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The Scar Dance

The Scar Dance
The Scar Dance is a novel by William Mansfield. On a summer day in 2013, while doing a favor for her neighbors, Anne was savagely mauled by their two huge bullmastiffs and a labrador. Mansfield takes readers through the events that ensued, including the stay at the trauma center, living next door to the owners the vicious dogs, three separate court proceedings and the journey of a couple trying to rebuild their lives | Read our book review

A Critical and Objective Analysis of the Facts & Myths Concerning Pit Bulls

Misunderstood Nanny Dogs?
Attorney J. Thomas Beasley dives into America's pit bull mauling epidemic in a compelling book, now in its 2nd edition, and discusses the primary myths trumpeted by pit bull owners, the true history of the pit bull breed, ways to curb this mauling epidemic and the dangers of adopting pit bulls from shelters. Beasley presents an abundance of evidence and reasoning and asks readers to draw their own conclusions. | Read our book review

Attention Chien Dangereux: L’histoire tragique de Christiane Vadnais

Attention Chien Dangereux
L'histoire tragique de Christiane Vadnais was released in March 2019. Currently it is only in French. Lise Vadnais' book is a tell-all account of her sister's violent death by a pit bull in Montreal and how efforts to protect the public from dangerous dog attacks were influenced by intimidation and disinformation. The book is an indictment of politicians, organizations and authorities who have been scared into submission. | Read English review

Dangerous by Default

Dangerous By Default: Extreme Breeds
On April 28, 2007, Anthony Solesky's son and two other boys were attacked by a loose pit bull. Anthony's son suffered life-altering injuries in the incident (watch the powerful 911 call here). "Dangerous by Default" is a first hand account by Anthony about the attack and its aftermath. In a raw, powerful voice, Anthony leads readers through his son's painful ordeal, the court case, and the community upheaval and healing that followed.

100 silliest things people say about dogs

The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs
In this ground-breaking book, Alexandra Semyonova explodes the 100 most common myths about dogs, their nature, their behavior and how to treat them. The myths are grouped into myths about origin and nature, myths about puppies, myths about aggression and more. "The first, most basic dog rule is 'no real aggression.' Humans need to learn this," Semyonova states on her website, where you can read excerpts.

Author Barbara Kay

Acknowledgements: A Cultural Memoir and Other Essays
This book is a collection of previously unpublished writings by longtime National Post columnist Barbara Kay. This wide-ranging selection includes original essays. Among them is an essay on the politics of pit bulls, which provides a window into the bizarre subculture of the pit bull advocacy movement. Kay has been writing about the pit bull issue for over a decade. A quick Google Search will lead you to her most recent articles.

My Dog Doesn't Bite: The Parents' Guide to Dangerous Dogs

My Dog Doesn't Bite: The Parents' Guide to Dangerous Dogs
Dr. Mark Mathusa has practiced veterinary medicine for over twenty years and has witnessed the horrors associated with serious canine attacks. The majority of victims are children -- left maimed, disfigured and even killed. Dr. Mathusa has assembled statistics, case studies, and personal experience in one document in an effort to educate parents and the public about dangerous dogs, and to reduce the number of canine attacks.

Red Zone, Aphrodite Jones San Francisco Dog Mauling

Red Zone (The San Francisco Dog Mauling)
Red Zone is a riveting page-turner by Aphrodite Jones, who investigates the most prominent fatal dog mauling trial of the 21st Century -- the horrific death of Diane Whipple in 2001. Jones examines the case history, the two vicious presa canarios that inflicted the lethal attack and their owners, lawyers Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, who had been keeping the dogs for a leader of the notorious prison gang the Aryan Brotherhood.

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