Adopt, Don't Shop Demo

Come out and help us encourage holiday shoppers to adopt, not shop, this holiday season. WEAR YOUR SANTA HAT FOR THIS DEMO. We'll be picketing, handing out literature, and generally encouraging people to adopt shelter animals. This meetup is sponsored by the Pinellas Working Group of Florida Voices for Animals, but all are welcome to join us!

P.S. I have a few Santa hats that I can bring (Don't ask why I have these), but if you have your own, that would be great! : ) --Bob

To learn more about the issue of puppy mills, check out this site --

http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/puppy-mills-dogs-abused-for-the-pet-trade.aspx

To watch a video on puppy mills --

http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/investigations/110843680001.aspx

For photos on puppy mills --

http://canine-world.com/mills.html

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  • Patti M.

    Had a great time doing the right thing yesterday! Peace to you all!

    December 23, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Thanks to all for coming out for this! And happy, happy holidays to you. xoxoxox!

    December 22, 2012

  • Patti M.

    Im coming!

    December 22, 2012

  • Bob S.

    To the tune of “O, Holy Night” Our plight, our plight, is getting no attention
    We long for love just the same as you would do.
    In shelters we languish with fear and apprehension
    Or on the streets we starve til our sad lives are through. Why do we face this fate so horrifying?
    Why can we never have a safe and happy home? Breed-ers are to blame, and the shops that buy pets from them.
    A-do-opt, don’t sh-op.
    Give us the chance to bring some sweet child joy.

    A-do-opt, don’t sh-op.
    Don’t buy and discard us like some old broken toy.

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • Bob S.

    [To the tune of “We, Three Kings of Orient Are”] Verse 1
    We three cats of Tampa Bay are
    Dumped in an alley from somebody’s car,
    Scrounging for dinner,
    We grow ever thinner,
    On scraps from a local sports bar. Oh! Chorus
    Neuter and spay
    Without delay.
    Adopt, don't shop
    We three kitties say.
    The lives we’re leading,
    Have us all pleading,
    Adopt, don't shop
    This holiday. Verse 2
    Stores buy from breeders and cause our great woe
    Because of the breeders, our numbers just grow.
    To end our great hell, sir,
    Just visit a shelter
    And pet shops and breeders forgo. Oh! Chorus
    Neuter and spay
    Without delay.
    Shop, don’t adopt
    We three kitties say.
    The lives we’re leading,
    Have us all pleading,
    Adopt, don't shop
    This holiday.

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • veganjodi

    I don't think I can stay the full two hours but I'll come for at least one.

    1 · December 2, 2012

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