A city leader in Memphis, TN was recorded telling employees at the Memphis Animal Shelter to “kill all the pit bulls, or any dog that looks like a pit bull.” This is the latest in a string of unethical and disturbing news related to what takes place at Memphis shelter.
Not long ago, we learned that the Detroit, Michigan shelter had the same policy with respect to pit bulls. A controversy was sparked there by Ace, an emaciated, abandoned stray pit bull euthanized because of his breed despite the pleas of many to help him. Concerned and outraged citizens and organizations took a stand to oppose the mass killing of a specific breed at the Detroit Metro shelter, and because of this, talks are in the works to change that policy. Memphis area residents have the opportunity to make the same change. Concerned residents must make their voices heard regarding the Memphis shelter’s biased policy to “kill all pit bulls.”
In that regard, SOS Memphis, a group supporting reform of the Memphis shelter, is planning a peaceful protest on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland. Anyone seeking additional information should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Should we Euthanize Pit Bulls?
Updated: Thursday, 16 Feb 2012, 10:34 PM CST
Published : Thursday, 16 Feb 2012, 10:34 PM CST
Memphis, Tn – A high-ranking Memphis city leader was recorded telling employees at the Memphis Animal Shelter to “kill all the pit bulls, or any dog that looks like a pit bull.”
The recording has been leaked on the web leaving animal advocates outraged. 270 pit bulls were reportedly killed by the shelter in November.
A doctor from the shelter’s advisory board even admitted they were killing almost all the pit bulls taken in and hardly put them up for adoption.
Pit bulls may have a bad rap, but is this type of mass murder of a breed acceptable?
Heather Long from VetTV.net joined Ernie Freeman to discuss.