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PETA members provide unusual reminder about importance of spaying and neutering pets

October 11, 2011

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A Condom With A Cause

Representatives with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), one dressed as a plush, smiling condom, demonstrated on Tuesday, handing out literature encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their cats and dogs. Enlarge video

A group of German foreign exchange students react to the site of a giant, plush condom promoting the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs during a demonstration by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts Streets. Jenna Cameron, Minneapolis, Minnesota, dressed in the condom suit, and Katie Arth, San Diego, California, back left, both PETA representatives, spent the lunch hour handing out literature about spaying and neutering as a stop on their tour of Kansas and Missouri.

A group of German foreign exchange students react to the site of a giant, plush condom promoting the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs during a demonstration by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts Streets. Jenna Cameron, Minneapolis, Minnesota, dressed in the condom suit, and Katie Arth, San Diego, California, back left, both PETA representatives, spent the lunch hour handing out literature about spaying and neutering as a stop on their tour of Kansas and Missouri.

Bob Barker never pitched spaying and neutering quite like this.

Two women, one dressed as a condom, took to Massachusetts Street at noon Tuesday to promote the virtues of having pets spayed or neutered.

“For people, preventing pregnancies is as easy as opening a condom. But the 8 million unwanted cats and dogs born every year can’t even open the wrapper,” said Katie Arth, a campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Jenna Cameron of Minneapolis, Minn., who was dressed as the condom, silently held a sign that read “Condoms won’t work. Fix your cat!”

Both women are on a weeklong trip promoting the cause, and will make stops in Wichita and Jefferson City, Mo.

According to PETA, spaying one female dog or cat can prevent hundreds of thousands of births during the next six or seven years. The group estimates between 6 million and 8 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters each year, and about half are euthanized.

Arth said spaying and neutering pets can help solve this problem.

“Spaying and neutering only costs about as much as dinner for two, and it can be done as young as 8 weeks,” Arth said.

On Massachusetts Street, public interest was mixed. Some people took fliers and offered support for the cause, but many told the women they had no pets or theirs were already fixed.

Arth advised people interested in learning more to visit Peta.org.

Comments

cletus26 2 years, 6 months ago

go peta! i really could care less about animals being put to death, due to overpopulation, but people ought to really make sure that their pets are fixed if they are not going to take care of the offspring.. I just hate seeing people standing out @ walmart w/ a van load of cats trying to give them away, because they can't take care of no more than one; should have got that nasty cat fixed. It vexes my spirit to read about folks giving away pets for free because they didn't want to get the pet fixed. then i hate seeing stray animals period.

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HardwoodGoat 2 years, 6 months ago

Blonde in the back.....Woot! Woot! Lemme holla at you!!

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imastinker 2 years, 6 months ago

Is this what you do if you're too ugly to be part of PETA's typical demostrations?

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consumer1 2 years, 6 months ago

This headline is not a reminder. "PETA members provide unusual reminder about importance of spaying and neutering pets" This headline simply states how PETA like many other similar minded organization, are just trying to shove their opinions down our throuts with theatrics. The want to tell everyone how to live their lives. A very popular thing to do in Lawrence ks. The few noisy trying to dictate to the masses.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 6 months ago

Isn't a condom kind of the opposite of spaying/neutering?

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Barry Watts 2 years, 6 months ago

Who cares what the message is, does anybody else think that a giant walking condom downtown is not appropriate? How do I explain this one to my young child?

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psycho_theclown 2 years, 6 months ago

I think we could leave the world a better place if PETA would just adopt the slogan," Nobody goes hungry tonight...thanks to PETA."

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

atiopatioo (anonymous) says… "Now if they could direct their skills to the human overpopulation problem."

From this site . . . http://www.consumerfreedom.com/pressRelease_detail.cfm/r/258-peta-killed-95-percent-of-adoptable-pets-in-its-care-during-2008

"PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers."

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verity 2 years, 6 months ago

I'll bet you could train a cat---I'm seeing pictures in my mind right now---oh, never mind.

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blindrabbit 2 years, 6 months ago

Surprised that the Family Research Council, the Catholic Church, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Sam Brownback, Phill Klein, Herr Kobach and the rest of the radical Right-to-Lifers are not protesting this contrived form of birth control. It's interfering with God's plan to overpopulate the world with unwanted pets; don't want to mess with mother nature!

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somedude20 2 years, 6 months ago

If my "best friend" cut off my junk, he/she would no longer be my best friend! I think de-junking animals is a good thing but why stop with that as I see many examples almost daily that some people should not reproduce either!

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Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 6 months ago

Somehow, I feel that it would be a better idea to spay/neuter PETA members instead.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 6 months ago

I want to see one of these PETA people come over here and put a condom on my Maine Coon cat. I will videotape the carnage and sell it to the World's Meanest Cat video channel. Better check your life insurance and medical insurance before you come over.

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Katara 2 years, 6 months ago

“For people, preventing pregnancies is as easy as opening a condom. But the 8 million unwanted cats and dogs born every year can’t even open the wrapper,” said Katie Arth, a campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That is not a true statement. Dogs and cats are very capable of opening a condom wrapper. It is the putting the condom on that is the part they can't do.

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atiopatioo 2 years, 6 months ago

Now if they could direct their skills to the human overpopulation problem.

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howie1 2 years, 6 months ago

PETA are my favorite... People Eating Tasty Animals... PETA

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gatekeeper 2 years, 6 months ago

Who cares if PETA is radical, blah blah blah. What they are doing right now (spay/neuter campaign) is a good thing. Focus on the story, not the group. Millions of animals are put down each year because so many people are ignorant and don't get their critters fixed. Yes, your dog would make cute puppies and your cat would make cute kittens if you bred them. Guess what? There are millions of cute dogs and cats in shelters now that need homes and many will be put to death. There is no excuse when you can go to the Humane Society of Kansas City and pay only $50 to get your pet fixed. If you aren't willing to be a responsible pet owner, don't get one!

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moot 2 years, 6 months ago

PETA are insane. they are starting a porn website where they edit in animal abuse in the porn videos. anyhow PETA is just a front for the very radical A.L.F. (animal liberation front) at the start of PETAs inception the primary goal was to raise money for lawyers for confined ALF members. from there the money made them so greedy that now the core members care nothing about the welfare of animals.

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2 years, 6 months ago

While I appreciate the spay/neuter message I can't help but think that this is a feel good way for PETA to get into the hearts of more people. I am truly suprised to hear that PETA supports spay/neuter, last I knew they were even against people owning animals.

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Richard Payton 2 years, 6 months ago

Spaying one female dog or cat can prevent thousands of births during the next six or seven years. Really, that cat would be having over 140 babies a year.

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