PETA'S New Name for Bath City Stadium: 'Have the Balls to Fix Your Dog'
For Immediate Release:
4 April 2012
Ben Williamson +44 (0)207 357 9229 ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk
Bath, Somerset - When Bath City Football Club announced that it would draw a new name for its stadium from a hat filled with suggestions, the animal defenders at PETA couldn't resist. The group plunked down the required £50 entry fee and has submitted the name "Have the Balls to Fix Your Dog". PETA's point? That Bath and the rest of the UK are teeming with unwanted cats and dogs - who are languishing in animal shelters or living on the streets - and that naming the stadium "Have the Balls to Fix Your Dog" will remind residents that the only way to get a handle on the homeless-dog and -cat crisis is for everyone to have their animal companions spayed or neutered. PETA also encourages all prospective animal guardians always to adopt and never buy from a breeder or pet shop.
"By naming the hometown team's stadium 'Have the Balls to Fix Your Dog,' no one could ignore this lifesaving message", says PETA's Yvonne Taylor. "And if residents and football fans across the UK heed the message, they could score a rousing victory over the misery of dog and cat homelessness."
With all the unwanted animals sitting in rescue shelters, spaying or neutering your companion animals is the only sporting thing to do. Every year, tens of thousands of homeless animals across the UK are picked up by authorities and euthanised for lack of suitable homes - and that doesn't even count the staggering number awaiting adoption in animal shelters who are literally dying for a caring guardian who has the resources and time to adopt them. To breed even more animals when so many already exist is tantamount to a death sentence for homeless animals.