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

For Immediate Release:

8 July 2014


Grishma Myatra; [email protected]

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]

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

Ahmedabad – 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 Ahmedabad on Wednesday, in advance of World Population Day (on Friday). PETA’s goal? To help Ahmedabad residents brush up on their ABCs – animal birth control.

Date:      Wednesday, 9 July

Time:     12 pm sharp

Place:     Outside the main entrance of AlfaOne Mall, Plot No 216, TP Scheme 1, near Vastrapur Lake, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 006

“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 Assistant Grishma Myatra. “PETA urges everyone always to get their companion dogs sterilised and to support NGOs that sterilise dogs humanely and then return them to their neighbourhood. And if you’re considering adding a dog or cat to your family, never buy – always adopt a homeless animal.”

In Ahmedabad and across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets to join stray dogs and cats who struggle to survive. Many go hungry, are injured, 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 dogs and cats also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight or bite.

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