To illustrate, I'm sharing this recent story from Tucson.
It all started at our local humane society. Couple of girls reach into a pen and steal a "lab mix" puppy. Cue up the public outcry about dognapping.
And why am I putting the type of dog in quotes? Because that puppy sure as hell isn't a lab mix. It's a pit bull. It was probably stolen so that it could be bred and/or used in dogfighting. Nary a news media word about that inconvenient truth.
Why do shelters lie like this? Simple reason: Money.
If they admitted that this -- and other dogs like it -- was a pit bull, it wouldn't be adopted. They'd have to put it down, and you know what?
That's a good thing.
Why do I say that? Because pit bulls and their close mixes account for more human deaths, maimings, and serious injuries than any other type of dog.
For the sake of the public health and safety, those dogs should cease to exist. If that means euthanasia at animal shelters, so be it.
Let's get back to the money for a moment. I used to donate to this humane society, but I stopped. Why? Because they started promoting pit bulls as safe family dogs.
And they're not the only humane society that's doing this. The delusion about the safety of pit bulls has spread to other shelters. And to national organizations like the ASPCA and Best Friends. None of them are worthy of a single cent of my money.
Quite frankly, I'd rather give to organizations that help people. In my world, people matter more than dogs.