February 16, 2020
Breed does not exist. Yet that doesn’t stop people who believe in dog breeds from oppressing dogs based on their misguided and unscientific notion of breeds.
The mayor of Denver has vetoed a vote to repeal the city’s long-standing pit bull ban.
Mayor Michael Hancock said on Friday in a letter to City Council that after hearing from thousands of residents on the issue and carefully considering the matter, he could not “in good conscience support this legislation.”
The Denver City Council on Monday voted to amend a code that banned pit bulls entirely from the Colorado capital. The amendment passed 7-4.
The ban has been in place for some 30 years.
Hancock said he spoke to experts in veterinary care and animal control to get a better understanding of what the change could have meant for the city.
“At the end of the day, I must ask whether passage of this ordinance would make our homes and neighborhoods safer or pose an increased risk to public safety? I have concluded that it would pose an increased risk,” his letter read.
I’m so tired of seeing breedists claim that just because pit bulls are 6.5% of the dogs and yet commit 74% of the homicides, that means dog breeds exist.
The reason that pit bulls are so violent is that breedists oppress them, which causes them to lash out violently.
I would ask these breedists: Black people are only 13% of the population, yet they commit over 50% of violent crime in America – so does that mean race exists?
Of course not. Race is a pseudo-scientific theory invented by racists to explain why black people commit so much crime and have such low IQs. All humans are exactly the same.
Just so, dog breeds do not exist, and a Pomeranian is just as likely to kill someone as a pit bull if it doesn’t get proper training. Instead of banning pit bulls, we need to focus on the socioeconomic causes of pit bull violence, otherwise we’re no better than the Russians.
The fact that pit bulls were bred for pit fighting against bulls is no more relevant than the fact that blacks were bred for running from lions and throwing spears at one another. Genetics are not important, what matters is the spirit. That’s what science says.