What better way to give dogs subjected to the cruelties of dog fighting a voice then to, well, give them a voice!
Trip-Lo's original song for the award-winning Knock Out Dog Fighting program that teaches children and young adults that there is nothing cool about dog fighting. For more information about the program and to purchase the song, go to www.KnockOutDogFighting.org
From Knock Out Dog Fighting:
The Knock Out Dog Fighting program has been working to end violence in our communities and stop the torture of dogs used for dog fighting for over a decade. We continue to break new ground by reaching different audiences with the message that abuse, whether to a human or animal, is not a sign of strength, power or greatness. Kris Crawford says.
Our youth intervention program for schools, community centers and juvenile detentions facilities consist of one time assembly presentations or ongoing weekly classes and workshops. We have programs specifically geared to hot spots for gang activity that have an emphasis on behavior modification for At-Risk, High-Risk, Impacted and Intentional youth and adolescents.
One of the things that is unique about our program is we don't just go to schools or juvenile detention facilities and tell kids not to fight dogs....we work with them so they stop abusing animals AND we give them healthy alternatives. We don't go in and say don't do this and don't do that. We bring in positive role models that tell them you CAN do this and you CAN do that and them we show them how! We foster hope by helping them come to the realization that they are capable of much more than they have ever dreamt possible. We engage them so they can rise above their circumstances and become champions and help us end the distress of these animals...to help us Knock Out Dog Fighting.
To visit knockoutdogfighting.org CLICK HERE"Out of the Pit" is the most comprehensive documentary about dog fighting ever produced. The film details the history of dog fighting, the three levels of dog dog fighting in the U.S. and the impact it is having in the streets of Chicago. The film also explores how the criminal justice system is handling the problem, the impact on children and what ultimately happens to dogs involved in this activity. The film is the winner of the 2004 Genesis Award for best local PBS documentary.
Not recommended for viewing by children.