Every year, an average of 1. two million pups are euthanized in America. While that count is sickening, believe that that is- 40% of homeless pups who die in shelters are pit bulls. That’s somewhere around 480,000 per year! Compounding their own problems got a few more happenings: quarry bulls find themselves homeless more than any other raise, they are the most likely to be put down, and the least likely to get adopted. Everything, it seems, is stacked against them.
The root of the issue is the public’s impression of quarry bulls, but they haven’t always been characterized as aggressive and dangerous. In knowledge, in the early 1900 s, they were trusted with the all-important profession of babysitting offsprings. It’s hard to believe just how often things have changed, and all due to a few highly-publicized occasions that passed quarry bulls a bad odor. Those truly educated in puppy raises know that a quarry bull’s behavior, like that of any puppy, is a direct thoughtfulnes of the human rights who conjured it.
Like many parties, photographer Sophie Gamand once was held that pit bulls were frightening, hostile, and incredibly dangerous. Then met a turning point- she interacted with a quarry for the first time, and learned simply how loving and sweet they could be. As she told CBS, “They are so caring, so soothing, it’s kind of crazy to think about the public image they have and current realities of the type of puppy they are.” Gamand wanted to share her disclosure with the world, and came up with the “Flower Power” series. By photographing pups that were formerly saw “unadoptable” with treetops of flowers on their intelligences, she’s not only helped pit bulls find forever residences, but started a long way in helping to destroy the untrue and outdated stereotypes against the raise.
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H/ T: CBS Evening News