Victim Blaming. According to BSL Advocates in the Dog hating, human hating community, victim blaming is a growing epidemic- like crack and is just as damaging. The question is- how do you know if you are victim blaming? Well, thanks to the endless amount of complaints by BSL advocates, we are here to help you waddle through the confusing and murky waters of understanding the BSL Advocates version of victim blaming.
Now, according to the real world- the definition of Victim Blaming is pretty self explanatory.
” A social and psychological wherein the fault in a crime (rape, robbery, assault) is attributed to the victim.”
When it comes to our beloved BSL Advocates, it is a bit different and hopefully we can help you figure out how what BSL advocates mean when they cry victim blaming.
1. You are Victim Blaming if you Disagree with ANYTHING they Say.
Disagreeing is a big no-no in the BSL community and is usually met with name calling, threats, memes, social media stalking and being kicked out of all the uber super secret BSL I hate pit bulls and pit bull owner groups. It doesn’t matter if what they told you makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. They tell you the sky is green, you better agree that it’s the best version of green you’ve ever seen. If they tell you that a French Bordeaux is a pit bull, by all that is holy, you better agree, because if you disagree with them you are victim blaming.
2. You are absolutely Victim Blaming if you point out THEIR Contradictions and Hypocrisy.
This is huge and incredibly difficult because BSL contradict themselves all the time. Here is a great example- “When a pit bull attacks it’s never the owners fault- but I hope you can sue the crap out of them.” or “Those nutters have all these fake profiles…….hold on why I log into my other fake profile to admin my hate page.” and of course “Those pit nutters are baby haters but we love children so much that we take pictures of children and make nasty meme’s and plaster them all over our hate pages…”
3. You are Victim Blaming if You Dare to Form Your Own Opinion and Think for Yourself.
Just.. don’t. Don’t read an article and attempt to form your own thought on it. Don’t consider any outside sources than the 3 that they tell you to read (Animal 24-7, Dogsbite.org & Daxton’s Friends). Don’t question the mobs behavior, don’t refuse to change your mind, don’t let common sense over-ride bullshit and made up statistics, just nod your head and go with the mindless shuffle. The minute that don’t toe the line, you will be considered victim blaming.
Basically, simplified- Drink the Kool-Aid and question nothing and you will never be called a dreaded victim blamer.
The main agenda of BSL advocates is to successfully find ways to kill pit bulls and BSL advocate and member of The Pit Bull Propaganda Machine Revealed Katrina Chilton shows us exactly how it is done.
Katrina went to Winnebago County Animal Shelter and adopted, while she claims in the TPBPMR that she was “duped” the pictures tell a different story, not to mention, if you research the adoptable dogs from Winnebago County Animal Shelter, they seems to be very open about the breed of dogs that are sitting in their shelter…
Chilton claims that she keeps her “red nosed pit bull” in a cage almost 24/7. Aggression issues? Not really according to her, just “some of the time.” Although, who wouldn’t have behavioral issues being locked in a cage all day long? She openly admits that she doesn’t even let him out of the cage until her boyfriend gets home, which is from 10 am until 11 pm. 13 hours locked in a cage. Can you imagine being locked in a cage for 13 hours?
As usual, BSL advocates such as Jeff Borchardt, Stacy Westover and Harve Morgan are ignoring the apparent animal abuse and are more than happy to assists in finding “solutions” for the poor dog.
What are their suggestions?
Have a vet euthanize a dog by lying about it’s environment, temperament and behavioral issues.
Take it to another humane society that WILL euthanize it based off the lies of Chilton.
To Gain Popularity?
Katrina Chilton is no stranger to the beliefs of the TPBPMR, considering she has been a member for over a year now. Did she adopt this dog with the idea of eventually euthanizing it for the BSL movement?
It seems as if the dog was not a big issue in Novemeber, considering she felt it wasn’t any threat to her child as she allowed the dog to sit on her child restrained in a car seat while the car was moving… even laughing about it and posting it on social media.
Let’s not forget to show the cute video of the puppy playing…
Either way, Winnebago Shelter has been notified of the intent to destroy a dog that has been a victim of self admitted neglect and they can sort it out. Either, she’s full of shit and lying to gain brownie points in a obvious disgusting and foul movement or she really is keeping a dog caged for 13 hours a day and causing irreversible damage to a helpless animal.
What affect the internet and social media have had on the debate over pit bulls.
…. And to be honest, it’s a complex question that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. Let’s rewind time beforethe wonderful world wide web became available to the average Joe.
Our source of news was the TV, the newspaper and magazine publications which didn’t offer up the opportunity to instantly debate, correct, comment or share as we do now. Articles could and would repeat misinformation always with the slanted and obviously hyped heading ready with the purpose of selling. One view, one sided and usually unchallenged.
In the old days…
Brian C. Anderson’s article written for City Journal in 1999 is a great example of just that. Headline screaming, “Scared of Pit Bulls? You Better Be!”, filled with the usual cry for a breed ban and paragraphs of just how horrible the dogs and their owners are.
Fast forward 20 years and it’s a whole new world. Of course, some of the media still runs the same misinformation, articles slanted with the purpose to garner clicks and subscribers ::::coughcough thetimesherald coughcouch::: that are filled with limited fact checking and nonsense, but unlike 20 years ago, the public can chime in as soon as the articles are published. Owners, veterinarians, trainers and experts can speak up and respond.
Building a Nationwide Community
The internet and social media has done wonders for the pit bull community. It creates places for millions of owners to talk, vent, ask questions, advocate, rescue, change laws, change minds and work cohesively to build a safer community for humans and their pets together.
Launching their “This is Your Neighbors Pet”, Stubby Heroes’ slays the misconception and unfair stigma placed on millions of innocent dogs and shattering the unfair stereotype of millions of dog owners.
Thanks to social media, it gives owners a voice in sharing the lives of their pets and families. From pages like Rafa, The Not so Baby Pibble and Juno Z dog to the rescued and rehabilitated Vicks dogs, like the amazing Ray the Vicktory Dog that shared his training and rehabilitation with the world. Social media has also exposed the fear mongering that PETA and other BSL fear mongering groups attempting to call for the destruction of these amazing dogs.
(Ray the Vicktory Dog)
Thanks to the internet and social media, communities can pull together to organize anti BSL efforts while helping each other in sharing resources, tips and stories.
The Double Edged Sword
For as good as the internet and social media is for our dogs, it also opens the door for BSL advocate groups like Dogsbite.org, Daxton’s Friends and the Pit bull Propaganda Machine Reveled to spread their own message and create an online community. It allows those intent on banning these dogs and isolating their owners a view into the lives of the people they have every intention of destroying. From cyber stalking, threatening and even taking images of children to mock and ridicule on their hate pages, the internet and social media has become just as valuable to them as it has their opposition.
It’s incredibly easy to point out all of the bad and place it justly on the shoulders of BSL advocates when it comes to damaging the image of the pit bulls and their owners, but it wouldn’t be accurate. As with any debate that stirs such emotion, extremists will always lift their ugly heads and extremists can be found on both sides of this argument. It became painfully obvious during the case of Mickey (the dog) and Kevin ( young boy from Phoenix) just how extremists from the pro pit bull advocacy was doing just as much damage as the BSL advocates.
It’s become obvious that the fight has been moving off the dogs and have become a human issue and the reason is a no brainer. Dogs have no clue about BSL. They have no clue that there are people bent on their destruction, nor do they always get to pick their owners. There are millions and millions of fantastic and amazing owners, yet many times, we hear about the small selective few who are absolute morons that should never have been allowed to take care of any living thing and have caused such a horrific tragedy that the news have plastered the story all over the internet.
Thanks to the internet, you can google anything. Not only can you find positive pit bull videos but you can find the worst videos ever known to man that include pit bulls. Unlike BSL advocates, I refuse to post them. Honestly, I refuse to even google them. There is no denying the brutality that these dogs can commit when placed in the wrong hands and sadly, the wrong hands can sometimes be from the people who had good intentions in the first place.
To Kill a Myth
Repeat after me… There is no such thing as a Nanny Dog. There is no such thing as a Nanny Dog. There is no such thing as a Nanny dog.
There is no such thing as a Nanny Dog. We do not live in a Disney cartoon where our dogs wander around with a bonnet and have the ability to babysit our children. Are our dogs amazing? Yes. Do they “love” their family members? Of course. Will they try to protect their family? Absolutely, but will your dog babysit or take care of your child all by themselves? Hell no.
It makes my eye cross when I read “Pit bulls were bread to be Nanny Dogs!” because it logically makes absolutely no sense to me and nor should it make any sense to any pit bull owner. Our dogs are powerful animals. The strength and stamina they have is amazing and yet, they can be gentle, lazy dogs but the key word is: they are just that… dogs. Animals. Carnivores. They don’t process things like humans, nor will they react the same way as humans and it’s obvious by certain videos circulating the internet, there are many humans who are not even capable of reading their dogs body language.
Parents who find this cute and funny….
None of that makes sense to me but if any of those dogs bite those children, the parents will stand around and wonder “But I don’t know what happpppennned!” I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s true: The Nanny dog myth kills and it needs to stop, with us. Our community needs to keep correcting it EVERY DAMN TIME WE HEAR IT. A great advocate said something that I think is essential because it is 100% true :
“The fact that these dogs are good family dogs has been twisted by our own community and is causing our dogs to fail, and for kids to get hurt.”
The greatest thing about the internet and social media when it comes do our dogs and our advocacy is that it gives all of us the chance to speak up and squash the misconceptions and myths that started a long time ago. The internet and social media is our tool and it can help us do amazing things. It can help us find homes for dogs, help our community with services, fund raise, share, laugh, make amazing friends across the nation. It gives us an opportunity to pull together and be the voice for our pets and our families. Just like any tool, it comes with great responsibility because for as good as it can do, it can just as much harm with the simplest of ease… by just pressing enter.
As 2016 rolls in, I think it’s time to recognize the faces behind the NationalFear MongeringAwareness, otherwise known as the BSL Advocacy. I think it’s important that we recognize the cycle that the BSL advocacy promotes to propagate fear and hate which eventually leads to irrational violence towards pets and families. In 2015, we where blown away by the sheer cruelty and violence directed at family pets based off the fear mongering regurgitated by the BSL Advocacy.
In 2015, the rise of a new Pro BSL Advocacy website popped up and started a campaign with the intent to promote fear and hatred, even holding hands with the notorious PETA who has openly declared that a happy pit bull is a euthanized pit bull.
National Pit Bull Victim Awareness is founded out of Canada by two women, Mia Johnson and disgraced Canadian topless reporter, Lori Whelbourne.
In attempt to bolster their campaign, Johnson and Whelbourne boast of OVER “50 organizations and social media groups” that support breed specific legislation. As impressive as that sounds, they are deliberately misleading the public. When you start looking at the “organizations” and pull back the curtain that they use to obfuscate the truth from the public, the truth becomes apparent.
There are only TWO recognized non-profit groups out of the supposed 50, Dogsbite.org, created and ran by Colleen Lynn and Daxton’s Friends, created and ran by the Jeff and Kimberly Borchardt. The majority of the “groups and organizations” have at least one of the board members of both non profit organizations involved with the social media groups. Basically, all of these “50 groups and organizations” are ran by a small group of people.
Jeff Borchardt alone created and runs at least 12 Facebook pages & groups, with Dogsbite.org board member Carol Miller owning and running at least 3 of pages herself and Daxton’s Board member Dennis Baker running around 4 pages himself.
What is alarming, is the dedication these individuals have in padding their numbers. How many fake profiles do each of them have?
One person alone has over 8 fake profiles, while it’s common knowledge that Jeff Borchardt as many as 6 profiles himself. Just by taking a look at the member list of their group The Pit Bull Propaganda Machine, it is filled with duplicates and fake profiles.
The BSL Advocacy has failed at any attempt in making our communities safer and have not prevented one single dog bite. What they have done with their fear mongering, misinformation and their flat out falsifying information is making our communities even more dangerous. Their encouragement of sharing killing methods including poisoning places pets AND children in danger.
The fear mongering that Colleen Lynn, Jeff Borchardt and his small group of BSL Advocates promote and spread has proven to be dangerous but each and every day, their lies and misconceptions are being dispelled with hard workers within our communities. Millions of dog owners have spoken and their collective voices ring louder than the supposed “silent majority” that congregate among a handful of Facebook hate groups.
Who hasn’t heard the infamous BSL Advocate Jennifer Sue Scott (Dzikwoski) ramble on about the rampant faking of pit bull owners faking their land sharks into the prestigious roll of being a therapy dog?
I guess it’s different if you own ANOTHER non pit bull breed dog… because it’s 100% acceptable for her to fake her buddy into the role of a therapy dog…
Of course…. Making good ‘ole Ruby into a “therapy dog” because she hates leaving her pooch behind.
…. Making Ruby into a “therapy dog” because of some flying “anxiety”… Why not just take a Xanax?
Oh squeee! Good ‘ole Jennifer Sue can’t wait to commit some fraud! It’s fine when BSL Advocates do though right?