Charles Trippy and Allie Wesenberg-Trippy: ‘Treat Animals How You Would Want to Be Treated’

YouTube Stars—and Their Three Beloved Rescued Pups—Team Up With peta2 to Encourage Fans Always to Adopt, Treat Animals Like Family

For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2018

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Bradenton, Fla. – Gushing about their adopted dogs, Diesel, Marley, and Zoe, YouTube lifestyle vloggers Charles Trippy and Allie Wesenberg-Trippy star in a brand-new video for peta2, PETA’s youth division, in which they explain how their canines are party of the family. “We look at them as our best friends and our buddies,” says Allie. “It’s important to us … to make sure that they enjoy life.”

The couple always makes time for long walks and adventures with their pups, and Allie adds, “I think it’s super-important to … follow that Golden Rule and treat animals how you would want to be treated.”

Charles, who is also the bassist in We the Kings, encourages everyone to visit their local shelter and never buy from a pet store or breeder. “We really wanted to adopt a dog because there are so many animals out there,” he says, noting that “[t]hey all have their own personalities.”

Every year, more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in U.S. animal shelters and half of them have to be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them all. That’s why peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—always encourages caring people like Allie and Charles to have their animals spayed or neutered, adopt instead of buying, keep animals indoors with the rest of the family (never chained up outside), and give them lots of love and respect.

Allie and Charles are part of a long list of celebrities—including Travis Barker, Amanda Cerny, Teala Dunn, Kalel, and the members of Rise Against—who have teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.

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