Emmett caught mid-yawn!
Dog bites. Not a cheery topic. Same with breed bans, which are inexplicably linked to dog bites. I’ve written a lot about my bully-mix Emmett and some more general bully love and rants (click on the Animal Rights category on the left side for previous posts). And though I’m sure most people who come read this blog (hello!) are of a similar dog-drool-loving mindset, I recently started tracking keywords that lead people to the site… I discovered a surprising number of dog-fight and pit bull related keywords. Hmm.
However, I don’t want to belabor the points (i.e. “pit bull” is an extremely misleading term, pit bulls take the fall for bad, irresponsible owners, etc.) So I thought it would be worthwhile to share some really good info I’ve recently discovered through the internet link-clicking rabbit hole!
2009 Dog Bite Fatalities Final Report: Read this! If only I could get a copy of this to every legislator who feels breed bans are the way to curb dog fights… If you read each incident thoroughly, several trends emerge. Which leads to the next article, also from the same site.
Dog bites vs dog attacks: Great article that goes into the dog bite epidemic (totally different from fatalities) with an awesome list of sources at the end.
Also, some major pit bull rescue love on The Brown Dog Blog, which I only discovered through The 2010 Brody Award page. Which led me to discover
Pinupsforpitbulls.com for which I have fallen madly in love and will be ordering a calendar ASAP!
Those are just a handful I’ve bookmarked in the last week… What about you? Any good links or resources to share?