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Has PeTA Gone Too Far With Latest Commercial?

Once again, PETA is making headlines for their sensationalistic ads.

The purpose of the Everyday Dogs’ campaign is to let people know that every time your buy a dog from a pet store, a shelter dog doesn’t get adopted and is euthanized.

With over two million shelter dogs euthanized each year, it’s hard to disagree with their premise, but what do you think about how they get their point across in this ad?

Has PeTA, once again, gone too far? Is the ad distasteful or is it perfect for getting their point across to Americans?

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Mr_T
Mr_T
10 years ago

PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals. Sheesh, by PETA’s logic, what are we supposed to do with the orphaned and abandoned babies when you have your own kids? Adopt, don’t procreate.

Pam
Pam
10 years ago
Reply to  Mr_T

I guess when humans can give birth to puppies that analogy will work.

Janette Hamilton
Janette Hamilton
10 years ago
Reply to  Pam

That analogy WORKS NOW!

DogLover
DogLover
10 years ago
Reply to  Mr_T

Excellent commercial! And yes, every family should adopt at least one child.

compassion
compassion
10 years ago
Reply to  Mr_T

I don’t know Mr_T….when a kid isn’t adopted, it isn’t killed….and you can’t buy a cute baby on a whim at your local Diaper store….. At least not where I come from.

James Wu
James Wu
10 years ago

Love the ad. Makes you wonder then really gets the point across.

Guest
Guest
10 years ago

I think it’s in very poor taste. It’s the shock and awe factor.

Colette
Colette
10 years ago

I love the ad, whatever it takes to get the point across and open people’s eye to puppy farming. Maybe those who object to it do so because it hits a raw nerve. Mr T, your comment reminds me of when people say ‘but if we didn’t eat meat what would we do with all the cows?’……idiotic to say the least.

Cobysangel2002
Cobysangel2002
10 years ago

Really??? Since “adopting” a dog is never free, you are essentially “buying” a dog.

ShelterDiaries
ShelterDiaries
10 years ago
Reply to  Cobysangel2002

Of course, the “adoption fee” is usually covering (at a greatly discounted rate) basic vet care, vaccinations, neutering, and such – minus those, the dog is basically free. Shelters could give them away, surely, but then your taxes would have to pay for all of that. And unless you are willing to throw down $500-2000 for a well-reared dog from a reputable and conscientious breeder, your chances of not winding up with a furry veterinary bill with legs are usually much better with a shelter dog.

Aussiemom
Aussiemom
10 years ago
Reply to  ShelterDiaries

sorry ShelterDiaries I have to disagree that you’re going to get an animal that’s less likely to have medical issues. Yes puppy mill dogs are highgly likely to have serious medical issues but I’ve known many people that have adopted animals that ended up w/ hip displasia and the rest of the ‘usual’ gamut of health issues. That doesn’t mean I am in favor of ‘pet store’ dogs.

Brotherbearbrown
Brotherbearbrown
10 years ago

over the top pile of Crap as usual. PETA pushing thier political agenda by trying to tug on the heart strings of the uneducated. they make me sick.

ShelterDiaries
ShelterDiaries
10 years ago

I personally dislike this ad, simply because when you buy a dog, you personally do not automatically kill a shelter dog by default. Although you exacerbate the overpopulation problem and remove one possible safe haven for an animal in need, that isn’t synonymous with strolling down to the shelter and garroting a puppy.

There are many, many reasons why adopting a dog is an excellent idea. There are many reasons why buying a dog (and supporting backyard breeders and puppy mills) is a poor choice. But PETA is more interested in shocking people, and in doing so they make the issue ridiculous. I think this ad will get fewer people actually thinking about the issue, and more simply rolling their eyes at it in disbelief.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Perhaps if PETA wasn’t so horribly hypocritical, I might be convinced to pat them on the back for this, but since they kill far more animals than I manage to save or at least help save, I refuse to have anything to do with them ever.

Tsrowdydogs
Tsrowdydogs
10 years ago

I think the ad is great, I’m not the biggest fan of PeTA, but sometimes they get it right. It may be shocking to some, but people need shock to realize what’s going on out there.

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
10 years ago

WOW…I’m speechless!!!! Tasteless…yet manages to hit a raw nerve just enough to get the critical point through your heart and brain!!

lala
lala
10 years ago

…yeaah. whatever peta. you keep trying to convince people you care, while your president and her cronies are sitting in their multi-million dollar headquarters-paid for by clueless good samaritans, drinking vegan champagne and laughing over all the “domesticated animal slaves” you liberated this week by shoving in your own freezer. not surprising they had enough body bags for that commercial!

Lavi
10 years ago

I myself am for adopting dogs, not buying. It’s nice that people want to show their affection towards an animal, but a pet is not an accessory. My neighbourhood is full of stray dogs, while I see a lot of people walking their pure-breed shop dogs, especially pekingese ones. I’m sure you will see how this is unfair.
Also, setting aside PETA’s bad reputation and questionable premise for this commercial, I find the ad disturbing. However, I hope other people will as well and maybe it will open their eyes to the fact that a dog is not an expensive toy, it’s not a fashion accessory, it’s a soul to care for and also for that, the dog will love you unconditionally.

Crmcgin82
Crmcgin82
10 years ago

I wonder how much money PETA could have donated to shelters if they wouldn’t have spent the money to make this ridiculous commercial…

doggluvvah
doggluvvah
10 years ago

Once again, love PETA or hate PETA – they got people talking about the welfare of animals…which is fantastic 🙂 …. and hopefully shocked some people enough to go down to their local shelter to adopt…. it is shocking and disgusting how our (and other) society treat animals….so if people are shocked, then hopefully they will spread the word to others, which will snowball into more shelter dogs finding the forever homes they deserve 🙂

Shamu
8 years ago

Well PETA kills dogs and cats all the time. 95% of the animals it takes in. HYPOCRITES.

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