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In support of a new and dynamic campaign we release a song to speak up for Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

STAFFIE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE

DAILY MAIL REPORT

In a Daily Mail report in September 2008, the RSPCA said 'Hundreds of Staffordshire bull terriers are being let loose on the streets of Britain because the breed has 'gone out of fashion'.

Spokeswoman Klaire Kennett said the breed became popular with 'hoody' owners because of its muscular appearance and tough nature.
She said: 'It became a sort of fashion accessory for hoodies but it is now not so trendy and we are taking in many found abandoned. Every one of our centres around the country is looking for new homes for them.

Ms Kennett said 80 per cent of RSPCA prosecutions concern Staffordshire bull terriers and she blamed the owners who mistreat or abandon them.

'The Staffie Song'

It seems everyone said the more the merrier
When they bred the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
From coast to coast from town to town
On every street we get around

Soon we became quite a trend
Yob dogs made to defend
To show how 'vicious' we can be
Well that's a joke just look at me!

Now I'm here in a cage called death row
I got no hope, nowhere to go
And nobody wants our kind
We're just playing for time

We're the Staffies the unwanted puppies
To be born a Staff is unlucky
The most unwanted dog in Britain
But we can be sweet as a kitten

C'mon people can't you see
You're not helping by breeding me
You're making a rod for our backs
It's not much fun to be a Staff

Oh the problem is out of hand
We're being put down every day man
Old ones, young ones, pups
Some don't get to grow up

When you see an advert in the paper
'Staffies for Sale' - turn it over
Don't even look, don't be tempted
Until every shelter is emptied

Cos if you buy one of us will die
Then how can you look us in the eye
We're friendly, we just wanna play
So rescue a Staffie today!

We're the Staffies the unwanted puppies
To be born a Staff is unlucky
The most unwanted dog in Britain
But we can be sweet as a kitten


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17.04.09