The phrase, “Pit bulls have a bad rap,” is so cliched that Bad Rap (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls) based their anachronistic name on it. Pit bull owners and advocates use the phrase to cast pit bulls as victims by saying, “Pit bulls are NOT EVIL, they just have a bad rap!” On the contrary, pit bulls have a very deserved reputation and one that is unmatched in the maiming and killing of innocent human beings and animals.

“Pit bulls have a bad rap,” says Shorty in an Animal Planet press release, “though they don’t deserve it at all. It’s what people have done to these pits or how they have trained them that caused this horrible misperception. Pit bulls are beautiful and energetic dogs that make wonderful companions and have the ability to bring out the best in just about any one – the elderly, children, the handicapped, and yes… even the little people of this world!” – Pit Boss, Animal Planet TV