Actor Gregg Sulkin appears in a new PETA ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaign asking people if they want a dog or cat to adopt! and not buy one.
The actor is currently a proud “uncle” to his friends’ pups, and he tells PETA that he plans to adopt one of his own in the new year, he says, “I think there’s a very special bond between a human and a dog …. So I’m excited to have that back in my life. … I grew up in a … very loving family, and so I think dogs should have that exact same experience.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and many of them have to be euthanised simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a kitten or a puppy from a breeder or a pet shop, a dog or a cat in a shelter loses his or her chance at finding a home.
That’s why Sulkin and PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – encourage anyone who’s thinking of adding an animal to their family to visit a local shelter or rescue group and not to give animals away as gifts.
Sulkin is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Bella Thorne, James McVey, Lucy Watson, Noah Cyrus, and Evanna Lynch – who’ve joined forces with PETA or its affiliates to promote kindness to animals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.