Jane Lynch, who plays the deliciously evil Sue Sylvester on Glee, is the latest celeb to team up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to speak out in defense of animals everywhere. Jane sat down with PETA to discuss the subject of animal overpopulation in an attempt to get folks to spay or neuter their pets so that the number of unwanted pets can go down. Here are a few screencaps from Jane‘s PETA interview and some deets about her involvement with the animal rights organization:
Golden Globe nominee and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jane Lynch, who has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade, took time out of her busy schedule playing twisted Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox hit series Glee to put her comedic spin on a new public service announcement (PSA) for PETA. Jane’s funny video tackles a serious issue—the animal overpopulation crisis. Jane explains, “[T]here’s 8 to 10 million dogs that are put into shelters every year and only about half of them are adopted out, so the other half are euthanized. And you know, it’s a terrible thing to come into this world only to be, you know, taken out prematurely, so we can control this population by spay and neutering our own pets.” Save lives by spaying or neutering your animal companions immediately … The only way to create a “no-kill” nation is to make it a “no-birth” one. There are plenty of organizations across the nation, such as PETA’s SNIP mobile clinic, that offer no-cost or low-cost sterilizations. Your local animal shelter (call there first) or 1-800-248-SPAY should be able to refer you to existing programs and participating veterinarians. Jane, a Chicago-area native, is so passionate about this issue that she has written to the mayor of Chicago asking him to pass a law requiring people to spay or neuter their cats and dogs.
As you may recall, Jane‘s Glee co-star Lea Michele also appears in a promo video for PETA … it’s obvious those Glee folks really care about the welfare of animals. After the jump, check out Jane Lynch‘s video interview with PETA …
LOL! I’m so used to seeing Jane Lynch be evil on Glee that I’m totally disarmed by Jane‘s sweet demeanor in this clip. I think I love her even more now that she’s stepped up to fight for stray animals. This is a cute vid, yes?