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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

Between 50 to 70 percent of all dogs in New Orleans are "pit bulls" or similar mixes, yet people still misunderstand the true nature of this breed.  While recent incidents, such as the rescue of animals after Hurricane Katrina, have portrayed the dogs in a sympathetic light, they deserve to be honored as loyal, affectionate, jazz-loving family pets.  The world looks to New Orleans each spring during the two weeks of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and in doing so, the festival has a unique and powerful role in opening individuals eyes to the diverse, creative culture of New Orleans.  By honoring the American Pit Bull, the festival would be able to educate their audience to look beyond stereotypes in both the animal and human worlds, and encourage owners of all dog breeds to be responsible to both their own dogs and the community around them.  

Signed,

Ken Foster

This petition closed about 1 year ago

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We'd like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to honor the American Pit Bull, the most popular dog in New Orleans.   In doing so, we can introduce the dog and its true history to a broad...

We'd like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to honor the American Pit Bull, the most popular dog in New Orleans.   In doing so, we can introduce the dog and its true history to a broad audience and educate the public about responsible dog ownership.  

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