Celebrity singer Chris Brown is a violent convicted felon. Domestic violence often stems from a male preying upon a female he perceives as unable to defend herself against his brutality. It’s not surprising that there is a well established link between domestic violence and animal abuse – in both cases the victims are chosen for their vulnerability.
Chris Brown is currently on probation for beating up a former (?) girlfriend. If I was his probation officer, I’d be checking out his latest online venture: selling Pitbull puppies who come with a “four generation performance pedigree”. For those unfamiliar with dog pedigrees, they trace the puppy’s family tree and, in the case of dogs bred for a specific purpose, the ancestors’ accomplishments are listed next to their names. For example, a puppy bred for dog shows will include designations in the pedigree such as BIS (Best in Show) and CH (Champion) next to the names of ancestors who have achieved these performance titles. Likewise, animal abusers who force dogs to fight in organized illegal dogfighting rings include dogs’ win records in the pedigrees of puppies being sold for dogfighting. Since dogfighting is a crime in every state in the country, the pedigrees containing the dogs’ fight records are often advertised as “performance pedigrees”.
I have no idea what sort of “performance” records the dogs in Chris Brown’s puppy pedigrees have. Maybe they are all AKC obedience title winners or top weight pull competitors or some combination of other ‘performance’ events. I’m not saying that, based on this online puppy selling, Chris Brown appears to be a dogfighter or has any connections to the world of dogfighting. What I’m saying is that I hope his probation officer is exercising due diligence and looking into the matter.