Welcome to Daxton’s Friends! 4

Welcome to the Daxton’s Friends website! Our goal is to serve as a resource for healthy canine pet ownership, and advocate for public safety and animal welfare. Through education, promotional vehicles, and providing resources, we aspire to function as an authority on these topics and serve our communities. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to provide honest and unbiased information.

Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education & Awareness was formed in honor of Daxton Borchardt, who passed away on March 6, 2013 due to severe injuries sustained in a dog attack. Daxton’s Friends would like to educate the public about the importance of understanding dog breeds and how, with proper education and pet care, the number of dog-related incidents can be reduced.

Striving to serve as a resource for the canine community, Daxton’s Friends attempts to provide the most current and updated information available. Relying heavily on media coverage and established canine-related organizations, we pledge to do our best to provide factual information and research. In addition we will also leverage information from real life events, striving to be responsible philanthropists.

If Daxton’s Friends is provided substantial evidence that we have shared incorrect information, we will correct or retract statements. We welcome feedback and invite you to share your thoughts about our organization. Please e-mail  us at [email protected].

If you would like to support Daxton’s Friends, please click on the donate button on our home page. All contributions will support our efforts to advocate for public safety and animal welfare. As a volunteer organization, we appreciate your support!

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Daxton’s Friends!

  • Laura

    It’s interesting that based on your experience, you are going to paint an entire breed as bad. If you notice on the following link, they found no specific breed that was more likely to attack. It was more importantly the events surrounding the attack that were important. 82% of dog attacks were because the dog wasn’t familiar with the person. 87% of the attacks happened..most likely because no one was present to stop it. I find your highlighting only the pit bull attacks in your year summaries and misinformation about pit bulls to be extremely offensive!

    • Daxtons Friends Post author

      The National Canine Research Council is a business lobbying group funded by another pit bull business lobbying group. Karen Delise prepares lobbying propaganda for an industry. These are common in the business and commercial industries. Business lobbies produce “information” that relates to profit interests, and that creates a bias that can be exploited with falsehoods and deceit issued in propaganda, which is why people need to know that they are dealing with information from a business lobbyist so they can understand influences that can alter the facts or information. It’s called disclosure. Failing to disclose is deceitful.

      Read more: https://daxtonsfather.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/the-pit-bull-lobby-jane-berkey-animal-farm-foundation-karen-delise-the-national-canine-research-council-indeterminate-breeds/

      • Daxtons Friends Post author

        National Canine “Research” Council

        National Canine Research Council (NCRC) is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Animal Farm Foundation with the purpose of protecting the interests of pit bull dogs from repercussions following headline making fatal attacks and life changing maulings. Berkey quietly purchased the LLC in 2007. Her ownership remained hidden from public view until 2010, when under a “proxy name” she purchased the COM domain name for “DogsBite” in an Internet auction sale for $11,000. In order for the authentic victims’ advocacy organization, DogsBite.org, to file a domain name dispute, they first had to uncover who this proxy was. After several weeks of research, they did. The domain name dispute forced Berkey to come clean; otherwise her ownership might still be in the shadows. NCRC is headed by Karen Delise, a professional pit bull advocate, and is located at AFF’s New York facilities. The two organizations share board of director members, and also share a board of director member with Best Friends Animal Society.

        Ms. Delise explains her “research” techniques with this quote, “Based upon my research, I specifically rejected a statistical/epidemiological approach. I have always concurred with the American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions which stated, ‘Dog bite statistics are not statistics, and do not give an accurate representation of dogs that bite.’”

        Translation: She does not use the same, standard, time tested, procedures for research that are accepted and used by researchers in all fields, all over the world. The sentence, “Dog bite statistics are not statistics, and do not give an accurate representation of dogs that bite” is beyond the comprehension of thinking adults. She creates material that does not meet any scientific standards and is not reproducible — pseudo-scientific papers that can be presented to press and legislators as if they were real science. All the names found on pro pit bull “research” can be also found on the National Canine Research Council’s advisory and consultant’s web pages. There are no accidents here.

        The NCRC is a clone of the Tobacco Institute. NCRC’s “research” comes from the same small group of usual suspects, as did Tobacco Institute research. There are a few veterinarians involved with this material; the Tobacco Institute also had doctors on staff who lent their names and titles to the “research” proving no link between smoking and cancer. NCRC plays an equally irresponsible and dangerous game.

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