Written by Michelle Kretzer
canine star Uggie
won people's hearts in the award-winning film The Artist.
Now the world's favorite pup is the star of a PETA campaign encouraging
everyone always to adopt—never buy.
Before Uggie was a Palm Dog Award winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, he
was just another statistic—an unwanted dog, who was
passed off by two families before he found a wonderful permanent home. Every
animal deserves the same happy ending that Uggie experienced.
When you are ready to welcome an animal into the
family, please don't support pet
stores or breeders, who are largely responsible for the 3 to 4 million animals
who must be euthanized in animal shelters every year because there are not
enough homes for them. Remember always to adopt—never buy.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.