'Walking Dead' Actor Adopts Pit Bull Puppy Advocating Against Breed Legislation

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Working on bashing breed stereotypes, "Walking Dead" actor Jon Bernthal is showing the world how great pit bull ownership can be with adorable pics of his new puppy.  

Actor Jon Bernthal just adopted a puppy, and he's taken to his various social media platforms to profess his love for his new canine companion.

Named Lil Bam Bam Bernthal, the pint-sized pitty pup was lucky to end up in the hands of the "Walking Dead" star, and according to his new papa, the feeling is mutual.

Introducing Lil Bam Bam Bernthal. Rescue a Pit Bull. They just may rescue you back. Big love.

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According to a report by Today, Bernthal has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States in the past and has most recently created a video promoting The Majority Project, which works to show people everywhere that, despite the unfair and often incorrect stereotype bully breeds have been branded with, the majority of these dogs are upstanding companion animals and family pets.

Such misconceptions have even led to the criminalization of pit bull-type dogs, with breed specific bans affecting many North American cities, including Denver, and most recently, Montreal.

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With two rescue bullies to already call members of his pack, the project hits close to home for Bernthal, and he wants to show the world just how loyal and loving his furry friends have been to him and his family.

Both Bernthal and Stacey Coleman, executive director of the Animal Farm Foundation, hope that by sharing such adorable (and we mean seriously adorable) pics of Bam Bam being his silly puppy self will reach others, perhaps encouraging them to adopt over shopping, and hopefully bashing any stereotypes against the unfairly targeted breed.

"That is one lucky pup! Not only did he land in the lap of Hollywood, he has been welcomed into the kind and generous Bernthal family," she told Today.

"We are glad this dog will know love for the rest of his days and we look forward to the time when this is possible for all dogs."

I mean, just look at this face. Need we say more?

Tell us what you think of this new pup in the comments below!

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