As Olympics Approach, Activists Painted in Gold, Silver, and Bronze Take Lifesaving Message to British Embassy
What: Covered only in gold, silver, and bronze bodypaint like the three Olympic medals and holding a banner that reads, "Be a Champion for Animals: Spay and Neuter," three members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia will converge outside the British Embassy on Thursday just ahead of the 2012 summer games in London. Their point? That there are countless dogs and cats on the streets who fall prey to injury, starvation, abuse, and disease every day. The answer is simple: spaying and neutering to reduce the overpopulation of stray dogs and cats.
Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine cancer and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
"Winning in the Olympics takes a monumental effort, but it's easy to be a champion for animals simply by having cats or dogs spayed or neutered," says PETA campaigns manager Rochelle Regodon. "Every cat or dog living on the streets or languishing in a pound was born to parents whose guardians didn't have them sterilized."
Where: Outside the British Embassy, 120 Upper McKinley Rd. (near the intersection with Carlos P. Garcia Avenue), Taguig City
When: Thursday, July 12, 12 noon sharp
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For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.