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Sarah Pope Mrs. Jackie Burr, instructor English 1010 December 11, 2013 Annotated Bibliography Cohen, JudyRichardson, John. "Pit Bull Panic." Journal Of Popular Culture 36.2 (2002): 285-317. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. The authors, Cohen and Richardson with the Journal of Popular culture use results from multiple surveys taken by regular citizens to determine if the nation views the American Pit Bull Terrier to be a ‘dangerous’ breed. The results have then been expanded upon, claiming that in all reality the breed isn’t as dangerous as it is supposed to be, but, in fact is portrayed by the media to be a trained killer. Several participants in the surveys admit that they do not have a complete knowledge about the breed and state that they are unsure of many answers. This conclusion was come to after multiple studies and surveys. This journal will provide scholarly evidence to support my claim that the American Pit Bull Terrier is not only given a bad reputation, but is also looked on with a biased view, causing the breed as well as the owners of this breed to suffer. Förderer, SabineUnkelbach, Christian. "Hating The Cute Kitten Or Loving The Aggressive Pit-Bull: EC Effects Depend On CS–US Relations." Cognition & Emotion 26.3 (2012): 534-540. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

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The authors, Förderer and Unkelbach evaluate the relations between neutral people and kittens VS neutral people who appear with a Pit Bull. They document an experiment in which members of a university were shown images of animals, which the participants would then rate the animal on a 1-100 scale based on the feelings the look of the animal gave them. This is mainly focused on the effects and stimuli in the human brain. This documentations is rather irrelevant to my research and was misleading, causing myself to believe the main topic was based on the surprising fact that a Pit Bull was more loved than a kitten. I doubt that I will be using this in my paper. Monte, Gabriel. "Nearly one-third of Lubbock dog bite reports in 2012 blamed on pit bulls, trend continues to '13." Lubbock Avalanche Journal (TX) 16 Nov. 2013: Newspaper Source. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Author Monte reports that the Pit Bull Terrier is the most popular breed in the nation, not to mention the most populated. Monte states that 84 of the 271 dog bite reports in the year 2013 were blamed on Pit Bulls; however there are more Pits than any other dog. Few people are asked for a short thought on the breed. This report strongly supports my claim and not only allows my topic educated feedback, but also states strong facts as to why the breed is bullied. Mills, Bart. "Officials: Pit bulls still regulated in Lima, even after new state law." Lima News, The (OH) 17 May 2012: Newspaper Source. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

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Reporter Mills writes of Lima, and how the dog breed of the American Pit Bull Terrier has been taken off of the city’s list of viscous dogs, yet the breed is still restricted within the city. The article goes on to discuss the other city changes. This piece shows the reality of the Specific Breed Legislations and supports my claim. It shows one of the many major cities participating in these laws and the changes being made to the laws. Greenwood, Arin. "Nuisance Or Necessity? ADA Suit May Overturn Pit-Bull Bans." ABA Journal 97.9 (2011): 18. Legal Collection. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Author, Greenwood writes about the effects that restrictive breed laws have on the owners of the Pit Bull breed, further debating of the importance of the laws. This periodical article explains a story about one specific dog owner and describes the events that occurred between the dog and the city officials. This provides my paper with a social approach, allowing me to back up my claim with true stories, accounts, and legal participation. Anderson, Kristopher. "Pit bull owners see a breed in need." Lodi News-Sentinel (CA) 14 May 2013: Newspaper Source. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Reporter, Kristopher writes about her own personal experience with the American Pit Bull, sharing her story how her views on Pit Bulls changed from a negative view into a positive view, explaining the behaviors of the breed. She goes into explaining that Pit Bulls are not more instinctively aggressive than other breed, and the breed is the same as every other breed. She claims that the breed has characteristics that make it perfect to train as an aggressive dog, seeming as it will not turn on the owner.

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This document provides my claim with a more realistic, less-biased view on the breed, showing support in the positive effect that the breed can have in young families as well as a community. Voith, Victoria L., et al. "Comparison Of Adoption Agency Breed Identification And DNA Breed Identification Of Dogs." Journal Of Applied Animal Welfare Science 12.3 (2009): 253-262. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. Journalist, Voith accurately describes the process needed to officially identify a dog as part of a breed. Voith explains that many dogs are misidentified because of similar qualities that many breeds share. This reports that several of the claims made against Pit Bulls are incorrect and add the the poor reputation the breed is given. This entry gives my paper valuable information pertaining to the identification properties of the breed. My claim is strongly supported and I believe my paper will become much more accurate with the addition of this piece. Twining, Hillary, Arnold Arluke, and Gary Patronek. "Managing The Stigma Of Outlaw Breeds: A Case Study Of Pit Bull Owners." Society & Animals 8.1 (2000): 25-52. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. The several authors of this paper explore the minds of 28 dog owners. The experiences of the owners are shared and the stories are noted, expanding into a report that shows the views and effects of those who have a dog that is frowned upon in this country. Owners contribute greatly to this research. This paper allows me to retrieve the true insider’s tale, and exposes the paper to multiple accounts of factual documentation.

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