Human-animal studies academics dogged by German hoaxers

Editors of Dresden-based journal apologise after being fooled by fake PhD student’s paper on role of alsatians in totalitarianism

The findings unearthed in Christiane Schulte’s journal article were a revelation. The first fatality at the Berlin Wall, it showed, had not been human but a police dog called Rex. And a new law forcing East German border guards to keep their canine enforcers on a lead helped prevent a third world war.

Most shockingly, the 26-year-old PhD student revealed that the alsatians that patrolled the Berlin Wall were direct descendants of those deployed by the Nazis in Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen concentration camps, thus maintaining a “tradition of violence”.

In Schulte’s own words, the academic paper she published in a peer-reviewed German journal in December “revealed the prime importance of human-animal studies for contemporary research into totalitarianism”.

  • canminuteman

    Effing idiots. For the record, “alsation” is English english for German sheppard. German Sheppards are quite common in England and sometime around WW1 or 11, they stated calling them Alsations instead, just like the royal family changed their name from Sax Coburg Gotha to Windsor.

  • Spatchcocked

    The dogs in question have all plead innocent.Claim they were simply following odours.