Both animal & human victims to be remembered on October 27, 2018
With “Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day,” October 27, 2018, fast approaching, including activities on behalf of both animal and human pit bull attack victims, many readers may find the Pit Stop Archive useful––a special sub-menu offered by ANIMALS 24-7 to help access our extensive coverage of dog attacks and related pit bull issues.
How to use the Pit Stop Archive
Links to the Pit Stop Archive appear both on the black navigation menu running across the top of every ANIMALS 24-7 page and in a photo box about halfway down the right side of each page, just below the paid ads that help to keep us publishing.
Clicking on either Pit Stop Archive link will take you to eleven additional sub-menus, providing quick further links to well over 200 articles detailing the facts and background of dog attack incidents and controversies. Most of the headlines are self-explanatory––but a few further words may also help:
Pit bull statistics offers links to 27 articles incorporating the findings from our log of fatal and disfiguring dog attacks, begun in 1982; our surveys of the U.S. dog population by breed; reviews of other statistical studies; and much, much else. Some of the most read links include 2018 dog breed survey: at least 41% of U.S. pit bull population are seeking homes; “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017; and 57 dog attack deaths & 645 disfigurements in 2017, led by pit bulls
Pit bulls & public safety includes 43 articles, many of them detailing instances in which public safety agencies, especially animal control agencies, were complicit in allowing fatal and disfiguring pit bull attacks to occur through failing to enforce existing animal control ordinances.
Pit bulls & the humane community provides links to 29 articles chiefly describing derelictions of duty toward animal and human suffering on the part of humane societies, including the Humane Society of the U.S., American SPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, and Royal SPCA of Great Britain, which appear to have put promoting the adoption of pit bulls ahead of all other considerations.
Voices of pit bull experience includes 13 articles from a variety of experts, including behaviorists, trainers, animal control officers, lawyers, animal rights activists, and even some pit bull advocates who have discovered first-hand why pit bulls are not safe or suitable pets, no matter how sweetly they may behave before they detonate.
Pit bull liability offers seven articles reviewing the cost of dog attacks to individuals, organizations, and society, including in landmark court judgements and insurance settlements.
Pit bull legislation contains links to 31 articles following legislative attempts to prevent dog attacks and the efforts of so-called humane societies to undo breed-specific legislation, the only truly effective approach to preventing fatal and disfiguring attacks on people and animals, instead of merely responding to attacks after they occur.
Pit bulls, history, & sociology includes links to 10 reviews of relevant studies and other literature pertaining to the pit bull phenomenon. Among the most read links here are Parallels between the messages sent by advocates for aggressive dogs, and the messages internalized by victims of domestic violence, by Branwyn Finch.
Pit bull behavior offers eight much-clicked links to articles including The science of how behavior is inherited in aggressive dogs, by Alexandra Semyonova; 15 real-life tips for surviving a dog attack (2016 edition); and Does castration really alter male dog behavior?
Dogfighting links to six articles specific to the purpose for which pit bulls were originally bred––and mostly still are.
Pit bull advocates provides links to ten articles about the often bizarre psychology of pit bull defenders, among them Pit bulls, “bullying & backlash,” & who is really threatening whom and What on earth was Cesar Millan thinking?
Pit bulls abroad includes links to 15 articles detailing the crisis in Canada, India, the United Kingdom, South Africa and elsewhere.
Bad dogs & minority communities contains links to 12 articles documenting the use of pit bulls by conquistadores, slavers, the Ku Klux Klan, inner city and reservation “gangbangers,” and security guards for Dakota Access.
Beth Clifton on pit bulls & Rottweilers connects to nine articles in which ANIMALS 24-7 photography, art, & social media editor Beth Clifton outlines her perspectives as mother and former police officer, animal control officer, teacher, and pit bull rescuer. All nine are among the most read of the 1,353 articles currently accessible on the ANIMALS 24-7 web site, including especially Why pit bulls will break your heart, describing her own pit bull rescue experience.