Emmylou Harris Continues Her Animal Rights Efforts with Two New PSAs for PETA
Emmylou Harris, a longtime animal lover and advocate, has teamed up with the animal-rights group PETA to record two new and timely public service announcements. Emmylou urges listeners not to keep their dogs chained outdoors, particularly during the bitter cold of winter, and to bring them indoors, as part of the family, for the benefit of both dog and family alike. She also encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs to help ensure that all dogs and cats find the loving homes they deserve.
Emmylou Harris, a longtime animal lover and staunch advocate, has teamed up with the animal-rights group PETA to record two new and very timely public service announcements.
In the first, Emmylou aims to raise awareness about the practice of keeping dogs chained outdoors, particularly during the bitter cold of the winter months. She urges listeners to bring their pets indoors, making them a more integral member of the family, for the benefit of both dog and family alike.
The second spot encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs to help ensure that all dogs and cats are cared for. "It breaks my heart knowing that many dogs will never have a loving home and many cats will never have anything to purr about," she intones, offering this simple solution to help: "It's as easy as A-B-C: Animal Birth Control."
To listen to the announcements from Emmylou or more information on these issues, visit peta.org.
Emmylou has worked tirelessly with organizations like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States, on behalf of animal rights, and has even established a small shelter in her backyard called Bonaparte's Retreat, designed to rescue dogs that were otherwise deemed unadoptable. For more information on how you can help, visit emmylouharris.net/br.
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