DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT ANIMAL DEFENSE LEGAL FUND CHAPTER TO SPONSOR SCREENING OF BEYOND THE MYTH
November 10, 2010 - The Student Animal Legal Fund Chapter of the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) will sponsor a screening of the feature length documentary Beyond the Myth: A Film About Pit Bulls and Breed Discrimination. The screening will take place on Sunday, November 14, at 2 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium at the University of Tennessee.
Beyond the Myth is a film produced by Cover Y’all Productions aimed at exploring the contributing factors behind the public’s generalized fear of pit bulls and examining the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). Filmmaker and former producer for Home and Garden Television (HGTV) Libby Sherrill spent three years developing the theme of the documentary to reveal the perils of breed-specific legislation as carried out in three cities that ban pit bull-type dogs.
Among the stories told in Beyond the Myth is the tale of Desiree and her family pet Coco. Despite being nicknamed Cocolicious by Denver Animal Control kennel workers for his gentle and loving nature, Coco was killed simply because of the way he looked.
“There is no evidence that laws aimed towards specific breeds decrease the number of dangerous dogs in communities and yet innocent dogs continue to die because of these ordinances. Our efforts and laws should be directed toward irresponsible people,” Sherrill said.
The LMU-DSOL Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and raising the profile of the field of animal law. Additionally the student organization aims to educate the law school and surrounding communities about forms of institutionalized animal abuse and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.
Tickets for the screening are available online at www.beyondthemythmovie.com. Tickets are $10 or $7 for students with valid student IDs.
The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DSOL, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7775 or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/law.
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