Schedule July 8th To July 12th 2017

Schedule for the Ghost Bullys 1% MC 3rd Annual Rally To Rescue

The Rally To Rescue is an event to raise funds for real world abused, misunderstood and abandoned animals. This year, along with rides and concerts and contests, we have a street of bikes for sale with a portion of all sales going to saving these animals.

Saturday July 8th
12pm – Eric Clapton Concert (street stage)
12pm – Swap Meet Begins
12pm – Strut Your Mutt Real Life Pet Photo Contest Starts
2pm – Presidents and Officers Charity Rideout (all MC’s welcome!)
4pm – Hollywood Vampires Tribute Concert (main stage)

Sunday July 9th
12pm – Allman Brothers Concert (street stage)
3pm – Dare To Be Bare Charity Rideout (Naked Ride!)
6pm – Van Halen (Roth) (main stage)

Monday July 10th
12pm – Joe Bonamassa and Beth Concert TBA (street stage)
1pm – MC Charity Rideout (all MC’s welcome)
4pm – Rob Zombie Tribute Concert (main stage)

Tuesday July 11th
12pm – Stevie Ray Vaughn Concert (street stage)
2pm – Rally To Rescue Charity Rideout (all are welcome!)
4pm – Motorhead Tribute Concert

Wednesday July 12th
12pm – The Blues Brothers Concert (street stage)
2pm – MC Charity Rideout (all MC’s welcome)
4pm – Five Finger Death Punch Tribute Concert
6pm – Strut Your Mutt Real Life Pet Photo Contest Ends
6pm – Swap Meet Ends

The charity rideouts require any size of a donation to participate.

The Ghost Bullys have chosen to be a voice for Pit Bulls and their persecution, but we believe it is our moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of ALL abused, abandoned, and homeless animals. Rescues are often these animals, last and only hope.

100% of our collected donations goes directly for the care of animals at non-profit, no-kill, volunteer rescue organizations.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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Here’s A Map Of Where Your Pit Bull Isn’t Welcome

This map is part of a project called the BSL Census.

BSL stands for breed-specific legislation — laws and regulations, enacted at the city or county level, that ban or restrict the keeping of dogs by breed, typically targeting pit bulls. Dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans and chows are also frequently also affected by the laws.

The states in which at least some jurisdictions have breed bans are shown in those big, big swaths of blue. They sure are big swaths!

“On one hand, it shows people how big the problem of BSL is,” says Ronnie Van Zant, a dog trainer and founder of the group Pit Bull Advocates of the United States, who is one of two researchers who have spent the past two years putting together the BSL Census.

“On the other hand, it can be daunting to look at this map and see how many people are affected by BSL, and get overwhelmed and feel as if there isn’t anything they can do to really fight it, since it is such a huge problem,” Van Zant says. “We know otherwise though, so through our effort to provide them with the most detailed database of BSL out there we are also providing them with the ways they can help in their own communities to educate and fight against existing or proposed BSL.”

Van Zant and Kris Diaz, who keeps a blog called Stop BSL, say they hope their project will not only help families know where they aren’t welcome, but will also light a fire under dog lovers who want to get political, by showing where such efforts are needed.

“This map keeps people safe and the public educated,” says Van Zant.

There’s reason for optimism. Pit bulls have become more visible as therapy dogs, police dogs and even plain old goofy pets no different from other dogs, except in how they’re treated (including their depressingly high euthanasia rate in shelters).

Despite some untrue but persistent negative stereotypes that keep the fearmongers frothing, BSL is increasingly falling out of favor.

In January, Utah became the 19th state to prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing BSL, which the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Bar Association, and even President Barack Obama, have found to be expensive to enforce, and terrible for families and pets, while providing no public safety benefit.

Because the BSL Census tracks a rapidly changing landscape — communities week by week are reconsidering and scrapping these laws in favor of breed-neutral dog regulations — Diaz and Van Zant are asking folks to get in touch if they know about any laws their project is missing.

“If they can provide a copy of the ordinance as well, that would be fabulous. One of the hardest parts of this is contacting small towns to get an actual copy of the law,” says Diaz.

The hope, of course, is that, in not too much time, the map will be filled with massive patches of green, representing a country in which well-behaved dogs of all varieties are welcome with open arms (and maybe a biscuit or two, but let’s not too greedy).

Yes, the two people who’ve spent the past two years making this map are hoping their hard work soon becomes obsolete.

“I have been tracking BSL for some time now and I can say with an absolute certainty that the tide is turning,” says Diaz. “The science is better, our understanding of canine behavior is better and common sense is prevailing. It may seem at times that is not the case, but when we are able to go back and take stock each year, it is clear. The BSL Census will be a visceral reminder of this, as we see the lists shrink year by year.”

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