Carla Morrison – The New Face of PETA Latino: “‘Eres T

Singer Unveils New PETA Latino Campaign in Austin: ‘Always Adopt, Never Buy’ Dogs and Cats

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2013

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Austin, Texas — Hot on the heels of her performance at Austin’s Empire Control Room & Garage, Latin Grammy Award winner Carla Morrison headed to Plaza Saltillo this afternoon to unveil her brand-new PETA Latino campaign, which shows the Mexican “Eres Tú” singer serenading her rescued dog, Tino, on a park bench next to the words “It’s You Who Can Save a Life. Always Adopt, Never Buy.” The new ad, which is the first PETA Latino one to be shot outside the U.S. (it was shot in Mexico City), is available here, and photos from today’s event are available here.

“I decided to adopt because … I really wanted to get a dog from the street because I see so many around where I’m from,” the alt-rocker explained in an interview with PETA Latino. “Go ahead and adopt. There’s a lot of dogs, and it just breaks my heart when people sell them. They understand your love, they understand your feelings, they understand your intentions.”

Six to 8 million unwanted cats and dogs enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and roughly half of them are euthanized because there simply aren’t enough good homes for them. For every puppy or kitten purchased from a breeder or pet store, a dog or cat in an animal shelter loses his or her chance of finding a home. The only way to stop animal homelessness is to stop the breeding of cats and dogs. PETA Latino encourages all families to save an animal’s life by adopting and always spaying and neutering animal companions.

Morrison joins a long list of musicians and other celebrities—including Morrissey, Rubén Albarrán, Joan Jett, Dave Navarro, and Rodrigo y Gabriela—who have teamed up with PETA and PETA Latino to promote kindness to animals.

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