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originally posted by: Lumenari
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Lumenari
I know. Did you see the picture. That little girl is going to have scars.
I think the whole emotional support animal thing is being abused.
I was standing outside a restaurant and a couple drove up with out-of-state license plates. They got out and each one had a dog on a leash and went inside the restaurant. No. I don't buy it.
My wife drove to a big city near where we lived to help out at some reiki symposium or something that they were paying her for because of the stuff she does.
She has a little dog she adores, a lapdog. 8 pounds or something.
She was't allowed to take the thing because the hotel they put her up in doesn't accept pets... no big deal.
When she got there, she checked in, got unpacked wand wandered down for a salad.
There were two people there with BIG dogs on leases that were huddled up under the table.
Later, she went back up to her room and noticed that the two had a room a few doors down from hers.
Curious, she asked how they were allowed to have dogs there.
Licensed therapy dogs, they were.
I checked into it later and in that state "therapy dogs" fall under the same licensing requirements and laws as "service dogs".
The license costs 50 bucks and the requirement for it is a letter from a therapist.
The whole idea of "service dogs" has been abused to the extreme.
It really needs to be stopped.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: subfab
I don't want to start posting news clips of pit bull killings. There are many, but it stirs up arguments with those that think pits are the absolute best ever sweetest greatest smartest breed everrr.
But, last year I read about a little 2-yr. old that was killed by a pit bull pet. I'm going by memory of the article. The mother had just driven up into the driveway. I think she had been grocery shopping or something. She had taken the child out of her car seat and put her in the yard. Someone opened the front door of the house and the family pet, a pit bull, came bounding out of the house, attacked the child, and killed her. They could not get the dog off the child before the dog had killed him/her. The mom was screaming and pulling, but to no avail. (Can't remember if it was a boy or girl.)
Take your chances? 7 out of 10 times, your pit will be the absolute best ever sweetest greatest smartest dog you have ever seen.
I'm sure there are many many "sweet" pits....but, there is a reason they are banned in some cities and apartment buildings require an extra deposit.
Most of the time when a pit mauls somebody or some other animal, the owner always says, "but, he has never shown aggressiveness. He's the sweetest dog I have ever owned. I just don't understand."
If I had to sit next to someone on an airplane with an emotional support pit bull, I would be very nervous.
originally posted by: starviego
There is something wrong with people who seek out pit bulls as pets.
I know a few people that think like this. But, to me, it's like saying that if you make a choice NOT to walk through a gang-infested area of some inner city hell hole at midnight, you are nothing but a racist pig.
They double down till the prey is dead. That is in their breeding....period.
originally posted by: RoyBatty
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
How many people have died from Dachshund attacks? Where's the common sense here?
What the f*** is wrong with people, advocating for pitbulls on planes? No difference to Pedophiles in Politics I guess.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Small dogs hurt more people every year than this breed.....