Flashback Friday: Tito Ortiz Films Anti-Dog Fighting Ads

Continuing our periodic peeks at PSAs from the past that still pack a powerful punch, Dogtipper’s Flashback Friday segment this week stars a sports legend who has starred in no holds barred PSAs to help end dog fighting:

Tito Ortiz will enter the Octagon for the last time on July 7, 2012 when he takes on challenger Forrest Griffin at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but although he’s leaving the world of cage fighting behind the former UFC Light Heavyweight champ will continue to show his support for those who fight the good fight against animal abuse.

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy proved to fans that he’s in For Pits’ Sake corner in their struggle to stop the blood ‘sport’ of dog fighting when he joined the many MMA fighters and professional boxers who have filmed PSAs for the paws cause.

A non-profit which which shines a spotlight on the beautiful souls of Pit Bulls through their work in search and rescue, animal-assisted therapy and community safety programs, For Pits’ Sake also founded the award-winning Knock Out Dog Fighting campaign, which helps to ignite a passion for compassion in the next generation through youth programs as it draws attention to the abuse dealt to dogs who are forced to fight for their lives in the ring.

The former Celebrity Apprentice contender also defended dogs who face losing their lives due to a loss in the ring in the following PETA2 interview:

Photo courtesy PRWeb

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.