‘Dogs are just dogs:’ Changing the stigma of pit bulls
SEATTLE -- Pit bulls have a long-standing reputation for being aggressive or dangerous dogs, that's why many animal shelters have trouble adopting them out. An article in the New York Times describes the on-going effort to re-brand pit bulls using different names like ‘pittie,’ ‘pittopotamous,’ ‘hippo,’ or ‘potato.’ It's part of a strategy to show these types of dogs as sweet and gentle.