Thank you, Aurora voters!

Cavapoo pup, 7 weeks old, and Yorkshire Terrier pup, Evie, 8 weeks old

In early voting results, measure 2D, the initiative to repeal the pit bull ban in Aurora, Colorado is losing badly. Clearly, the people of Aurora have spoken. Sadly, there are many locations in which corrupt politicians are manipulated by special interests, and they dump pit bulls upon unwilling constituents after making agreements behind closed doors. But whenever the people have the opportunity to speak for themselves, as they did tonight in Aurora, and previously in Miami-Dade, they overwhelmingly reject the pit bull propaganda and opt to protect their beloved animal companions from the dangerous and unpredictable maulers that kill so many innocent animals every day.

It’s a very good day for dogs in Aurora.

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4 thoughts on “Thank you, Aurora voters!

  1. It’s not just good for dogs in Aurora, but for all animals. Also for Aurora children, the elderly, and able-bodied adults, who would otherwise be ambushed and disfigured for life or killed while doing ordinary, harmless life things (even on their own property).

    Of less importance than the horrific maulings and killings of the harmless, but still worthwhile: Keeping the ban is also good for pit bull type dogs. Everywhere a ban is lifted, organized dogfighting starts again. Within a year shelters get a tsunami of pit bulls the fans ‘couldn’t live without’, but then dump after that first year of fashion fun by owning one. And so the mass euthanization of pit bulls dumped as unwanted by their supposed advocates begins again too.

    Aurora has chosen for life and safety, not only for all its humans and normal animals, but for pit bulls too.

    • Do not take my post as being rude but you two need a reality check, a little education goes a long way. Owners should be responsible for their dogs, no matter what the breed. “Pitbulls” are amazing dogs, people make them do bad things. And “unpredictable maulers” is ridiculous, their are dog attacks all the time by breeds such as golden retrievers, etc. Their are plenty of pitbulls in Aurora regardless of the ban. Organized dog fighting will always exist, dogs don’t choose to fight, people choose to be irresponsible and fight dogs for their own pleasure. I hope you feel safer in Aurora since 2D didn’t pass. BSL is only about making people feel safer, when in reality you aren’t.

  2. Actually, lexajoann, it’s you who need a reality check. Let’s break down what you had to say:

    1. “owners should be responsible for their dogs” –

    That is a rather obvious statement, isn’t it? Were you under the impression that we don’t think people should be responsible for their dogs? Not the case, glad we could clear up that little misconception.

    2. ” “pitbulls” are amazing dogs”

    I’m not sure what your point is, in putting quotes around “pitbulls”. At any rate, that is merely a value statement. We think dogs are amazing. Unfortunately pit bulls are a horrible sadistic experiment gone wrong, and scores of innocent animals are being tortured to death by pit bulls every day. When a pit bull jumps out of a second story window or a moving car to attack, torture and kill a little dog, is that what you consider amazing? Or is it when a pit bull jumps over a fence, crawls into the dog door, and tortures to death 3 little chihuahuas who live inside – is that what you consider amazing? Or is it when a well treated, spayed, socialized “family pit bull” suddenly and unexpectedly tears apart a toddler? Inquiring minds want to know!

    3. And “unpredictable maulers” is ridiculous, their are dog attacks all the time by breeds such as golden retrievers, etc.

    Actually, “unpredictable maulers” is a most apt description for these creatures, given their penchant for sudden, random, unexpected violence. As to attacks by golden retrievers “all the time”, you are delusional. If you actually dare to take a peek at the data, what you will see is that pit bulls are obscenely over-represented over all other breeds combined, when it comes to the suffering they inflict day in and day out. Do we blame the maulers for doing exactly what they were designed to do? Of course not, just as we don’t blame rabid dogs for being rabid. But we blame the idiots who try to pass them off as normal dogs, and hold them responsible for all the blood on their hands for doing so.

    4. “Their are plenty of pitbulls in Aurora regardless of the ban.”

    What does that tell you about pit bull owners? Pretty sad, isn’t it?

    At any rate, cool, you admit that bans are not evil, and that pit bulls are not rounded up and killed where bans are in place. But what does happen is that people keep their maulers under control when there are bans – and that saves lives. We’ve seen it time and again. When a pit bull ban is lifted, the pits are let out, innocent animals get mauled to death, and people are attacked. Things are much much better when pit owners are forced to keep their pits out of sight – and if a ban will do that, more power to them.

    5. “Organized dog fighting will always exist,”

    Again, that is a statement of personal belief, with no means of verification. We take no position on that statement. We will say that, when pit bulls were owned only by dog fighters, they were kept under control and maulings were rare. Since the 80s, when the folks behind AFF began pushing purpose bred sport torturers as family pets, the number of maulings has skyrocketed. A pity.

    6. “dogs don’t choose to fight, people choose to be irresponsible and fight dogs for their own pleasure. ”

    You really don’t know anything about pit bulls, do you? I can tell you that they do choose to fight. Every day they choose to fight helpless chihuahuas, miniature poodles, yorkies, and other harmless little dogs, tearing them apart for the sheer pleasure of doing what they were designed to do. I will admit that the yorkies, chihuahuas and miniature poodles certainly don’t choose to fight. But a pit bull doesn’t care. When it starts torturing a victim, it doesn’t matter whether the victim fights back, submits, cries, or tries to run away – the pit bull continues the torture until the end.

    7. “I hope you feel safer in Aurora since 2D didn’t pass.”

    I am greatly relieved for my friends and relatives in Aurora, not having this horror unleashed on them again.

    8. “BSL is only about making people feel safer, when in reality you aren’t.”

    You are clearly unable to discern reality. When the maulers are taken away, they can no longer torture and kill. It’s incredibly simple. I imagine you must have to work very hard not to understand it.

    • Dear Dick Johnson, very accurate reply here to lexajoann, but you made one mistake, in your point 6. To wit: that pit bulls continue the torture “to the end”. In fact, I’ve too often seen them continue to attack another dog after the end, ie after the other dog was long dead. It’s as if the pit bull can’t believe its pit bull fun is really over, so it tries to get its target to start screaming in pain and desperately trying to escape again.

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