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Basketball Star Ron Artest Unveils New PETA Ad

Written by PETA | February 19, 2009

When Ron Artest isn’t sticking it to his opponents on the basketball court, he’s sticking up for animals. That’s why the Houston Rockets forward teamed up with us and the Houston Humane Society to star in an ad urging people to get their dogs “fixed.”


Ron Artest


“These animals are literally dying for a good home,” says Artest, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2003-2004 season. “Millions of dogs and cats in shelters across the country are euthanized every year because there simply aren’t enough good homes for them. Spaying and neutering your [animal companion] will help control the overpopulation problem.”

Artest unveiled the ad today in honor of Spay Day. Check out photos from the event below:


Ron Artest
Ron Artest
Ron Artest


Written by Christine Doré

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  • lori black says:

    Ron you are the greatest!!! thank you so much for sticking up for animalsdogs. Michael Vick should go around talking to school kids tell them what he did to these dogs was cruel totally unacceptable he should also make an apology to the animals he killed. when he made his public statementhe said he was sorry to everyone but the dogs. I have strong doubts about this guyanyone who could watch enjoy his family pets fighting for their lives has serious mental problems. Lori

  • dana sanders says:

    It takes a real man to stand up and speak out for what is right. Thank you!

  • Melissa says:

    I just want to say that Ron Artest has made an amazing turn around. When his dogs were taken from him because of neglect I will admit I wanted bad things to happen to him but he has admitted he made a mistake and that he shouldn’t have any animals while he’s playing basketball since he doesn’t have the time to take care of them. He’s now speaking out against animal cruelty and promoting spaying neutering and adoption. He is truly remorseful and is doing everything he can to fix the bad image his previous actions have given him. I respect what he’s doing and wish that more people would follow his lead and support animal welfare.

  • alex says:

    Great job Ron this is priceless display of a good person. Best of luck to him and the Rockets.

  • arshia says:

    Ron Artest is a very good person down to earth and real. Dont forget he can ball to though we love you in houston dawg and foreal love the pointy head and badass defense

  • ted says:

    Way to go Ron you rule go Rockets!

  • Kelly says:

    Adorable pics! Great job!

  • roxanne says:

    beautiful pictures. I am happy that his handsome player has compassion for the defenseless and voiceless.

  • Liz says:

    This is a very sexy man. Men should understand that this is what woman look for in a real man. Comapasion. And bold enough to speak up and stop future unwanted pets from being euthinised.

  • Marcella says:

    Good for him! It’s so important to spay and neuter our special animal companions!! So happy a positive althelete and African American is spreading the wonderful message! Unlike a disgusting football player we all know….

  • McCruelty Hater says:

    Nice Job Ron!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    I want to thank Ron Artest for demonstrating his support for animal welfare. It’s important for AfricanAmericans to join the animal rights movement. Dick Gregory and Russell Simmons have been diehard activists and vegetarians. British vocalist Leona Lewis is another inspiring veggie. Vegetarians have soul and the best soul food is meatless at Soul Vegetarian East.