A couple weeks ago, an experienced volunteer who had dedicated her life to working with Pitbulls was tragically mauled to death. The attack occurred while walking one of these dogs at our local municipal shelter. Prior to this, another woman had been Campaigning on social media to get these dogs adopted. After the mauling, she posted that, in order to honor the victim, her favorite dogs, two Pitbulls should be adopted. She claimed that this was what the victim would have wanted, yet how could she know this?!. I was horrified to hear about this event, and started to research the breed. It turns out that Pitbulls account for a disproportionately high percentage of dog bite fatalities. Instead of considering this fact, the advocates insisted that it was not the dog's fault, and even went as far as to suggest that the victim, being a former addict must have done something to provoke the attack. They also elaborated about how and why these dogs are not to blame, because people mistreat them. Pitbull attack victims presented their data and statistics to no avow, only to be chastised as soulless and heartless monsters who wanted to slaughter innocent animals. Somehow, the fact that a woman was senselessly killed by a dog, turned into a defense of the breed, and pictures were posted of people's pets as proof of their lovable nature. Now the municipal shelter has been defunded and is packed with these dogs. People are so stuck on validating the death, that all they can do is rabidly defend saving the dogs, at the possible expense of public safety. By the way, the dog who killed the women had been up for Adoption. Of course there has been alot of superstitious nonsense about how the victim died doing what she loved, and is still advocating for these dogs from heaven. I find it sickening in a way.