Youtube Star ‘Sprinkle of Glitter’ Says That Animals Aren’t Christmas Gifts

For Immediate Release:

10 November 2015


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Lifestyle Vlogger’s Latest PETA Advert Reminds Everyone That Dogs and Cats Are a Lifelong Commitmen

London – YouTube sensation Sprinkle of Glitter is a self-described “cat lady” who dotes on her adorable kitty, Zula, and knows that cats are not “gifts” to be bought on a whim. That’s why the internet star and Zula are starring in a brand-new PETA ad that proclaims, “A Cat Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas”. As the ad (available here) goes on to explain, “Cats require a lifetime financial and emotional commitment. Please, don’t buy animals as gifts.”

“Although most people who give animals as gifts have good intentions, it is unfair to give an animal to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that the person wants that particular animal and is able to give [him or her] a lifetime of proper care and love. If in doubt, a plush toy makes a much better gift!” says Sprinkles of Glitter.

Animals are a 15-year (or more) commitment, and those who are given as gifts to unprepared recipients are often discarded once the novelty wears off. In the weeks following the holidays, already overwhelmed animal shelters are flooded with “Christmas cats” and “Christmas dogs” who didn’t fit into someone’s lifestyle. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – suggests a gift voucher to a local animal shelter as a thoughtful present for someone who has expressed an interest in adopting an animal and who has the time, ability and resources to care for one.

Sprinkle of Glitter is part of a growing list of stars – including Cody Simpson, James McVey of The Vamps, P!nk, Kesha, Kellan Lutz and Little Mix – who have teamed up with PETA or its international affiliates to speak up for animals.

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