Blogger Scorched Earth reviews all eleven pit bull fatalities of the first 4 months of 2013 and gathers together the excuses:
"from the foot soldiers in the pit bull advocacy army. Who are the generals? Jane Berkey, heiress, literary agent, owner of the Animal Farm Foundation and its subsidiary the National Canine Research Council headed by Karen Delise. Berkey's money funds pit bull advocacy on the highest levels through grants and subsidies. Ledy Vankavage, head of the legal department at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends lobbies anywhere that BSL exists or is being considered. Ms. Vankavage is also a board member of the Animal Farm Foundation. How do these people sleep at night? What kind of soap do they use to wash the blood off their hands?"Scorched earth included excuses made by new pit bull advocate, Victoria Stilwell who is quoted as saying: “We’ve got to look at behavior, not breed.”
Scorched Earth also notes that Stilwell has no training in animal behavior.
That might explain her on camera, for fame and money intervention of a moron and his intact presa canario. I'm going to spoil it for everyone. Before you even watch the video, know that after this episode aired, the still intact presa canario attacked someone in a parking lot outside the owner's condo. Also note that in the video she did think breed played a role in the dangerousness of a dog. Also note that for all her tsk tsking and eye rolls to the camera, she feels it's better to allow the intact presa to stay with the moron than to have it put down.
Read here how Stilwell's training as an actress in no way prevented an idiot from allowing a fighting dog to attack an innocent person.
I'm guessing that it is on the merits of this video that Stilwell was voted into the pit bull advocacy army.
Thank you Scorched Earth!