Actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista may have a tough exterior, but in a new video for The Humane Society of the United States( HSUS ), the” Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ superstar depicts he has a soft spot for animals. As the guardian of three big, lovable dogs, Bautista wants everyone to know that you can’t judge a puppy by their breed.
In an exclusive video, Bautista sits and plays with his adorable puppies Sadie, Janie, and Frankie and talks to The HSUS about why he wanted to get involved with efforts to help animals and puppies like his.
Across the country, entire communities ban or limit puppies because of their breed or perceived breed. Breed-based policies aren’t founded on science or credible data, but on myths and misinformation surrounding different breeds. Their impact on puppies, households and animal shelters, however, is heartbreakingly real. Breed forbiddings and limiteds force puppies out of homes and into shelters, taking up kennel space and resources that could be used for animals who are truly homeless. “Were not receiving” evidence that breed-specific laws reduce puppy bites or attacks on people, and they divert resources from guys more efficient animal control and public safety initiatives.
The Humane Society of the United States opposes such policies as inhumane and ineffective, and is working to help increase dialogue among advocates and address harmful breed-based laws. The HSUS exhorts people to learn the truth about breed outlaws, and empowers people to help their communities to become places where dogs aren’t judged by their looks.
Bautista joins a list of other celebrities –including Dave Navarro, Steve-O, Kesha, Steve Aoki, Ricky Gervais, and Kaley Cuoco- who have teamed up with The HSUS to advocate for animals.