New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a demonstration here urging people to buy Indian breed dogs instead of foreign pedigree canines since these are bred for unnatural physical traits.
Speaking to media persons Madhuri Deshmukh, an activist of PETA said: "Basically we are here in advance to the Independence Day because there are millions of homeless dogs who need good homes, but people or individuals who breed their dogs or who buy dogs from pet stores, they actually contribute to the overpopulation of homeless dogs."
"And when someone buys a puppy or a kitten from a pet store or a breeder, one homeless dog looses a chance of getting good home. So we are appealing Delhi residents to be proud to be an Indian and adopt an Indian community dog, from a shelter or a street roaming dog," Deshmukh added.
Pedigree dogs are bred for certain unnatural physical traits such as long ears or drooping back.
As a result of this, many foreign breeds of dogs such as the boxers, German Shepherds and pugs, suffer from high rate of abnormal genetic and hereditary ailments.
Founded in 2000, PETA India is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of animals.
This forum operates under the simple principle that animals are not for consumption, experimenting, means of entertainment or as a source of material for clothes and shoes. (ANI)