Motorcyclists ready to rumble against animal cruelty

(Courtesy of Mikebaird's…)
August 18, 2011

In the fight against animal cruelty in Baltimore, people have cursed, cried and written letters, protested and formed committees. But on Saturday, cycle enthusiasts will rev their engines in the name of treating animals better.

The Peacekeepers Motorcycle Club is joining the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission, for a day dedicated to raising awareness about animal cruelty and domestic violence in Baltimore.

They're calling it a "peace ride and rally against animal cruelty."

The club will start out at 9 a.m., riding from the Harley Davidson Store at 8845 Pulaski Highway. Then at 11 a.m. things get underway at the Bluford Drew Jemison Academy at 130 N. Caroline St. There, people will find music, food and entertainment as well as plenty of info on combatting animal abuse, dogfighting and domestic violence. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is supposed to make an appearance.

People are welcome to join the ride.  The registration is $20 and it is a 41-mile police-escorted ride through Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Some rescue dogs will be at the event but people are encouraged to leave their pets at home.

The Peacekeepers Motorcycle Club is a group of mainly law enforcenment officers who ride for various good causes.

The Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission began as a task force in 2009 after a pit bull died after being doused with gasoline and set on fire.

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