Local Pit Bull Proponents Set to Celebrate the Breed's Awareness Day
October 24, 2012
It seems there is no other breed of canine with a worse reputation than that of the American Pit Bull Terrier—pit bull proponents would argue there is no dog more misunderstood.
The breed traces its early history back hundreds of years to a tribe of Greeks who recognized the dogs’ innate obedience and utilized them as guardians and warriors.
Years later the Romans began breeding them to be canine gladiators, which continued on in England and then in the United States until it was eventually banned. The most famous case of illegal pit bull breeding and battling was the conviction of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, bringing the issue of pit bull abuse into the national spotlight.
SociaBull of Monterey County is taking the opportunity to inform and advocate for equal treatment and ownership of bully breeds by celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Oct. 27.
The event is free and all dog breeds and their owners are invited to enjoy a walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and participate in canine costume contests, agility courses and other demos at Window on the Bay Waterfront Park across from Lake El Estero on Del Monte Ave.
You can follow the group on Facebook by clicking here.
Photo by Stacy Dubuc