United Continental discrimination

Here we go again.

Despite the fact that many communities are repealing heinous discriminatory bans of pit bulls, United-Continental airlines has just banned nine breeds of “dangerous” dogs from flying their “not very friendly skies.”

The restricted breeds include the following:

  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Presa Canario
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Cane Corso
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Tosa (or Tosa Ken)
  • Ca de Bou

please sign and share  this petition, call and write and tell them to reconsider and repeal this breed ban on innocent dogs.

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-airlines-remove-breed-discrimination-from-pet-policy 

I sent their media people two emails… here is one I sent to media.relations@united.com:

Smart move… at a time when most communities are repealing breed bans, why in the world would you ban people friendly breeds of dogs from flying on your airline?  I did not see dachshunds and Chihuahuas (breeds that show the highest likelihood of aggression aka dog bites towards strangers) on your list.

In a 2008 study published in Applied Animal Behavior Science, dog breeds were ranked based on their propensity for aggression toward owners, strangers and other dogs. The breeds with the highest likelihood of directing aggression toward strangers were dachshunds and Chihuahuas, with 20 percent of the sample attempting to bite or biting humans, compared with 7 percent for pit bulls.

NO breed deserves to be banned. Dogs are individuals as humans.

Mark Buehrle Forced to Move Due to Absurd Pitbull Ban

Mark Buehrle has a dream.

A dream that his four little dogs will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the ferocity of their appearance but by the content of their tameness. A 1989 pitbull ban in Miami-Dade County forced Buehrle to distance himself from the Miami Marlins ballpark in order to legally keep one of his dog.

According to the Miami Herald, Buehrle is an avid dog lover and wouldn’t even fathom parting with his pitbull Slater over the ban. The All-Star ace even said that if there hadn’t been a place for him and his family to move that permitted the pitbull, he wouldn’t have signed in Miami. Luckily for the Marlins, Broward County shares his love for canines…

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1014326-mark-buehrle-forced-to-move-due-to-absurd-pitbull-ban

Willie Nelson on archaic breed ban laws

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2011/11/17/Nelson-to-panel-vicious-dog-law-in-Ohio-archaic.html

When communities are considering breed-discriminatory legislation, they often place “pit bull” owners in a separate category from the rest of the dog owning population, and they draw on negative stereotypes and generalizations about “the kinds of people who have pit bulls.” But as this video shows, many “pit bull” owners have other kinds of dogs, too.  Stop relying on stereotypes and generalizations. For more information, please visit animalfarmfoundation.org.

Rachael Ray and Jennifer Aniston also have pit bull pups along with a whole slew of celebrities. Are you going to outlaw their dogs, too????

celebs and their pit bulls

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302042753149565.71104.157016340985541&type=3

more info about United…

the carrier has delayed thousands of flights, wiped out the paid itineraries of an unknown number of travelers, “mishandled” who knows how many checked bags, misplaced the seat assignments of a clutch of its most frequent flyers, and generally annoyed the hell out of huge swathes of its customer base.

United has yet to apologize because being an airline means never having to say you’re sorry.

In fact, being an airline means never having to give you the seat on the plane for which you paid. It means never having to fly on time. It means not having to get you home if it strands you halfway around the world. Being an airline means never even having to fly you to the city that appears on the ticket you purchased. Actually, being an airline means never having to fly aircraft—which pretty much means you’re not even an airline.

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2 responses to “United Continental discrimination

  1. This latest move by United is a typical knee-jerk reaction from a large corporation’s legal department looking to mitigate risk. I’ve also seen more aggression from smaller dogs (both on people and other dogs), but apparently the lawyers feel that they should measure the dog’s bite radius instead of looking at whether they are inherently more aggressive.

    There are aggressive dogs of all breeds that owners need to take responsbility for and rules like this just make it tougher on everyone (on the smaller breed owners that feel they have a free pass and the larger breed owners that have to go farther than others to prove what is obvious to anyone that has ever met their dog.)

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