Tucson Pit Bulls: BSL Movie Debut – Oct. 15by Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 03, 2011, under Animal Events, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Pit n’ Proud, a pit bull education and advocacy organization, is hosting a one-night only Tucson screening of the documentary film Beyond the Myth on Saturday, Oct.15 at 7:00 p.m. at The Screening Room in Tucson, AZ.
The film—which has been screening across the U.S. to rave reviews and high praise—aims to educate the public about the discrimination unfairly placed on pit bull-type dogs, as well as underscore the ineffectiveness and harmful impact of breed specific laws.
Beyond the Myth explores the contributing factors behind the public’s generalized fear of pit bull-type dogs and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of breed-discriminatory laws and asks the question, “Exactly what is a pit bull?”
Municipalities all over the nation have enacted laws that target and discriminate against dogs deemed to have pit bull-like characteristics, despite the fact that there is no one breed of dog known as the “pit bull”, or evidence showing that targeting dogs with certain physical characteristics reduces dog bites.
Filmmaker and former producer for Home and Garden Television, Libby Sherrill, has poured energy into a film she hopes will bring about awareness to both the cruelty and ineffectiveness of Breed Specific Legislation, as well as debunk the myth that pit bulls are inherently more dangerous than other dogs.
“I along with every major animal organization in this country who know something about dog behavior believe every dog, like every person, should be treated as an individual and given a legitimate chance for a great life with a responsible human”, says Sherrill.
The Tucson debut of Beyond the Myth is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at 7:00p.m. at The Screening Room, 127 E Congress. After the film, there will be an opportunity to meet and discuss the film with film maker, Libby Sherrill, and Rachel Molyneux, Founder of Pit n’ Proud. There will be informational handouts and shirts and merchandise available for donations.
General admission – $10
Advanced ticket sales are sold exclusively here.
Breed specific legislation (BSL) exists in Denver, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Miami.