Prancing Condoms Teach Pedestrians Their ABCs; Activists Protesting KFC Arrested in Syria

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

The past month’s demos for PETA Asia have been a bit … rubbery!

Donning brand-spanking-new condom outfits, PETA activists recently held demonstrations in Bangkok and Beirut reminding responsible animal guardians that because neither dogs nor cats can wear condoms—real protection begins with ABC: animal birth control.

PETA's Condom Promotes Spaying and Neutering in Lebanon 

By following your ABCs and spaying or neutering your animal companion, you can help end the animal overpopulation crisis facing many countries worldwide. Thousands of unwanted animals are born because of negligence, and these animals are often abandoned. Life on the streets puts animals at risk of starvation, fights with other animals, injury, and abuse. Spaying one dog or one cat can prevent countless births. Animals who have been spayed or neutered also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight, or bite.

You don’t have to buy condoms for your cat or dog (seriously—don’t!), just get him or her spayed or neutered! Take our pledge to spay and neuter by clicking here, and be sure to tell your friends about it!

Meanwhile, in Damascus, Syria, PETA activists held a cagey demonstration outside a local KFC restaurant, urging the fast-food franchise in that country to uphold basic animal welfare standards for their chickens. The activists—whose intent was to draw attention to the suffering of millions of chickens raised and slaughtered for KFC every year—were quickly detained by local police and politely asked to leave the country.

Posted by Rochelle Regodon