PETA India’s Giant ‘Condoms’ Promote Animal Birth Control Ahead of World Spay Day

For Immediate Release:

20 February 2019


Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]

Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Volunteers Urge Shimla Residents to Fight Dog and Cat Overpopulation by Having Their Animal Companions Sterilised

Shimla – Dressed as giant “condoms” and holding signs that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms. Sterilise Them,” two People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporters and members of Bheem Dwar Fitness Hub will hand out leaflets in favour of sterilisation in Shimla on Thursday, in advance of World Spay Day (26 February). PETA’s goal? To help residents brush up on their ABCs: animal birth control.

When:             Thursday, 21 February, 12 noon sharp

Where:           Outside the amphitheatre near The Ridge, Shimla

“Every year, millions of dogs and cats suffer on the streets or languish in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “PETA urges everyone to get dogs and cats sterilised. And if you’re considering welcoming a dog or a cat into your family, never buy one – always adopt a homeless animal.”

In Shimla and across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets, where they struggle to survive. Many of them go hungry, are deliberately injured or killed, are hit by vehicles, or are abused in other ways. Countless others end up in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a dog or a cat from a breeder or a pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a home.

The solution is as easy as ABC. 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. Sterilised animals also lead longer, healthier lives and, in the case of males, are less likely to roam, fight, or bite.

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