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Old 04-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Angry Chris Brown Selling Pit Bulls for $1000

This really ticks me off. Singer Chris Brown is selling his "family's" Pit Bulls for $1000 each (note: "Pit Bull", btw, isn't even a true breed, as most of us here know). Does he truly need the money? Why not charge a rescue-type fee and just find them some good homes? Does he know anything about the fate of Pitties???

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- Pit bulls are not more than 5% of the total U.S. dog population, however,
- According to recent stats from the Humane Society, 70 percent of dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelter systems are pit bulls

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Chris Brown Pit Bulls Selling For $1,000 A Pop

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Chris Brown Pit Bulls Selling For $1,000 A Pop

R&B singer Chris Brown is selling pit bull puppies for $1,000 a pop on a new site called CB Breeds, and shelter advocates are none too pleased about his new hobby.

A release from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) called Brown a "backyard breeder" and encouraged the singer to use his celebrity to encourage shelter adoptions.

"There is no reason to breed and produce more Pit Bull puppies when there are Pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America, said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein in the statement. "The $1000 price tag for a Chris Brown puppy could be better spent money saving the lives of shelter animals."

Brown's reps told the Associated Press that the site wasn't a new side-business for the singer. Instead, Brown is simply trying to sell a litter of puppies that his family's dog had given birth to two months ago.

Indeed, Brown doesn't seem to have directly addressed the new site. Instead, his mother Joyce Hawkins tweeted the site link on Monday, advertising the dogs as "Chris Brown Puppies."

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Across the nation, pit bulls are flooding animal shelters because they are often mass-bred to be fighting dogs and then quickly abandoned. A report from Maricopa County, Ariz. revealed that pit bulls were the most likely breed to be euthanized because their violent reputations discouraged families from considering them for adoption.

To combat the breed's stigma, local shelter organizations that focus solely on pit bulls are helping to rehabilitate the dogs and raise awareness to increase adoptions.
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Wow, he has to win the award for most irresponsible breeder/broker ever. A pit bull mix is probably the number one dog in every shelter in America. Phoenix has pages and pages of beautiful dogs who are called pit bulls. These dogs need special owners who are willing to commit to the training and exercise needs of a dog this size. By the way, he has a Paypal link on his site, this is a sign of a byb/broker to me, good breeders want to know who they are selling to.
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Why does this not surprise me about him?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #4
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Why does this not surprise me about him?
Given his history, me neither. Wonder if he's related to Michael Vick .
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Interesting note, apparently he's denying this and his mother was the one who broke the news on her Twitter account. "CHRIS BROWN PUPPIES FOR SALE, his mother/manager, Joyce Hawkins tweeted". However, his "representative denied that it was a business, saying the singer sold the seven pitbull pups so that they can find good homes." Also "A publicist for Brown later released a statement to straighten things up, saying the puppies were part of a litter birthed by his family's dogs back home in Virginia. "He loves animals, especially dogs," said the rep." My recommendation is that Brown fire his mother and stop helping his family sell dogs, if they need a celebrities help, they shouldn't be breeding.
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Given his history, me neither. Wonder if he's related to Michael Vick .

Certainly have the same attitude it would seem.
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I dislike this guy even more.
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i've seen yorkies go for more
but yea i dont like him or what he is doing
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