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Published on Oct 22, 2010
Pit bulls are amazing animals with sh*ty public relations. Bred for passionate human loyalty, these dogs were once considered the ideal family dog. American settlers event left them to watch over their children while they went out to tame the West. But as Jim Gorant points out in The Lost Dogs, pit bulls have lost public favor and are incorrectly thought as menacing beasts. The Lost Dogs is the story of what happened to Michael Vick's pit bulls after the raid. While the country wondered what would happen to the a$$hole who housed a dog-fighting rind replete with torture sheds and rape stands (chiefly when he would return to the NFL). Gorant focused on the victims, the dogs. In a compelling work of journalism, he followed their ongoing journey into society.