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Group's TV Spot Links Purchase of Purebreds to Death of Animal Shelter Mutts For Immediate Release:February 17, 2010
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Mackinac Island, Mich. -- Sadie the Scottish terrier may have been named best in show at last night's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but PETA isn't exactly wagging its tail in delight. In fact, the group is planning to air a 30-second television spot that lays the blame for the deaths of millions of unwanted shelter dogs squarely at the feet of breeders--including the ones who promote and participate in the Westminster show. PETA hopes to air the ad on TV stations serving Sadie's hometown, Mackinac Island.
Click here to watch the ad.
In the ad, after a family buys a new dog, the breeder pulls a black body bag from behind his chair, thumps it down on the desk, and announces, "Here's the dog you just killed." After the family reacts in horror, the breeder explains, "When you buy a dog from a breeder, you kill a dog in a shelter." The ad concludes with a sobering statistic: "Four million unadopted animals are killed in shelters every year. Adopt. Never Buy."
While Sadie has been featured in newspapers and on TV shows across the country, PETA wants more attention focused on the 8 million dogs and cats who are taken in by animal shelters every year--and the nearly 4 million animals who must be euthanized for lack of a good home. "Breeders kill shelter dogs' chances," says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "We encourage everyone who wants to add a loving animal to his or her family to visit a local animal shelter and save a life--not take one."
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