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Link of the Day: A New Day for Pit Bulls

Via: National Geographic

National Geographic: The Truth About Pit Bulls


Pit Bulls have gotten bad rap due to the way they are used.  On account of their natural brute and strength, humans use this breed as attacking dog guards and fighting killers, and because of this Pit Bulls are subjected to breed discrimination on a daily basis.  However, it is not their breed that is harmful, it is the way they are raised and trained.

Yes, certain dogs are aggressive, and sometimes those dogs may be of the Pit Bull breed, however just because one dog of a certain breed is threatening, does not make the breed itself dangerous.  The majority of Pit Bull dogs are loyal and friendly animal companions, and even those who have been subjected to terrible abuse by humans may also be able to be rehabilitated.  It is not the dog that we should fear, but the human owner.

Click on the link above and read the truth about Pit Bulls.  And even though it is necessary to take certain precautions when around dogs you do not know – this goes for all breeds – make sure to keep an open mind and do not discriminate against any certain breed.

Happy Tuesday All!



Link of the Day: Photos Gone Wild

National Geographic: Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness


This is cool.  A way to promote care and respect for the wild and animals, these are the top 25 photographs of some of the last untamed places on Earth.

Check out these stunning photos, and if you have any of your own wild photos, check out the link above where you can submit your own photography!

Happy Thursday All!


Link of the Day: Huge – Though Cruel – Breakthrough for People with Paralysis

A once-paralyzed rat with a robotic harness.

National Geographic: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Thanks to Electricity, Chemicals – And Chocolate


The only reason why I am making this the Link of the Day is because I do know someone who is paralyzed – he became paralyzed after a dirt bike accident – and this is a huge breakthrough for people with paralysis.

However, I do NOT condone animal research.  They say in the article that the scientists deliberately paralyzed the rats in order to perform the experiments.  This is just plain wrong.  They also said that they have been testing on willing human subjects, and I think that they could have done that from the beginning.  It makes me sick that they intentionally paralyzed the rats – and even left some rats permanently paralyzed.  It also surprises me that National Geographic published this article.

But, like I said before, it is a good thing for those who have been paralyzed.

Happy Thursday All!