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Red Ice promoted that whole thing where they encouraged people to adopt pit bulls from shelters and then had them put down. They joined up last year with the Dogsbite.org crowd and started cross-promoting on Red Ice, in case there was ever any doubt what DB was about.
"The Pit Bull Question," no dog whistling there, right? Pun intended.
The #PitBullDropOff hashtag was their idea of super funny. When I was at Snopes, we debunked it. But then stories started to appear of pit bull terriers that had been adopted and then were horribly mutilated and then killed. patch.com/california/lak…
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LONG THREAD:

On the subject of #PitbullDropOff and cognitive dissonance in American life and politics.
Whether you are new to this twitter account or a long-time follower, you are probably aware that I have recently found myself at the heart of a controversy over a viral hashtag: #PitbullDropOff
A few weeks ago, I tweeted that I had joined the ranks of those who were picking up unwanted pitbull terriers being advertised as free giveaways and delivering them to animal shelters which performed euthanasia. I did not come up this idea.
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Why would it be illegal? It's not. It's also easy.

Go on CL or FB or wherever, look for ads posted by people giving away pitbulls (they use other names too, to hide the breed bc nobody wants pits).

Go get them and take to the pound.

#PitbullDropOff
You may want to bring some gear to protect yourself. These dogs are dangerous, and a lot of them have serious behavioral problems.

I have a ketch-all pole for the really difficult ones.
It's best to put them in a pickup truck like I do. That keeps them separate and safe while driving.
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