Movie Helps Dispel Myths About Pit Bull Dogs

One night showing of "Beyond the Myth" at the Landmark Oriental Theater might change your opinion about pit bull dogs.

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Friends of MADACC  are hosting a viewing of the film, “Beyond the Myth,” at the Landmark Oriental Theater located at 2230 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Over the years, pit bull dogs have been banned or regulated in many Wisconsin communities, including Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee and St. Francis. These regulations may include fencing requirements, extra insurance, or walking or collar requirements. These regulations increase surrenders and deter adoptions and result in increased deaths of these dogs in our animal shelters.

While nobody argues that the owners of dangerous dogs should be held accountable for their actions; targeting pit bull dogs is the wrong way to go about it. Every dog deserves to be judged fairly and individually, not profiled by how they look. 

Breed discriminatory legislation is a misguided attempt to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries caused by dogs. Breed discriminatory legislation will not only exhaust the limited resources of the already underfunded animal control programs by flooding them with potentially "unadoptable" dogs; it could cost individual communities millions of dollars while providing questionable results fulfilling its purpose of preventing dog related injuries and fatalities.

If you are interested in learning more about Breed Discriminatory Legislation and it's costly effects on your community please make plans to attend this movie. Tickets are available in advance at this link: http://madaccfriends.org/

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4urinformation December 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I think it is a personal debate and that is a fact. Truth afer a 2 mth study for college the CDC does counteract their own information. It states that they have bitten more but yet then it states they are like normal dogs. This is true it is all in the way you raise them. Knowen fact. When studying I found that labs have killed 45 people. Surprised! Well just wait, a pomerian, small cute and just a nipper has killed a baby. They were actually bred for gaurd dogs. Every one wants to judge this breed but have no remorse for what the dog breed has been through. Yet we are not susposed to be racist. Pit bulls are used in fights yet no one really looks at pictures of these dogs fighting. Google pictures of dog fights. I know the first thing you will see is blood and teeth. Look beyond that. You will see a starved dog of weeks, with bones showing and possibly even a slab of meat laying on the ground. These dogs fighting are doing what animal instincts allow them to feel. Survival. If they don't win they don't eat. I ask what would you do. In movies it depicts people eating others to survive from plain crashes and other tragic world ending ideas. Yet no one goes off
4urinformation December 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
on that. All dogs are animals. Animals have survival instinct. FYI look at Pit bull fatalities in the US and then look up Pit Bull population. Over 4 million Pit bulls were in the US I believe in 2010. Total of 8 dog fatalities and not all were Pit Bull. What are the stats on that. They have been proven to be the most popular breed. Now look up Pit bull bans I believe in Denver. Over 3,000 Pit bulls were pulled from their homes and killed. Piles of them. For a story that was over rated. First it was a pack of Pit bulls then it went down to one. The story was shocking. When you research and care to speak please have more then one source and also if it is not the full story keep researching. I personally have changed many peoples views on Pit bulls. Also look at how many attacks involved violence with the dogs and how many other dogs have killed. Media does not air and promote other dog attacks like they do Pit bulls
4urinformation December 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM
The CDC has 2 different opinions and more research should be done past that. Media is bias. Labs have attacked and killed 45 people. I have never heard of a lab killing anybody have you. Or the pomeranian who killed a little baby like 6 weeks old. Tragdies you probably never even heard of. CDC says they bite more then they say they don't. The writer talks about her dog (not Pit bull) biting someone. Wow surprise surprise, I didn't see that on the news. Fear is error. But To error is human. Do your research and then lets talk. Plus they are highly decorated in the military. #1 dog used in combat. It's okay if they die for you though huh! Not very patriotic I see.
ignorance is your worst enemy March 03, 2013 at 11:50 PM
I have known / owned 3 pit bulls in my life and guess what they were sweet dogs, Loved them and never hurt any one. THe female was the actually the sweetest dog I have ever seen. Also educate yourself studies show that no pit bulls are not top. Did you know that dalmations are top of biting kids!! just saying
RoastPuppy June 08, 2013 at 05:12 PM
To ignorance: In every discussion such as this, there is always someone who owned a pit bull that was the "sweetest dog" that every walked the face of God's green earth. In fact, every pit bull owner murdered by their own pit bulls said the same thing you're saying before the world's "sweetest dog" killed them. Furthermore, you falsely claim Dalmations are "top for biting kids," but even if true, there is a heck of a lot of difference between a "bite" and an all-out attack. When a pit bull attacks, it attacks with the intent to kill its victim and it makes no difference whether that victim is another dog, someone's livestock, or an innocent child. Additionally, how do we know those "3 pit bulls" you claim to have owned were actually pit bulls and not just some Lab-mix you misidentified as a pit bull?


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