In Wake Of Karnataka Assembly ‘Sleazegate’ Scandal, PETA Asks Speaker To Screen ‘Kitty Porn’ Video For Entire Body

Building Support for Sterilisation of Cats and Dogs Could Take a Big Bite Out of the Homeless-Animal Crisis, Says Group 

 

For Immediate Release:

27 February 2012

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PETA has fired off a letter to KG Bopaiah, speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, urging him to show People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s “Sex and the Kitty Porn” video to the Assembly in an effort to drum up support for the sterilisation of cats and dogs. PETA’s letter comes on the heels of the resignations of three ministers who were exposed for viewing pornographic material on one of the minister’s mobile phones earlier this month. PETA’s video shows animatronic cats in the act of “making kittens” to focus attention on the vital need to sterilise all cats and dogs. The video can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.petaav.com/4broadcast/sex_and_the_kitty_peta_india.htm.

 “The lives of unwanted cats and dogs who roam the streets or languish in animal shelters are no lives at all, and sterilisation is the only answer”, says PETA India Chief Functionary Poorva Joshipura. “Unlike the ministers, who were watching porn simply to get off, watching PETA’s ‘Kitty Porn’ video could help get tens of thousands of cats and dogs off – off the streets, that is.”

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PETA’s letter to Karnataka Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah follows.

 The Honourable Kombarana Ganapathi Bopaiah

Speaker

Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Dear Shri Bopaiah,

After the recent “sleazegate” scandal, the last thing you probably want is more explicit content inside the Karnataka Assembly chambers. But here’s an idea that could bring some light heartedness to the situation as well as focus everyone’s attention on a much more important issue: show PETA’s “Sex and the Kitty” video in the next Assembly session. The video can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.petaav.com/4broadcast/sex_and_the_kitty_peta_india.htm.

PETA’s “kitty porn” is soft-core, but it conveys a hard-hitting message: millions of unwanted animals are born each year, only to languish in animal shelters or to suffer and die on the streets. We can fix this problem by always having our cats and dogs sterilised and by supporting sterilisation efforts.

All across India, cats and dogs are struggling to survive on the streets. Many animals starve to death, die from untreated diseases, are injured or killed in fights, are hit by vehicles or are abused by cruel people. Countless others languish in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them.

Showing this video in the Assembly would surely spark discussion about India’s animal homelessness crisis and would hopefully motivate many ministers to support sterilisation efforts for stray animals and to conduct awareness programs to encourage Karnataka residents to sterilise their animal companions.

Sterilising one female dog can prevent 67,000 dogs from being born in six years, and sterilising one female cat can prevent a whopping 370,000 cats from being born in seven years. That translates into hundreds of thousands of animals who won’t be born only to end up on India’s streets or in our country’s animal shelters.

In addition, sterilisation prevents or greatly reduces animals’ risk of cancer and other diseases that require expensive veterinary treatment and are often fatal. Sterilising also increases public safety: dogs who have been neutered are nearly three times less likely to bite.

We think that showing PETA’s video would help turn this shameful situation into something positive for everyone. I’d be glad to send you more information or materials to help with your presentation. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Poorva Joshipura

Chief Functionary