WHYY did an interview with Jim Gorant last Wednesday, author of Lost Dogs. At the beginning, he addresses the issue of whether it’s good use of resources to rehabilitate Vick’s dogs, considering just how many homeless dogs there are and how much work goes into rehab for dogs abused in dog-fighting. I think he and I agree that these dogs deserve a chance at a good life, and that this particular case did a lot to pit bulls in the public eye. One of the dogs is even a therapy dog in California! So awesome. They interview the “mother” of that dog. They say “mother,” OMG WHYY, you’re so cute!
Some people say that though it’s a terrible thing to happen to these dogs, it’s the best thing to happen to pit bulls in a long time. It brought so much attention to the disgusting world of dog-fighting and it also shed light on just how great pit bulls can be. Another point he raises is that, in this case, each dog is being evaluated individually to judge their temperaments. This is another positive step for pit bulls—it’s like Gorant says, you can’t be a breedist: “You can say some general things about breeds but you really have to go dog-by-dog, and that applies to pit bulls as much as anything else.”
What do you guys think? Any pit bull lovers/haters in the crowd? Anyone else an Eagles fan and Vick-hater like me? E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!
∞ posted at 10:42 by youtalkfunny