Saturday, January 22, 2011

What's wrong with this fellow.

A rescued dog, now a therapy dog called Dr Adonis, at work in the Philippines.


We were alerted by Tracy this morning about a blog entry in Petpositive our statement in the press recently. All we said in the media was:

"The Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better canine welfare organisation urged the Department of Veterinary Services to investigate the living conditions and the kind of treatment previously received by the two dogs.

“The department should also find out if the dogs had a mix of the pit bull breed, which is banned in Malaysia for its ferocious streak,” said coordinator Christine Lai.

We were stating a fact. However, Anthony Thanasayan is going onand on and calling us names. We have included his post as well as marked his abuse against us. He even refutes the Wikipedia notes which were supported with a generous footnote. He is labelling us as people who are dissemeniting hatred fopr dogs. What about his statement below in Free Malaysia Today:

ANTHONY WAS QUOTED AS SAYING: “For example, it’s difficult to predict a mongrel’s behaviour due to its mixed parentage. It’s best to use pedigree dogs. ''
Isn't this dissemeniting prejudices against mixed breeds? More so that Animals Asia Foundation Jill Robinson uses rescued dogs, including mixed breed, in her Dr Dog therapy dog programme???

His Blog Entry
Local Dog Blog Slammed For Spreading Prejudice About Pit Bulls - Slammed By Whom??????

That noisome local dog blog - name intentionally withheld to "protect" the guilty (sic) - has very obviously bit off more than it could chew. - Pray tell how we have bitten off more than we can chew?

This happened when one of its members claimed to the media recently that pit bulls innately possess a "ferocious streak". - This is a true fact which many people including trainers and vets will support.

Now they are shamelessly trying to add a new spin to its story! - How so?

An unmatched breed
The blog author is now coming up with an even more ridiculous clanger saying that what the group meant to say was that pit bulls are okay as pet dogs - but but not as guard animals. Yes, and we explain why as well as stress the difference between pets, watch dogs and guard dogs.

And the reason for that big "NO! NO!" is also because of what the blogger - with a notoriety of using foul language - is adamantly claiming that pit bulls have a "natural ferocious streak". Ask other animal experts and they'll tell you the same.

What a load of codswallop! According to you - but that's not what experts and academic journals say.

This is typically what happens with people who are essentially amateurs. So the experts, vets and academic papers are all amateurs???

They try to proclaim themselves as so-called "experts" about dogs just because they happen to save one or two animals in distress. Wow, we can see the green-eyed monster clearly here.

Don't get me wrong.
The rest not worth responsding to as its purely ramble and rant.
Anyone who saves innocent and homeless dogs and cats from the streets and gives them a good home deserves a big pat on the back.

Blog spreading breed racism
However, to cross one's boundaries and try to portray themselves as an animal egghead is really too much.

Let us not become nutcases in such situations. Instead, let's educate ourselves with the facts of the matter.

PETPOSITIVE is against the discrimination of canines of any breeds.

We have - and will always maintain that it is never the problem with the dogs but the owners who should be brought to the book in situations where an animal has gone bad - except in situations if and when it rabies is involved.

Service pit bull
We firmly maintain that pit bulls make wonderful pets as well as in whatever service they have to perform; whether it be in crime-control, animal-assisted therapy or just a house pet.

What is of primary importance is that pit bulls should be bred by good breeders and raised up under the guidelines of good responsible ownership.

Back to the irresponsible blog and its author who is only spreading disinformation about pit bulls, and by doing so also harming the perceptions of all dog breeds including mongrels, please get your facts right from the people who work with pit bulls - and not from a cursory glance from Google or Wikipedia or even some crap purportedly on the Internet from the CIA!

Covering up your howler about pits will only make you look more stupid.

Here are some common myths about pit bulls that need to be debunked:

* Pit Bulls' jaws lock down like no other breed.

RUBBISH: Studies show that the jaw of the Pit Bull is in proportion to its size and is no different than any other breed of dog. There is no evidence that any kind of "locking mechanism" exists in the American Pit Bull Terrier.

* Pit Bulls are mean and violent (the 'ferocious streak' thingy).

NONSENSE: According to the American Temperament Test Society, Pit Bulls pass the test with flying colors. In fact, the Pit Bull scores 82% or more. The success of Pit Bulls in this series of tests proves they are not naturally mean or violent.

* Pit Bulls cannot be used for protection work:

CLAPTRAP: The first United States war dog was a Pit Bull named Stubby. Stubby served in World War I and was honored with medals and a visit to the White House. He went on to inspire the United States Military K-9 Corp.

Here are more facts about the wonderful Pit Bull Breed:

* Pit Bulls have long served as therapy dogs. In fact, Helen Keller's canine helper was a Pit Bull. Organizations such as the Chako Rescue Association have Pit Bull therapy dogs across the country in Utah, California and more.

For more about this great breed of dogs, please visit this excellent Pit Bull rescue group's web page:


As to the local dog blog that is spreading distortions about Pit Bulls, and at the same time claiming to be a animal rescue group: they should be ashamed of themselves!

1 comment:

Summer said...

Hi there. Not to create a ruse, I think what you do is fantastic! Not many people will sacrifice the time and resource to do what you do, and a big salute to you and your volunteers. But I do think you misunderstand the bully breed. It may have a bad reputation, but that's due to handling. They are breed for strength and agility, but not aggression. That is instilled by human actions such as neglect and abuse. Any dog is capable of violence when put under cruel circumstances. The opinion of some people pertaining these bully breeds are very much outdated. I think you'll find this article interesting and a little informative. =)