‘Everyday Dogs’ Die When People Buy

Walks in the park, car rides, and games of fetch and Frisbee are all things that shelter dogs could have enjoyed if they had been given the chance. But most of them never get that chance. That’s right, dogs across the country are dying because people choose to purchase animals from pet shops or breeders instead of adopting from animal shelters.

PETA’s video “Everyday Dogs” asks, “When you buy a dog, what will you do with the shelter dog you kill?”

Not only does it ask the question, this haunting and surreal video—with music by renowned film composer Carter Burwell—answers it too. Accompanying their guardians on everyday adventures, these dogs bring a new twist to the phrase “It’s a dog’s life.”

While the video may seem unreal, the sad reality remains for the millions of lives lost each year because people choose to purchase dogs from breeders and pet shops while countless animals wait in animal shelters for a chance at a loving home.

Approximately 3 to 4 million wonderful, healthy, lovable animals lose their lives in U.S. animal shelters each year. By pledging to always adopt and never buy, you can help put an end to this tragedy.

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