Written by Michelle Kretzer
A round of applause, please. A new
AP-Petside poll reveals that more than half of companion-animal guardians adopted their animals, with one-third of people taking in strays off the streets
and another third adopting animals from shelters, rather than buying them from breeders
or pet stores,
which contribute to the animal
Looks like the word has gotten out about
the irresistible allure of saving a life, thanks in part to the help of
stars like Twilight
cutie Booboo Stewart,
who stars in a new ad for PETA with his rescued dog, Pookie.
Photo: Shawn Bannon • Grooming: Kirin Bhatty •
Wood: © iStockphoto.com/Robert Churchill
As Seth Clearwater, Stewart
made audiences cheer when he saved Edward and Bella by taking out vampire
baddie Riley Biers, but now people will be cheering about the lives he's saving
Whether you're Team Edward or Team
Jacob, you can help animals by taking PETA's pledge to end animal homelessness today.
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.