The documentary is called “Beyond the Myth”. It’s a movie shown nationally about breed discrimination in America. The Lincoln Grand Cinema downtown held the event for the organization called “Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue”.
Brad Quinby is a volunteer for the group who came up with the idea and put together the event.
“I’ve got three rescue pit bulls myself and I really wanted to bring awareness to the community about what the breed’s about and I know there’s a lot of myths and stereotypes that are out there about the breed,” Quinby said.
Around 300 people showed up for the silent auction and film. Many were pit bull supporters and owners. Others were people who were curious or skeptical and wanted to learn more about the breed.
“My daughter brought her pit bull over and completely changed my world and I realized they were not the bad dogs that everybody says that they were,” Dorothy Doeschot said. “I had the same vision of the nasty, fighting dog and now I have two pit bulls that are around my 4–year–old granddaughter all the time.”
“You don’t ban the dog, you ban the people for the behavior that they do with the dog,” added Tammy Westbrook.
Elizabeth Neyer and her pit bull, Lily, have become the mascots for pit bull supporters in Lincoln. They both made an appearance Sunday night and even Lily watched the movie along side her owner who rescued her and gave her a home.
The money raised from the auction and tickets for the movie will go to NNKCR to help all the dogs they take care of in foster homes.
(Courtesy of ABC News)
New Kennel Tattoo – Southern Legend Blues Kennels (SLBK)
Israel Ozuna, Jr. founded Southern Legend Blues Kennels with his wife in 2010 in Immokalee, FL. His dedication is evident in his tattoo. His Tattoo Artist: Juan Vidaurri from Bloodline Ink also in Immokalee, FL. Southern Legend Blues Kennels and the Ozuna’s goal is to produce great dogs with correct features, good temperament, with the structure of a bully. A dog you can take from your living room to the show ring. Thank you, Israel, for sharing your Tatt with the BGM Fam!! Anyone have a tatt they’d like to share, hit me up @ BGM_Hannah.
It’s Confirmed, Michael Vick Has a New Dog
Michael Vick has a new dog. To truly become a model of the type of behavior Vick wishes to teach his children—that animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect—Vick should take the opportunity to “break the cycle” and “be an instrument of positive change”.
We can only hope that he will set the right example for his children by teaching them to foster humane habits and a lifelong bond with their family pet.
What’s your opinion?
Kelly Ripa Misrepresents Pitbulls
October 10, 2012: Live with Kelly and Michael, Kelly Ripa was interviewing Christopher Walken about his new movie, “Seven Psychopaths”. During the interview Ripa made a comment that has made many animal advocates and breed advocates upset enough to call for a boycott on the show as well as its sponsors. Here is Ripa’s comment: “But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, pitbull kind of dog, right?”
The movie starring Walken is based on a gangsters dog being stolen however the dog is a Shih Tzu. Many celebrities have stepped up in defense of the breed including The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco who read about the statement on twitter then tweeted “Heartbroken and dissapointed”.
This just goes to show we have a lot more educating to do. I myself am also very dissapointed in the fact that main stream figures continue to speak on issues they themselves know nothing about. I think Kelly Ripa owes Pit Bull lovers a public apology.
There is an event page on facebook asking Kelly Ripa to have Libby Sherrill of Beyond the Myth on LIVE!
(Courtesy of AmericanBully News)
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