This isn't just a rhetorical debate -- the lives of millions of animals are at stake. So it's important to identify what we know about this maligned and often misidentified breed, as well as what we don't know.
In animal rescue, we're always praying for miracles. But I'm beginning to think that even when we don't get the miracles we hope for, we sometimes still receive reasons to rejoice... although we may not realize it at the time.
There are two kinds of people: those who are happy for the dog Maple; and those who would prefer to see her dead. Oddly enough, the latter includes some of the most famous animal rights activists in the world. Maple, you see, is a pit bull.