An open letter from Animal Aid Unlimited co-founder Erika Abrams
Dear ANIMALS 24-7:
I want to applaud your perseverance in bringing light to the numerous sorrowful fatal consequences of pit bull/mix attacks.
I am aware that you have adversaries who claim among other things that your statistics are questionable; that breed “profiling” is similar to racial profiling; that the problem is law enforcement not the breed.
Pit bulls are not an organic breed
Pit bulls are not an organic breed who even existed before they were created by pathetic people wanting to create fighting dogs for their entertainment and to “use” as guards. They have been selectively bred for aggression.
When they exhibit the characteristics they have been bred to manifest, ANIMALS 24-7 is accused of “profiling.”
The very notion–the concept, the execution of the concept– in the willful establishment of dogs bred to fight means pain and suffering for the dogs. It often means confinement to small rooms or on chains. It means behavioral problems resulting in their own death by “euthanasia” or killing for want of adoptive homes.
“One death is a tragedy; hundreds are diabolical”
The supposed dog-advocacy public who challenge the integrity of ANIMALS 24-7 statistics about pit bull-related death are quibbling over nothing significant. One avoidable death is a tragedy. Hundreds of avoidable deaths are diabolical.
ANIMALS 24-7 is right to focus intensively on this issue––and many more people and organizations should join in––until this issue goes away.
“No dog breeding is right”
No dog breeding is right in a world where millions of dogs are killed because no one wants them. Animal protectors should instinctively know that the era of human-engineered dog breeding must end if animal rights are ever to be achieved.
To quarrel about pit bull-related breeding rights is a pastime of those who force the dogs to fight, who gamble on the dogs, who abandon the dogs, who make money on the dogs, who terrorize them, chain them, whip them, exploit them and breed them for more of their sadistic “pleasure.”
Thank you ANIMALS 24-7 ––I hope you won’t slow up until this breed disappears. The monsters of course are not the dogs. Pit bulls are definitely victims. The monsters are those who keep advocating for their proliferation.
––Erika Abrams, President
Animal Aid Unlimited