San Antonio, TX. Texas Fish and Game Commission labeled Pit Bulls as an “Invasive Species” and started an open hunting season on the dog breed. This controversial move has animal rights activists roiled and they vow to fight the new law but Fish and Game spokesman Mark McWrath says the law was necessary.
“Due to the findings of some recent research we have concluded that the Pit Bull is an invasive species because it meets the requirements set forth by the Fish and Game Commission to qualify as such.” McWrath said, “The Pit Bull is not native to Texas, it is not fluffy, lovable, or cute, and it attacks things at random. Therefore it’s in our best interest to eliminate the Pit Bull population in our state.”
When challenged as to why the Commission couldn’t have simply asked the owners to turn in the dogs McWrath said, “Pit Bull owners are under the delusion that their dogs are harmless even after the dogs have been known to attack children, the elderly, other dogs, and even stationary objects like telephone poles and parked cars. Pit Bull owners, like their pets, are violent when challenged.” He concluded by saying that the only option was creating a way to eliminate the dogs without the owners consent.
Since Pit Bulls have been classified as an invasive species it is legal to hunt for them any time of the year. You may not hunt them with automatic weapons but any other firearm is legal. Hunting within city limits is permissible only if the hunter is using a bow and arrow or crossbow and great care must be taken not to hit the person walking the dog, with the exception of acting in self defense.
Mary is the president of “Pit Bulls Are Friends” dog club. “Oh, my Pit Bull would never hurt a fly,” She pointed through the patio door to inside her home where Chompers, her Pit Bull, was tearing holes in the couch. “It would devestate me if someone shot my poor wittle Chomper-chomps. Sure, he may be unpredictable but deep down Chompers is a great dog,” She said.
Jonathon Monroe, an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast, is happy about the new hunting season. “It’ll make walks to the park much more interesting,” he says. “I just bought a new bow and I can’t wait to get out there and go hunting. I’ll be having fun and helping my community at the same time.”
Whatever the sentiment may be, the lines to buy hunting licenses at the local shop were out of the door.
McWrath praises the new hunting season. “It’s a common sense solution that raises revenue and solves a real problem. Plus, I can now take my Chihuahua to the park without it being messily devoured.”