You Me At Six Urges Animal Adoption In New PETA2 Ad
For Immediate Release:
10 January 2011
Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
London – On the heels of their much-anticipated single “Rescue Me,” You Me At Six are ringing in 2011 with a second release: their new ad for peta2, the youth division of PETA’s US affiliate and the world’s largest animal rights organisation. In the ad, the band members appear with their canine pal Zack below the words, “Save a Life. Rescue an Animal.”
In the band’s exclusive interview with peta2, drummer Dan Flint explains how fulfilling it can be to adopt a cat or a dog from an animal shelter. “[Y]ou almost feel like you’re taking an animal that’s maybe not had a great life and making it better”, he says. In the interview, Flint and vocalist Josh Franceschi also speak out against dogfighting and the killing of animals for their fur.
Thousands of unwanted dogs are picked up by council authorities and put down every year for lack of adoptive homes, while many more are left languishing in shelters across the UK. Buying an animal from a breeder robs a homeless animal of his or her chance at adoption and encourages sellers to acquire more pedigree animals. You Me At Six encourage everyone to adopt.
You Me At Six are the latest band to join peta2 in speaking up for animals. Visitors to peta2.com can find interviews with all their favourite bands and celebrities – including Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Four Year Strong, Bring Me The Horizon and The Ready Set – and enter contests to win great prizes such as iPods and concert tickets.
For more information or to see You Me At Six’s ad and exclusive interview, please visit peta2.com.