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Nikki Reed Is Urgently Fighting for Pit Bulls in Louisiana - Find Out How You Can Help

Nikki Reed Is Urgently Fighting for Pit Bulls in Louisiana - Find Out How You Can Help

Nikki Reed steps out looking stylish as she runs some errands on Monday (November 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 26-year-old actress wrote a plea for pit bulls on her Instagram that day, along with a picture of her giving her adopted pit bull a kiss on the nose.

“URGENT!!! PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY!!! As a former owner of pit bulls and current adoptive mom of an incredibly sweet pit bull, as well as someone who grew up around both pit bulls and Rottweilers, I am both enraged and devastated to learn about the proposed “vicious dog ban” or Breed Specific Law in Louisiana,” Nikki captioned her photo. “I have worked with and rehabilitated many of these dogs in the past, and though there are examples of aggressive behaviors among these breeds, there are examples of aggressive behaviors among ALL breeds. We absolutely CANNOT make sweeping generalizations like this, stereotyping animals straight to their deaths. It is a barbaric approach, it is egregiously inhumane, and it makes me heartsick beyond words. This is NOT a solution to a problem. This is a mass murder of innocent life; dogs being sentenced to die without the chance to prove the worth of their beautiful souls.”

Nikki also included a link where you can help the cause.

FYI: Nikki is wearing an Allsaints blazer, Line Dry blouse, Tory Burch booties, Etnia Barcelona sunglasses, and a Madewell backpack.

Click inside to read the entirety of Nikki’s impassioned post…

Nikki Reed’s Instagram Post on Pit Bulls

“URGENT!!! PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY!!! More information regarding what I’m about to say can be found here: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-zeus?source=s.fwd&r_by=11755614 As a former owner of pit bulls and current adoptive mom of an incredibly sweet pit bull, as well as someone who grew up around both pit bulls and Rottweilers, I am both enraged and devastated to learn about the proposed “vicious dog ban” or Breed Specific Law in Louisiana. I have worked with and rehabilitated many of these dogs in the past, and though there are examples of aggressive behaviors among these breeds, there are examples of aggressive behaviors among ALL breeds. We absolutely CANNOT make sweeping generalizations like this, stereotyping animals straight to their deaths. It is a barbaric approach, it is egregiously inhumane, and it makes me heartsick beyond words. This is NOT a solution to a problem. This is a mass murder of innocent life; dogs being sentenced to die without the chance to prove the worth of their beautiful souls. These are peoples’ pets, their family members, their best friends. I refuse to sit idly and allow this to happen and I’m asking you to join me in this fight RIGHT NOW. Speak up, use your voice, tell the authorities in Moreauville that, regardless of where you live, you will not stand for this breed specific genocide. Don’t let them set a precedent that could make its way to your town next. Thank you!”

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  • Mina102

    Goes to show how humans can be despicable creatures.

  • Jess

    She’s totally right and it’s nice she is standing up for a good cause. Pit Bulls have a bad reputation, but all the Pits I have met have been complete and total sweethearts. If a pit bull is aggressive, it’s the owner’s fault, not the dog’s.

  • chinnifer

    Although she has a point, its the innocent people, and pets who get injured and even killed by pits, period! The statistics don’t lie. Yes we can blame the owner all we want, but that doesn’t take away the fact that pits are a fighting breed and its instincts is to kill, provoked or unprovoked. We hear “but it never showed any aggression before” too many times , and by then its already too late.

  • guest

    Nikki is so right and I also don’t believe in banning any kind of bread,d. maybe we should start going after the Owners, that are mistreating dog by raising them as a vicious attack dog, and are abusing them..My best friend has a Pit Bull and he could not be any sweeter and lovable. My German Shepherd is the same a sweet Dog ,but if a stranger would come and try to break in to the House or try to harm Me anywhere, He would attack , that is his instinct., and we are not banning them, and also little dogs would do the same , except they cant do as much damage and we don’t ban them. But like I said a lot of bread have the same instinct , but being raised with kindness most of them don’t do any harm to humans, there always will be exceptions,, and only attack when there loved ones are in danger. Keep up the good Work Nikki.

  • guest

    I see your point also, but The same goes for Dobermans, rottweilers german Shepherds even labradors,, even though most will only kill to protect, there is always bad ones like in any breed. The pit bull is not any different except that unscrupulous people specifically raised them for that purpose alone, and if we go more aggressively after them owners maybe they would not be misused and mistreated to make them mean.

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