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Letter to Chris Rock from Mrs. Richard Pryor
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This was originally sent to you Matt, but since you are choosing to ignore it, I will now address it to Chris himself and post this everywhere I can...

SO ironic that you are talking about your poor, scalding scalp, and how it burned from all those chemicals...when you are completely clueless when it comes to how those innocent dogs suffered while being tortured by Michael Vick!

We were on the front page of Variety today and the timing is unfortunate for it comes the same day I am forced to write this letter!

Richard and I established Pryor's Planet, a non-profit, before he passed, for the purpose of rescuing and rehabilitating homeless and abused or neglected dogs, so they can go into loving, forever homes! PRYOR'S PLANET is an all breed rescue: which means, we rescue everything from little white, fluffy dogs to Pitbulls.
We currently have 40 dogs we are caring for while they await their forever homes.

Among these 40 dogs, Pryor's Planet has 7 Pitbulls (actually American Staffordshire Terriers), all of whom are receiving care and training while they await their forever homes, at great expense I might add! Each one is a sweet and affectionate dog who was mistreated, or dumped or neglected all because of their breed! These are sentient, thinking beings with real feelings.
Chris asks, "What did Vick do? Pit bulls aren't real dogs anyway." If he doesn't understand at this point then I guess he never will. If you're taking Vick's side, it's unforgivable. This is as bad as if a white guy on a 50's talk show defended killing a black man. "I mean, it's not like he's a real human. What did he do?"

Regarding those comments Chris: "What did Michael Vick do? Pitbulls aren't even real dogs!"
What Michael Vick did was torture, drown, electrocute and murder several dogs all for fun and for profit! He went to prison for FELONY ANIMAL CRUELTY! That's what he did!

Because of your insensitive and ignorant remarks that you made on The Jay Leno Show, The David Letterman show and various public forums and websites; I have notified my attorney and Bill Condon directly that I don't want you, Chris Rock, associated with the Richard Pryor Bio Pic---UNLESS, you find a way to retract and apologize for these comments in some public way.
Clearly this is part of your latest stand-up routine which frankly, would not make Richard laugh!

Richard knew you and I know you, Chris, you are not from the streets, nor are you a country to whom are you trying to appeal with these outrageous remarks? These type of comments only foment and encourage abuse and misunderstanding of this breed as well as actual dog fighting. Kind of like Rush Limbaugh does for the crazy right!
Do you want to become the Rush Limbaugh to the rescue community?

I have personally been involved in saving Pits from fight rings in Texas and California and in fact have one in my personal pack who was used as a 'bait dog' in a fight ring...a sweet, young puppy who is now a sweet adult dog!
Below is a video link to a dog we rescued from Bakersfield Shelter, abused and starved...he is the sweetest dog!

Eli The Great Video:

Outraged and hurt,
Jennifer Lee Pryor

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  -Letter to Chris Rock from Mrs. Richard Pryor astonamous  Oct-08-09 09:36 PM   #0 
  - Kudos to Mrs. Pryor.  emilyg   Oct-08-09 09:45 PM   #1 
  - oh, more nonsense about how sweet pit bulls are.  provis99   Oct-08-09 09:50 PM   #2 
  - You obviously haven't met mine.  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 09:52 PM   #3 
  - Aussie Shepherds are wonderful dogs  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 10:00 PM   #5 
     - Oh, I'm certainly not suggesting he's not 154% wonderful,  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 10:09 PM   #6 
  - Not sure how pit bulls compare to sharks...  parasim   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #9 
  - scary dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #10 
  - I have three kiss-bulls and a chihuahua.  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:34 PM   #11 
  - LOL!  juno jones   Oct-09-09 01:08 AM   #20 
     - It is never an easy decision to "liberate" a dog from a bad situation.  astonamous   Oct-09-09 02:43 AM   #21 
        - What a sweetie.  juno jones   Oct-10-09 01:13 PM   #29 
  - I'm in the "middle ground" on pit bulls  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:47 PM   #14 
  - I've known 14 of them and they were all sweet. Only the one who was abused has shown  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:17 PM   #25 
  - Oh, and you know something about pit bulls?  lmarcotty   Oct-09-09 05:14 PM   #26 
  - Looks like you hit a nerve provis99  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:04 AM   #39 
  - You raise them right they are sweethearts. You torture them you have a potential danger.  YOY   May-03-10 12:39 PM   #33 
  - One more name for my ignore list. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:40 PM   #38 
  - Blessings on Mrs. Pryor  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 09:59 PM   #4 
  - Mrs. Pryor (my boss) is very serious...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:37 PM   #12 
  - i did`t know she rescued dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - This is Eli The Great on intake at the shelter...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:43 PM   #13 
     - Oh my god it breaks my heart just looking at him  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:54 PM   #15 
     - A lot of the pit hysteria is from mis-identification  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-08-09 11:19 PM   #16 
  - One at a shop I go to he has a Devil cut but will lick you to death...  Historic NY   Oct-08-09 10:22 PM   #8 
  - ...and this is Eli Now!  astonamous   Oct-08-09 11:20 PM   #17 
     - Wow, he is almost a twin to Dakota an 8yr old who thinks he is a pup...  Historic NY   Oct-09-09 12:54 PM   #23 
  - I had no opinion of chris rock until this very moment. what an ass. will NEVER watch him in  niyad   Oct-09-09 12:00 AM   #18 
  - I love football...from little league to pro, but you are sooo right  astonamous   Oct-09-09 12:36 AM   #19 
  - Mrs Pryor Should Put Down the Airplane Glue.  Toasterlad   Oct-09-09 08:50 AM   #22 
  - Yes, they are sentient, thinking beings. Not everyone sees it, but those of us who do...  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:13 PM   #24 
  - Jennifer says, "YES, REALLY!".  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:16 PM   #27 
  - UPDATE! Reply from Chris Rock's Publicist...  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:19 PM   #28 
     - Mrs. Pryor obviously knows what's funny  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:15 AM   #40 
  - Airplane Glue? How Dare You Say That About Her!  cherie1960   Apr-29-10 06:10 PM   #30 
     - .  Iggo   May-03-10 03:48 PM   #35 
  - hilarious  blizzil31337   Apr-30-10 04:53 AM   #31 
  - I viewed what Rock said as satire.  mackerel   May-03-10 01:43 AM   #32 
  - ohmigod, still?  Iggo   May-03-10 03:46 PM   #34 
  - Interesting letter  khawkings09   May-04-10 12:44 PM   #36 
  - What a nasty man Chris Rock is. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:39 PM   #37 
  - not sure how Chris doesn't see his 'humor' as being no different than when white racists laughed  Divine Discontent   May-20-10 01:16 AM   #41 
  - Well done to Mrs Pryor  brettdale   May-21-10 09:14 PM   #42 
     - uhm i have noticed  brettdale   May-24-10 04:11 AM   #43 

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