Written by Alisa Mullins
In Michigan, birth control may be controversial when
it comes to humans, but when it
comes to dogs and cats, it's a no-brainer. As a bill that would restrict birth
control heads to the governor's desk, PETA is proposing to erect this billboard
in the state capital:
It is estimated that 6 to 8
animals enter our nation's
animal shelters every year, and only about half leave them alive because of a
lack of good homes. Countless others never make it to shelters and die on the
streets or at the end of a chain.
The key to ending this suffering
is spaying and neutering
prevent them from producing litter after litter of unwanted animals.
You can help by supporting PETA's fleet of mobile spay-and-neuter
clinics, which have
spayed and neutered more than 80,000 animals at low to no cost in the 11 years
since the first clinic rolled out of our parking lot, preventing the suffering
of hundreds of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens.
And if you have the time, money,
and resources to care for an animal companion, please adopt from a shelter—never
buy an animal from a pet
store or breeder.
Written by Michelle Kretzer
Advertisers have rushed away from Rush Limbaugh faster than the shock jock can say, "Light me a stogie." At last count, 49 advertisers had pulled their spots from The Rush Limbaugh Show after he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke "a ****" and "a prostitute" for testifying before Congress in favor of insurance coverage of birth control pills. He later made a guarded apology.
So how might Rush make up for lost advertising? PETA has an idea. We've asked Limbaugh to run this "Spay Today!" ad spot pro bono during his radio show:
Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is birth control that everyone should be able to agree on. Limbaugh could use some positive media coverage—and dogs and cats can always use some positive steps toward ending animal homelessness. Here's hoping Rush rushes to accept PETA's offer.
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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.