Alan Carr: Be a Little Fairy for Animals!
Comedian and TV personality Alan Carr has brought his cheeky sense of humour to bear on the issue of spaying and neutering in a new ad for PETA.
Ahead of the new series of Chatty Man, the talk-show host felt that it was time to have a serious heart-to-heart talk about animal overpopulation in the UK, explaining:
There’s no “magic wand” that will find homes for all of Britain’s homeless dogs and cats, but simple surgeries – spaying and neutering – will make a huge difference in the long run. We’ve got to get to the root of the problem, and that’s all the puppies and kittens that are being born into an overpopulated world.
Many thousands of dogs, cats and other companion animals in this country are abandoned. Some are left on the streets to starve to death, be injured or killed by vehicles, fall prey to abuse or suffer from sickness or disease. Others may be left to languish in animal shelters, waiting day after day to be adopted by a loving family. Shelters have to euthanise many of these depressed dogs and cats because of a lack of good homes. Every time that people allow their companions to have an “accidental” litter, an animal in a shelter loses his or her chance of adoption.
Tackling the heartbreaking crisis of unwanted cats and dogs may seem like a mammoth task, but we can all make a big difference by making sure that our companion animals are fixed. Spaying or neutering just one animal can prevent literally tens of thousands of others from being born into neglect and homelessness. Check out some of the other celebrities who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to promote spaying and neutering: