M.W. Fox's editorial, "The 'Show Dog' Syndrome" (IJSAP 3(1):3, 1982) cannot help but be extremely upsetting to any person who wants to see the particularly sadistic and useless experiments involving sentient beings recognized as such. I am referring to Fox's reference to Overmeier's "learned helplessness" experiments involving intense unavoidable electrical shock administered to dogs. Through reference to these kinds of experiments, Fox lends credibility to them; it would seem there is no other way to understand the "show dog" syndrome from a scientific perspective. Fox therefore
validates Overmeier's research and others who engage in similar research.
"Letter to Editor: Journal Editorial Vindicates Vivisectionists,"
International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems: Vol. 3:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/ijsap/vol3/iss3/1