By Carole Raphaelle Davis
Is Chris Brown breaking the law once again? The Companion Animal Protection Society would like to know. Is he breeding dogs without a breeder’s license? Why are his personal dogs, who live at his mother’s house in Virginia, not sterilized as they should be? Is Chris Brown’s mother a backyard breeder? Are they subject to a breeder’s inspection program? If so, where is their license and where is a copy of their last inspection report?
Chris Brown’s publicist claims “this is not a business venture.” If it is not a business, then why is his mother selling the eight puppies for $1000 each? Does Brown’s mother really need another $8000? Are they not paying taxes on this money? The IRS and the Board of Equalization will want to know. There are strict laws about dog breeding in the state of Virginia (see here ) that Mr. Brown might want to look at before the authorities come looking for him.
Chris Brown has once again shown us how thoughtless his actions are. Our nation’s shelter system is experiencing a deadly pet overpopulation crisis and it is unconscionable to breed, sell or buy dogs while over five million companion animals are killed at the pound every year.
Sadly, Pit Bulls are plentiful in the shelters. Once they enter the shelter system, they only have hours to live unless someone steps up to adopt them. I did an Internet search today on Petfinder.com and found over nineteen thousand pits in danger of being killed for lack of adopters. That is an unacceptable number of unwanted dogs for just one day.
We do not need more pit bulls right now. There is a glut of them being killed as I write this. Brown ought to sterilize his dogs like every responsible pet owner does. He should stick to making money from his music and stop exploiting animals.
For those who might be tempted to buy Brown’s dogs, I urge them to take that $1000 they would have spent on a dog and give it to a family in need. Then I would implore them to go to the local shelter and save a dog’s life. Pit bulls are there now, dying for a loving home.