PETA Wades Into Michigan Birth Control Debate

Published by Alisa Mullins.

In Michigan, birth control may be controversial when it comes to humans, but when it comes to dogs and cats, it’s a no-brainer. As a bill that would restrict birth control heads to the governor’s desk, PETA is proposing to erect this billboard in the state capital:

It is estimated that 6 to 8 million unwanted animals enter our nation’s animal shelters every year, and only about half leave them alive because of a lack of good homes. Countless others never make it to shelters and die on the streets or at the end of a chain.

The key to ending this suffering is spaying and neutering animals to prevent them from producing litter after litter of unwanted animals.

You can help by supporting PETA’s fleet of mobile spay-and-neuter clinics, which have spayed and neutered more than 80,000 animals at low to no cost in the 11 years since the first clinic rolled out of our parking lot, preventing the suffering of hundreds of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens.  

And if you have the time, money, and resources to care for an animal companion, please adopt from a shelter—never buy an animal from a pet store or breeder

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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