03 April 2012

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan says 'Adopt, Don't Buy'

If you’re like me, you’ll agree that there is something very attractive about a man that cares for animals. Most importantly, a man that agrees that adopting is the kinder approach to bringing an animal home, rather than buying an animal from a pet store.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and adoption supporter Nyjer Morgan adopted his cat from a shelter and ended up taking home his very own best friend. If it weren’t for Morgan, his cat, Slick Willie, could have been one of the three to four million cats or dogs that ended up homeless, unwanted, sick, and euthanized.

Morgan explained to PETA that when he adopted Slick Willie, it changed his own life, but most importantly, he saved another life. This brought out his softer side, which is pretty dang cute. If you follow his tweets on Twitter, you’ll see for yourself.

Morgan explained that animal adoption “fights” animal abuse, rather than buying a pet and supporting the horrible puppy mill industry.

Ultimately, you make the choice -- do you want to help to put an end to animal abuse or are you going to continue to support it? PETA explains that one female cat and her descendants can produce 370,000 kittens in just seven years, so make these cats lives easier and adopt, but also remember to spay or neuter your animal friends. We need to care for the animals that are already struggling before bringing new life into the world.

Every day is a struggle for homeless pets as they dodge traffic, suffer from diseases, and suffer the horrible lives of animal cruelty caused by people.

Be sure to follow @peta on Twitter and share the love with a Tweet! Tell PETA why you love Nyjer’s new ad, and why you love your rescued animal friend. Be sure to mention #AdoptDontBuy in your Tweet and continue to tell the world why you adopt instead of buy.

Many paws will thank you for it!

Alexandra Beane | Facebook | Twitter
Minnesota Alexandra is a lover of all animals, but has a soft spot for especially dogs and rabbits. She believes that life is not complete without an animal to love. Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. Alexandra is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing. She absolutely loves to write news and creative nonfiction, and obsesses over spelling and grammar.

Photo credit: PETA