Earlier this week, Irish politician Alan Tobin, posted a picture of a park sign in County Meath on Facebook. The sign, which Tobin “asked for,” showed pictures of 10 dog breeds that Tobin declared “dangerous,” and it detailed strict leash and muzzling rules for bringing said breeds out in public.
“As a dog owner I’m absolutely delighted that signs I’ve asked for, with pictures, showing the dangerous breeds of dogs have been erected over the past week. It still amazes me that some people think these dogs are ideal family pets,” Tobin captioned the photo of the sign.
Anyone who’s ever posted anything about pit bulls knows what happened next: Owners of the supposedly dangerous breeds showed up. There was some flaming and some righteous anger. But more than anything else, there were lots of photos of cute dogs, left in the comments by their owners.
Like these scary Rhodesian ridgebacks saying hello to a tiny baby.
Or this guy. Look at that face. If that’s not terrifying I don’t know what is.
Somebody should really warn this cat.
Tobin later apologized on morning talk show Ireland AM, explaining his intentions were only rooted in public safety. So next time you want someone to apologize, try a cute dog.