The pit bull was celebrated by animal advocates in front of the legislature on the weekend, in reaction to a plan by Attorney-General Michael Bryant to ban the breed.
What was expected to be a modest gathering of a couple of dozen supporters far exceeded expectations, organizers said. The crowd grew so large that even with a megaphone, many had to strain to hear the speeches. Dozens carried placards and signs with slogans such as "Punish the deed not the breed" and one young girl held a handwritten sign reading, "For pit's sake, I sleep with them!" CP