Sponsor a free showing of "Beyond the Myth" at a local theater.
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Sponsor a free showing of "Beyond the Myth" at a local theater.

    1. Nancy Wood
    2. Petition by

      Nancy Wood

      Macedon, NY

WHEC news in Rochester, NY demonstrated some very poor judgement this week in airing an irresponsible news story propagating the myth that "Pit bull" type dogs are inherently dangerous animals. This news story will serve only to discourage potential adopters who would be responsible pet owners from bringing a pit bull mix into their home, and cause the unnecessary destruction of animals in shelters who just need a family to love them. It also increases the hysteria which leads to unnecessary violence on the part of law enforcement and the community when fear takes over for common sense.

 

Original Article: http://www.whec.com/iteam/stories/S2817068.shtml?cat=566

Beyond the Myth: http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com/

 

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    • Stefanie James BOARDMAN, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      as usual the news feeding a frenzy that is wrong stopping non owners from understanding the true nature of the breed...yes poor judgement on their part!!! make it right.....

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    • tara lopez BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Holy crap! I am sick to my stomach with all the wrong information on pits! I have two that I have rescued and neither are "dangerous" or "bad" or "destructive". They would NEVER hurt anyone and anyone airing a show providing incorrect information should be shut down until they educate themselves with the TRUTH!

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    • suju bala BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      totally agree with you

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    • Meghan Baker TIOGA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This article is completely biased, and not very factual. First, a "pit bull" refers to any dog which is used to fit in a pit...the correct name for the breed which they are trying to indicate is an American Staffordshire Terrier. Secondly, police records are not always accurate. They will mark anything that looks close to or looks like it could be a mix as a "pit bull," whereas other breeds in the same situation would be classed as mutts. For example, a few years ago, my stepsister's mother's dog attacked a girl in Reading, Pa. Because it marked the threshold for "pit bull" attacks in Reading that year, It not only was on the local news, but was also on CNN. Everywhere which the story was reported, the two dogs involved (one was trying to stop the dog from attacking the girl), were both reported as pit bulls. They were both actually American Bulldogs, and when calls were made to correct this mistake, the agencies who actually acknowledged it said that only the one who didn't attack the girl was an American Bulldog, while retaining the stance that the other one was a pit bull despite the fact the they were from the same liter. Breed Bias is everywhere and makes finding resources a sketchy field.

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    • Kate Kenner JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Pit bulls are discriminated against and stereotyped. If they were people it would be called racism. Instead of spreading propaganda learn and meet these lovely dogs. Show the film and stop spreading lies about dogs who do not deserve it. We, the people, are much more dangerous than pit bulls-just look at/see/read the news and you will see who does the killing, raping, and war mongering.

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