Ebook: The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression

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Karen Delise
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The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression by Karen Delise
First it was "bloodhounds." At other times, it may have been German Shepherd dogs or Dobermans that provoked urban myth and popular dread. Delise's groundbreaking history of our response to perceived canine aggression exposes how we can be persuaded to abandon common sense and allow our perceptions of dogs to be dictated by those who traffic in myths and pseudoscience. In doing so, she asks the critical question: Do we accept breed-ban placebos and risk losing our most rewarding and profound interspecies relationship, or do we step forward and take responsibility for our dogs?
Published by the National Canine Research Council

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  • 5

    Posted by Patrick on 17th Jun 2022

    The author is more than a dog lover. The author is interested in truth. Spreading truth, And the author also realized/realizes the various amounts of misinformation being spread, why, and where and the dangers of said misinformation spreading. The book take a great and insightful look how misinformation actual scared the public when it came to dog bites and breeds and tries to correct misinformation. Personally being a similar advocate as the author I've seen may people give certain breeds or dogs period a bad reputation and punish these breeds because they were ignorant of the truth. I've also seen humans discriminated against and rights violated because of the same above mentioned ignorance. Well written and well put together. This is an excellent reading for dog lovers, trainers, expert etc. Or a good read for someone willing to educate themselves.

  • 5
    this book is so good

    Posted by Lachlan on 27th Oct 2021

    i learnt so much from this book. i feel dogs should e loved more