Group Will Urge Beijing Residents to Fight Overpopulation Among Cats and Dogs by Spaying and Neutering Their Animals
For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2012
Beijing — Dressed as a giant condom and holding a heart-shaped sign that reads, "Dogs and Cats Can't Use Condoms. Spay and Neuter," a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia will make an appearance on Monday near Wanpeng Plaza. PETA's goal: to help Beijing residents brush up on their ABCs—animal birth control.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: The open ground north of Wanpeng Plaza, at the corner of Shazikou and Yongdingmenwai streets, Dongcheng District
In Beijing and across China, unwanted animals are often abandoned on the streets, joining countless other stray dogs and cats in a struggle to survive. Many of these animals starve to death, are injured or killed in fights, are hit by vehicles, or are abused. Countless others languish in animal shelters. Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a homeless animal loses the chance of finding a good home.
The solution is as easy as ABC: animal birth control. Spaying one dog or cat can prevent countless births. Sterilized animals also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight, or bite.
"Hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats die on the streets every year or languish in animal shelters because of the lack of good homes," says PETA's Maggie Chen. "PETA urges everyone always to spay or neuter both animal companions and animals on the streets. If you're considering adding a dog or cat to your family, never buy—always adopt a homeless animal."
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.