Posts tagged "breed specific legislation"

‪"Conversations With A Pit Bull" Campaign

Thumbnail image for '‪"Conversations With A Pit Bull" Campaign'
The most popular dog in America, the pit bull. or at least dogs that we call pit bulls. We don’t know that. But it may be true. We do know according to American Kennel Club registrations the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed. But these pit bull-type dogs dogs, which shelters are filled with,... Read more »

Pints for Pits

Pints for Pits
Toast a pit bull at Pints for Pits, and at the same time join in watching a Chicago Blackhawks road game at Red Ivy (3525 N. Clark St., near Addison), the final game of the regular reason. The benefit supports Chicago Loves Pits,  a non-profit founded by Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and fiance Amanda. April 27, at 7 p.m., watch... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell Walks the Walk for Pit Bulls

Thumbnail image for 'Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell Walks the Walk for Pit Bulls'
Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and fiance Amanda aren’t just walking dogs herre….They’re standing up for dogs that in some circles are called pit bulls. Dogs with ‘the pit bull look’ are banned in Ontario (where they’re from) and banned in random places around America. Truth is that if there’s an All-American dog, it’s these guys!... Read more »
Advertisement:

A Pit Bull Is Simply a Dog

Thumbnail image for 'A Pit Bull Is Simply a Dog'
A Pit Bull (or dog merely defined as a Pit Bull) is merely another dog….and what you see here is what dogs do, even dogs defined by Pit Bulls – if given the change. Dogs are all about love. Dogs are about forgiveness, sometimes in a way which mere humans are not.

Pit Bulls Are America's Most Beautiful and Misunderstood Dog

Pit Bulls Are America's Most Beautiful and Misunderstood Dog
A breed ban came very close to happening in Chicago. At this point, I’d like to think our city is beyond breed specific legislation….but all it takes is one mis-timed incident. And, who knows what can happen from there? Tonight, November 15 Ken Foster will sign copies and talk about his new book “I’m a... Read more »

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected
If there’s a dog breed that represents Chicago – it’s actually not a breed but a mix of breeds which offers certain common features – we call these dogs pit bulls. Pit bull-looking dogs may be the most common dog in the city, and is arguably at the moment among the most common All American... Read more »
Advertisement:

Exterminating Pit Bulls in Memphis?

Thumbnail image for 'Exterminating Pit Bulls in Memphis? '
“Kill all Pit Bulls, or anything that looks like a Pit Bull” is that really a direct order in Memphis? And they admit not putting many individual Pit Bulls, if at all, up for adoption. What the h*** is wrong with them?

Pit Bull Mix or Not, Judge Orders Service Dog Returned to Jim Sak

Pit Bull Mix or Not, Judge Orders Service Dog Returned to Jim Sak
I have no clue what the issues are in Aurelia, Iowa, a town of about 1,100 people. I am confident that the town  wasted time and money which could have been better spent, maybe on improving services for children, helping citizens in need or enhancing their new community center – instead they spent resources taking... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Breed Ban in Illinois Could Be Overturned, Vick Dog Adopter Tries to Talk with Vick

My WGN Radio PETCAST: Listen HERE It was at WGN radio several years ago, that I worked with lots of folks to support an Illinois law which prevents breed bans. After some recent “incidents” with Pit Bulls downstate, Illinois Representative John Bradley (117tth district) has proposed that the Illinois law prohibiting breed bans should be... Read more »
Advertisement:

Illinois Considers Lifting A Ban on Breed Specific Legislation

Illinois State Representative John Bradley wants to take away the right to have the dog of our choice, remove the right to rescue Pit Bulls (saving lives and euthanaisia dollars). Illinois State Representative John Bradley, who looks like a good guy here and probably is, says on his home page he wants to protect our... Read more »