Courtesy of Chatterbox
I promise no alibis for an upside-down uncle crook;
only endless stream words beating drones through
and through as machetes.
From a private colloquium of scuttled teacups
to discombobulated Matroyshka; multiplying only to smother
falsetto utterance from six to twenty-nine; and so onto sewn
Nautical rope over and through to stitch the idiocy lip;
flippy cup dip over the pool deck, but I am no flautist, only a trombone
pumping on the swinging perch; now laughing a shrill diamond glass cut.
Mount Morris Pit Bull Shooting Sparks Heated Debate
On Halloween, Mt. Morris Township police shot a loose Pit Bull and dumped it into a dumpster at Genesee County Animal Control. This unfortunate incident has sparked a local fight questioning Breed Specific Legislation laws, safe dog breeds, and what kind of actions can be taken to prevent something like this from happening again.
The debate about Pit Bulls and other breeds deemed as "dangerous" is not one that is going away anytime soon. The biggest culprit behind typing dogs and unfair laws or policies is misinformation. With rumors of "lockjaw" and "brain swelling", the Pit Bull breed has been unfairly targeted for years, while the general population neglects to remember Pits such as Petey the Pit Bull and Sergeant Stubby.
Pit bulls are not the only breeds targeted by Breed Specific Legislation. Other "dangerous" breeds include: Boxers, Akitas, St. Bernards, Great Danes, Chow Chow, Rottweilers, Siberian Huskies, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Just because these dogs are large, people should not be afraid of them. Any dog can bite, and it is essential to be educated on a breed before adopting it.
Another part of taking a side on the BSL debate involves knowing why these breeds have such bad reputations. "Fighting" breeds are chosen because of their size, body structure, and ability to please people. Part of the Pit Bull breed is the characteristic of being easy to train. Pit Bulls are people pleasers; therefore, if you train them to fight, they will do it to please you. Many dogs share this characteristic, and might react the same way if trained to fight. With proper care, training, and exercise, you can raise a happy and healthy dog, no matter what the breed. BSL is not needed. What communities need is responsible dog owners.