For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2021
Tapi Mbundure 202-483-7382
Corpus Christi, Texas – Just in time for Father’s Day, PETA has covered local buses and benches with an ad urging everyone to prevent fatherhood—that is, of dogs and cats. PETA chose Corpus Christi for the campaign after a recent survey named it a top “pet-friendly” city.
“Dogs can’t use condoms, so it’s up to us to stop them from fathering litter after litter of puppies,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA’s ads point out that for every dog who is neutered, countless others won’t be born into a world already bursting at the seams with homeless ones.”
PETA notes that an estimated 70 million dogs and cats are homeless in the U.S. at any given time. Only an estimated 10% of those are taken in by animal shelters, where many must eventually be euthanized for reasons including injury, illness, old age, emotional and psychological damage, and a lack of good homes. The solution is prevention through spaying and neutering—and always adopting from animal shelters and never buying animals from breeders or pet stores, which exacerbate the homelessness crisis.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
In addition to appearing on local buses, PETA’s ads are located on benches at the following locations: