This week, history was made. Well, it was if you’re a pit bull.
The Obama administration has officially come out against Breed Specific Legislation, laws that target pit bulls and other breeds considered “dangerous.” These laws restrict ownership of certain breeds, and can even require euthanization.
Anyone who’s met me knows my love for my dogs, and specifically for my pit bull mix. “Punish the deed, not the breed” is a mantra that you’ll hear from many pit bull lovers. Nothing would break my heart more than having to give up part of my family because of the sins of a few, because that’s what he is, family.
We hear a lot about what you can expect from certain breeds of dogs, but every pet is unique. In honor of defying expectations, what’s your pet’s personality? Are they a cuddle bug? King of the mountain? The joker or serious business? A big softie or a mini diva?
(And on a side note, Buzzfeed has come out with an article, “37 Pictures That will Restore Your Faith in Pit Bulls” that will feed your cute quota for the day.)