Annotated Bibliography On The American Pit Bull Terrier

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Annotated Bibliography
Working Thesis: Breed specific laws should not be considered in Maryland against pit bulls.
“American Pit Bull Terrier.” 5 Nov. 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. This article gives detail on the the American Pit Bull Terrier such as the history, temperament, physical characteristics and personality. The article is broken down into sections such as to help you better understand the breed. It also highlights on awards and AKC certifications. The article is relevant because it gives me background information on the breed, without considering any opinion whatsoever. It simply includes who and what pit bulls are. The article is current because the website is updated daily. The article is credible because the website
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“Then They Came for the Dogs.” Crime, Law and Social Changes 55.5 (2011): 391-403. Proquest. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. This article presents information on the United Kingdom’s canine genocide attempt on breed legislation laws under the Dangerous Dog Act. It focuses on why many British people believe that pit bulls are unsafe and should be made illegal or killed. Although, it also shows how there is no evidence to support the criminalization and destruction of the breed. This article is relevant because it shows why Britain believes that pit bulls are dangerous, but also explores that there is no evidence to back this theory up. It also talks about how many pit bulls, regardless of their history or age were taken from their homes, just because of their breed. The article is current which was published in April of 2011. The article is credible, because it is a scholarly journal with a work cited page. Quality of the article was excellent by being up-to-date and having subtitles to focus on certain areas of the articles, which later helped me to find information quickly.
Huemer, Ariana. "Scapegoats and Underdogs: The Pit Bull Dilemma." The Animals’ Agenda 20.4 (2006): 30-33. Proquest. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. This article is a bias, opinionated article that I would not use for credible information. The article explains how pit bulls are treated like scapegoats, meaning that they are blamed for a human’s behavior. It provides information from certain activist groups for the breed