Harlem Globetrotters' very own Dizzy Grant and his 2-year-old Boxer Saber are the latest stars of a Baltimore, Maryland, campaign focused on ending animal abuse. The campaign, “Show Your Soft Side,” will be featured on billboards, print ads, and posters -- all that make the point: “Only a punk would hurt a cat or a dog.”
“Show Your Soft Side” is a campaign developed to combat the alarming incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore. Many of the more horrific cases have been perpetrated by teens, thus leading the Mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission to look for ways to change the mindset of young people who often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless dogs and cats as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood”. The campaign puts forth a very different message – a message that subtly shows that “being a man” has many facets to it, including a “soft side” when it comes to animals.
Grant joins three other professional athletes -- Baltimore Raven Jarret Johnson, Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones, and MMA fighter John Rallo -- who have made a stand for this important cause.
Photo credit: Show Your Soft Side / Harlem Globetrotters