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If you are a lover of the American Pit Bull Terrier or are against Breed Specific Legislation, please take a moment to read this petition. Remember, someday Breed Specific Legislation could leave you saying goodbye to your favorite furry member of your family. Cowhead is a radio DJ in the Tampa, FL area who claims that his show has little boundaries and it allows him to express how he feels. On multiple occasions he has described horrible acts of violence that he would like to happen to pit bulls. There is documentation of one such occurrence during an interview with Linda Blair in which he says, "Find me an Olympic-size swimming pool. In it, put Linda Blair and then every pit bull, half -pit, bring that little frickin’ midget with the hat from the TV show, douse them with gasoline, throw in all the copies of this stupid Exorcist movie - this is what I think of your stupid movie. Throw them all in there and then set them on fire…and I want all of their little doggy heads to be spinning around as it goes down." Contrary to what he has claimed on a public forum, he never states that he isn't serious about what he says on the air. When confronted about his statements made on the air, he replied to one listener with "if it makes you feel better, I wish you would die and they would live." Is this the kind of man we want on the radio? If you want to put an end to the violence that he seems to condone, please sign this petition to get Cowhead off of the air. Let's stand up and tell Cox Media that this is unacceptable.

Please also see this petition to get an apology for the things Cowhead has said on the air at https://www.change.org/petitions/cox-radio-apologize-for-hateful-speech-comments-made-by-cowhead

Letter to
General Sales Manager Jason Meder
Program Director Michael Sharkey
National Sales Manager Jodi Rainey
and 1 other
Director of Promotional Operations Mike Oliviero
I just signed a petition calling on Cox Media to immediately remove Cowhead and his show from the radio airwaves.

For over four years, 102.5 The Bone, which you own, has allowed Cowhead to say horrible things that he would like done to American Pit Bull Terriers openly on the air. One heinous comment made by this gentleman is as follows, “Find me an Olympic-size swimming pool. In it, put Linda Blair and then every pit bull, half -pit, bring that little frickin’ midget with the hat from the TV show, douse them with gasoline, throw in all the copies of this stupid Exorcist movie - this is what I think of your stupid movie. Throw them all in there and then set them on fire…and I want all of their little doggy heads to be spinning around as it goes down.” If you would like to hear this for yourself, you can find it here http://cowheadradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=92; just scroll down to Linda Blair and hit play. If that link does not load it can also be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoZqBl5g5xg.

Aside from the comments made on air, he ridicules people who stand up for the breed. In response to one disabled woman’s attempt to educate him on the breed, which she uses as a service dog to aid in living a normal life, he says “ I would rather you would die and the dogs would live.” Regardless of his personal opinions, Cowhead crosses the line when he condones violence on the air toward both animals and humans alike. I know that your company would never want to be perceived as a group that supports these actions, and I’m calling on you to do the right thing.

I urge you to release this man of his hosting duties to preserve your reputation. I know a company who has helped the SPCA in Louisiana, as well as the company that started http://www.fostermilitarypets.com/ would not want to tarnish their image as an animal friendly company. I hope you will help us in putting an end to this kind of behavior in the media.

Thank you again for your time,