The already controversial R&B singer has recently been spotted selling Pit Bull puppies online on his website, CB Breeds. According to a rep for Brown, the puppies, which are listed at $1,000 each (and come vaccinated, but not spayed), were born to two of Brown’s family dogs, and the singer simply wants them to go to good homes.
Not everybody is convinced that Brown’s intentions are admirable. In a press release, Madeline Bernstein, president of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles said, “There is no reason to breed and produce more Pit Bull puppies when there are Pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America.” She went on to note that, “the $1,000 price tag for a Chris Brown puppy could be better spent money saving the lives of shelter animals.”
Regardless of Brown’s intentions, nothing on the website suggests that he cares about where the pups end up—purchase can be made through PayPal, and the puppies can be shipped directly to the buyers (shipping costs extra though, of course).
It’s hard to tell which is worse: that Chris Brown would be using his celebrity status to capitalize off these poor puppies, or that he would be doing so without any regard for their future safety. Hopefully the large amount of media attention this has attracted will convince the singer to rethink his plans. Better yet, let’s hope these puppies get picked up by somebody with more sense and placed into loving homes.