Hearing the victims’ cries
At this writing, barely two weeks into 2017, nine of the most recent 30 articles posted to ANIMALS 24-7 have documented various aspects of pit bull proliferation and the the consequences thereof.
This is because record numbers of pit bulls killed and disfigured humans and other animals in 2016, the ninth year in a row that saw increased pit bull mayhem, increased suffering and trauma on the part of the victims and their families, and the moral authority of humane societies ever more compromised by the outright lies told to the public in hopes of achieving no-kill sheltering by rehoming dangerous dogs.
How has our dedicated and fast-growing readership responded?
Every day and night you tell us more tragic stories of the pit bulls, pit bull advocates, and humane societies you trusted, until a pit bull detonated, killing or disfiguring a beloved animal, child, parent, husband, wife, neighbor or friend, often forcing you to make a traumatic euthanasia decision.
Every day and night you clamor for more coverage of the critical issues involving pit bulls that most of the humane community prefers to ignore.
Pit bull-related coverage has constituted only about 10% of our first 1,000 articles, but includes two of our three most read articles, 15 of the 25 articles most read, and 30 of the most read 60.
ANIMALS 24-7 covers these issues, and does the heavy-duty statistical research behind our coverage, because other media serving the humane community do not have the guts, the integrity, or quite frankly the investigative talent to address the pit bull crisis in the depth that the victims deserve.
We understand a broken heart
The victims include pit bulls themselves, as ANIMALS 24-7 social media and photography editor Beth Clifton makes clear in her memoir Why pit bulls will break your heart, written from her own experience as a former pit bull rescuer. As many as 700,000 pit bulls per year are euthanized for dangerous behavior when effective breed-specific legislation should have kept them from ever being born in the first place.
Failure to honestly face and address the realities of pit bulls, ANIMALS 24-7 believes, is a cancer eating away the heart and soul of animal advocacy.
Your warm response to ANIMALS 24-7, and your confidence in our reporting, affirms our hunch that even though most of the big money organizations in animal advocacy are investing millions of dollars in pro-pit bull propaganda, most grassroots animal advocates agree with us: pit bulls should not be bred, sold, fought, rehomed under false pretenses, or endlessly shuttled among fly-by-night rescues until they die of neglect.
We need your help!
But we need your help to keep getting the word out. ANIMALS 24-7 is obviously not getting even one red cent of support from any of the pit bull-pushing national humane organizations. Indeed, some are spending many times more money than our own annual budget just to try to suppress the data we dig up and publish!
We depend entirely on you, our conscientious and concerned individual donors, to keep us on the job.
Please click the “donate” link right here, or the “donate” button at the top of our home page, or the “donate” link on any of our e-mailed alerts to new coverage, and put in your 2¢, two dollars, $20, $200, $2,000 or whatever else you can give to help us restore perspective, ethics, and compassion to the animal cause.
The animals deserve nothing less than the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!
Beth & Merritt Clifton
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