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“Paris” and “Britney” Protest Dog Breeders

Written by PETA | August 3, 2007

Britney_Spears_dog_demo.jpgYesterday in Los Angeles, Paris and Britney look-a-likes took to the streets to lead a hilarious protest against pet stores and breeders at the site of our new ABC (Animal Birth Control) billboard. Obviously, this protest was meant to be lighthearted and fun, but the issue is deadly serious for the animals involved. For every dog or cat purchased from a breeder or a pet store, another dog or cat on death row at an animal shelter must be killed. Here’s what PETA’s Director of Domestic Animal Issues had to say about it all, “Forget jail or rehab; these selfish stars should do a stint in an animal shelter, where they would witness the plight of dogs who end up there after being bought on an impulse.”

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  • sonny says:

    PETA the reason America is in the shape it is!!!

  • Alisa says:

    That is ridiculous dogs matter more than Shitty retards that thinks that dogs should die. Who ever hates dogs I hope you burn in HELL for Eternety why Im in HEAVEN with my personal SAVOIR

  • Tammatha Leigh says:

    We are forever responsible for that of which we have tamed…

  • charli says:

    Ridiculous isn’t it????? This is the link to one of MANY rescue shelters that makes it virtually impossible for any good intentioned human being to rescue a pet in need. Please see link below this is proof of the point I’ve been trying to make. After you’ve filled out this rediculous form and provided them all the information they require they still treat you like a substandard life form httpwww.persianrescue.netApplication.htm Btw the cat that I ended up purchasing from a pet store is not a pedigree in any way just a regluar domestic short haired cat whom I love just as much as I do my Persians.

  • Maya says:

    Hi Charli! Listen I have no idea the specifics of your case so if you want to email me I will certainly refer you to good places in your area state if you want. Please let me explain what a “Revolving Door Shelter” is. Animals get brought into the shelter. They are either unwanted or have been neglected abused or abandoned. Then someone adopts them. The shelter does not do a good job of screening the person. The pet goes home and gets unwanted abused negelected or abandoned again. That’s called a revolving door shelter and it’s what every shelter dreads their work is useless. The shelter workers don’t have a crystal ball. How can they possibly know what a lovely person and mom you are with no questions? Just because you’re a lovely person does not mean that they can use psychic powers. You’re a stranger to them when you walk into the door. If they want to just hand the animals to strangers they could just call themselves a pet store. The concept of a shelter is to find homes where the history of vet care and committment are better than the factors that brought them to the shelter in the first place. Please email me if you want pointers! I’m also a vet nurse and can be a good resource! keryfelinezen.com

  • Charli says:

    Hi Maya Thank you so much for your kind words. I understand just what you mean about sitting laying awake nights and worrying over animals. I still do that for the adorable little cat I tried to adopt named Pugsley. Every day I wonder if it has gotten into a new home even half as good as the home I would have provided for him or if he has been put to death because of the snotty shelter worker I had dealt with. If you know of shelters that are NOT so particular and snotty that way I’d be more than happy to hear about them. As for the many other shelters I inquired of they had all the same impossible restrictions and very personal questions as those I had such bad experiences with so based on that I didn’t bother to waste my time with them either. The fact is that I simply don’t care where my pet comes from I don’t have any children and have always just been looking for something anything to mother and spoil as I would a child if I had ever been able to have one of my own. The reason I am so upset with the shelters “I’ve been in contact with” is because even tho I am an excellent pet mommie and everyone who knows me is aware of this that it meant absolutely nothing to them at all. So if I can walk into a pet store and purchase a pet or slap down a wad of hundreds to a breeder with no questions asked I will most definitely do that as opposed to going through my own judgement day here on Earth and more stress than if I were adopting a human child. Again my first choice was a rescue shelter but they treated me horribly so I vowed to never go through that again. However if there is a shelter out there somewhere who will appreciate the wonderful pet person that I am and give me credit for that and there is absolute proof of that I will definitely take that into consideration and give some thought to giving them a chance again. But until then I will stick with the “no questions asked” method of adopting my pets. Thank you for your post.

  • Charli says:

    PS. Yes Maya I did go elswehere to purchase two of my next pets when the shelters turned me down because NO WAY was I ever putting myself through that again. Because of major health issues I have adopted a stress free life and I’m trying to keep it that way.

  • Maya says:

    Charli I am sorry you had those experiences and for what it’s worth I worked for 2 shelters one was an extremely large innercity shelter where they were lenient and we got in 11500 animals each year. The other one was a tiny nokill shelter. Well the nokill did indeed have some very snotty people and they seemed to put many demands on people adopting. However they almost never rejected anyone. If someone walked out without an animal it was because the person gave up on the process which took a few weeks. Did you get outright rejected or did you give up? Don’t tell me the answer because I think it’s probably none of my business but if you gave up it’s different than the shelter rejecting you. Here is what I’m lobbying for stray only shelters. The first shelters in history were stray only. Now most shelters are half stray and half people surrendering pets to shelters because the owners don’t want the responsiblity. The surrendered pets all get adopted while the strays all get destroyed. I’m lobbying for stray only shelters. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try to see it from the shelter workers perspective they love their shelter cats and dogs very much and we lie awake at night worrying that the animals will be neglected if they don’t screen people properly. That is one hell of a lot of guilt to live with every day of your life. But don’t take my word for it visit or volunteer at a shelter for a few months and just listen to what goes on between the public and the shelter staff. You’ll be shocked. You can learn so much more about what the job is really like if you get involved even just petting cats or walking dogs. That way too you can influence their decisions! And I beleive you that some shelters are very snotty. But obviously not all of them are. We actually crossed state lines to get one of our cats. So don’t judge all shelters by the ones you’ve seen. I do hope you try again as I can see that you’d give shelter pets a great home!

  • Charli says:

    Maya Please reread my second post where I clearly stated that “the shelters I have been in contact with” Sometimes the truth isn’t pleasant to acknowledge but it’s still the truth just the same. Here comes the correction I DID give those shelters every single thing that they asked of me but in their eyes NO ONE is good enough. You could be God and still not be good enough. The part you are correct about is that yes I am a very good pet mommy even when my pets die usually from old age I don’t dig a hole in the back yard and toss them in Not that there is anything wrong with that but I get them professionally cremated so they can still be with me in their lovely urns. Just like I said before your shelter may be different but the FACT still remains that the shelters “I’VE BEEN in contact with” seemed to be more enthusiastic about putting an animal to death than giving it a chance of having a wonderfullife. If you really REALLY want to help these animals try lobbying to get the unachievable restrictions that “most other” shelters impose upon people changed I would gladly join you.

  • Maya says:

    Charli although I know you will try to deny it it sounds like you were attacking all shelters. All shelters are not alike. It sounded that way because instead of seeking out another more understanding shelter you preferred to go somewhere else. Also it sounds like you were not actually denied by any shelter but rather you did not want to offer all of the information they were asking. Feel free to correct me. I did not mean to attack your character when I said what do you have to hide rather I meant it more like “what do you have to lose?” Obviously I know nothing at all about you! You certainly may be an excellent pet parent. I don’t know you so I can’t say. But don’t ever say it’s a the shelter worker’s fault. Until you’ve had do destroy 800 plus healthy friendly animals with your own two hands by poisoning them don’t expect me to respond rationally. And our shelter was very lenient. Did you even read the cases I wrote about?

  • charli says:

    Maya Shame on YOU for not reading my post more clearly. I have nothing to hide Ive always told the truth when attempting to adopt a pet which is why I stated “the shelter standards are too high for any real human being telling the truth” Think about it if I would have had something to hide as you questioned I would have lied and gotten approved by the shelter. I applaud you for trying so hard to find homes for your animals but the fact still remains that the rescue shelters I’ve had experience with do not share your determination. I did NOT attack your character in any way and would appreciate your not attacking mine for speaking nothing but the truth. A couple of the shelters I was in contact with were aware of the advanced ages of my cats I even sent photos of them lounging happily in my care. I also told them that I could provide proof of their ages via their papers yet that still wasn’t good enough for them. After reading your reply I still feel that it is the shelters’ fault that so many precious animals must die. They claim to be looking out for the animals’ best interest but what world do they come from to think that their best interest is for them to die before getting adopted to a loving home? How many people do YOU know who are literally teased for doting on their pets so much? My pets sleep on my furniture get filet mignon for their birthdays have more toys than any human kid and get played with several hours a day. Perhaps the shelter where you worked is different than the ones I have dealt with but it still doesn’t change the fact that the ones I dealt with were not fair with me AT ALL!

  • Anonymous says:

    Mitur Mitur Mitur! BS is what YOUR post is because you do NOT take into consideration the MANY healthy balanced and beautiful pets that are in the pounds and rescue centers! YOU and ms DOGLOVER are indeed entitled to your freakin’ can’t see the forest for the trees opinions and weak justifications… so be it!

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