Written by PETA
A survey conducted by the U.K.'s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found that one in five purebred puppies purchased from a breeder was given up before his or her second birthday. Not only did many of these puppies end up in already crowded animal shelters, but 36 percent had health problems and 3 percent died.
Purebreds make up at least 25 percent of all animals in U.S. animal shelters, and virtually any breed can be found at a shelter or through a breed-specific rescue group. So there's no excuse for patronizing breeders, who profit from contributing to the animal overpopulation crisis. When you're ready to add a new a new member to your family, please remember the 4 to 6 million animals who are euthanized in animal shelters every year, and consider opening your home to one—or two!
Written by Michelle Sherrow
When all of your spayed and neutered shelter dogs die of old age, what are you going to do without breeders? If everyone stopped breeding, then you would no longer be able to add a dog to your family. You people have a seriously skewed idea of what breeding is. It is part of practicing good animal husbandry. Responsible breeders try to breed the most perfect dog possible which results in fewer health problems. We don't need to eliminate breeders. We need to eliminate irresponsible breeders. Those who solely breed for profit and don't do their best to contribute to the breed. We only need to eliminate those who breed without doing serious research on their bloodlines first.
Easy Rai - you will have to most likely do another sport such as swimming or another cruelty free sport.
Due to health and safety reasons, I don't think leather will be taken out of any of the balls such as football. Less suits sadly from opposition to leather than latex or non-latex but vegan products.
I am curious to as far as equipment - most sports now do not use leather in the apparel.
To Rai Cruz, the only way you're going to avoid leather is to only play sports that do not require leather. That or dodge the ball in games.
Basketballs are now mostly rubber, as are tennis balls.
Or take up swimming.
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