Operations like the MSPCA have begun awareness campaigns about the safety of pitbulls as pets, amid some public uncertainty about the breed.

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The Pitbull: The Perfect Family Dog?

October 8, 2013

NFL quarterback Michael Vick went to prison in 2008 and served 21 months after being convicted of running an interstate pitbull fighting operation. Critics pounced not just on Vick — who was found guilty of torturing animals — but on the perceived danger of pitbulls. Pitbull rescue and dog adoption centers have worked hard in the intervening years to shore up the reputation of the dogs.

Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked about the MSPCA's efforts to redeem the pitbull in the eyes of the public, to prove the dogs are as safe and loving as any other breed. Are you buying it? Would you adopt one for your family, especially if you have young kids? Weigh in below.

Also on BPR:

  • Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman outlined his view for the state as he embarks on a run for governor.  
  • Edgar B. Herwick III joined Jim and Margery to talk about foraging for food.

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