The White House opposes breed-specific legislation »
Laura’s Hazel being a goof.
We don’t support breed-specific legislation — research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources.
In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at twenty years of data about dog bites and human fatalities in the United States. They found that fatal attacks represent a very small proportion of dog bite injuries to people and that it’s virtually impossible to calculate bite rates for specific breeds.
The CDC also noted that the types of people who look to exploit dogs aren’t deterred by breed regulations — when their communities establish a ban, these people just seek out new, unregulated breeds. And the simple fact is that dogs of any breed can become dangerous when they’re intentionally or unintentionally raised to be aggressive.
For all those reasons, the CDC officially recommends against breed-specific legislation — which they call inappropriate. You can read more from them here.
Love it! You go, CDC!
Photo Gallery: Cute-ass pit bull puppies! »
Laura really wanted me to make a pit bull puppy photo gallery and I only want to make Laura happy! Plus, I have a new theory that looking at cute baby animal pictures raises your oxytocin levels and that that will boost your mood. I call it “Squee Therapy.” So, here’s the babies!:
2. “but…but… I didn’t mean to”
3. “Look, mom! I’m swimmin’ by myself!”
5. “but whyyyy?”
6. Glamour shot
7. “what am I forgetting?”
8. I don’t know what to write for this one—ideas? Hipstamatic pup?
9. Pocket pup!
10. I call this, “cutest shit ever.”
Yay pit bull puppies! If you want to adopt a pit bull, basically go to any shelter in the United States. And of course Petfinder works too!
PS: I’m reminded by a reader to add that while puppies are the cutest greatest, they are a hassle! JK, that’s not what she said (but it’s true); but seriously, folks, puppies are great but there are plenty of pit bull pups in shelters already so please spay and neuter your dogs! No more homeless pups!
The news you need: cute staffie video! »
Watch this adorable video by a little British girl who loves her adopted staffie (Staffordshire bull terrier, i.e. pit bull) and try not to die:
[can’t see the video? watch it on vegansaurus.com!]
Somewhere in America, a pitbull is popping Viagra »
Ingrid the pitbull is fucking adorable. She also needs to take Viagra daily to continue living. It sounds totally crazy, but it’s true. Ingrid suffers from serious heart problems and the Viagra, along with a host of other medications, is keeping her blood flowing and is helping to regulate her condition.
Unfortunately, Ingrid’s heart conditions come from the fact that she’s spent most of her life being tied to a fence and used as a bait dog in pitbull fights. According to NBC New York, which broke the story earlier this year, Ingrid had 14 pounds of fluid in her abdomen when she was rescued by shelter workers in Huntington, NY. However, she’s recovered steadily and according to workers at the shelter where she is currently housed, she is doing really well and is cheerful and a delight to be around. Despite being so mistreated, Ingrid likes EVERYONE. WHO AMONG US CAN SAY THAT?
WAIT A SECOND! IN A SHELTER? That’s right! Despite the fact that this fucking dog is so fucking adorable that I want to go to New York and feed her Viagra myself, NO ONE HAS STEPPED UP TO BRING HER HOME AND GIVE HER THE LIFE SHE DESERVES! What’s up with that? Are you in New York? ARE YOU GOING TO GET UP ON THIS? Her nickname is “The Love Bunny!” Look at this video of Ingrid being hello cute.
And now that you understand how awesome she is, here is her adoption page, but FAIR WARNING! SHE IS ALSO DRESSED AS A SEVENTIES PIMP IN THESE PICTURES! HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT? Actually, that may be some kind of “California Girls” get-up, but I prefer the ’70s pimp image. It makes me chuckle!
WHAT AN AWESOME DOG!
Help animals, get chunky! »
I just heard about Rescue Chocolate when Food Fight Grocery tweeted about their Peanut Butter Pit Bull chocolate bar yesterday, declaring it “weirdly good.” Kind of an odd endorsement, but what an adorable company! They sell vegan chocolates and 100 percent of the net proceeds go to animal welfare organizations! AHHHHHH! I’m overwhelmed with warm fuzzies! The only thing that could possibly make this any cuter would be if Mr. Winkle delivered the chocolates to your door on a throne made of babies.
I haven’t tried them yet but best believe I’m ordering these mofos today. They have four different chocolate creations that benefit a number of organizations.