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End BSL"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth." Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Today is the day. She has been awake most of the night. Unable to sleep, thinking of the things that lie ahead for her. She is anxious. And sad. And filled with an uneasy sense of dread. Slowly she gets up. Puts her feet on the cold floor. She stands and begins to get ready for her day. She has always loved her job. It’s hard. But also rewarding. She knows that her work makes a difference to so many lives. But today that will all change. She drinks her coffee and wonders if she will ever be the same.
The man in the black boots stops at his kennel.
“Hello handsome boy. Are you a good boy? Yes you are.”
He unlocks the kennel door and kneels down. Scratches h
Pit BullEvery year Pit Bull terriers are responsible for the death of 3 people.
40 children a year drown in 5 gallon water pails, in your lifetime you are 16 times more likely to drown in a 5 gallon water pail then be killed by a Pit Bull.
Pit Bulls were known as the number 1 family dog in the 20th century, but the very same qualities that make this breed such a wonderful pet, are also valued by those who use them as fighting dogs, training them in brutal methods, some even going as far as to sew bottle caps under the dogs skin to ensure they're in constant pain, to make then more aggressive.
150 people a year are killed by falling coconuts, making you 60 times more likely to be killed by a palm tree then by a Pit Bull.
Pit Bull puppies, ones that have never fought before are often killed because their parents were fighters, since when did it become guilty until proven innocent?
According to the American Canine Temperament Testing Association, 82.5% of the American Pit Bull Terriers that
Left to die [A dog-fighting story]Dog fighting is illegal in countries including the UK and US. Unfortunately, that does not stop it happening, it just happens in secret.
In the fight the dogs are badly wounded, suffering heavy bleeding, ruptured lungs, broken bones, and other life threatening injuries. If the losers of these matches do not die of their injuries, they are tortured to death for humiliating their owners.
The only rare exception is if the owners feel the dogs are worth trying to salvage because they make them money.
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The Pit Bull was led roughly to the 'pit'. A place she knew all too well and a place she was afraid off. It was a small space, couldn't be much bigger than 8-16 feet and it was surrounded by wooden panels that built an 'Enclosure'. The pieces of wood were decorated with streaks of scarlet from the many dogs be
The barking became louder as I padded across the yard. Damp grass that smelled of morning dew crunched under my paws as I went. The sharp scent of a stray wafted through the wood fence of the yard as a gust of chilling wind flattened my floppy ears back against my head.
As I neared the fence I heard a soft yelp in excitement and the stir of leaves by the vigorous wagging of a stubby tail.
“Hello,” barked a soft voice.
I leaned forward to be surprised by the touch of a wet nose against my nose. It's owner shyly pulled away and pawed at the ground nervously.
“What do you want,” I growled, the fur on my nape rising at the thought of an unseen intruder before me.
The stray let out a small, pitiful cry and flattened itself onto the ground.
“I don't mean to be a burden,” she murmured, “but I was wondering if you had any food you could spare. I'm really hungry and...”
Even though I could not see her I knew that she was staring right at m
UK & Ireland
RSPCA - National
SSPCA - Scotland
ISPCA - Ireland
Dogs Trust - National
Oldies Club - National
St Francis Animal Welfare - Fair Oak, Hampshire, UK
Blue Cross - National
Doris Banham Rescue - National
Margaret Green Rescue - Devon & Dorset
ASH Animal Rescue - Wicklow, Ireland
Labrador Lifeline - National
Wildlife Aid - National, based Leatherhead, Surrey.