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- Published 09/14/2010
"An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it" - James Michener
Breed Specific Legislation- a law, policy or ordinance that applies to a specific dog breed or breeds, but does not affect any others.The main goal of BSL is to completely eliminate the breed which is restricted by various means.
Genocide- the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. - dictionary.com
Holocaust- any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life. - dictionary.com
Since mass communication and the media commenced, a number of dog breeds have suffered great popularity.An influential happening that causes the masses to seek a specific breed of dog.This could range from a motion picture (101 Dalmatians), a commercial (BudLight's Bull Terrier, Spuds McKenzie), a television show ("Eddie" Moose from "Frasier" or even an unfortunate event (DianeWhipple being killed by two dogs of the Perrode Presa Canario breed)...
I remember December 29th, 2008 my husband brought home a copy of Sports Illustrated for me with a picture of Jasmine the Pit Bull on the cover. He knows how excited I get over positive Pit Bull press, and this was positive Pit Bull press at its finest, thanks to Jim Gorant. Being a newlywed we were constantly having company and I placed this article on the buffet in my dining room for everyone to see. It still sits there nearly two years later and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Needless to say, I was very excited to receive a copy of “The Lost Dogs” by Jim Gorant in the mail. A few days after receiving it my husband and I were going on vacation, so I promised myself that I would save it for the flight. Of course that was before I took a peak at the first few pages...