One case that drew national attention was when 17-year-old twin brothers doused a friendly one-year-old dog in gasoline and set her on fire for their own amusement. Other egregious incidents of animal torture have made the world wonder why there are so many sociopathic teenagers in Baltimore.
Now a campaign has been launched across the city in an effort to convince kids that real men love dogs and cats, they don’t torture them. “Hurting an animal is not a rite of passage to show your manhood."
The campaign features dozens of signs, billboards and leaflets featuring a local athlete with the message “Only a punk would hurt a dog or cat.” Raven, Jarret Johnson; Oriole, Adam Jones; and martial arts fighter, John Rallo have joined the effort.
Adams is giving his dog Eskimo kisses, Johnson calls his dog his best friend, and Rallo hugs a cat to his chest.
Nearly everything has been donated to the campaign, from the advertising expertise, photography, to media space as the city of Baltimore attempts to change their image to the world.
Thanks to Pam for the graphic