Despite once fronting the saucily-named pop band Chantoozies, Aussie star Tottie Goldsmith (cheekily named herself), wants to stop us doing the dirty…not spaying or neutering our companion animals, that is.
Tottie and her brother, Brett Goldsmith, have signed up to PETA Asia-Pacific’s campaign “If You Love Them, Desex Them“. Top photographer Brett shot the ad in which Tottie appears with her beloved (but uncredited!) dog. The ad is part of PETA’s Animal Birth Control (ABC) Program.
Tottie says “When it comes to fighting the crisis of cat and dog overpopulation, a stitch in time truly does save nine — or 9,000 — unwanted births”. The campaign also advises people to make sure that they find their companion animal in an animal shelter, and never from a pet shop.
The ad has not yet been released publicly by PETA, but a sneak peak was found in today’s Herald-Sun Confidential section – alas in hard copy only. Very confidential indeed! Although debate rages about PETA’s methods, no-one can say that they don’t choose appropriately named stars to front their campaigns!