Revised: Oct 8, 2012; 16:59 GMT
SRUV would like to note an unusual blog from South Africa, The Beast Without. The blogger is animal behaviorist Mike Wood, DipCABT CABP.
Mr Wood is not a conventional blogger. His posts are rare, long, erudite, and gentlemanly. Reading Mr Wood can be a frustrating exercise for those of us who are certain of our opinions on the subject of fighting breeds; while he freely offers opinions, he rarely takes sides.
A recent post, Pit Bulls: Part 1, serves as an excellent introduction, both to Mr Wood and to his blog. In it the author carefully sets out the issues without being didactic or confrontational. Mr Wood is from South Africa, a country with a humane tradition inherited from Britain and with a profoundly different cultural demographic. Yet there is much to learn from his careful meditations.
Perhaps Mr Wood would consider rehoming to the US? The debate over pit bulls would surely benefit from this voice of reason.
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