Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Something smells Fishy to me -
I hope someone in the media follows up this story and actually asks this lady what she thinks about pit bulls as opposed to other kinds of dogs.
Why does she want pit bulls banned? Because one bit her? Or because she thinks they don't deserve to live on the earth?
What if a golden retriever would have bit her? Would she have put up such a fuss? Would that story have made it onto CBC.ca and she would be demanding that golden retrievers be banned? Would she be taken quite so seriously?
Put the word golden retriever everywhere in that article that pit bulls currently are and see what you think. Do it.
I am not minimizing the fact that Ms Martin was bitten by an off-leash dog in a provincial park. That is unacceptable and needs to be dealt with - the dog's OWNER did several things wrong and should be held accountable - but that does not mean that every dog of the breed loosely defined and looking somewhat like a pit bull type dog should have to leave Nova Scotia or die because Ms Martin was bitten this week.
That idea borders on the ridiculous.
The dog's owner who did not protect their dog properly and allowed the altercation to occur - now that is the thing that should be dealt with to Ms Martin's satisfaction - and that is what should happen.
Anything more than that - and we are not living in the province that I call shangr-la - Nova Scotia, Canada.