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Anonymous asked
Do you feel that the "blame the deed not the breed" is trying to sweep under the rug that these dogs are usually dog aggressive? Or trying to cover up their history? Which is important to know about a dog especially a pet you are considering getting.

notapitbull:

 Definitely. I honestly believe it’s one of the most dangerous things to say, maybe even THE most dangerous.
 The purpose of “blame the deed, not the breed” is to encourage people to ignorantly own these dogs because it’s the evil dog-fighters who create dogs who bite or attack, and the dog is an unwilling pawn in it all who is forced to fight.
 It encourages people to believe that if you raise your dog up the best you can, he will turn out fine and be perfectly cool and sociable with cats and dogs. After all, we all know it’s the dog-fighters that force these dogs to fight, so if you’re not a dog-fighter you don’t have anything to worry about!

 When these dogs act aggressively towards another dog or want to attack a cat walking by, the owner feels that they’ve done something wrong when they didn’t. What the dog did isn’t “bad”, he isn’t a bad dog or “evil”, he was doing something that he believed (instincts) to be a desirable thing to do.
 Dogs don’t operate on morals and they don’t think about how another animal or dog would feel about being attacked - it is IMPOSSIBLE for a dog to be “bad” or “evil” for chasing squirrels or getting into squabbles with other dogs. In order to be what we as humans consider “bad” (deliberately mean, malicious, sadistic, etc), the dog would have to understand right from wrong - morals.

 When a well-raised pit bull gets into a fight with another dog, the owner feels like shit because they feel like they raised their dog incorrectly. They truly believe that in order for these dogs to fight, they have to be forced or trained to do so, when we know that this is not true. Not even in an actual organized dog-fights are the dogs forced to fight; the dogs can hop over the wall, turn, or yelp, and they’re picked up. In order for two dogs to get into a full blown fight and not just one attacking and the other defending, both of them actively want to fight. Your pit bull fighting a dog at the park is doing something natural and free of force.
 Unfortunately the pit bull owner now has someone’s injured pet on their hands, will have to pay the owner’s vet fees, and if they’re lucky their dog will be spared it’s life. Unlucky dogs may be put to sleep for doing something that would have been entirely avoidable if the owner understood that you can’t love the dog-aggression or prey-aggression out of them. What this does is it adds fuel to the BSL fire and creates myths like these dogs “turning” or “snapping”. “He’s never done that before!, He would never hurt a fly!”
 Attacks involving APBT or bully breeds are not unpredictable. A responsible owner would get this dog knowing that you should always expect a bulldog to fight, and to not let your guard down around other dogs or pets. A responsible dog owner would not get a dog like this thinking “it’s all how you raise them” or “blame the deed, not the breed”, and they would take precautionary measures to secure their dog in their yard and keep it from causing harm to other dogs or animals.

 I think the entire purpose of “blame the deed, not the breed” is definitely used to cover up or erase the hereditary dog-aggression in the bully-breeds. A bully breed that you adopted from the shelter that was labeled a “pit bull” should be raised with the same amount of responsibility as if you were to buy an APBT straight from a breeder. A dog-fighter has very little to do with the training and upbringing of your shelter dog, and you should NEVER assume that your bully breed doesn’t have any latent dog or prey aggression.
 We’ve seen what happens when shelter dogs (or just pet dogs in general) are raised with the mindset of “it’s all how you raise them”. It breeds ignorance, fuels hatred against the bully breeds, and throws gas into the fires BSL lawmakers.
 This kind of ignorance and irresponsible ownership: [LINK] is just as dangerous as this kind: [LINK]

 Deliberately ignoring dog-aggression is actively getting dogs and pets killed. These people get mad about not being able to bring their bully breeds to PetSmart… but can you imagine a dog-fight breaking out there, amongst all of those ignorant, irresponsible dog owners? Do you think any of them would have a breakstick?
Don’t blame the breed, blame the dogmommies.

geekinthebreeze:

4gifs:

Can’t keep meowt. [video]

Is…is that a container full of WATER they put in front of the door?  They had to put in a motherfucking moat to keep this cat out and it STILL DIDN’T WORK?!  This cat is hardcore.

geekinthebreeze:

4gifs:

Can’t keep meowt. [video]

Is…is that a container full of WATER they put in front of the door?  They had to put in a motherfucking moat to keep this cat out and it STILL DIDN’T WORK?!  This cat is hardcore.

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.
If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:
25 thoughts on book piracy
Book piracy - an insiders perspective 
Why I stopped pirating and started paying for media 
The ethics of internet piracy 
The real problem with piracy 
Piracy is yesterday’s worry for today’s ‘artisan authors’
Kindle e-book piracy accelerates
John Green: Why libraries are different from piracy
Across the digital divide
Now on to some free books!
Libraries 
Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!
Classics
Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.
Misc. 
PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss. 
Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 
These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 
Go forth and read responsibly!

literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.

If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:

Now on to some free books!

Libraries 

  • Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
  • If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
  • Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
  • Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
  • Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!

Classics

  • Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
  • Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
  • Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
  • LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.

Misc. 

  • PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
  • If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss
  • Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
  • Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 

These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 

Go forth and read responsibly!

ghostrightsactivist:

cakeandrevolution:

I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.

to catch a redditor

kanyewesticleandthepeasants:

my girl angie knows privilege and can acknowledge that its not “ooo i worked harder to get here and if some women work this hard they could be standing here too”

but more like “my opportunities are better because i was born into a position thats easier to get them and i acknowledge that that is unfair”

(Source: queen-angelina)

randomthingsthatilike123:

Tall Gay Danny and Broody Gay Carmilla are both overwhelmed with feels and Tiny Gay Laura doesn’t know what to do about it

randomthingsthatilike123:

Tall Gay Danny and Broody Gay Carmilla are both overwhelmed with feels and Tiny Gay Laura doesn’t know what to do about it