Date and Time
Thursday, March 21, 2013
5:00 PM -
- Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216
The event will feature a screening of Off the Chain, a documentary offering an unprecedented look into the underground world of dog fighting that begins with a history of the American Pit Bull Terrier and explores the evolution of the breed. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held with film writer and director, Bobby J. Brown, Humane Society of West Michigan’s animal behavior expert Namiko Ota-Noveskey, and Animal Control Officers of Kent County, Joe Dainelis and Rachel Jensen. This event aims to bring awareness to the crime of dog-fighting and how everyday citizens can take part to end this cruel blood-sport. This event will also give attendees an overview of what is currently happening with animal fighting, neglect, and cruelty issues in Michigan and the local Grand Rapids area along with an exciting legislative update about a group of bills that would increase animal fighting penalties in that state of Michigan.