgrounds. Why can’t these playgrounds have a simple fence around them so the park can remain dog-friendly?
There are no beaches in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney that are dog-friendly anymore, and nobody can see a reason why. If it is to protect the public, why can’t we have a couple of designated hours each day for off-leash dogs?
Or if it is because some people are not cleaning up after their dogs, why can’t we just have a more severe fine/ penalty for not picking up after your dog?
 
This is a discrimination against all dog owners in Sydney, and it is completely stupid to be frank. Sydneys dog population is absolutely massive, and growing. Why would you cut out more public places that these dogs and their owners are allowed to go? You’re only damaging your own reputation, population and popularity. Nobody that has a dog or two, or a bunch, is going to think “Lets move to Sydney! In the Eastern Suburbs! We can keep our dogs locked up inside every single day!”
 
I can’t understand it, and it upsets me profusely. At the absolute, very least, I cannot see a reason why we can’t have some designated beaches or areas where our dogs are at least permitted – even if it is not off-leash.
 
Very disappointed in the whole of Sydneys councils,
 
Jess Wynne.

Miranda Devine’s Article- late rebuttal

Miranda Devine’s article about Pitbull breeds being “dangerous dogs” has a lot of fact, research and truth in it. Nobody is denying that some of these dogs have been responsible for various attacks, mostly on children.

Speaking for most of the canine lovers out there I am sure, we simply don’t agree that every single dog that belongs to this breed group should be destroyed at birth. Which it isn’t hard to see, is the ultimate goal of this “doggie buyback scheme” she is suggesting to the government and/or local councils.
 
The fact is that dog attack statistics in general are a joke. 
Statements from Kidsafe QLD – these dogs were later believed to be convicted as “dangerous”:
“A 4 year old boy in the carport of his aunt’s house tried to take a bone off his aunt’s pet corgi. The dog had never bitten before and knew the child. The child received bites to left side of face and forehead and was admitted to hospital for surgery.”
“A 2 year old girl at home was feeding her pet labrador biscuits and he turned and snapped. She received bites across her face, and through cheek also causing eye damage. She was admitted for treatment.”
“A 3 year old girl was hugging her pet greyhound when the dog snapped and bit her on the face. She was admitted to hospital for treatment.”
 
People who do not own dogs read these statements and see “child admitted to hospital after dangerous dog attack”, dog owners read these with reactions such as:
“He took a bone from a dog!”
“She would have been flailing that biscuit around her head making the dog think it was a game!”
“A 3 year old wouldn’t understand that you can’t squeeze the life out of a dog when you hug them!”
 
These reports are designed for parents, as most of them are attacks on little children. Why are they mostly little children? Lets have a brainstorming session.
Dogs play with other dogs differently than humans. A well behaved dog may never so much as playfully nip at its owner, but roughly bite another dog for fun. Little children crawling around on the ground making funny noises and flailing toys and their hands around all the time must look like very strange little puppy dogs to other canines.
The statistics on the ages of children being attacked by “dangerous” dogs are the same age that they start crawling around. Not to mention most children have absolutely no idea how to interact with dogs safely, ESPECIALLY strange dogs!
 
Miranda did plenty of research into the parents, the attack of the child, the childs routine and wounds. A small, “kind-of” history on the dogs life, and then continued to blatantly label the dog another “dangerous” dog, and use it as ammunition for the doggie buyback scheme she has pitched.
 
If you’re going to research into one side of a story, you can’t write the article to persuade the readers to think a certain way by not looking into the other side. Most people have just muttered “but that’s exactly what journalists do..” – I can tell you right now, if you want to do that when you’re bargaining with somethings life, you’ll have us to answer to.

The Truth About Pit Bulls

Pit Bull as a breed, were in fact bred and created to be “fighting” dogs. Mainly used as bait dogs for entertainment. However they weren’t so intensely focused to the levels that they are today. Dog fighting today is an underground, highly profitable “sport”.

In the 1800s they were used for the entertainment at local gatherings, or in the streets as a sideshow. This brought almost no profit to anybody involved.

In the 21st century, dog fighting can profit anywhere from $20,000 – $100,000. Through hosting, recruiting and betting.

Dog fighting ring numbers have varied greatly since the 1800s. At some times, dog fighting was almost in complete remission. However greed is always a great motivation for the human race to do something incredibly stupid, and as such, dog fighting at the moment is a highly popular, illegal, activity.

The rise of dog fighting coincidentally coincides with the rise of Pit Bull breed related attacks. Now not all percentage of increased attacks is due to the rise of dog fighting. Once in the media, more bully breed attacks were being reported, no matter how small. They are also more heard about, and are generally the only attacks to make the front page. If a Golden Retriever bit a child in the head, it wouldn’t even make the internet. 

Pit Bull breeds, yes were bred for fighting and aggression from an early start. However this is no different to human children, where some may be born to learn the etiquette of being a respectful lady, and others are brought up to learn how to use a shotgun, hunt for game and join the military ranks.

Does that mean all women are princesses? Or does that mean or women are tough, buff and harsh?
It means neither, because each individual human being is an individual.

Pit Bulls were bred in for fighting. They were then used for another purpose. Their new purpose was to protect the dangerously loud, mischievous and dirty little creatures we call, children.
That’s right, all these bully breeds used to be known as the “nanny dog”.

They were well known for their love of children, their loveable nature and temperament and of course their ability to be a strong protector of their family.
Pit Bull Terriers were the breed of choice for politicians, celebrities and scholars. They were used as war advocates and mascots. They were the famous characters in childhood movies and tales, such as “The Little Rascals”. They were, and still are, a lovely dog.

So where did this go sour?

As the greed of humanity accumulated and dog fighting took a turn for the gang life, more and more people were buying into the money making business of dog duelling.
These became less of a simple sport or hobby, and more of an organisation. They have centres, facilities, associates and isolated private properties that they use to contribute to raising the perfect fighting dog.

Methods they enjoy are running the dog on a treadmill, whilst being teased by a dangling, screaming, dying animal. Steroid injections are a fantastic way to increase their stamina and aggressive nature. The dogs involved have their ears and tails shortened or completely cut off to reduce the risk of another dog being able to latch on. Spending their lives in a cage, or chained to a post in the middle of a giant patch of land filled with other dogs in the same condition, barking, rabid, filthy and desperate for food and natural resources. This is how a fighting dogs life is.

Like any canine related “sport”, a lot of the profit comes from the bloodlines. So yes, these dogs are mated with other dogs in the same line of “work”.

Puppies, once born, are blind, deaf and naked. For the first two weeks of its life it relies on it’s mother, mostly for nutrition and warmth. Up to four weeks of age, the puppy starts it’s social behaviours. Playing with its littermates and its mother is it’s main source of mental education. 
If its mother knows nothing but aggression and anxiety, the puppies will know nothing but aggression and anxiety. The puppy’s only sources are its mother and its brothers and sisters. If all the puppies are influenced by the mother, and the mother is influenced by a lifetime of beatings, torture and dog fighting, take a quick guess at how this puppy might develop its canine social behaviours.

“Well-socialized dogs are more likely to have well-socialised puppies. Pups often mirror their mothers’ calm or fearful attitude towards people; this is a normal part of their socialization.” – The Humane Society of the United States.

With the bully breeds developing more and more into a completely banned breed, private owning of these dogs are nearly impossible. They are not being raised with loving families, responsible owners or in healthy conditions.

This is the problem. If the only dogs that are present are dogs bred for fighting, then that is all that breed will become. Instead of solving the problem, every government, leader, prime minister, president, politician or council member that is approving these BSL all over the world are only adding fuel to the fire, it’s not going to get better, it’s going to get worse, and they’re placing all the blame on this breed.

This is canine genocide for a human-made problem, will you speak up?

Obama speaks up about the BSL online petition in America!

Although he’s not in the running, i’d surely be voting for Obama over anybody else in this upcoming election. This latest outburst of opinion has completely won me over for him. 
It seems he shared his opinions after an online petition was raised to ban the pit bull breed in America.
We’re over the moon that we have the U.S president on our side in this war and hope that more people in power positions speak up for these beautiful dogs!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/obama-breed-specific-legislation_n_3785911.html