Pit Bull Bashing on 96 Rock sign now

On July 18, 2005, disc jockeys "Southside" Steve Rickman and Tim Rhodes of Atlanta's Classic Rock Station "96 Rock" made a series of derogatory and offensive statements about American Pit Bull Terriers and their owners. Pit bulls were patently labeled "vicious" and "untrustworthy" with no qualification for the traits of particular dogs, their training, or life circumstances. Moreover, this breed was said to have "locking" jaws, a statement which has been proven to be completely fictitious by breed experts such as Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia. Once a favorite family pet in the U.S. pit bulls have been the victims of irresponsible breeders and owners, and are now victimized by the media's prejudicial and inflammatory spin. Clearly, Southside and Rhodes have no problem trying to raise ratings by spreading vicious rumors about the many beloved pets of this historic breed. It looks like Southside and Rhodes are the ones who are untrustworthy - not the canines who have long served as man's best friend.

Pit Bull Community is a Georgia-based association of pit bull lovers and advocates and we demand an apology from Southside, Rhodes and 96 Rock which will be publicly aired at a pre-arranged time. Until then, we will encourage all Georgians who care about pit bulls, of which there are many, to boycott 96 Rock for its ignorance and lack of irresponsiblity.

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  • 12 December 2015900. Omar G
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015899. Sarah H
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015898. Jennifer Tate
    Walton & Johnson do the same thing here in Houston. Read the facts first!!
  • 24 November 2015897. Jimmy M
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015896. Julie Dp
    You don't realize how far reaching your ignorant statements are. I live in Ohio and am no longer listening to q-fm 96. How can you speak on things that you know absolutely nothing about? Do your research! They are America's Dog! They represent strength, c
  • 13 November 2015895. Carrie T
    I think you should go out and buy one of these amazing animals and in a year you will be eating your shoe over the coments that were made. The pitbull is one of the best companion dogs there are and if bred right they are extremely trustworthy. I just thi
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  • 22 October 2015892. C O
    "Pit bulls are famous, in circles of knowledgeable dog people, for the love and loyalty they bestow on anyone who shows them a smidgen of kindness." Linda Wilson-Fuoco, journalist
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  • 14 October 2015889. Laura S
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  • 14 October 2015888. Beau G
    too bad there aren't any laws against spreading hate speech and ignorance over America's airwaves. these two morons are a perfect example of the necessity for that type of legislation.
  • 24 September 2015887. Keri C
    I support this petition
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  • 20 September 2015885. Heather H
    apparently the dj's on rock 96 have never owned one of these wonderful animals and have no idea what they are talking about. Pit Bulls are not bad animals they have bad owners!!!
  • 20 September 2015884. Catalin S
    American pitbull terriers are the best dogs to own. People who do not have experience with this breed should not talk about them in a bad manner. Only ignorant, malicious and uneducated people would criticize the breed as a whole.
  • 17 September 2015883. Valerie B
    Humans are the REAL monsters. Aggressive dogs of all types and sizes arise from irresponsible raising and breeding. NO RACE - dog, human, or otherwise - IS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS!
  • 16 September 2015882. Joseph C
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  • 13 September 2015881. Mitchell M
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2015880. Shaun Donaldson
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  • 31 August 2015878. Michael R
    Would it make a difference if we new the whole story behind pitbull attacks. I am not say alot of pitbulls are mean and deadly. those have no place here but alot of humans are the same way. For instance I was watching animal planet showing where kids and
  • 24 August 2015877. Danny A
    you would think that people in your position would do there home work before making such uninformed statements.
  • 21 August 2015876. Jonathan S
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015875. Tarik Cameron
    this is god world and dogs are the eden
  • 16 August 2015874. Nancy M
    Blame the owners and "breeders" ....NOT the breed!!

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Michael SchaeferBy:
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96 Rock, Atlanta, Georgia


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