It almost seems that if I were looking I could make this a weekly column, but this one is too bizarre to pass up, and given that I’ve seen the latest piece from Merritt quoted in a couple of places already, I suppose I might as well nip this in the bud. In the latest issue of…… Continue reading More misinformation, deceit and attempts to mislead from Merritt Clifton
The Journal of the American Veterinary Association has released the most comprehensive study to date regarding fatal dog bites and the common factors that link them. The authors of the study found that there were some significant errors reported by the media in certain stories, so rather than relying on a potentially biased media source,…… Continue reading FATAL DOGSBITE SHARE COMMON FACTORS
Dog attacks can be a real and serious problem in communities across the country, but addressing dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs can be a confusing and touchy issue. Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain dog breeds in an effort to decrease dog attacks on humans and other animals. However,…… Continue reading Breed-Specific Legislation
Volunteers Needed!! Have you found yourself thinking about the dangers that BSLs can have on you, your family, and community? Do you want to help, but not exactly sure what you can do? If so, The Anti Breedism Alliance (ABA) is looking for you! The ABA is currently looking for people who are…… Continue reading
Our Mission: The mission of The Anti Breedism Alliance (ABA) is to promote awareness of the dangers that can be associated with “Breedism” often referred to as Breed Specific Legislations (BSL). Our Vision: Our vision of the ABA is to promote healthy breed neutral legislation. Our Values: Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism…… Continue reading Mission Statement
The psychology of breed stereotypes, fear, and prejudice Stereotypes abound about how individuals of different breeds of dog always or almost always behave. This sort of breedism very frequently reaches its apogee with pit bulls. My own encounters with pit bulls have uniformly been friendly. Once, on a trip to Cincinnati, I met a pit bull…… Continue reading Pit Bulls: The Psychology of Breedism, Fear, and Prejudice Bronwen Dickey’s new book “Pit Bull” analyzes how a breed became demonized…..
By Amelia Johnson Breedism is a word coined by dog owners to define breed discrimination. Some people feel that breedism is to dogs what racism is to people. Victoria Stilwell on her “Positively” blog brought up the case of Lennox, a dog that was confiscated by the authorities in Belfast, Ireland simply because he…… Continue reading ***Breedism is to Dogs What Racism is to People By Amelia Johnson
Even though most veterinarians would never think of discriminating against a person because of race or nationality, a surprising number don’t hesitate to openly practice breedism or one of its variations. In addition to those who dislike rottweilers, Dobermans, pit bulls, Siamese or Persian cats, quarter horses, or Holstein cows, we find those whose prejudice…… Continue reading Do You Practice Breedism?
Even though most veterinarians would never think of discriminating against a person because of race or nationality, a surprising number don’t hesitate to openly practice breedism or one of its variations.