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Jamie Lynn Spears’ Pregnancy Prompts PETA to Air ‘Sex Talk’ Ad

Written by PETA | January 15, 2008

With all the constant chatter about 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy announcement, this seemed like an ideal time to air our “Sex Talk” ad, which draws a connection between irresponsible animal guardians who refuse to spay and neuter their pets, and parents who are a bit too blasé about having that awkward chat with their kids about birds, bees, and other such reputedly promiscuous creatures.

The ad will be running in Ms. Spears’ home state of Louisiana this week to remind residents of the Bayou State that animal overpopulation in this country has extended well beyond crisis proportions, and that anyone who cares about their dog or cat should have them spayed or neutered immediately. Fortunately, the ad itself is a lot funnier and less preachy than what I just wrote, so you should check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. You can also read Fox News’ take on the story here. The “Sex Talk” ad, and its companion piece “Buy One, Get One Free” are below—stay tuned for the third installme which is coming out in a couple of weeks (that’s what’s called a teaser!). Check ‘em out:

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  • Hyunie says:

    I can’t wait to adopt some dogs from the Dumb Friends League. I plan to in a couple years and throughout my lifetime! But I can’t say that I’m never going to buy puppies because I will be. I believe all animals have a right to a good home whether they are from a breeder or at a shelter. It’s like saying babies in an orphanage deserve a home before an unborn child. Not true. They all deserve equally just some were more or less fortunate than others. Same goes for dogs and cats and other animals.

  • Hannah says:

    Jamie is not going to keep the baby. Her mom is going to raise it while she works on getting her acting career back in order. and the father has said he will probably not be in the child’s life because she Jamie will not be raising it.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    You made my week Kurk. You rock.

  • Kurt K says:

    I understand what shelters are here for and I understand that there are many good dogs that are left without a homes. I don’t like seeing dogs suffering I truly believe that they are “mans best friend”. You don’t find animals that are as loyal to their owners than dogs. I don’t think I have ever meet a dog that I didn’t like except for the one that bit me in the face when I was 10 or so I ended up with ten stitches. I promise you when it is time for me to get a new dog I will look at boxer shelters first before I resort to a breeder. I’m glad we had this conversation I have learned so much! I hope we can talk about other issues later on! Kurt

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Kurk absolutely. It’s been a pleasure to talk to you. I think the important thing to keep in mind is the function of animal shelters. The original animal shelters Began in the late 1800s or early 1900s I think were only for strays. These are the real “homeless” animals. They truly have no homes at all they are out on the streets. But the shelter I worked at got 50 percent strays and 50 percent “given up” pets. 50 to 60 percent of the shelter animals were put to sleep no one wanted the strays so every single stray was destroyed. Not one of them found a home they were all outcompeted by the purebred animals. That’s another reason why breed rescues are so important and it’s lovely to support them. Thank you for being so kind and understanding! Peace and blessings!

  • Antigone1000 says:

    Kurt K It makes no difference if a breeder finds a home for EVERY ONE of his dogs. Truly why are we breeding ANY dogs at all when they are dying by thousands in shelters??? Because being selfish we want what we want. We think animals in shelters are of lesser quality. Not true at all. I’ve seen animals that have been purchased from breeders that are of lesser quality physically than dogs sitting in shelters. We all contributed to this problem we all need to work together to fix it because the animals are innocent. They should not be dying for lack of a pedigree or because they had the misfortune to end up with an idiot for an owner.

  • Kurt K says:

    Maya and Antigone. I want to thank you both for being kind in your responses. Maya the reason I want a large yard for my dog is because I think it is cruel to keep a dog pinned up or restricted to a house. And nothing pisses me off more when I see a celebrity carrying a dog around in a designer bag. To them dogs are more like accessories than pets. I want my dogs to have the ability to run and roam. That is why I want to wait to get a couple shelter dogs. Right now I couldn’t afford to have multiple dogs so it is best to wait for awhile. Antigone I don’t know where you live but it seems that around my area all the breeders can easily sell their dogs and very rarely do they have to give them away yet alone give them to a shelter. I don’t want to blame the breeders for everything because I believe the reason the shelters are full is because there are so many dogs that are not spayed or neutered. A dog can have multiple litters a year and with so many strays roaming around the population is exploding. The other problem is that I don’t think there are many breed specific shelters around here but I will look when I am ready for my boxer and if I can’t find a boxer shelter I will definitely look at another shelter first! Keep the dialogue coming. I am pretty easy going when I’m not on the defensive.

  • Antigone1000 says:

    Kurt K You can absolutely blame the breeders. It would be great if there were so few available dogs that we needed breeders in order to have enough animals to fill all the good homes. Unfortunately it is just the oppositethere are not nearly enough good homes for all the animals. That being the case I think people should stop being selfish and worrying about what “they” want and show a little more concern for these innocent animals. If you have your heart set on a particular breed go to a rescue for that breed. Volunteer at a shelter and keep your eyes open for the dog you want. I found my rottie while volunteering at a shelter. I had no intention of adopting a puppy but could not resist him. I assure you I could not have gotten a better dog or better representative of the rottie breed if I had put a down payment on a puppy and let a shelter dog die.

  • Maya, CVT says:

    Incidentally I liked the ads and I think they should be aired but only after 11 pm so children won’t have raging nightmares.

  • Maya, CVT says:

    Kurk sorry for messing your name up last time LOL absolutely. Not only do I empathize but I’ve certainly been very very tempted to buy purebred pets!! It’s completely normal to be seduced by how beautiful and well trained they are. All of us here love animals and who could resist a breeder’s dog? But I’m confused about your motivation are you unable to find a boxer from a breed rescue? Why do you need a large yard to adopt one shelter dog? Obviously I don’t personally know every breeder but breeders squeeze genetic lines and the way to get a true purebred is to breed related dogs like brothers and sisters or moms and sons. Doesn’t that seem kind of gross? Also although I’m sure you’re an excellent caregiver breeders don’t screen their adopters properly and when I was a shelter worker a good 30 to 40 percent of our shelter dogs were given up by people who got them from breeders AND breeders brought in their “defective” dogs that they did not want. So the stray dogs and cats who came into the shelters were often destroyed to make room for purebreds. Sad. So please keep up the dialogue! Peace to you.

  • Kurt K says:

    I respect your ideas about shelter dogs my grandma got one from the Humane Society along time ago and he was a good dog! You can’t blame the breeders for the fact that shelters are over populated. The responsibility rests with the previous owners. I have had three dogs in my life two eskimo spitz and a boxer. All were from breeders and all were great! The reason they were great is because I took great care of them and I gave them alot of room to roam and play. I decided what kind of life dogs would have! And like I said in my last post. If one day I have a large area of land I will adopt two or three dogs from shelters and I will let them live a great life. But until then I want to raise a boxer puppy. Does anybody empathize with me?

  • Antigone1000 says:

    Kurt K Animals in shelters are not “secondhand” by any means. The only thing wrong with them is that they had the misfortune to have had an undeserving “owner.” I adopted my dog a purebred 12 week old rottweiler from the shelter and he was the best dog you can imagine. Wellbred by looks temperament everything. He has passed away but I would not for a second hesitate to adopt a puppy or dog from the shelter. People with your attitude toward “shelter dogs” truly do not deserve an animal of that caliber.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Kirk Hello! Just so you know the reason people who care for animals don’t like breeding is because there are many problems with purebreds. When “pure” genetic bloodlines are continued it increases the number of recessive genes that get passed down to offspring. What that amounts to is more genetic defects and many medical problems down the line. It is well documented that mixed breeds have fewer recessive genes and are healthier in general. Their life spans depend on the types of breeds involved but their health overall is better. They are also very sweet if trained well. If you have your heart set on a purebred please consider a breed rescue group! They have hundreds of purebred dogs up for adoption in fact my boyfriend’s coworker has a boxer rescue group. And in shelters 30 to 40 percent of dogs are purebred. The reason is that many people who adopt from these breeders are not screened well and end up dumping these animals and then someone rescuer or shelter ends up bearing the burden. So please consider what great benefits you could get from a breed rescue! Peace.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Kickass Not to be harsh but you had a golden opportunity to educate someone looking to buy a dog. Don’t you think you could do better than that? Kirk is on this website for one reason or another maybe he is thinking of adopting from a shelter! If he already beleives that purebreds are good and that breeders are good people he is looking EVERYWHERE for confirmation of his beliefs. We all do that. By default then he would like to think that PETA people who disapprove of breeders are off their rockers. So you just confirmed it for him by your attack comment. Try educating instead next time.

  • Kurt K says:

    kickass how many dogs have you adopted? Not trying to be a dick just a little curious. I’m not here to say every breeder is the best person in the world. True some of them are in it for the money however the overwhelming majority of them do it because they love a particular breed. I want to buy a boxer because I like boxers the most out of all other dogs. They are the best tempered around kids they are very loyal and loving to their owners and they are fun the play with. I want to raise a boxer from puppy to adult until its eventual death. I don’t want to adopt a second hand dog with a unknown background and an unknown temperment around children. Like I have said many times if ever own a large plot of land I will be more the happy to adopt two or three shelter dogs however until that time I would prefer a boxer puppy bought from a AKC registered breeder. What is wrong with that? No matter what a person does for animals it is never enough to please PETA members.

  • Antigone1000 says:

    Susan I can’t think of anything more immoral than the senseless deaths of thousands of animals because of human stupidity. I commend PETA for their cleverness and I think a very apt comparison. I think these ads will make people see the issue in a new light.

  • kickass says:

    this site needs somebody to kick ass!!!! get ready ’cause here I am!!! emma and kurt k aren’t with the program. emma stop with the force bullshit! how many places and things do you see forcing go vegetarian compared to the shove it down your throat meat business? vegetarian zero meat business count the meat promo commercials and restaurants menu choices recipes holiday celebrations all meat meat meat meat meat!!!! kurt kbreeders keep breeds intact my ass!!! breeders keep their income intact with fools like you sucked in to shelling out thousands of dollars for the same breeds of dogs dumped off in shelters and rescues for less money!!! if you don’t want to know what’s going on that 1000’s of dogs euthanized because of breeders then get the hell of this board!!!

  • Kurt K says:

    K I wouldn’t have to monitor what my children watch if people didn’t put crap like this on the TV for them to watch. Trust me my kids do not watch programs that would be deemed inappropriate. But it is kind of hard to monitor comercials don’t you think. Don’t exagerate the “if I buy one will die” statement. I will get my dogs from people I choose!

  • Caboose says:

    K Yeah using actors to get to the kiddies woopdefuckingdoo!

  • Susan says:

    Okay PETA folks. Your antics and extremism have been entertaining and provide for good conversation up until now. Comparing pets to human reasoning on a topic of teenage sex is not funny nor clever. It is morally wrong. As a parent of teenage boys I already have low expectations of Hollywood and the like since their purpose is to turn a buck. You guys have made great strides in ethical treatment of animals jokes aside. Shelters now require payment for spaying upon adoption that’s fantastic. Do yourselves a favor and step up your moral judgement skeptics will not discount you as quickly as scoundrels.

  • Danielle says:

    Both of those were so good esp. the second one.

  • Katie says:

    I actually think this is really harsh. I love animals don’t get me wrong…but I feel like if some animal had something unfortunate happen to him or her and someone made fun of it you’d freak out. And yet you can’t find any compassion for a 16 year old girl?…

  • not me says:

    lol i like them

  • K says:

    Kurt K Then moniter what your children watch. You have no business accusing PETA. Caboose What the hell are you talking about? They’re called actors..?

  • Candice says:

    Ha! loved them both. way to go.

  • emma says:

    I Don’t see how everyone can praise Peta. I’m a vegetarian and an animal lover and I hate Peta. They spread the wrong messages left and right. They just have good people working for them. Sure the ads are funny but Peta just spends lots of money promoting stupid causes. Why doesn’t Peta do something constructive? like try to reform the way animals are treated in the meat industry. You know instead of trying to force everyone to become a vegetarian. Convince Peta to do something productive not indirectly shun an infamous mother and her 16 year old because she’s pregnant. If you can’t see this you can’t think for yourself. sheep. bahhhhh.

  • Shawn says:

    The second ad is a piece of crap. It is not the buyers fault there are so many animals in shelters. If this were the case PETA just killed a few homeless bums by hiring advertisers who already have jobs to do the ad.

  • Nancy says:

    To Kurt K that wants to buy a boxer find a boxer rescue organization! And there are plenty of purebreds in shelters. Remember if you BUY one will DIE.

  • envirodes says:

    Good Adds I think they really hit the nail on the head although it is going lead to a lot of questions being asked by little children. I hope these ads are shown late at night.

  • Tia C says:

    ahaha i love these videos is there anyway i can post them on my myspace?

  • Alma Friedman says:

    WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH IT? “You killed it” there should be a stuffed dog that looks REAL on that table to REALLY get the point across!!! GO get em P.E.T.A!!!

  • Joanna says:

    7 or 10 year old children won’t get it but they also don’t think about sex yet.

  • Melissa says:

    I LOVE these ads!! They are what our society needs to wake us up to reality. Those offended by these ads are too ignorant to realize that they are the target audience!

  • Jaclyn says:

    Kurt K Oh one more thing. People often underestimate how sharp and intelligent kids are. I can’t picture a kid watching that first ad and thinking… Oh yes I’m going out right now to have sex because that Peta ad meantioned having sex. Any kid that is old enough to know about sex is probably watching sitcoms or tv shows that actually promote sex. They are probably reading magazines that live on advertising sex because sex sells right. Trust me that first Peta ad will not get a kid to go have sex.

  • Kurt K says:

    Don’t you think the first ad may be sending the wrong message to young kids that don’t necessarily get sarcasm yet. As an uncle of four I know my brothers and I would not want this ad to shown to my nephews and niece. You have no business exposing young children to this. As far as the second ad goes I think it is a little cruel to accuse everybody that buys a dog is killing another. God forbid breeders keep pure bloodlines intact. I know I want to buy a boxer one of these days and if I ever own a large plot of land then I may adopt some other dogs from shelters!

  • Ana V. says:

    They mentioned this in TMZ yesterday! And I just had to chek it out!! I think the comercials are very touching the second one was pretty much shocking for me. And I hope this informes people of what’s happening in the world.

  • Gina says:

    I don’t know about this one. I’m not sure that I agree with giving even more publicity to a tragic situation. That child is being born into a terrible family…and into a backwards state. I agree that her pregnancy and the reaction in her hometown is lunacy. But I don’t know that I agree with poking fun at this unborn child’s situation.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Both great ads. The second one seems a bit harsh but the reality is much harsher.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is such an awesome ad!

  • Wil says:

    You made TMZ TV!!

  • Jaclyn says:

    OH I really like the second ad. My friend just bought a dog yes actually bought a dog despite everything that I had to tell her about buying vs adopting. It totally broke my heart knowing that there are so many little beings in shelters waiting for homes. She wanted a puppy and going to this breeder was easier than looking around at a shelter… o

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  • Jason Levy says:

    I love this ad! PETA always does any amazing job with PSAs.

  • Carla says:

    Appartantly the people where the Spears’ are from think that this is no “BIG” surprise and that at least the guy involved will do what’s right and be there for her Ms. Spears!! Wow!! No BIG deal eh! I could not imagine what the animals there are doing as we speak! How fitting for Peta to pick the best location to have a “sex talk” perfect timming!!

  • K says:

    Hah whoa I love it! Esp. the second adreally drives the message home clearly.