Today...just today, 18 out of 37 dogs available at our local kill shelter are bully breeds, if I go by the breed list considered "bully" provided by All Dogs Welcome (alldogswelcome.com) I'd need to add a few more.
When I scroll through Craig's List I can pick up 10 bully dogs for free or for a minimal fee ON THE FIRST PAGE. It's interesting to note almost 2/3 of the lost and missing dogs posted on CL are also bully kinda dogs. Sure, there are other puppies on CL, you know, yorkies, chihuahua's, your designer breeds, aussie/heeler/BC mixes and GSD's But, if you add them all together you have maybe half the amount of the CL bully breeds. The majority of these bullies are advertised as Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes.
The ads say things like "Good homes only," or my favorite "looking for forever homes."
|Yay! Pit Puppies!|
|More pit puppies!|
How about this... Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes average about 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities the numbers are as high as 40%-65%.
|So let's breed some more!|
It is said only 1 in 600 pit bulls that end up in shelters ever find a home, is that true? I don't know, I learned it on the 'net. I'm not talking a "forever home," I'm talking ANY home. Is that true? I don't know, but my source at our local kill shelter said only about 3% of the stray pits brought in are adopted. They adopt out over 70% of their stray dogs, so you do the math.
|What the heck, let's breed some more!|
Studies estimate that up to 1 million Pits are euthanized per year, or 2,800 per day. Some estimates are up to double that number. In the Los Angeles area alone, 200 per day are put to sleep.
|But that's OK! We'll just get another one!|
|Here ya go, a change in color...these were called "Red Nosed Pits.|
We can't blame this on dog fight promoters, they don't advertise on CL. We can't blame this on breed bans or prejudice. I am starting to think this is a breed of dog owned by stupid people. People who breed crappy puppies as part of their income, people too young, broke, uneducated or all three to afford to neuter their dogs. You know, idiots.
STOP BREEDING PIT BULLS YOU IDIOTS!!! STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!