Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Poster Child?!

Ryan sent this article to me and I just had to pass it along.

Pregnant Spears inadvertently becomes PETA poster girl

The pregnancy scandal revolving around Britney Spears' teenage sister, Jamie-Lynn, is being used as part of a campaign to urge pet owners to spay and neuter dogs and cats.

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are hoping pet lovers get the link between a hard-hitting new Internet video and young Spears.

In the film, which has been posted on PETA's website, a 16 year-old girl is encouraged to become sexually active.

When the horrified girl asks, "What if I get pregnant?" the parents urge her to "pop out all the kids you can."

The ad concludes, "Parents shouldn't act this way. Neither should people with dogs and cats. Always spay or neuter."

PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk insists the ad was filmed before Spears announced she was pregnant last month, but she hopes people make the connection.

She says, "Just as (Jamie-Lynn's mother) Lynne Spears is under scrutiny because of her underage daughter's pregnancy, people who fail to spay and neuter their animals should also be feeling the heat."

"No one should be bringing more animals into the world when millions of deserving, wonderful dogs and cats are dying for good homes."

And to make sure those close to pregnant Spears get the message, PETA bosses have arranged to air the ad on Jamie-Lynn's local ABC affiliate in her native Louisiana, TV network WGNO.

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