Walks in the park, car rides, and
games of fetch and Frisbee are all things that shelter dogs could have enjoyed
if they had been given the chance. But most of them never get that chance.
That's right, dogs across the country are dying because people choose to
purchase animals from pet
shops or breeders instead of adopting from animal shelters.
PETA's video "Everyday
Dogs" asks, "When you buy a dog, what will you do with the shelter
dog you kill?"
Not only does it ask the question, this
haunting and surreal video—with music by renowned film composer Carter Burwell—answers it too. Accompanying their
guardians on everyday adventures, these dogs bring a new twist to the phrase
"It's a dog's life."
While the video may seem unreal,
the sad reality remains for the millions of lives lost each year because people
choose to purchase dogs from breeders and pet shops while countless animals
wait in animal shelters for a chance at a loving
Approximately 3 to 4 million wonderful, healthy, lovable
animals lose their lives in U.S. animal shelters each year. By pledging to always adopt and
never buy, you can help put an end to this tragedy.
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.