To counter the bad rap that pit bulls usually get, pit bull owners and their dogs marched in a Luv-a-Bully march to show that pit bulls are wonderful and loving dogs.
The second annual Luv-a-Bully March took place this past Saturday in various states: Indiana, California, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
In Indianapolis, about 200 people and their pit bulls, many dressed in Halloween costumes, gathered downtown to protest breed-specific legislation and shatter the negative stereotype of pit bulls.
A spokeswoman for the Indiana march said, “We have city-county councilors educated enough to know it’s not the dogs that are the problem, it’s the owners. What we do is gather as responsible dog owners and march because we need something fun for these dogs.”
One dog owner who marched with his two pit bulls stated, “I just want people to see these dogs are wonderful animals, not the monsters people think they are and the media sometimes portrays them to be. It’s important for people to see they are loving, sweet animals.”