Animal People Editor Responds to Fact Cooker Article by Mark Robison

Fact-Checking Requires Checking FactsSeattle, WA - Last week we blogged about Fact Cooker Mark Robison of the Reno Gazette-Journal. One of the studies he criticized in the article was Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. and Canada, a breed-specific log compiled since 1982 by Animal People editor Merritt Clifton, often described as The Clifton Report. Clifton offers a thoughtful response to Robison's article, (What's so scary about pit bulls?, Reno Gazette-Journal, J… [Read full blog post]

Blogger Targets New Fact Cooker, Mark Robison of the Reno Gazette-Journal

Journalist Targeted Reno, NV - In February, we wrote about a Washington State resident working to gain support for breed-specific laws in his area (See: Activist Questions 'Journalistic Integrity' of Article by Sue Manning of the Associated Press). Our post scrutinized a "pet poll" designed by the Associated Press and Petside.com and an article written by Sue Manning. Today, the SRUV blog brings us a new Fact Cooker, blogger Mark Robison of the Reno Gazette-Journal.The C… [Read full blog post]

2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Type Dog Kills 11-Month Old Child During July 4th Gathering

Michael Naglee, 11-months old, was killed by a family dog while visiting his grandparents. New Information archivedUPDATE 07/06/11: Later this same day, another update was made to The Oregonian article. Just before the incident, the boy was being held by Louisa Farmer, Michael's maternal grandmother, while she sat on the couch. After Michael began squirming, she placed him on the floor. He then "ran across the room to Duncan," according to Michael Farmer. The dog respond… [Read full blog post]