So, Rapper DMX was given notice that his dogs were not being looked after by whatever person he had hired to do so–and he basically just shrugged.
And it gets worse:
They’re “his” dogs only in the sense that he paid for them, but other than that, he couldn’t give a rat’s ass what happens to them. It’s important to him to own them, to possess them, because, I dunno, it makes him Bad or something.
Never have understood the whole “I own a pit bull therefore I am a Manly Man” thing.
He wouldn’t care, at an emotional level, any more than he’d care at an emotional level if there was an ordinance limiting how many cars you could park in your driveway.
Seconded. My province has heavily restricted pit bulls. Yet I know quite well that someone (or someones) is totally illegally breeding pit bulls in my neighbourhood. They’re not shy about it (sketchy looking people often ask me if my pit bull is fixed and express disappointment when I say no, he would make good fighting puppies, apparently). That’s the real problem - those people are breeding dangerous dogs, and everyone knows it. Hopefully cases like this one will spur public outrage to insist that such cruel dog treatment is heavily prosecuted.
That’s the standard argument against breed restrictions. I think it’s based more on wishful thinking than science. If you selectively breed dogs to exhibit a particular behavior, such as “gameness”, it’s logical to expect that the result will be dogs that have a genetic predisposition to exhibit that behavior.
Oh I must be incredibly white. I was wondering what the Hell DMX was. I thought it was either an abbreviation for a city (but couldn’t possibly figure which one) or it was the latest internet abbreviation / acronym that I hadn’t learned.
IANA dog breeder but from what I have read about dogs, bad owners practice bad breeding methods. I guess Pit Bulls are the macho dog to own and what is the most desirable trait to exhibit your imagined machismo? Aggressive behavior. So, these irresponsible breeders / owners will breed the shit out of a dog breed in order to produce a very aggressive and sometimes, unfortunately, dangerous dog.
I believe this happened to the German Shepherd breed in the first half of the twentieth century. Then later, the Doberman Pinscher breed underwent the same fate.
It’s disgusting to hear about this shit going on but it’s also encouraging that the police are going after these shitheads. :mad: