Oahu’s shelter crisis sparks PETA bus blitz

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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 an irresistible message – “Your yoga partner is waiting at an animal shelter” – on hundreds of buses across the capital and urging anyone considering adding an animal to the family , to adopt and never to buy from breeders or pet shops.

“Whether you want to practice cat pose or downward facing dog, animal shelters are full of animals that would love to be your training partner,” said Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s senior vice president. “PETA encourages anyone with the ability and resources to care for an animal to stay away from breeders and say ‘Namaste’ to a dog or cat from a local shelter.”

Around 70 million dogs and cats are homeless in the United States at any given time. Many of those lucky enough to end up in a shelter rather than being abandoned on the streets to fend for themselves have to be euthanized for lack of a good home. That’s why PETA urges pet caretakers to have their companion animals spayed or neutered and advocates adoption: Despite the homelessness crisis, only 23% of dogs and 31% of cats are adopted from shelters or adoption centers.

PETA – whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a worldview that puts humans first. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group Twitter, Facebookor Instagram.

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