Washington, Jan 16 : Jamie-Lynn Spears's pregnancy is being used for a good cause in a campaign by Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), urging people pet owners to spay and neuter dogs and cats.
PETA is expecting to put forth their message while hoping that pet lovers will be able to associate this hard-hitting new Internet video and young Spears.
Posted on PETA's website, the video shows a 16 year-old girl being 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," reports Contactmusic.
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk claimed that the ad was shot much before the news of Spears' pregnancy was announced last month, but she hopes people make the connection.
"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," she said.
She added: "No one should be bringing more animals into the world when millions of deserving, wonderful dogs and cats are dying for good homes."
Also, PETA bosses have arranged to air the ad on Jamie Lynn's local ABC affiliate in her native Louisiana, TV network WGNO, in order to make sure that those close to Spears get the message.