PET CANDIDATES ENTER FINAL CAMPAIGN STRETCH IN ANIMAL PLANET’S ‘DECISION 2012’
– Dog, Cat & Independent Parties Vie for Title of ‘America’s Favorite Pet’ in Online Election –
As we head into the final weeks of the 57th U.S. presidential election, Animal Planet is asking Americans to cast their vote to determine once and for all whether the United States is a dog country, cat country or if there is another pet that best represents this great land. Animal Planet’s Decision 2012, the race to elect America’s favorite pet, opens its polls today at animalplanet.com/decision2012, patriots and pet lovers chose whether the Cat, Dog or Independent party will represent them.
In the race to decide America’s favorite pet, each side has been slinging mud (case in point this brutal attack ad against dogs, paid for by the always controversial Cats for World Domination PAC), but time will tell which party will pull ahead in this hard-fought race. Americans are invited to perform their paw-triotic duty and visit Animal Planet’s Decision 2012 website to get the facts and make an informed decision before casting their ballots.
The pet parties are sparing no expense in getting their messages out to the public, with both Dog and Cat PACs securing airtime on Animal Planet this month for their attack ads. Animal Planet opinion polls currently show that:
- California, Georgia and Texas lead the nation as “dog-loving” states.
- The Cat Party dominates the polls in Illinois, Massachusetts and Oregon.
- Florida, Ohio and Virginia are among the most hotly contested states, with two parties vying closely.
Additionally, while Decision 2012 presents Americans with one defining question, more than 6,000 candidates across parties also are lobbying to serve their country as the “Cutest,” “Smartest,” “Most Talented,” “Most Athletic” and “Funniest” pets. While the United States is primarily two-party system, the Independent party may very well turn Animal Planet’s Decision 2012 on its head.
No matter your party, Animal Planet encourages Americans to exercise their right to vote – for pet and political leaders. For more information on Animal Planet’s Decision 2012, please visit animalplanet.com/decision2012. To find out how to register to vote in the November 6th election, please visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website.
WATCH THE ATTACK ADS:
- Stop the Fat Cats! http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/decision-2012-elect-americas-favorite-pet-stop-the-fat-cats.htm
- Man’s Best Friend? http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/decision-2012-mans-best-friend.htm
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.