For immediate release:
June 27, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Honolulu – PETA is go to the mat for the homeless animals flooding Hawaii’s animal shelters by placing a compelling message — “Your yoga partner is waiting at an animal shelter” — on hundreds of buses across the capital, urging anyone considering adding a family pet to adopt and never buy from breeders or pet stores.
“Whether you’re looking to practice the cat pose or the downward facing dog, shelters are filled with animals that would love to be your training buddy,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA encourages anyone with the ability and resources to care for an animal to avoid breeders and say ‘Namaste’ to a local shelter dog or cat.”
About 70 million dogs and cats are homeless in the United States at any given time. Many of those lucky enough to end up in an animal shelter, rather than being left on the streets to fend for themselves, must be euthanized for lack of good homes. That’s why PETA urges sitters to neuter or neuter their animal companions and advocates for adoption: Despite the homeless animal crisis, only 23% of dogs and 31% of cats are adopted from animal shelters or shelters. adoption centers.
PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals do not belong to us to abuse them in any way” — opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the band on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.