Halloween is National Kill a Pit Bull Day – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A flier appearing on social media sites alleges that October 31 has been proclaimed National Kill a Pit Bull Day.
There is no such thing as National Kill a Pit Bull Day.
The hoax targeted a city council member from Slater, Missouri, who helped create a vicious animal ordinance that placed safety restrictions on all pet owners in the city, the Marshall Democrat-News reports.
Slater City Council Member Terry Jordan, who was named in the flier, initially supported an ordinance that would have immediately listed pit bulls as “vicious” animals. However, Jordan changed his mind about the breed after hearing expert testimony. The city council ultimately decided that a breed-specific restriction could hurt the city.
“We did change our minds,” Jordan told the newspaper. “We made a vicious dog ordinance and not a pit bull specific ordinance.”
The unidentified person who circulated the flier apparently didn’t get the memo. The eRumor sparked public outrage when it went viral on Facebook and Twitter. One concerned pit-bull advocate even started a petition on Change.org to “NOT” declare Halloween as National Kill a Pit Bull Day. The petition has more than 270 supporters.
The National Kill a Pit Bull Day hoax first surfaced in 2012 just before Halloween, and it’s likely to resurface each year as Halloween approaches.
Don’t plan on your four legged friends walking around with you on Halloween this year.
KEEP ALL DOGS IN A LOCKED HOUSE
October 31 (Halloween Night) is trying to become National “Kill a Pit Bull Day”
Not only is Pit Bulls part of this “Holiday”. Any breed is fair game. Especially, any look alike breeds.Terry Jordan – Yesterday
I’m here by announcing October 31 National kill a pitbull day. After you take the kids trick or treating keep your costume on round up some friends and kill as many pitbulls as you can before midnight. Baseball bats, knives, bricks and poisons (a hotdog soaked in radiator fluid works well) are all suitable tools. Their owners like brag about there high threshold for pain. So don’t worry them suffering they can take it. So remember to spread the word!
OCTOBER 31, 2012 NATIONAL KILL A PITBULL NIGHT
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