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Old 02-06-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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McDonalds Pulls Ad After Pit Bull Owner Outrage - ABC News
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: In the middle...
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I am glad Micky D's was smart enough to pull the ad and apologize! Good move Micky D's. Bad move in the first place but good damage control...

I'd rather pet a pit bull than eat Micky D's food, but that's just me!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'd rather pet a pit bull than eat Micky D's food, but that's just me!
which is safer for you:


this



or this





It says something when a food company has to try to hard to vouch for the safety of their food....
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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What do you do when you're Fontucky and you open your back door only to be greeted by two stray pits?

Spoiler
Pet 'em, what else?


Yes, it really happened a couple months back.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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Insensitive? In what world is eating McDonalds NOT safer than petting ANY stray dog?

Sometimes it seems that APBT owners are so sensitive that they can't see some things are just satire.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Pittie / bully owners fight hard to change the mentality people have about our breed. Criminals and irresponsible owners have destroyed the wonderful reputation of this breed. So when we see a company comparing being around them in any way to anything dangerous, yeh, we take it very personally. If you're beloved little fur baby had been run through the media as a horrible breed that will kill humans / children with no warning you'd be a bit sensitive too. Especially when that inaccurate information was the ONLY reason so many of them were taken away from owners after doing absolutely nothing wrong and killed.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Pittie / bully owners fight hard to change the mentality people have about our breed. Criminals and irresponsible owners have destroyed the wonderful reputation of this breed. So when we see a company comparing being around them in any way to anything dangerous, yeh, we take it very personally. If you're beloved little fur baby had been run through the media as a horrible breed that will kill humans / children with no warning you'd be a bit sensitive too. Especially when that inaccurate information was the ONLY reason so many of them were taken away from owners after doing absolutely nothing wrong and killed.
Inaccurate information? We (the forum) make routine statements on this forum on how off-leash dogs are unpredictable, so we should avoid them/scold the owners, but now that it's a pitbull that's stray, it's some lovable creature that is completely safe and trained?

The point is, it was a statement from McDonalds, not the ASPCA or a dog group. Stray dogs are unpredictable, and therefore, dangerous, whether it's a pitbull, labrador, dachshund, or whatever.

And my dog (not "fur baby") is sometimes considered a "lab/pit mix" by unknowledgeable people yet he is 100% labrador, I don't go off on them for being insensitive, and I definitely don't take it personally.

EDIT: Oh and just for the record, I personally think pitbulls are WONDERFUL dogs, but they are still dogs, and are still potentially unpredictable. I also know to not take things super personally.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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Well, lets not pick on pittie owners kayfouroh. There's a thread on the cat forum about the Dorito's ad where a dog bribes a guy not to tell about him hiding a cat's body. The greyhound Skechers commercial got protests and a thread here because of the mistreatment of racing dogs. There may be bigger problems in the world but some commercials are just plain in bad taste.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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Well, lets not pick on pittie owners kayfouroh. There's a thread on the cat forum about the Dorito's ad where a dog bribes a guy not to tell about him hiding a cat's body. The greyhound Skechers commercial got protests and a thread here because of the mistreatment of racing dogs. There may be bigger problems in the world but some commercials are just plain in bad taste.
They are commercials that are brewed in the minds of advertising executives, not slanderous articles that defame owners.

People get way too worked up.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Insensitive? In what world is eating McDonalds NOT safer than petting ANY stray dog?

Sometimes it seems that APBT owners are so sensitive that they can't see some things are just satire.
but the ad didn't say "stray dog" it said "stray pit bull", as if stray pits were more dangerous than any other sort of stray dog, which is false. The media has already portrayed this breed so badly to the point where good pit bull owners can't walk their obedient dog down a block w/o people practically running in fear. People will cross the street to avoid Bella, thinking she's somehow going to lunge out of her collar and maul them, but they won't do the same when they see other dogs (esp. small dogs that I personally KNOW are vicious, like my neighbor's min pin, who HAS bitten people).

If some says "robbers are dangerous" no one will disagree, but when you say "black robbers are dangerous" you make insinuations by this specificity that is sure to rile people up.
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