Pit bulls have gone from being one of the most loved breeds of dogs in our country to being one of the most feared is the media partially to blame i’d say so. Then it was the doberman, symbol of the nazi menace today, it is the pit bull that is vilified for the depravity of his masters today, police chase down fleeing pit bulls in the street, firing dozens of wild shots in response to media-fed rumors of supernatural pit bull abilities.
Pit bulls vs the media abstract by tim beard, christine martin and brett william mauser for 20 years, the city of denver has banned all pit bulls from the city. Pit bulls vs the media abstract by tim beard, christine martin and brett william mauser for 20 years, the city of denver has banned all pit bulls from the city limits violators of the ordinance have their pet seized and destroyed at times, police have even entered a family’s home and pulled the family pet from the arms of children.
When it comes to pit bulls, there’s seldom much middle ground people usually either love them or hate them the people who hate them quote horror stories from the media about bites and fighting or they’ll talk about what happened to a friend of a friend, etc.
Pit bull fanciers blame the media (newspapers, magazines, television, etc) for sensationalizing the breed and publishing dogfighting pictures that made pit bulls look vicious and terrifying this attracted criminals and people who wanted pit bulls to look tough, as well as those still engaged in illegal dogfighting. In july, the denver post published a provocative article questioning the role of the media in the pit bulls’ “bad rap,” including the tendency to over-report attacks instigated by “pit-bull-type” dogs while under-reporting incidents involving other breeds shaolinkennelscom petey, the pit bull from little rascals.
There is also a famous racehorse in the late 1930s named pit bull, as well as a number of pit bull stars of early motion pictures frequently, pit bulls are associated with children, as in the our gang comedies, as well as with buster brown , both in short films and as the corporate mascot for a shoe company.
Attacks by non-pit bull dogs are rarely taken up by national or international media sources a study by the national canine research council reveals biased reporting by the media, its devastating consequences for dogs and the toll it takes on public safety.