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Pit bulls are seriously misunderstood dogs usually associated with violence and abuse. They are the most abused breed of dog and their hostile stereotype leads to a large percentage of euthanization within shelters. The term “pit bull” is not one breed of dog but actually applies to multiple breeds of dogs and even dog experts sometimes cannot tell if a dog is a pit bull or not.
Recently, PETA has joined forces with a number of anti-pit bull groups, causing an uproar from fellow dog lovers. PETA supports limiting the number of pit bulls in society regardless of the dogs’ status, therefore denying our four-legged friends a fair chance at a happy life.
Several years ago, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk wrote a newspaper piece calling on all shelters to kill all dogs who looked like pit bulls. It was only two years ago that PETA also wrote to the mayor of Tennessee, urging him to not work with rescuers and to kill all pit bulls. They also recommended a ban on the adoption and release of dangerous dogs and fighting breeds, commonly referred to as pit bulls. This month, PETA has joined forces with a group whose mission is to have pit bulls banned across the United States. This call to action leads to the dogs being killed.
Most of these dogs being targeted have done nothing wrong. In fact, many are therapy dogs, police dogs and war heroes. PETA’s argument is that because some pit bulls are abused, all pit bulls should be terminated. Their kill rate is extremely alarming, with 8 out of 10 animals euthanized and only four percent adopted. One PETA employee reported that she saw two other employees take a perfectly happy and healthy pit bull into a euthanasia room. When the two employees opened the door later, she saw the pit bull deceased on the table.
Shelters misidentify breeds as much as 75 percent of the time. Therefore, PETA is not only killing pit bulls based on meaningless stereotypes, but also asking shelters to kill dogs they mistakenly identify within those stereotypes just by the way they look. These anti-pit bull movements are forcibly taking away family pets who have done no harm.
An organization that claims they have animals best interest at heart has gotten pretty dang good at murdering them. They’ve been doing it for years. They even go as far as stealing dogs off front porches and killing them. Yup.
They cannot tell us what kind of dogs we can or cannot own, that is up to the dog owner. PETA is not giving these dogs a fair chance at a happy life and must be stopped. Stop supporting these killers and see the truth.