June 18, 2018

UK: PETA wants to ban Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

I’ve never known all that much about PETA. I’ve known that they’re a bit mental, and that they pull stunts, and I know that they love animals. In fact, I have never doubted that they loved animals. Their whole purpose, they say, is to protect animals. And I’ve never had reason to think that isn’t the case, until today.

I recently wrote about how Members of Parliament in Britain would be debating Breed Specific Legislation, namely the Dangerous Dogs Act, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Pit Bull Terriers. This legislation makes it illegal to keep a Pit Bull in Britain, and if you’re found to own one, it will be forcibly taken from you by the authorities and euthanised.

This is barbaric and cruel. And for some reason, PETA seems to support it. A written submission to the committee debating the topic in Westminster from PETA was read out, and not only does it explicitly state support for the DDA, but it suggests more dogs be put on the list too.

The statement says:

“The failure to include Staffordshire terriers and American bulldogs, both pit bull–type dogs, in the Act has resulted in continued severe incidents of mauling by dogs of these breeds in the UK. It also creates a loophole that can lead the owners of prohibited breeds to misidentify their dogs as Staffordshire terriers or American bulldogs – or mixes of these breeds – on purpose.”

I’m not sure if PETA realises just how hypocritical this is. An organisation that claims to represent the interests of animals is actively campaigning for innocent dogs to, in effect, be put down. What does PETA expect to happen to these animals? For them to be taken away form families, only to be left to live in the wild? Or to live in special doggy concentration camps until their natural deaths? Or simply euthanised, as innocent Pit Bulls are today?

The Dangerous Dogs Act stinks. Larger dogs are more likely to kill – and yes, Pit Bulls are more likely to kill than other dogs – but it’s not the dog’s fault they’re genetically stronger. Killing dogs for traits they can’t control – and breaking the hearts of families over traits their dogs can’t control – sounds eerily familiar to me. Morrissey might call it the ultimate form of racism, and perhaps he’d be right.

If PETA are concerned about animal rights, then shouldn’t they be concerned about animal discrimination?

If you own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier – a breed that PETA would appear to want removed from Britain or wiped out completely – be sure to let them know what you think.

This organisation even has the audacity to claim that they’re trying to protect the animals. Their written submission claims:

“Pit bull–type dogs are bred, fought, abused, neglected, and used as guards specifically because of their breed. At this point, it's not only fair but also essential that we protect them based on their breed.”

Well, I would agree it’s time for Pit Bulls to be protected. They must be protected from animal-abusing scum who use them in dog fights. We must issue harsher sentences for these crimes, and introduce dog licences and training to ensure people know how to handle these beautiful dogs.

As a former handler of bull breeds, I know how effective proper training can be, and how safe and mild-tempered these dogs really are when trained and raised properly.

We must also protect the breed from organisations like PETA which are calling for even more innocent dogs to be proscribed.

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commented 2018-06-23 07:38:51 -0400
Animal lovers? Aye ok. Narssisistic, self satisfied fanatics with God complexes. Responsible for more animal deaths than the organisations they claim to be fighting. Their inability to educate without fear and propaganda will hopefully bring about their own demise.
commented 2018-06-20 13:36:43 -0400
Harve Morgan, you seem to be very uninformed with the bite statistic in the UK.

Staffs are 8th in the top ten bite statistic with approx 6000 bites as of January 2017.

LABRADORS are top with over 37000 bites as of January 2017, so yet again it’s the case of the naive believing the mainstream media propaganda.

If you want dangerous, look at people like yourself who spout nonsense which can result in many many thousands of innocent dogs being murdered just because of their breed!!

I find ANY individuals judgment on Pitts or Staffs highly hypocritical since we humans are exponentially more dangerous, yet we think we have this divine right to take this hypocritical moral high ground labelling breeds as dangerous when humans kill humans daily, create wars, famine, corruption etc resulting in hundreds of millions of deaths in total throughout history!!

So before anyone labels any breed or animal dangerous you need to look closer to home!!
commented 2018-06-19 10:02:13 -0400
Oh please stop with the junk about PeTA. You obviously know nothing about this organization from your piece above. And even the comments sound idiotic. Those who hate PeTA hate animals, abusers who take their hate out on this organization. Look around you, Staffies and pits are mauling and killing like no other dog breed in history. Looking at the comments, one has to think, do these people want to see these maulings and deaths continue? I see those who support the pit bull and/or Staffie as sick, demented people who enjoy the carnage being caused by these breeds. And obviously this publication caters to those types.
commented 2018-06-19 06:37:06 -0400
People Euthanizing Terrified Animals- PETA
commented 2018-06-19 05:41:01 -0400
Peta sounds EXACTLY like DBO (Dogsbite(.)org). The problem PETA now faces is that the royal family has to deal with pit bulls in a different manner since Markles mother owners pit bulls. The fact their (Peta) euth rates are higher than any other kill shelter out there should be enough of a red flag for any and all.

Also, the American Bulldog is NOT a “pit bull type”. there are only two! The Am staffordshire terrier and the Am pit bull terrier. Those are related by DNA, seperated by genetics. The rest, are considered cousin breeds which dont even fit under the term of “Pit bull”. The ignorance with PETA needs to stop and if parliament doesnt shut them down, they will get their claws into their laws next.
What peta proposes is absolutely immoral and unethical.
commented 2018-06-19 03:05:26 -0400
More ignorance on the part of humans that dogs have to suffer for.
commented 2018-06-19 03:04:53 -0400
PETA are hypocrites.
commented 2018-06-18 15:19:10 -0400
UK PETA should stop being hypocritical & go after mohammedan method of slaughtering animals ‘halal’ first, only then such organisation will have any credence in the eyes of common man.
commented 2018-06-18 13:51:18 -0400
Muslim controlled home office. Muslims are scared of Pit Bulls. Enough said.
commented 2018-06-18 13:34:06 -0400
Jack, PETA is as hypocritical as they come. This organization refuses to answer why there is no outcry from them concerning Halal abattoirs and the inhumane & cruel slaughter of animals.