PETA’s Giant ‘Condoms’ To Promote Animal Birth Control Ahead Of World Population Day

For Immediate Release:
9 July 2013

Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Benazir Suraiya ; [email protected]

Group Will Urge Coimbatore Residents to Fight Dog and Cat Overpopulation by Sterilising Their Companion Animals

Coimbatore – Dressed as giant condoms and holding signs that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms. Sterilise Them”, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will hand out animal birth control leaflets in Coimbatore on Wednesday, the day before World Population Day. PETA’s goal: to help Coimbatore residents brush up on their ABCs – animal birth control.

Date: Wednesday, 10 July
Time: 12 noon sharp
Place: Outside the main entrance of Brookefields Mall, No 67-71, Krishnasamy Road (Brooke Bond Road), Coimbatore

“Millions of dogs and cats suffer on the streets every year or languish in animal shelters because there are not enough good homes for them”, says PETA India Campaign Adviser Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “PETA urges everyone always to sterilise animals at home and in the neighbourhood, and if you’re considering adding a dog or cat to your family, never buy – always adopt a homeless animal.”

In Coimbatore and across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets to join stray dogs and cats who struggle to survive. Many starve to death, are injured or killed in fights, are hit by vehicles or are abused. Countless others are kept 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 shop, 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. Spaying one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and spaying one female cat can prevent 370,000 births in seven years. Sterilised animals also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite.

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