Compassionate Model Asks People to Be an Angel for Their Animal Companions: Always Spay and Neuter
For Immediate Release:
24 July 2014
Ho Chi Minh – Wearing a pair of beautiful faux-feather angel wings while holding a sign that reads: ”Be An Angel for Animals: Always Spay and Neuter”, top model Phuong Mai posed for a stunning new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. The ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Nguyen Long at S3 Studios, will encourage people to spay or neuter their dogs and cats – the best way to curb the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.
“As long as people are breeding puppies and kittens – whether for profit or simply because they failed to spay or neuter their dog or cat – there will be millions of animals in desperate need of a home”, Mai says. “I’m proud to team up with PETA to help encourage people to do what’s right for animals and spay or neuter today.”
Mai was the winner of Vietnam Supermodel 2012, and she was one of the top 10 contestants of Supermodel Asia. She was also chosen to be the spokesperson for Korean cruelty-free cosmetics brand Beyond when it opened its first shop in Vietnam. Mai is a compassionate and responsible guardian to her three adopted cats, who have all been spayed or neutered.
Unchecked breeding has caused an extreme companion animal overpopulation crisis in Vietnam. There simply aren’t enough good homes for all the animals who need them, and many must be euthanised in shelters. Other animals starve, are killed in traffic or meet other cruel fates on the streets.
In one year, an unspayed cat can give birth to 16 kittens, who can go on to reproduce in just four months. An unspayed dog can give birth to up to 12 puppies in a year. Cats and dogs can go back into heat just days after giving birth. Spaying and neutering means that countless animals will never be left on the streets to fend for themselves, succumb to untreated injuries or illnesses, become the victims of abuse or be turned over to an animal shelter and have to be euthanised because no one wanted them. Sterilisation also benefits their health because it decreases their risk of developing some forms of cancer and makes males less likely to roam and fight.
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.