OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder Stars in Animal Birth Control Ad

Ryan Tedder, from the band OneRepublic, wants his fans to know that helping millions of homeless dogs and cats is as easy as ABC—animal birth control.

The Grammy-nominated musician has written hit songs for Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, and Kelly Clarkson and stars in an ABC public service announcement to help spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals to fight animal homelessness. Ryan explains exactly why he got involved in the ABC campaign: “I just have a short tolerance for any level of cruelty or just inhumane practices in regards to animals.”

Every year, animal shelters are crowded with animals who will lose their lives because there simply aren’t enough homes for them. And when an animal is purchased from a pet store or a breeder, a perfectly healthy dog or cat at an animal shelter loses the chance to find a home. However, there is a simple solution to problem of animal homelessness—always spay and neuter animal companions and never buy an animal from a pet store or a breeder.

Ryan and his rescued companion animal, a cat named Cambridge, couldn’t agree more! Ryan says, “The thought of going into a pet store and paying for an animal just doesn’t make sense to me, so I think the first thing that any of our fans can do is, when they’re considering buying a pet, the first place they should go would be an animal shelter.”

Join Ryan Tedder by pledging to help end animal homelessness today!

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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