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Record and upload a short video to YouTube that tells the story of you and your canine family. We believe that the news media has done a poor job of representing you and your family pets who happen to be “pit bulls” or other types of dogs that my receive poor representation in the media.
This screening of Beyond the Myth is being hosted by Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue, a no-kill rescue organization that focuses on pit bull type dogs, and assists Lubbock city shelter by promoting rescue and adoption of pit bulls. Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue provides education to the community on importance of spay & neuter, human training, and misperceptions about pit bull type dogs. http://www.savinggracepitbullrescue.org/ This screening is being offered in conjunction with our 1st Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day event on October 27th, in which we are offering the following services along with other fun activities: Free spay/neuter vouchers Free microchips Free vaccinations Ask a dog trainer booth Ask a veterinarian booth Question and Answer booth focusing strictly on Pit Bull Education, overpopulation, etc. Pit Bull adoptions which will include other adoption agencies in our area Local vendors Face Painting for kids Beyond the Myth: The Truth About Pit Bulls Beyond the Myth is about dog breeds commonly referred to as”pit bulls” and those who love these breeds. Viewers are taken on a journey to four U.S. cities where Breed Specific Legislation focusing on “pit bulls” has profoundly impacted people and animals: Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. The documentary intelligently explores the contributing factors behind the public’s generalized fear of “pit bulls”, and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of breed discriminatory laws, commonly referred to as breed bans. It investigates the myths associated with these breeds, challenges the idea that they are inherently vicious, presents eye-opening research regarding the media’s role in influencing people’s opinion on dog attacks.
Whether you are a pit bull advocate, a supporter of BSL, or someone who opposes breed specific legislation, you will get something meaningful out of watching Beyond the Myth at the Landmark Oriental Theater. Even if the film doesn’t influence your position on the subject of pit bulls or BSL, you’ll leave the theater knowing more about these topics and the irrepressible love that exists between us humans and our canine family members than you did when you went in.
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