Endangered Breeds Association (EBA), a pit bull special interest group, is included in the Maul Talk Manual due the irony of its name. Endangered species — wild animals, such as the Siberian Tiger at risk of becoming extinct — are protected by “species” and “breed” specific federal laws. The EBA opposes all breed-specific (pit bull) laws and would have us believe that pit bulls are facing extinction. In 2009, nearly 1 million pit bulls were euthanized because of irresponsible pit bull breeders and owners. Pit bulls are in an overpopulation crisis, light years away from “extinction.”