Stand up for Pits!
Los Angeles, 05 November 2017 – Stand up for Pits events are – just like the breeds for which they stand – special experiences. Jackie, the French Reporter, was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s event at the Avalon theatre, hosted by Kaley Cuoco, in support of the Stand up for Pits Foundation.
Rebecca Corry created the Foundation because, as she told us: “The abuse and discrimination of pit bull type dogs is a horrible epidemic that’s happening not only here but all around the world. The media has only shared parts of the stories for over three decades; many people don’t understand what these type of dogs go through. It’s about being a responsible, caring and loving person and taking care of them the way they deserve and things bad wouldn’t happen.”
Kirsten Davis endorsed the cause, saying; “I love Rebecca Corry, I love what she does, I love her dogs.”
“In the early thirties they were known as the ‘nanny dogs,’ they used to take care, and their job was to take care children,” Chris Williams told us of the breeds’ history, very likely surprising many who hold the view that pit bulls or pit bull-type dogs are ‘only’ vicious killers that cannot be trusted. Sad to say that the change in perception was caused solely by irresponsible people who found the power of the dog to be something they could exploit for vile bloodsport entertainment.
Kaley Cuoco told us: “I’ve hosted this event for seven years and I’m a pit bull lover, a big animal lover and I always come out for the animals, they’re number one to me. That’s why I’m here and continue to support this event.”
Josh Wolf shared his memories of his beloved pit bull: “I had a pit who was scared of squirrels. So if there was a squirrel under a car in the driveway, he wouldn’t walk past the car until I moved the squirrel. I had a cat chase him into the house! They’re great dogs!” Though apparently not quite as aggressive as we thought…
Visit www.standupforpits.us to learn more about the plight of pit bulls or pit bull type dogs and discrimination they face. You can also find ways to help support this cause, or just enjoy the utterly adorable pictures. But we’re hoping you’ll do all three!
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Written by: Miquette Caalsen