A Legislative History of Nonhuman Animal Fighting in the U.S. and Its Territories
Contributor(s):: Pacelle, Wayne, Pacelle, Richard L.
Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender
Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg
Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...
Relationship Between Scarring and Dog Aggression in Pit Bull-Type Dogs Involved in Organized Dogfighting
Contributor(s):: Katherine A. Miller, Rachel Touroo, C. Victor Spain, Kelly Jones, Pamela Reid, Randall Lockwood
When pit bull-type dogs are seized in an investigation of organized dogfighting, heavily scarred dogs are often assumed to be highly dog aggressive due to a history of fighting. These dogs may be deemed dangerous and euthanized based on scarring alone. We analyzed our existing data on dogs seized...
Construction of children's canine care and welfare knowledge scale: Understanding the link between children's perceptions of dogfighting and their level of canine care and welfare knowledge to inform humane education interventions
Contributor(s):: Iliopoulou, Maria A.
A Slide in Mediated Perceptions: Pit Bulls and Collateral Fallout in the Vick Trial
Contributor(s):: Bouchillon, Brandon Chase
Note to Athletes, NFL, and NBA: Dog Fighting is a Crime, Not a Sport
Contributor(s):: Phyllis G. Coleman
Americans were finally forced to face the issue of animal abuse and professional athletes when investigators discovered 66 pit bulls, in addition to dog fighting equipment, at a home owned by "pro football's most electrifying quarterback." Although Michael Vick insisted he did not...
Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings
Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.
Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown
Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States
How can anyone derive satisfaction from watching two dogs tear each other apart? How can anyone sit for hours, not only watching but cheering every wound, every broken leg or mangled eye?We can only guess the answers to such questions. What we do know is that every weekend, hundreds of men,...
Bloodsport and the Michael Vick Dogfighting Case: A Critical Cultural Analysis
Contributor(s):: Wil Massey
After law enforcement officials in Virginia found evidence of a dogfighting operation, the owner, National Football League star Michael Vick, became one of the most vilified figures in America for supporting a bloodsport that inflicts debilitating bodily harm on dogs. This thesis examines that...
An Osteological Analysis of 18th Century Dog Burials at the Williamsburg Public Amoury
Contributor(s):: Katherine R. Wagner
Excavations at Anderson’s Armoury in Colonial Williamsburg revealed six dog burials dating to the last quarter of the 18th century. The position of the dogs near a large sawpit, containing the articulated remains of roosters, a duck, and a cat, suggest that these dogs may have been...
Approval versus disapproval of dogfighting and cockfighting among college students
Contributor(s):: Molina, Melody, Arikawa, Hiroko, Templer, Donald I.
The Dogs of War
Contributor(s):: Watson, Bruce
'Status dogs' and gangs
Contributor(s):: Harding, Simon
Legitimacy Concerns in Animal Advocacy Organizations during the Michael Vick Dogfighting Scandal
Contributor(s):: Badano, S. E., Burgermeister, S. J., Henne, S., Murphy, S. T., Cole, B. M.
Using the quasi-experimental setting of the Michael Vick dogfighting case, the researchers employed rich interview content to explore the question, "When a critical event occurs in the animal advocacy field, what motivates advocacy groups to respond?" The investigation reveals that what was...