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Yesterday morning, Kelly Ripa of Live with Kelly and Michael was interviewing Christopher Walkin about an upcoming movie and working with a dog in the film. Kelly said: “But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, Pit Bull kind of dog, right?” Making more than a few people angry.
Since Kelly’s ignorant comment about the breed yesterday morning, Pit-bull lovers have been showing their anger all over the shows Facebook page. It is thanks to comments like this that dogs are left in shelters, not adopted, dying there. If people have misconceptions about the breed, it is because of people like Kelly Ripa who perpetuate the stereotype.
There is a change.org asking Kelly to educate her self and spend time helping a pit-bull rescue. Please go and sign. If we don’t get the more public figures to understand, then they cannot begin to use that knowledge for the good of the breed.
According to testing by The National Canine Temperament Testing Association, the Golden Retriever, Poodle, Border Collie, English Setter, and numerous other breeds are considered more likely to become aggressive than the breeds commonly referred to as Pit Bulls. ~Modern Dog Magazine
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