Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One Million Pibble March raises awareness of discrimination and abuse

Via PR Web -Millions of pit bull terriers – commonly referred to as Pibbles – now have a voice during the first ever One Million Pibble March organized by comedian Rebecca Corry. Founder of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, Corry will lead this historic event on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on May 3 from 12:30 – 2 pm.

With the goal of raising awareness, inspiring federal funding and creating new programs, the March will discuss ways to eradicate discrimination and abuse. Recently, President Obama spoke out about the ineffectiveness of the breed specific legislation (BSL) laws and ways to see it abolished. The reality is the dog fighting epidemic is worse than ever before, with the majority of abuse being committed by youth ages 13 to 21.

“My goal is to create safe and humane communities for humans and pets alike through raising awareness and identifying solutions,” said One Million Pibble March organizer Rebecca Corry. “I believe through laughter, positive images and education, we can make a difference. Quite frankly, this is a societal problem that affects us all as abuse that begins with pets can quickly extend to children. The targeting of pit bull terriers is unfortunately a direct reflection of a broken society, but one that can be fixed and starts with constructive, awareness-building events like our One Million Pibble March.”

This historic international event – inspired by Corry’s own pit bull terrier, Angel – is attracting attendees from all over the United States as well as Canada, England and Germany. With more than 5,000 registered attendees to date, Corry is spearheading a Pibble movement. She will also be performing during the Stand Up for Pits comedy tour at Gotham Comedy Club in New York on April 23 and the Arlington Drafthouse in Virginia on May 4 to continue efforts for this cause.

"For 20 years I believed entertaining people was what I was meant to do until Angel came into my life and showed me that standing up for pits through entertainment is my true calling,” continued Corry. “She has given my life a greater sense of purpose. Angel is the inspiration for this March, Stand Up For Pits and living proof that pit bull terriers are in fact, inherently good."

To attend the One Million Pibble March, learn more about how to create change, or donate to the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, visit standupforpits.us. The “Be Their Voice” video promoting the One Million Pibble March with Angel can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO6KgvaQHpo.

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