Have Mercy Chat About Cats

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Posted November 13, 2013 by Chelsi Schriver

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Baltimore’s Have Mercy is on the rise! We recently met up with Brian, Nick, Aaron, and Andrew here at peta2 HQ to chat about their love for animals (especially cats!), Bob Barker, and why it’s so important to have your cats and dogs spayed or neutered.

Enter to win Have Mercy’s debut LP and a Have Mercy T-shirt!

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“Overpopulation is a huge thing, and I learned that at a young age from a man named Bob Barker. And spaying and neutering your animals is the number one most important thing to do.” —Andrew Johnson

Making things even more rad, we also got Brian to play us “This Old Ark” from the band’s debut record, The Earth Pushed Back. Check it out!

We have two prize packs from Have Mercy up for grabs. Each prize pack contains a vinyl copy of Have Mercy’s debut record, The Earth Pushed Back, and a Have Mercy T-shirt!

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Want to win? Leave a comment below telling us your shirt size and why you have made the choice to be kind to animals.

 Good luck!*

*Two winners will be chosen at random from submitted animal-friendly comments in which the commenters tell us why they have made the choice to be kind to animals. Entries must be received by November 20, 2013. The winners will be chosen at random and notified on November 22, 2013. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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  • Profile photo of Animalsaver1992

    434 days ago

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    Size: Large
    Animals are equals. They sadly, don’t have a voice like us. So, we have to give them the hope, and actually be their voices. It’s appalling what they go through everyday. Animals, are loyal, kind, and so loving. Animals, have actually gotten me through a lot of hard times in my life, so I definitely have devoted my life to returning the favor <3.

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    451 days ago

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    Animals can’t speak for themselves, it’s our job as humans to have empathy and understand what is right and what is morally wrong. Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t seem to be using morals when it comes to animals. A lot of people disregard animal’s health psychologically, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I want to at least try my hardest to change that.

    Size: small

  • Profile photo of fred

    469 days ago

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    They can be a lot more human than us!

  • Profile photo of veggiemonster

    471 days ago

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    being kind is never a choice it is a duty
    adult medium

  • Profile photo of KatieRenae

    490 days ago

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    Size: XL
    I want to protect and show love to every living being!

  • Profile photo of cheddargurl

    493 days ago

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    Size Small

    It’s not a choice, it’s mostly instinct,and my humane nature to protect a small defenseless creature.

  • Profile photo of SarahP612

    505 days ago

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    Size Small
    I love animals, I have the moment I was born! I don’t even know if it was a choice for me it’s always just been what I’ve known to be the right thing to do. Animals are not that much different than us, most of them are smarter than us. I love animals as I love my friends and family they have as much right to be here as we do!

  • Profile photo of fadingaway

    506 days ago

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    I made the choice to be kind to animals because they’re a part of our earth and ecosystem and everything and despite what a lot of people think, they’re actually important. Also, if you’re mean to animals, you have no soul. simple as that :) shirt size: medium

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    506 days ago

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    I want to win!

  • Profile photo of stayf0xtastic

    509 days ago

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    size: large,
    everyone always questions why must one be ‘kind to animals’? that animals cannot understand anything and have no sense of human behavior.
    a babies just like that, but they get lots of love and kindness don’t they?
    why should an animal deserve any different?

  • Profile photo of Beautiful-creatures

    511 days ago

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    I have forever and to this day love animals. When I hear about animal abuse my heart breaks in a million pieces. Animals weren’t made for man’s use, atleast not in the ways that we use them. (Adult small)

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    515 days ago

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    I have no reason not to be kind to them they haven’t done anything wrong. adult small

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    515 days ago

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    They are not ours to use for anything. Ad

  • Profile photo of kimberly4452

    516 days ago

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    Size small!
    It doesn’t make sense to pick favorites between species! We don’t have any right to abuse and mistreat animals; they don’t belong to us. Therefore, I want to be kind to them!

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    517 days ago

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    Humans and animals are all included equally in the circle of life, key word: circle. not a pyramid with humans on top. Animals deserve the same amount of care and respect as humans. Size medium :)

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    519 days ago

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    size small. Animals are innocent yet abused and mistreated. we need to stand up and protect them. Give a voice to the voiceless!!!

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    521 days ago

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    medium. people are just apes with fast synapses, we are no more deserving of life than any other creature

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    521 days ago

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    Large, please. Integrity regarding one’s self and other living presences is a simple rule to follow.

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    524 days ago

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    Tshirt size~X-Large
    Why am I good to animals?
    Well,I give about four dogs kisses each night. When people are annoyed at their dogs,I’m the one standing behind the dogs-showing them love and respect. It’s a natural thing-unfortunately,for humans to get angry at dogs and kill some animals. It’s not right,because these animals need our love-they are my best friends,sisters,brothers. I look up to them,with some sisuations. Like patience,and loyalty. I have a lot of loyalty.
    Some people thing I’m a dog,because I just have a heart like a dog.
    I learned,as much love you put towards a animal-that’s how much love,you will get back.

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    524 days ago

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    I have made the choice to be kind to animals because I have loved them since I was young. Adult Medium.

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    525 days ago

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    Making the choice to be kind to animals was easy because they’re intelligent beings with feelings just like us! i love animals and respect them too much to allow them on my own plate.
    shirt size XL

  • Profile photo of rebeccalucielle

    525 days ago

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    Since one of my professors at college whose also an activist for PETA discussed vegetarianism with one of my classes it changed my outlook completely. My cat is my daughter, she rides in the car with me when I run errands, she cuddles with me at night and she cries when I leave. If I love her so much and could never imagine harming her, what’s different about eating a cow, chicken or any creature? I learned there’s no difference between my cat and animals society tells us is “okay” to eat. I no longer eat meat and make sure to give my kitty extra cuddles when I’m home.

  • Profile photo of jeniica

    526 days ago

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    I’m kind to animals simply because I view all creatures on this planet as equals, and we all deserve respect and love. My shirt size is small.

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    526 days ago

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    I choose to be kind to animals because they are so pure of heart. Innocent beings shouldn’t be wrongfully punished. Small

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    526 days ago

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    Horses, ponies, cows, dogs, fish and cats were all part of my childhood thank goodness. I have always been respectful towards animals and my first word was actually “Hogan” which was my Labrador Retriever’s name as I grew up. I also am studying environmental policy and planning to help animals and the environment the rest of my life (:
    Shirt size small

  • 526 days ago

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    Being kind to animals was never a choice I had to make, it was just the only way to be. End of story. I’ve always had rescues or dogs that simply found our family that we took in, some with serious injuries that we addressed. We enrich each other’s lives – it is a beautiful arrangement! Adult L

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    526 days ago

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    small & just because I do I always had a heart for animals all animals !

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    527 days ago

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    I was lucky and born into a family that respects and loves animals. People have asked me about my diet and lifestyle for as long as I can remember. I can’t imagine not considering the feelings of the animals and not treating them with respect!
    medium adult

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    527 days ago

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    Adult small. I chose to be kind to animals because my whole life I have been an animal lover. I know that animals cannot speak up for themselves, so someone has to be there to help them out

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    527 days ago

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    Shirt size small :)
    I woke up one day and realized that what I was doing was wrong. I could lead a healthy lifestyle without other lives having to be taken. When I really took into account the fact that I was eating something that was once a beautiful, living creature, I had to take a step back and think about my choices. I’m now going on my fourth year as a vegetarian and I couldn’t be happier with my decision :)

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    527 days ago

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    I decided to be kind to animals because they’re equally as important as human beings. Plus, I just love animals. Especially cats.. they’re spesh c;
    Shirt size: Adult Small
    thanks :P

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    527 days ago

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    Shirt size- Small
    And I chose to be nicer to animals because what if that were you being tortured? People would consider that abuse on ALLLL levels. But when you’re doing it to an animal to some people it doesn’t seem to matter? Well it does. You should never be cruel to an animal, no matter what they did.Animal cruelty shouldn’t ever be okay. Animals are not ours to torture. They have feeling just like us human beings. It;s just common sense to be kind to animals. Animals didn’t ask for us to own them. And we shouldn’t. Like humans don’t own other humans. We should respect animals because they have a life. They breathe, eat, blink, They have a heart beat just like us. And if that isn’t enough prove a point that animal cruelty is wrong then I got nothing.

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    527 days ago

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    My shirt size is a small or extra small. I have always been kind to animals, but I became a vegetairan 3 years ago. I love animals and I always have,

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    527 days ago

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    i decided to be kind to animal since i learn that all living thing has feelings such as animals. size XL

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    527 days ago

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    Shirt size small~
    I decided to be kind to animals since I can’t remember because being kind to animals is a human instinct. I was born with my compassion. Some people lose theirs. I became vegetarian when I was 12, because I had to realize on my own that eating the flesh of other animals is wrong. I will forever be kind to animals, I love animals. c:

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    527 days ago

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    If humans expect everyone to treat eachother equally, then animals deserve the same.

    Adult small.

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