White House “Spay/Neuter” Petition Up NOW

Published by PETA.

Update: In just over 24 hours, the “Stop Animal Homelessness at Its Roots” petition surpassed 5,000 signatures and became one of the first petitions to reach the level necessary to be sent to the Obama administration! Please keep asking everyone you know to sign this important petition so that we can alert the White House to how strongly people feel about the animal homelessness crisis.

Folks, this is huge. Starting today, we have a chance to show President Obama and our government that the companion-animal homelessness crisis deserves national attention.

The White House just launched a site on which citizens can post petitions, and any petition that receives 5,000 signatures in 30 days will merit review by administration officials. PETA has posted a petition asking that all animals adopted from animal shelters and bought from pet stores, puppy mills, and breeders be spayed and neutered. Bob Barker will be signing it, and he’s asking for your support.

This is an opportunity to get the White House to pay attention to the fact that millions of dogs and cats are abandoned on the streets or turned over to severely crowded animal shelters each year.

Stars such as Cloris Leachman, Mickey Rourke, and Metta World Peace (aka “Ron Artest”) support spaying and neutering because it saves lives, and you can too. Please sign PETA’s “Stop Animal Homelessness at Its Roots” petition now and forward it to everyone you know. Get your family, your office, your old school pals, your club, your gym—everyone!—to sign it pronto. Please!

If the petition site doesn’t work, please try back later. It looks like the site has been having some issues this morning, and we’re hoping that it’s just because so many of you have been signing the petition that the site is trying to catch up.


Written by Michelle Sherrow

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