Pit bulls are, hands down, the most abused dogs on the planet–and that’s why PETA supports a ban on breeding them. Preventing more pit bulls from ending up in a world where so many of them are exploited, abandoned or tormented simply because of their physical traits isn’t breed-specific “discrimination”–it’s breed-specific protection.Pit bulls are the breed most often found chained in dismal backyards 24/7, thrown into fighting rings to rip each other to shreds and electrocuted, drowned or hanged for losing fights. They are also the number one breed admitted to many shelters, and tens of thousands of them are euthanized each year for lack of a good home. With 3 to 4 million animals euthanized every year in shelters, there can be no justification for breeding more dogs of any kind.
To those who cry, “Discrimination!” at the mere mention of breed-specific legislation, I ask, “Would it really have been worse for dogs like Melissa, Tupac and Angel if they had never been born?” I invite anyone who truly cares about pit bulls–and doesn’t just desire to possess them–to join us in working to stop their overpopulation and all the suffering that comes with it.