Two Giant ‘Condoms’ Promote Animal Birth Control for World Population Day

For Immediate Release:
8 July 2010

Madhuri Deshmukh (0) 9823419288; [email protected]

Bangalore – Dressed as giant condoms and holding a sign that reads, “Animals Can’t Use Condoms. Sterilise Your Dogs and Cats”, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will join other volunteers to distribute leaflets about animal birth control in Bangalore on Friday in advance of World Population Day.

Date: Friday, 9 July
Time: 12 noon
Place: In front of Garuda Mall, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore

“Dog and cat overpupulation means that there are far more dogs and cats than there are good homes for them”, says PETA India campaign coordinator Madhuri Deshmukh. “By getting animals sterilised, avoiding pet stores and adopting homeless dogs and cats, we can ensure that as many animals as possible find good homes.”

There are approximately 25 million dogs on the streets of India. In Bangalore and all across India, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets. Many of these animals starve to death, are injured or killed in fights, are hit by vehicles or are abused by cruel people. Countless others languish in animal shelters waiting for a permanent home. Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a wonderful homeless animal loses a chance at finding a loving family.

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 are less likely to roam, fight or bite.

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