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PETA and Barker's Drive to End Dog and Cat Homelessness Is in the Running to Be First Reviewed by Obama Administration
For Immediate Release:September 22, 2011
Contact:Kristin Richards 202-483-7382
Washington, D.C. — After hearing
that the Obama administration is launching a
new website called "We the People" that will allow users to
create their own petitions, which, when achieving 5,000 supporters, will be
submitted to the administration for review, spay-and-neuter guru Bob Barker has teamed up with PETA to
petition for a mandatory spay-and-neuter law. The law would apply to all
animals adopted from shelters or bought from pet stores, puppy mills, and
breeders until the nation's overpopulation crisis has abated and all the homeless
dogs and cats in the U.S. have homes to call their own.
Barker, who never signs an
autographed picture without including a spay-and-neuter message, such as
"Control the Overpopulation Problem: Spay and Neuter Your Dogs and
Cats," has recorded an audio
message on PETA.org, encouraging people to sign PETA's
petition. With his help, PETA hopes to be the first to reach
5,000 signatures and have its
petition reviewed by the White House
A longtime vegetarian and PETA
supporter, Barker's commitment to spreading the spay-and-neuter message started
in his The Price Is Right days and
has continued since his retirement from television a few years ago. "Let's
let President Obama know that dogs and cats deserve a voice in politics
too," says Barker in the announcement. "Help control the pet
population: Have your pets spayed or neutered."
One unspayed female cat
and her offspring can create 420,000 cats in just seven years, and an
unneutered male can father limitless litters of kittens. Every year, 6 to 8
million dogs and cats are left at extremely
crowded animal shelters; roughly half of those animals are euthanized
because there simply aren't enough good homes to go around. The less fortunate never even make it to a safe
haven. They are abandoned to fend for themselves on the streets and are often
subjected to cruelty, or they succumb to starvation, diseases, or injuries.
To view PETA's petition, click
here, or to hear Barker's audio message,
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