Comedian Rebecca Corry Takes a Stand For Pit Bull Terriers
She might be best known for getting people to laugh and starring in NBC’s upcoming comedy “One Big Happy,” but Rebecca Corry is also known in the animal community for taking a stand for Pit Bull Terriers aka Pibbles.
In a recent interview with Variety, Corry opens up about why she took an interest in Pit Bulls, and it all started with adoption. “I had adopted a pit bull named Angel six years ago, her ears had been cut off and she had endured years of abuse.” Soon enough, Corry realized the stereotypes Pit bulls encounter, including people running away from Angel and asking, “Are you afraid of her?” She added, “It was a combination of being exposed to the breed and being directly affected by the ignorance, and I realized that doing nothing was not an option.”
I love this "Pitbull type dog" so much it hurts. I look forward to the day when humans stop abusing & killing them. pic.twitter.com/FaNsKRLsql
— Rebecca Corry (@TheRebeccaCorry) October 27, 2014
In 2010, Corry decided to do something by holding the first Stand Up for Pits live benefit show and creating the first One Million Pibble March on Washington, which “aimed at ending breed specific legislation and dog-fighting, and fostering safe communities for humans and their four-legged friends.”
On Nov. 2, another Stand Up for Pits benefit will be held at the Hollywood Improv, with fellow animal activist Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting serving as host. Comedians Whitney Cummings and Bill Burr will join Corry on stage, in addition to Briana Cuoco (Cuoco-Sweeting’s sister) singing. The benefit will also include a Pit bull adoption and a Pibble kissing booth.
We all should follow in Corry’s footsteps by taking a stand for what we believe in. She even has her own foundation, Stand Up for Pits Foundation, where she will hopefully end Pibble discrimination.
“Ending discrimination is a major priority,” she said. “We hope to save dogs and save lives.”
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