Natural Disasters 411: Jesse & Joy Help Fans Protect Animals in New PETA Video

Sibling Singers Reveal How to Keep Animal Companions Safe in Emergencies, Evacuations, and Extreme Weather

For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2018

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – In the wake of several tragic natural disasters in the U.S. and Latin America in the last year alone—including hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides—brother-and-sister pop duo Jesse & Joy appear in a new disaster-preparedness public service announcement (PSA) for PETA that urges fans to be ready and never to leave animals behind in evacuations.

“Nothing is more important to us than our family, including our animal companions,” Joy begins in the PSA.

“Please include your animals in your emergency plans, decide ahead of time where you will go in case of an evacuation, and make sure it’s a place that accepts animals,” says Jesse.

“And please, never, ever leave your animals behind to fend for themselves,” concludes Joy.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—reminds everyone to keep animals indoors in extreme weather. If an evacuation becomes necessary, know your destination in advance, place animals in secure carriers and make sure that they wear ID tags, and take along enough food and water to last a few days.

Jesse & Joy previously appeared in a spay/neuter campaign for PETA. They are part of a long list of celebrities—including George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo, Carla Morrison, Eva Mendes, Fifth Harmony, Morrissey, P!nk, and Noah Cyrus—who have teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to promote kindness to animals.

For more information about including animals in emergency preparations, please visit PETA.org.

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