O.M.G.!!!eleven!!!! Email all your friends! Alert the Facebook! Start a web page, a fundraiser and Twitter to the whole world: they've designated Halloween as National Kill A Pit Bull Night!
...Er, well, that is, one guy did, probably trying to prank a Slater, Missouri city councilman, who proposed an anti-Pit Bull ordinance there, one that later morphed into a broader dangerous-dog rule. Some dewey-eyed innocent got hold of the nasty stunt and must have had a lot of free time...
It's not true. On the other hand, Halloween is a good night to keep an eye on your pets, as there are a lot of strangers out walking around and even without the occasional young hooligan making trouble, Fido and Fluffy may be upset.
Sheesh, Spanky and Our Gang never had to put up with this!
(I'm not a dog person but even I know the domestic dog was bred to have very few hardwired wolf-like behaviors; "inherently bad" dog breeds died out and the vast majority of dogs -- pit bulls included -- can be good pets if properly socialized. On the other hand, if you raise any of the poor beasts to be vicious, they will be -- so don't.)
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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