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Kellan Lutz: Always Adopt, Never Buy Dogs and Cats!

Kellan Lutz: Always Adopt, Never Buy Dogs and Cats!

Kellan Lutz and his rescued mixed-breed dog Kola lend their star power to PETA‘s “Adopt, Don’t Buy” campaign.

The ad reads, “Buying Animals Is Killing Animals. Save a Homeless Dog or Cat—Always Adopt and Never Buy.”

“I love mutts!” the 24-year-old Twilight actor shared. “If anything, I think mutts stay the healthiest. There are surprisingly so many animals, so many animals in these animal shelters. It’s sad, and knowing that they get euthanized … and there’s a lot you can do … spay or neuter your pets so that doesn’t happen.”

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  • black

    —-I dislike dogs——-they are no better than loaded psitols in my opinion—————–
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    In my place there will be a new law against dogs and their holder. More than 20 kids have been attacked by those damn dogs here already—and all in less than a year.

  • haka

    You’re not gonna make a difference by saving one dog, sorry. You’re just saving that dog.
    Kellan should stay blond, btw.

  • mememe

    @black – your dumbass comment just shows that your mom should have been neutered, and so should you before you spread your evil on to future generations. May you get hit by a bus. Amen.

  • Eva

    @mememe:
    Second this!

  • Sady

    AMAZING! You should not buy your friends!
    Pet adoptions is amazing, my cats are all rescued.

  • Cal

    @haka, I disagree. It DOES make a difference. Both my dogs were adopted just before they were put to sleep and they are the most loyal dogs. It seems like adopted dogs don’t act as spoiled since they are grateful to have homes.

    @black, it’s people like you that makes me love the canine species more than humans.

  • Robyn

    Adoption’s great but it’s not always the best idea. People who have a use for the dog besides family pet for instance, or people with small children who don’t want an animal whose entire history they cannot be sure of. I’m also not sure that telling people they are murdering an animal if they want a specific breed is the way to bring people over to your point of view.

  • Jen

    @haka:

    You are making a difference in that animals life.

  • Frida

    “Buying animals is killing animals?” What?

  • liz

    My cats over the years have always been adopted, or should I say they adopted us. Kitty was in a no kill shelter for over 6 months before I took him. He had already been neutered. Take a look at some of the older animals at the shelter. You can find some really nice cats and dogs. Also, try donating supplies to the shelter or volunteering. It is greatly appreciated.

  • PETA propaganda

    Perhaps Kellan should read this

    http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

  • http://www.twitter.com/jamanny LoveAnnny

    I feel about adopting animals the same I do as adopting children:

    No thank you. I don’t want anyone else’s baggage.
    They say “stop buying” and adopt so that these dogs won’t die well what about the one’s sitting in a breeder’s home?

  • mememe

    @LoveAnnny

    just….wow. Your comment just took my breath away with its cold-heartedness and stupidity.

  • …..

    @Robyn:
    Many police drug sniffer dogs are rescue dogs and they do an amazing job. Same for seeing eye dogs or cattle dogs etc. Just because they are abandoned doesn’t mean they can’t be trained.

    They also do full checks on all the animals before they are put up for adoption. They can tell their age, what shots they’ve had, their breed, and you can spend time with them at the shelter before you decide if you want to take them home.

    I have had both adopted pets and breeder pets since I was 5 years old and I fully believe in adoption over buying from breeders. Your giving a good home to an animal that was either abandoned or lost, how is that bad?

  • mayyy

    Poor Angelina.
    You can have this man:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1253374/Colin-Farrell-reveals-athletic-physique-poses-magazine-photoshoot.html

    But, now you have a old drunken man. Its also ok!

  • …..

    @LoveAnnny:
    The breeders impregnant dogs specifically to sell the offspring. It’s a business. It’s like if I were to get pregnant just so I could sell my child.

    If the breeder can’t sell them, they’ll give them to an adoption center.

  • OH NO!

    But what is going to happen to all the animal that are for sale??? If nobody buys them they will be put to sleep too!!! :(

    this post made me feel sad… thank you very much, Jared!!

    I don’t dislike dogs but I loathe dog’s owner,BTW.

  • rock_chick_chic

    there are reasons why some of those animals are put in shelters, because alot of them are viscous little buggers. plus PETA are hypocrites they kill a hell of alot of animals. also didnt PETA say people should not own animals as pets and all animals should roam free.

    also the same group of people who say people should not use anything tested on animals, even anything medical like insulin i would love to know if any of the PETA supporter who have diabetes use insulin.

  • mememe

    @rock_chick_chic
    yes, sometimes those dogs are vicious or aggressive – and its tragic that you think that that’s a good reason for them being put in shelters. It’s not their fault that they have become like that – most of the time they have been neglected and/or abused by evil scum that get away with it.

  • adriana

    but , what about the dogs in the pet stores? There just going to rot there? no there going to take them back to the person where they got them from a puppy mill then use them to make more puppies. I understand its better to adopt a dog but , its a pain you have to go through a lot of stuff before you can acutally get one. And what if they don’t meet your needs. Truth is in my eyes all dogs need homes. At least if they are at the pound they are getting some love the pet stores there like all over the places majority of the time getting kennel cough or other sickness and not getting love . So adopt buy just make sure you know you are able to take care of them forever! every dog and or cat need a home bottom line

  • Yeah

    Well If at least one is rescued that seems good to me, glad to see he’s into a good cause

  • Vicky

    @Eva:

    ME TOO!!

  • Otis

    WOW. You really are retarded.

  • Maria

    WOW. You people are ALL missing the point. Yes, Buying animals DOES kill animals.
    “But what about the dogs in pet stores, are they just going to rot there?”
    NO, somebody WILL buy them, and if they don’t, they’ll end up in a shelter or rescue. But this is the point that you ignorant people are all failing to see:
    Dogs are just like products. The higher the demand, the more the level of production will increase. Just like when a new, trendy product comes out like the iPhone. All companies only produce a limited amount of their product, however, when the demand is high, the production will increase dramatically.
    Let’s say a breeder has 2 females dogs and 2 males dogs that they use for breeding. The more people who show interest in their puppies, and the faster their pups get sold, the MORE dogs they will use for breeding, and more puppies will be born. This breeder will eventually end up with 10 females dogs they use for breeding instead of 2, and they will end up with 10 litters of puppies a year instead of 2.

    If fewer people buy dogs, fewer puppies will be bred, and fewer animals will end up in shelters.

  • Shawna

    I don’t feel comfortable adopting an adult dog because I have 3 small children. We did once and we ended up having to give the dog back because it was very agressive with my children. We will be buying a pug puppy this summer and I do not feel guilty about it at all. My children’s safety is more important to me than a dog.

  • Cathi

    I volunteer at a shelter and I do encourage people to adopt shelter animals, if possible. A lot of shelters have young dogs and cats, not just adult animals.
    Honestly, I see both sides of it. Some people are really devoted breed lovers and some love mutts and shelter animals. Whether you get your pet at a shelter or not, these animals are already born and need homes, so does it really matter which you choose? All that matters is that you give them a loving home.

  • Ivy

    Such a beautiful photo!

  • JLK

    Wow! Who thought this would be such a contentious issue? I agree with Maria. If people stop buying dogs, breeders will produce fewer of them.

  • Max

    @rock_chick_chic

    You don’t have to go so far and search for diabetic supporters of PETA, there President Ingrid Newkirk is diabetic and uses animal insulin.

  • Robyn

    @…..:

    I didn’t say it was bad. I think it’s a great idea if it’s adults adopting or if it’s adopting a puppy. What I said was that if you can’t know the full history of an animal, then a lot of parents aren’t going to be comfortable having it around a small child. There’s just no way to tell that a stray hasn’t bitten before or will snap when cornered by an inquisitive child. Shelters simply cannot test for every situation. There is a comfort level that comes with having been with an animal since it was eight weeks old that doesn’t come with adopting an adult animal.

  • LoveAnnny

    @ mememe I am entitled to my opinion and that’s exactly how I feel about it. I can understand why you would be taken aback but that’s sincerely how i feel about it.

    If I were unable to have children I would never adopt. It’s not my thing.

  • LoveAnnny

    @ ….
    Okay, so they impregnate them to sell their offspring. What’s so bad about that? If I want a particular dog, I should be at liberty to buy that type of dog. Same as I would a car, a computer, anything else. It’s my companion and I’m gonna be responsible for it.

    Is it wrong if a kid doesn’t want a goldfish and prefers another type of pet in it’s place? I see it all are bordering on the same thing.

  • Village

    I am cuddled up with my shelter rescue Lizi right now. They will always love you more.

  • ShyGirlsMadness

    OMG I SWEAR THE INTERNET MAKES PEOPLE RETARDED!!

    Just read through all these comments and like.. I agree with some of you, but not all…but I just need to say what I gotta say as the proud owner of a rescued mutt….

    THE WHOLE POINT OF KELLEN’S CAMPAIGN IS THIS: THE MORE ANIMALS THAT ARE RESCUED THE LESS BREEDERS WILL BE ABLE TO BREED.. IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND??

    AS LONG AS PETS ARE BEING PURCHASED FROM PET STORES, BREEDERS WILL BREED BY THE MASSES..

    THE MORE PEOPLE ADOPT/RESCUE PETS THE LESS BUSINESS BREEDERS WILL GET, AS THEY WILL EITHER BECOME OVERRUN BY THEIR NON STOP BREEDING AND BE FORCED TO STOP..

    I’VE RESCUED ALL MY PETS THE PAST 15 YEARS OF MY LIFE… ITS THE BEST THING EVER, AND THEY ARE THE MOST LOYAL PETS YOU COULD ASK FOR…

    AND LASTLY TO ALL YOU POSTERS WHO MENTIONED VIOLENT ANIMALS BEING THROWN IN THE POUND.. GET A CLUE.. THOSE ANIMALS GET EUTHANIZED IMMEDIATELY…

    EDUCATE YOURSELVES BEFORE YOU MAKE COMMENTS UNLESS YOU WANNA SOUND LIKE A COMPLETE IDIOT.

    Thank you :o)

  • http://gamerdatingsite.com gamerdatingsite

    I love dogs

  • Bryan

    Anyone who has ever walked into a shelter and then would go BUY an animal from a breeder out for a buck or a fru fru pet store needs to first be on the hunt to purchase a SOUL for themselves. I hope you can sleep at night knowing the dogs life you could save over the “toy dog” you bought as an accesory.

    Soul…look it up!

  • zzzz

    Thank you Kellan! Your statement is absolutely right. The people who find Kellan’s comment hard to undertand need to read comment #34, which makes complete sense. To those of you who have to know an animal’s history, because they are afraid for their children,please adopt an unwanted puppy, the shelters have them, as well as older dogs who are gentle as a lamb. My rescued dog is!

  • have a heart for dogs and cats

    Peple who use the “PETA is evil” argument because they don’t like this ad promoting adoption are pathetic and clearly too stupid to come up with any other argument.

  • marebear

    @ LoveAnnny

    Wow, I am speechless by your comments.

    So it is safe to assume you are with your first “true love” because if not, then you too are someone’s “baggage”.

    Let’s just hope YOU can never reproduce…the world doesn’t need more people like you.

  • LoveAnnny

    @marebear:

    No, I’m not with my first love but baggage isn’t worth it sometimes. It depends on the person. I think it’s a personal choice and you shouldn’t be so quick to jump down someone’s throat simply because they feel differently than you. I know plenty of people who feel like I do, just as you know people who feel like you. That is why everyone is given free will. We make our decisions and we have our own values. If I want a hypoallergenic dog at 8 weeks, then I should be able to get that without someone telling me I am contributing to the death of a shelter dog. Have at it and adopt them all if it makes you happy but that’s not my preference.

  • LoveAnnny

    next thing you know you’re gonna tell me it’s wrong to have an abortion if I know my child is gonna be born with a genetic or mental disorder like downs syndrome.

  • Jokergurl

    I think they say this because of the conditions that a lot of pet shop animals are actually in when they get them. A lot of these pet shops do not take care of their animals at all. Still if you want to buy a pet, buy one. Either way you’re gaining a loyal friend. By adopting I think it gives a cat or dog a chance to have a good life whereas they would have had to be put to sleep otherwise. My cats adopted and he’s wonderful although he likes fruit and oatmeal more than meat, which I can’t figure out yet.

  • oh dear

    LoveAnny, after reading your comments, I am quite sure that you were born with a mental disorder.

  • Mariana

    Kellan is right. Adopt animals is the better choice to do.
    My cats are all rescued, now they are happy, healthy and very grateful.
    And they make my life so much better.

    And, YES, I made a difference in their lives and they made a difference in mine. ( people like black#1 make me wanna vomit.)

  • Ariel

    @adriana: don’t you understand? when you buy from pet stores you are SUPPORTING the selling of those sick puppies, you are letting them continue to do that! that’s not helping! If you stop buying eventually pet stores will HAVE to stop selling them!

  • http://petstoreconfessions.blogspot.com/ K9Trainer

    Some pet stores take in unplanned litters of puppies and kittens that would otherwise be in tax payer funded shelters.

    So perhaps people should ask where the dogs and cats come from, and ask to see the paperwork with them before they make an INFORMED decision.

    I would caution you not to make such broad generalizations, as such misrepresentation and biased slander does hurt the livelihood of innocent people.

    If you are a free-thinking person who is willing to make the INFORMED purchase, here’s what to look for:

    Pet stores must list the name of the person or broker who brought the puppy or kitten to the store on paperwork to go with the animal to the new owner. If the name of the breeder and the name of the supplier or broker are the same, jackpot. If the name of the supplier or broker is something like, “Felicity’s Furry Friends” or “Pampered Pooches” or some such thing, that’s a broker and the puppies are most likely from puppy mills, although this is not *always* the case. Some brokers pore through classified ads for cheap puppies by “Backyard Breeders” to ship out to stores.

    Please Note: After 5 years of working in a pet store that sells puppies, the “puppy mill” puppies always came to our store in far FAR better condition, and with more prior veterinary/vaccination history than ANY of the local “backyard breeders.”

    The propaganda PETA spits at you is not always the truth.

    To close: Do your own research, both on “hobby” breeders, show breeders, and the breed you are interest in, and make an informed purchase. Just because breeders have good-looking dogs with expensive pedigrees doesn’t mean they are good, sound, sane dogs. Just because someone has a dog that isn’t able to be registered doesn’t mean those dogs aren’t good, sound, sane dogs.

  • PETER

    I HATE THE COMMENT THAT ”black” WROTE HERE!!!! HOW CAN HE SAY DOGS ARE ”LOADED PISTOLS”??? GODDAMN GUY HE IS…!! I LOVE DOGS MORE THAN MYSELF I HAD OWNED THREE DOGS UPTO NOW…. BUT ONE THING OF KELLEN LUTZ,, I CANT UNDERSTAND THAT WHY BUYING DOGS IS KILLING???? OF COURSE IF I PICK THE ORPHAN DOGS THEN ITS BRILLIANT. BUT WHY BUYING IS BAD???? BUT I APPRECIATE KELLAN LUTZ FOR HIS ”DOG-LOVING” TENDENCY….

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