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The “Impression- A -Bull Project,” was a chance for pit bull owners to shine a different light on a breed that has recently gained a negative reputation....
If a picture is worth a thousand words- than this gallery is an essay about pit bulls and their role as a family pet.
Billie Jean Phinnisee says, “I think it is absolutely beautiful and it portrays these animals in a way that we see them everyday and it is good for people to see them like that as well.”
The "Impression- A- Bull Project” was a chance for responsible pit bull owners to show off their dogs as family pets.
Jana Mandes of Nashville Pittie says, “It just turned out to be a perfect sampling of all the amazing pit bull owners that we have in Nashville they range anywhere from business owners to people in the corporate world to teachers nurses.”
As well as a chance to break down some misconceptions about the breed...
Jana Mandes says, “They have a bad wrap because of a few just a very few irresponsible cruel people and that is what people most often see and we want to change that and we want people to see what we see every day.”
Christy Eidson says, “If you discriminated against another human in this day and age it would not be tolerated yet we are going to do this to this animal.”
Christy Eidson took part in the project… As a stand up comedian she posed with her pets on stage....
Christy Eidson says, “It is refreshing to see the different faces of pit bull owners here they come from every walk of life- every different background they are not all tied to trees in back yards.”
Twenty four families posed with their pit bulls in hopes their family photo will change the way people see the pit bull breed.
Pit bull owners paid two hundred dollars for the photo session with their pets - along with a display in today's show a portion of the fee will go towards helping to spay and neuter pit bulls.
Sunday, August 5 2012, 06:25 PM CDT
Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert at country fest
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By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The sounds of country music take over the City of Baton Rouge as the Bayou Country Superfest brings some of the genre's biggest names to LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest.
Headlining Saturday are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Aaron Lewis, the former frontman for rock band Staind. The two-day festival concludes Sunday with performances by Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry.
Festival producer Quint Davis says the talent and free fan fest held before the nightly concerts help to entice attendees. In its fourth year, the festival drew 75,000 people last year.
Visit Baton Rouge executive vice president Renee Areng says Superfest has encouraged people to travel to Baton Rouge on a traditionally sleepy weekend.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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