Some of my friend’s thoughts on Terry Holt and his blog, “Pit Bull Haters Exposed.”
“While people are away at work, taking their child to the park, doing household chores, going on a date, or going fishing, (you know, things a person with a life usually does on the daily norm) social media becomes a sanctuary to the lonely and obsessed. Such a person who occupies that space resides in a small, littered trailer around Brisbane Australia, pounding away at the keyboard, squinting through dingy bifocals with contempt at the hundreds of what he calls “dog haters.” His unkempt appearance and neglected home is telltale he has built his life around not much else, not even bathroom detail as he proclaims he is constantly “pissing himself laughing” at the responses his vitriol produces.
Terry Holt over the years has produced many, many blogs, comments, and social media posts that were considered to a sane person to be downright fictitious, slanderous, and mostly unintelligible. In his decaying mind, he loves pit bulls and somehow helps them by treating people who are victims of pit bull attacks like shit. Perhaps one of his most outrageous musings is the one featured in this blog that he typed in regards to the complaints of numerous victim advocates about the threats, name-calling, and death wishes they receive from total strangers via Facebook message.
They can’t seem to understand that they provoke these pm’s with posts about family pets often including pictures with children in them they claim to be receiving often baiting their victim into saying something inflammatory and then they screenshot their victim and bring out their victims card doing the whole woe is me routine. – Terry Holt
Terry Holt sure does paint a picture with that run-on sentence, doesn’t he? He only addresses ONE type of the many issues covered in BSL groups. This is where someone posts a viral photo of an innocent child squeezing a huge pit bull in an embrace. This is also where a baby who had barely been alive a week is pictured within snatching proximity of a pit bull’s jaws. This is proof that pit bulls are safe, according to Terry Holt and his social media cronies. Too bad it’s untrue and a dangerous lie that has killed so many. It is not the entirety of our group’s purpose, but it does come up. Victim advocates include people who once believed their child was safe around pit bulls because of such propaganda, and now that their child is dead or permanently disfigured, they consider this as bad parenting. They call it out as it is: exploiting an innocent child for a dangerous lie. According to Terry Holt, it’s just a “woe is me” line, and this justifies messages of death threats, threats on their children, or being called various vulgar names. People who are willing to pimp out their child for likes and shares should be a little less sensitive when their child neglect is pointed out.
The fact is every hateful PM they receive is preceded by an inflammatory comment or post attacking the actual victim the irony flows deep in these ones as they just don’t seem to realize they’re doing what they’re accusing me of doing the only difference is I have the proof. – Terry Holt
Terry Holt has been at this for YEARS
Wow, Terry Holt. Let us totally leave out the fact that these inflammatory remarks are made by people who are VICTIMS of pit bull attacks and their sympathizers who are trying to spread safety awareness. These inflammatory remarks that provoke such ill-bred messages come from people who post daily pit bull maulings, gofundme pages for unpaid medical and vet bills, FACTUAL AND SOURCED gathered information on pit bull breeds and the statistics that prove plain as day pit bulls are not fit to be pets. People have been stalked and harassed just for asking Facebook users to pray for their mauled child and told to not say pit bull because it was wrong. I myself was called a pig faced cunt by Facebook user Anto Taylor for stating Staffordshire terriers are pit bulls. Are people like Anto Taylor the actual victims Terry Holt seems to prioritize over the many grieving dog owners and parents? Are their precious social media feelings hurt so bad that they face the same physical, mental, and emotional trauma that many people in pit bull attack groups face everyday because of a pit bull mauling?
Lastly, he says to have proof that these, heartless, awful victims of unprovoked pit bull attacks are just using their position to gain sympathy and bash people. This has yet to be seen past their own hearsay and a small handful of vague screenshots that prove nothing. How convenient that Holt and company are ceaselessly watching them to see to it everyone sees them this way. From Michelle Heater’s steroid-fueled and aggressive pursuit of Jeff Borchardt, to causing the firing of Sarah Burke because she reported an illegal pit bull harbored in a rental place, to call themselves the actual victims is a slap in the face to anyone who ever lost a child and was hated for speaking out about it. It would take ages to show the proof WE have against them, but I assure you we will in due time. Terry Holt couldn’t be more of a victim-shamer. It is like saying a woman deserves to be raped for what attire she wears, and speaking out against her attacker deserves her to be harassed, stalked, and shamed in poorly grammatical blogs.
“They claim to be the victim whereas the overwhelming body of evidence affirms they’re all nasty nasty fanatics and they use and attack victims and in their grotty Facebook hate groups on a daily basis and it’s all being documented.” – Terry Holt
This last is so much of a projection of their own trolling, I swear Terry Holt could have a projector light jutting from his sweaty, wrinkled head. This is why they have pages like Truth BeTold, Pit Bull Haters Exposed, and Ignorance is Unbelievable, pages where people who speak on behalf of canine safety awareness and BSL are ridiculed, mocked, and called horrid names by Terry Holt and his friends. This is why anytime someone mentions shooting or putting down an attacking dog, they screenshot it and tell people we feel that way about all dogs. This is also why they search people for dirt, search for their place of work and residence, so that Terry Holt and his friends can continue to abuse and bully anyone who compromises their pit bull fur-baby fantasy world.
Let’s face it, Terry Holt, you have lost it. Aside from us telling facts that threaten and contradict what you WANT the world to believe about pit bulls, you are no actual victim of anything that you haven’t brought on yourself. Anyone you push is going to push back. If anyone was ever mean to you, it is because you made memes with their dead child’s picture or created identical pages of nonprofit organizations that cater to pit bull attack victims in attempts to tarnish their image. It would take days to count the ways you and your toadies are huge hypocrites in every sense of the word. You can’t whine about being a victim of bullying when you are and have always been the instigator through your own depraved and ceaseless troll antics. That says a lot about your character as a human being when you can actually feel justified for making fun of a dead baby and his grieving father, or think it’s okay for people to threaten or insult someone for presenting facts. Facts is not inflammatory. It is not hateful, nor is it provocative bait for a stranger to send threats via Facebook message, unless they’re just crazy like you.” – Dana Renfrow
“Like most of the Anti-BSL advocates I have encountered, Terry Holt is yet again as is his normal fashion, deflecting and projecting onto those of us who support BSL. He claims we instigate hatred by sharing the stories of the victims, when in reality we are doing that in an effort to make people aware of the dangers of pit bull variances. How very hypocritical and projective/deflective of him to accuse us of the inflammatory behavior that he is notorious for.
Terry Holt enjoys trolling BSL groups, taking screenshots of posts, and then tries to instigate hatred towards us from his pit bull advocates. The recent incident with Sarah Burke is a glaring example of the kind of behavior that Terry Holt and his cult-like followers promote. (Yet they accuse us of this cult-like behavior – projection again?) Sarah Burke’s post was taken from a BSL group and twisted completely out of context, in order to try to get her fired from her employer. It could be easily said that only “fanatical” people would go to such extremes because they do not like the fact that Sarah stands firmly in her opinions. What was done to Sarah is actually unlawful. Participants of Terry Holt’s blog used libel, slander, defamation of character, and harassment in order to try to get Sarah to back-down.
I have seen numerous pit bull advocates take part in this deflective and projective behavior, it is actually similar to psychological warfare tactics that narcissistic individuals use to hide their own self-esteem issues and short-comings. What a wonderful way to do so in humanizing your dog no matter what the statistics are illustrating.
I also saw where pit advocates posted on a religious Facebook page, regarding a man who spoke out about his opinions regarding the dangers of pit bulls. They tried desperately to make him look bad to his church. What type of people do such a thing? I will tell you who, the type of people that are so hellbent on their own perceived rights that they do not care about anyone else.
The majority of BSL supporters I encounter do not go out of their way to bully and intimidate, but after so long of taking it from the other side, one cannot be blamed for fighting back by pointing out they are getting harassed for trying to make the public aware of the dangers the media tries so very hard to conceal.
I never realized the level of deceit and corruption that exists in the Anti-BSL movement until I started to speak out myself. I imagine the vast majority of the public is unaware of what goes on behind the scenes. After I became a mother and I saw numerous pictures of the child victims of pit attacks, I tried to imagine the utter devastation those parents felt in losing their children. I could not fathom it, and certainly never want to experience it, that is the main reason why I speak out about the importance of BSL, the children. The children that had their lives cut short when it never should have happened, and could have been prevented.
Anyone that wants to stop those of us who support BSL should look into the eyes of a child victim and then tell us we are wrong, racist, and bigots. Tell that child victim when you look into their eyes that it was the owner’s fault, that all of the pit bulls are not a risk. It does little-to-no good trying to get the majority of the pit bull advocates to understand the human suffering that pit bulls have caused, they simply do not care, and that in itself is tragic.” – Gina Marie
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