For Immediate Release:18 February 2013
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Sexy Actor Asks Public to Fight Dog and Cat Overpopulation by Sterilising Their Companion Animals
Mumbai – Blowing kisses and waving to the public, actor Sherlyn Chopra, along with two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India dressed as giant condoms and holding signs that read, "Sterilise Dogs – They Can't Use Condoms!" will hand out leaflets encouraging people to get their dog and cat companions sterilised in Mumbai on Tuesday. Their point? To help the public brush up on its ABCs – animal birth control.
When: Tuesday, 19 February, 12 noon sharpWhere: At the Carter Road Amphitheatre, diagonally opposite Cafe Coffee Day and near the police station, Carter Road Promenade, Bandra (West), Mumbai
"If cats and dogs could, they would, but unfortunately they can't use condoms, and so it's up to us to get them sterilised", says Chopra. "There are currently too many dogs and cats and not enough good homes. Tens of thousands of animals would be spared suffering and death every year if more dogs and cats were sterilised."
Across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets to join stray dogs and cats who struggle to survive. Many of these animals starve, are abused or are injured or killed, often by automobiles. Countless others languish in animal shelters because there aren't enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a good home.
The solution is as easy as ABC: animal birth control. Sterilising one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and sterilising one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years. When people refuse to sterilise their companion animals, dogs and cats suffer and end up abandoned on the streets or dumped at animal shelters. Sterilised animals also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite.
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