I have not published a Pit Bull Roundup since 11/17/2013 and need to clean up the backlog. Here we go, these will not be in any consecutive order. Get comfy.
October 14, 2013
I think I missed this one in my last post. The HSUS is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for beating a pit bull.
Pit bulls are subject to horrendous abuse. Wouldn't mandatory neuter and spay to prevent the birth of dogs destined to suffer be a good thing? Roughly a million pit bulls are euthanized in American Shelters every year. Why are those who claim to love these dogs so strongly opposed to any attempt to prevent suffering?
Why has the HSUS never donated $5000 toward the medical expenses of a human pit bull victim? Why has the HSUS never donated $5000 toward the vet bills of an animal victim of pit bull attack? I guess it is a matter of priorities.
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Pit bull advocacy is attempting to overthrow BSL in Reynoldsburg Ohio. Brad Hauser purchased a home in Reynoldsburg. Pit bulls have been banned in the community since 1996 but Hauser obtained a pit bull in defiance of the law and now seeks to make local law suit his taste.
This photo of Hauser's dog was provided to the Columbus Dispatch by Mr. Hauser. Please note that his dog is posed in a public place without any restraint. Presumably a community with a breed ban would also have a leash law but possibly I am just too picky.
In any case, Hauser took his complaint to city council but did not get the response he hoped for. Per the Columbus Dispatch "The council listened, but nothing happened. Hauser and Schwartzkopf went back a few more times, requesting that the ordinance be changed. On Nov. 12, council President Doug Joseph appointed a handful of people, including Hauser, to a committee to review the ordinance. But two weeks later, the council dissolved the committee, concerned that it was skewed toward pit bull advocates and that several of its members didn’t live in Reynoldsburg.