Twilight's Kellan Lutz Says, 'Adopt, Don't Buy'
Kellan Lutz and Kola for PETA
Smouldering Twilight star Kellan Lutz stars in a PETA ad with his adorable rescued mutt Kola to tell fans, "Adopt, Don't Buy". Every time someone purchases a dog or cat from a pet store or breeder, one fewer home is available for an animal desperately awaiting adoption in an animal shelter or roaming the streets.
Each year in the UK, more than 100,000 dogs end up in animal shelters – and only a few will be lucky enough to be adopted. But because of the server shortage of families able to provide loving homes, approximately the same number will be euthanised. A recent survey found that as many as one dog every hour is killed because of a lack of good homes. Kellan explains, "It's our job to take [animals] under our wing and take care of them and give them a place to live".
Animals sold in pet shops often come from "puppy mills", where they are housed in cramped, filthy and unhealthy conditions and lack proper veterinary care. And in light of the current animal overpopulation crisis, it's clear that there's no such thing as a responsible breeder. Kellan tells PETA US, "Kola is my best friend". If you're thinking about bringing an animal into your home, be sure always to adopt and never to buy.
Check out Kellan's exclusive interview with PETA US, and watch him share his thoughts about meeting Kola for the first time. Plus, listen as he gives Twilighters a special message letting them know what they can do to help animals!
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