For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2023
David Perle 202-483-7382
Montpelier, Vt. – Because Vermont is experiencing historic flooding, with even more rain in this week’s forecast, PETA is rushing its natural disaster–preparedness PSA to area TV stations to alert viewers to the importance of including animals in any evacuation plans.
Animals could die if left behind during evacuations. Bad things happen, and residents should be warned never to leave animals outdoors, tied up, crated, caged, in hutches, or confined in any other way, as they will be unable to flee rising waters that can come on fast. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.