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the celebrities on the
fight card at Avalon Hollywood
were practicing their right hooks and uppercuts, PETA's Lettuce Ladies were
there to show them and their fans how to be
a knockout by cutting out meat.
course, dumping meat and dairy products gives you not only a
trim, sexy physique (ahem, Kevin
Federline) but also more energy (Octomom), and you can enjoy so
many fresh fruits and veggies that you'll think you were eating from the White
House kitchen garden (Tareq
started working on your knockout
celebrity figure today by ordering a free vegetarian/vegan starter
Written by Michelle Sherrow
PETA's spay-or-neuter billboard was erected today, promising to reach not only Nadya Suleman's immediate community in La Habra but also a national one, thanks to a ton of media coverage. Because of our offer to "Octomom," we received a lot of calls, e-mails, and blog comments from people who thought that their yards would be great places to get the word out about spaying or neutering animals. So we're calling on caring animal defenders to reach out to their own communities with the lawn sign pictured below, which is available to the first 100 people who sign up.
We hope that you'll join this effort and send us pictures of the sign on your lawn. No matter where you live, you can be certain that some of your neighbors don't know that spaying and neutering helps save lives. They might have no idea that so many of the more than 6 million dogs and cats who end up in crowded animal shelters every year are only there because some people mistakenly think that "just one litter" doesn't hurt. It does. Maybe they've never read this alarming statistic: One cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just seven years. And perhaps they don't realize that spaying and neutering is a simple, inexpensive (and in many cases, free) procedure that can also ensure better physical and mental health for their animal companion.
The effort to educate others about the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals begins at home. So come on—sign up to place our spay-or-neuter sign in your lawn or apartment window today!
Written by Karin Bennett
I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has agreed to take us up on our offer to place this ad on her front lawn in exchange for a single payment of $5,000 and a month's supply of veggie burgers and dogs to feed her supersized litter family.
After all, faced with the prospect of foreclosure, the single mom of 14 can surely relate to the plight of millions of homeless animals across the country.
The benefits of PETA's offer to the struggling octobrood are obvious, but what's in it for animals? Already, the ad has been run (for free) by CNN, NBC, AOL News, E! Online, USA Today, the New York Post, and dozens of other media outlets and blogs. So far, we've reached millions of people with the lifesaving spay-and-neuter message for less than a penny a person. Not a bad deal.
Regardless of her motivations for accepting our ad, wouldn’t you agree that reaching millions with the spay-neuter message right as "kitten season" is starting is perfect timing? And with Nadya's entire family chowing down on veggie burgers and veggie dogs all month long, factory farmed animals' lives have been spared.
Written by Alisa Mullins
It seems like everybody has an opinion about "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to eight babies last year. No matter where you stand on that decision, starring in porn isn't Suleman's only option to remedy the recently rumored foreclosure proceedings on her home in La Habra, Calif. In fact, PETA is offering to bolster her finances by paying to place an ad on her front lawn:
Massive media attention is aimed at covering Octomom's every move, and it's time to put that attention to good use. After all, Americans need to know that millions of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters every year, and half of them are euthanized simply because there aren't enough good homes. Countless other homeless dogs and cats suffer on the streets—dodging cars, enduring attacks by other animals and cruel humans, and suffering from disease and starvation. People need to know that the solution to so much of this suffering couldn't be simpler: Spay or neuter your animal companions.
After all, however one might feel about Octomom, I think we can all agree that for puppies and kittens, one litter is one too many.
Written by Karin Bennett
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