Condoms Don't Work on Dogs

Remember to spay or neuter your pet.

By Mathew Luschek
|  Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011  |  Updated 12:59 PM PDT
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If you happen to be around Market and Powell in San Francisco today, you might see a couple giant condoms hanging around on the corner.

Being that it's San Francisco we're talking about, this probably isn't that odd of a sight, but look closer, they're holding signs that say "Dogs Can't Use Condoms" and "Condoms Won't Work: Fix Your Cat."

Yes, the PETA folks are at it again. Rather than sticking naked women in cages, this time they've pulled out the big, fuzzy blue and pink condom mascots. (Did I mention they're happy? They're happy. They have big goofy grins on their faces.)

Spay or neuter your pet, is the message they're promoting. From a press release:

Six to 8 million unwanted cats and dogs enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and roughly half of them are euthanized because there simply aren't enough good homes for them. Millions more never make it to an animal shelter and are left to fend for themselves on the streets, where they often are subjected to cruelty; suffer from starvation, disease, or injuries; or are struck by cars. The solution is simple: Always spay or neuter your animal companions. Spaying one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and spaying one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years.

In the words of the immortal Bob Barker, "Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Bye-bye."

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