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

For Immediate Release:
7 July 2016

Neerja Khede; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Volunteers Urge Jalandhar Residents to Fight Dog and Cat Overpopulation by Having Their Companion Animals Sterilised

Jalandhar – Dressed as giant “condoms” and holding signs that read, “Dogs Can’t Use Condoms. Sterilise Them”, two volunteers with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will hand out leaflets in favour of sterilisation in Jalandhar on Friday, in advance of World Population Day on 11 July. PETA’s goal? To help residents brush up on their ABCs: animal birth control.

When: Friday, 8 July, 12 noon sharp
Where: Jyoti Chowk, Jalandhar, Punjab 144 401

 “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’s Neerja Khede. “PETA urges everyone to get dogs and cats sterilised. And if you’re considering welcoming a dog or cat into your family, never buy – always adopt a homeless animal.”

In Jalandhar 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: 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. Sterilised animals also live longer, healthier lives and, in the case of males, are less likely to roam, fight or bite.

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