I noticed that a thread has been started here about a book I'm writing, Galunker, featuring a rescued pit bull. There was praise, but also legitimate criticism, which the illustrator (Dula Yavne) and I have in fact addressed on Kickstarter as a result of feedback.
The thread is here:
The concern was that we were using the term "evil shelter". I've added lines to indicate that not ALL shelters are evil:
(NOTE: we're not suggesting that all shelters are evil, by any means. Only the ones that kill perfectly healthy pit bulls, just for being pit bulls. And these are unfortunately far from rare.)
(You can find this emendation on the Kickstarter site: http://bit.ly/galunker)
Important to note that the shelters targeted in the book are the kill shelters that contribute to the massacre of nearly a million so-called "pit bulls" every year. The ones that are approved of by PETA's president in this article:
I should note that I've added lines to the book's text as well, to clarify this:
Some shelters are wondrous; some shelters have worth;
Some sheltering people are angels on earth.
But this was a pound of the opposite kind,
A pound that you'll find was with Evil aligned.[/quote]
I certainly have not trouble with No Kill shelters -- in fact, I've devoted thousands of words to the promotion of this movement.
Please keep the comments coming -- we're VERY open to criticism, and the book is at a state in which it can be easily altered. The point is to save pit bulls, which we certainly won't accomplish if we divide the community.