We're excited and delighted to release our long-awaited, 'Adopt - Don’t Buy' celebrity ad with Jedward. The ‘Lipstick’ duo are featured in the lovely new ARAN ad encouraging their fans to adopt and NEVER buy. In the ad, Jedward are cheek-to-cheek with a rescued dog, Chilly Willy, who happens to be one of Linda Martin’s rescued dogs. Linda is also an Irish celebrity and longtime ARAN supporter, who also happens to have roughly 19 rescued dogs. Earlier this year, she herself appeared in an ARAN anti-fur ad. Watch her interview for the campaign on Ireland AM, click here.
Already media outlets have been running the ad. An exclusive went out in today's Irish Sunday Mirror and many radio stations doing promos over the last week, including an exclusive on Spin FM, enabling us to speak about cruelty to animals, and of course, encouraging people everywhere, to always spay and neuter your dog & cat. UK media have also started picking up on the ad.
It’s no laughing matter, figures released by the Department of the Environment to ARAN show that over 5,000 dogs continue to be destroyed in Irish pounds, again, for lack of good homes. This number is a mere fraction of the overall number of animals who die on the streets due to starvation, disease, and cruelty from children and thugs looking to get a sick-kick from abusing a helpless, afraid animal. ARAN’s new ad aims to bring attention to the serious and unnoticed fact that many thousands of healthy dogs are killed in Irish pounds every year, all because of a lack of good homes and because people are buying from puppy breeders, unaware that for every dog bought, they kill the chances of survival for a homeless animal in need. In an interview with Irish Daily Mail newspaper, ARAN called on people to stop buying from breeders and to always adopt.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 23:30|