This selection is listed chronologically, and does not reflect the number of page views. The list is subject to change.
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1/ The War Room
Jan 3, 2012
Pit bull advocacy learns about the ever-shrinking news cycle from D.A.Pennebaker's landmark 1993 film.
2/ Lake Mary
January 20, 2012
Please write to us immediately if you can explain this for us.
3/ Gameness: VIII
February 21, 2012
In 2011 and 2012 SRUV published a series of posts illustrating the target fixation of pit bulls. These dogs can endure awful punishment while engaged, including repeated blows with hammers, iron pipes, logs, baseball bats, and shovels. Any weapon a good Samaritan brings to bear does not deter them, including even a 9mm Ruger.
4/ Where is Johann?
April 30th, 2012
One of our series of posts investigating the conflation of pit bulls and Golden Retrievers.
5/ The Hannover Formula
May 14th, 2012
Our letter to Peggy Weigle, the Executive Director of Animal Humane NM, following the deaths of two people in New Mexico.
6/ AVA Policy 6.15
June 1, 2012
The AVA policy accepts the claim that Breed Specific Legislation is ineffective, based on "experience in other countries." Why would Australia or any other country want to follow our lead on pit bulls?
7/ Delise's Dark Shadows
June 5th, 2012
Pit bull expert par excellence. This is one of our all-time most read posts.
8/ Pit Bulls Don't Exist
September 3, 2012
The wisdom of the ages . . .
9/ Responsible Advocacy
September 28, 2012
Our appeal to animal welfare executives to act responsibly.
10/ Political Recklessness
October 8, 2012
The dead-end street the AVMA and the humane societies are travelling on.
11/ Fighting Breeds
October 24, 2012
An early effort to prove that there's no such thing as a fighting breed, and the corollary that pit bulls are no more aggressive than Golden Retrievers.
12/ State of Denial
November 25, 2012
Folks, this is not intended as a pun or a cute metaphor; it is literal. An amazing number of Marylanders really do deny certain self-evident facts, such as whether or not pit bulls exist.
13/ Questions for Journalists When Interviewing Animal Welfare Professionals
November 20, 2012
. .. . in which we ask animal welfare professionals to go into a dark room, close the door behind them, and spend a few moments of quiet reflection. No one will know . . . .
14/ Zen and Pit Bulls
December 9, 2012
The Maryland legislature has spent nearly a year trying to wiggle around the Court's finding, and remains stymied . . .