Friday, February 6, 2009

Some People Make Me Sick

I just spoke with a man who just bought an English Bulldog for $200. Regularly the people that sell them do so for $1500, BUT this one had a small defect in its eye. Then he tells me that THEY WERE GOING TO PUT IT DOWN BECAUSE OF THIS SMALL DEFECT!!!!!!!

I am sooo pissed. If I had been thinking straight I would have asked for their names and sent them a nasty letter.

I am an animal lover. I DESPISE people who breed animals for monetary gain. One big embarassment in my life is the fact that my mother BOUGHT her Cocker Spaniel from a breeder. I was VERY upset and VERY vocal when she did and I still am whenever I get the chance to be a bitch over the matter. (Yeah, I am like that.)

The shelters are FULL of animals that need homes. These animals will DIE because they aren't "pretty enough", "pure enough" or just plain not "good enough" for most people and that makes me SICK. I cannot express just how sick that makes me.

But I guess we live in a world where people do the same thing with children. They have them and when they can't handle it they abuse them, abandon them, or even kill them. So I guess I shouldn't expect anything better of most people.

To me, animals are no less important than humans. They FEEL. They feel love, hurt, abandoment, pain, disappointment, everything and they DESERVE to be treated with love and kindness. My dog means more to me than a lot of my family members. Why? Becuase she is incapable of lying. She is incapable of playing mind games. She just loves me, and it is what it is.

So this post may piss people off, but I would LOVE to see someone justify this. They can't. Oh they can argue, but their words would be lame and meaningless and downright STUPID.

If you can afford to BUY an expensive animal from a MILL that churns them out without regard to the health and safety of the mother or the babies, then you can afford to give a shelter animal a good home. They didn't ask to be born, but they will pay for that birth with their very lives.

Okay, I have had my say for animal rights, but it will not be my last, I am sure.

Stepping down from the soapbox for now.



Triana said...

DON'T get off that soap box! U can't say too much in regards to animal rights & fuckin puppy mills. I worked at a vet clinic for over 3 yrs, some people make me so irate. Not just dogs, also cats, horses, and all sorts of pets. I've rescued a pet chicken, an iguana, turtles. I also tell everyone that listens to NEVER buy from puppy mills. There are so many animal rescues & shelters...

kandi-itsmyblog said...

Thank you so much for that supportive comment! I just wish that people would wake up and stop abusing animals. We have 2 dogs and a cat that are rescued animals and they are the light of my life. They are sweet and smart and you couldn't put a price on them.

I just don't see how people can defend KILLING an animal because it is not perfect.

I do know that people are fighting to make animal cruely felonies rather than misdemeanors. I for one would be first in line to vote for that!

I have heard stories that haunt me, and is some ways I wish I DIDN'T know what I know. It is very hard to take when you hear something so horrible.

I always say that if I won the lottery the first thing I would do is buy 100 acres and start a rescue for all kinds of animals. From mice to elephants, lol, they would all be welcome! I just wish I had the money to do it.

We need to keep speaking out; that is the only way these things will ever change. These poor creatures cannot speak, so we have to do it for them.

Thanks again for the support!