Saturday, January 19, 2013

2012 Top Ten

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 . . .