I am reading multiple blogs and been on numerous websites about how responsible pit bull owners need to raise awareness about the pit bull breed. However, I am not seeing much action that is being done on a large scale. We hear stories of individuals raising awareness or combatting breed discrimination, but I am not seeing a whole lot of group action that is being done. There are also many websites and local organizations that are focused towards pit bull advocacy, however it seems as though only pit bull owners are attracted to these websites or events.
With that said, how can we significantly raise awarness to the general public? Major advocacy groups attempted something extreme that caught media attention. A perfect example of this is Relay for Life where a man from California ran on a track for 24-hours to help raise awarness for cancer research. I am not saying to run a track for 24-hours, but I think in order to reach out to a larger population, we as pit bull advocates need to perform some “outrageous” action to catch media attention. This is probably idealistic, but why not attempt this for our best friends?