PETA's a "friend" of the APBT, right? Yeah, right. See for yourself.
PETA supports legislation that bans the breeding of pit bulls, along with spaying and neutering legislation as the most effective way to combat the "tragic companion animal overpopulation problem."
Although the pit bull that attacked a child at a baby sitter's home on Barclay Road in Newport News was neutered, PETA's position is about more than behavior. Taken to its logical conclusion, it would lead to the phasing out of a breed.
PETA argues the breeding ban would save a lot of canines from suffering.
"Over and over again, PETA rescues pit bulls like these from people who beat, starve, and neglect them; chain them to metal drums as 'guard' dogs; or train them to attack people and fight other animals," PETA's Web site states.