Monday, January 2, 2012

The First Church of Pit Bulls

Spend anytime engaged in the polite art of raillery with a pit bull enthusiast, and soon you will notice a kind of zealotry that can only be compared to the fervor of a born-again or convert to a new religion. Of course, most of the time, pit bull enthusiasts and advocates have real difficultly engaging in civil discourse, refraining from profanity, and display psychosis at the mere mention of the words "dangerous" and "pit bulls". At the end of the debate, discounting numbers and science, and how their personal anecdotal experience outweighs your one (or more) bloody pit bull encounter, all they have left to offer is the the claim that pit bulls are "God's creatures" and that you are a heartless person if you don't like them, you must not love dogs, or animals, or even God, because they are here for a reason. It's pointless to argue about the difference between natural selection and selective breeding, that it is a human's prerogative to have differing aesthetic values, and that "God" created fleas, escherichia coli, and all kinds of calamity... and only God knows the reason. I have been taught there is a reason for everything, and that every disaster is just an opportunity to grow as a human. My pit bull disasters have convinced me that something needs to be done in my community, and I'm on fire. That makes me a zealot of sort, too.

Pit bulls (a type of dog, not a breed) are dangerous dogs, more so than most breeds. They currently maim and kill people at higher rates than almost all of the other breeds combined, and countless pets and livestock, which is a sad fact that is not reported, nor does there seem to be any real attempt at keeping records of it. But the real danger is the mindset and attitudes of people who chose to keep these dogs as pets, who claim that they are "just" dogs. These poor dogs are very misunderstood, but mostly by their owners. It puts the rest of us at risk. I don't think that a walk about the neighborhood should be a walk of faith with a can of pepper spray and a knife, and I find it to be equally repugnant that a pit bull advocate would just write off another report of a dog attack as if it were some kind of "act of God" of those things, so just "get over it".

This blog shall be a collection of items and posts from the *Pitbull Tribe of Facebook, an Anthropological Study, and any other "artifacts" that show a kind of zealotry, idolization, and martyrdom of the pit bull. It shall also include some blatant parody of the zealotry of this very curious group, people who call themselves advocates but don't appear to have a shred of empathy or concern for humans and their animal companions, unless, of course, they happen to be the sacred cow...the pit bull.



  1. Get your "Jesus loves Pit Bull" mugs here!

  2. A Jesus/Pit bull joke:

    A burglar broke into a home and was looking around. He heard a soft voice say, "Jesus is watching you". Thinking it was just his imagination, he continued his search. Again the voice said "Jesus is watching you". He turned his flashlight around and saw a parrot in a cage.

    He asked the parrot if he was the one talking and the parrot said, "yes."

    He asked the parrot what his name was and the parrot said, "Moses."

    The burglar asked, "what kind of people would name a parrot Moses?"

    The parrot said, "the same kind of people who would name their pit bull Jesus".


  4. Part of their zealotry is not caring a damn about the 11 million pounds of put down (because abandoned and unwanted) pit bulls yearly. They blame this on us for not adopting the mutants they bred then didn't want after all. I suppose all those bred-then-dead pits are part of the Nutter God's plan? Which plan OF COURSE is to make sure his worshippers get their consumer choice, never mind the toll.

    I have a feeling this anthropological study is also going to be an interesting study in narcissistic personality disorder (among other disorders).

  5. Once you understand that there is a $1 Billion a year co-dependent industry of dogfighters, Pit breeders and Pit Adovcacy/Rescue orgs it becomes much clearer.

    The kicker?!?

    It's all tax and liability free!

  6. Very well written. The quiz relating jesus and pits that you found here

    is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. One of the connecting threads between some religious and some pit bull folks is the allure of having special knowledge with which to inform others.

  7. they all drink a special kool aid...that is the only logical explanation! hahah! Logical...there is no logic, only kool aid!


    "Pit Bulls inflict worse damage but it would be unfair to penalize responsible owners".

    The Humane and Veterinery Professions latched onto this script 25 years ago and they won't matter how many are killed or mutilated!,8459210&hl=en

  9. The diminishment of pitbull mauling survivors and worse pitbull fatalities really give me a chill. I mean you can see these are not little "get over it" dog bites. The injuries are horrendous yet pitbull advocates mock these events and trivialize them and say oh, well more people murder people.. or more people are killed by whatever. This doesn't make sense and shows no compassion whatsoever for the victims. They are saying random deaths and maulings by pitbull attacks are just some quirky fate of some people that we should all forget about. It doesn't matter if it was a pitbull owner, a child, a senior citizen. Whoever it was forget about them and don't care about them because owning this dog is more important. The extreme selfishness and lack of logical thinking scares me. I know a lot of these pitbull advocates get into the fad via reality t.v. but come on... NOONE should trivialize the mauling of another human being. One monkey attack led to the animals being prohibited. Thousands of pitbull maulings are "allowed" because politicans respond to the global outcry of pitnutters as if they were all local residents.