So, like, Happy Spay Day!

Published by PETA.

That’s right—today is Spay Day, people. It’s like Christmas for kittens. Passover for puppies. Um, Bastille Day for bunnies? Apparently, we don’t get a day off for Spay Day here at PETA (I asked), but we are encouraged to take a few moments to reflect on the staggering number of unwanted animals that can result when someone won’t spay or neuter their pets. Check it:

One unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce an estimated 420,000 cats in only seven years, and a female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years.

With that in mind, here are my personal favorites among the many videos we’ve produced over the past couple of years to raise awareness about this issue. Let me know which one you think is the most effective. And have a glorious Spay Day.

And just in case you need even more Spay Day inspiration, check out this great story about a Michigan group who are doing their part to end animal overpopulation.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind