TJ - Foster Home Needed
Alaskan Malamute • Adult • Female • Extra Large
A Pathway to Hope North Haledon, NJ
that was the best pun ever excuse you
Titan aka the Mermaid Moon
You haven’t seen happiness until you’ve seen 7 rats in a box of (pet safe) packing peanuts
This looks ao fun!!
Oh god, what isn’t wrong with PETA. This is a really good masterpost on a lot of the crap they pull. But a couple of the most important things:
PETA has killed more than 21,300 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998, despite many being perfectly adoptable
- They constantly use sexist and objectifying images of women to draw attention to their ads. Consistent depiction of women as “meat.” (Seriously, google “PETA ads” and just look at all the ladies. Who needs Playboy)
- Allude to the abuse of women in their ads
- They fully support violent means of protest and have given money to arsonists and other vandals(see: ALF)
- They’re down with total animal liberation aka no pets or farm animals or working animals for anyone ever
- Accused of staging videos(remember the “skinning animals alive” video?), and has used fake images in their articles(go to a peta article and plug the images of “abused or killed” animals into google images and it more often than not brings up something completely unrelated)
- Have handed out pamphlets to people at the Westminster dog show while dressed in KKK cloaks
- Compares meat eating to the holocaust
- Pet ownership is an “absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.”
- “…Eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship, enjoyment at a distance.”
- Would be against a cure for AIDS if it was reached via animal testing
- Body shaming
- Ingrid Newkirk’s will suggests that when she dies, her flesh be used in a barbecue, her skin be used to make “leather” products, and parts of her body, such as ears or thumbs, be sent to people that have generally pissed her off. I can’t make this shit up.
Welp I got carried away. I have a lot of strong feelings about PETA.
This whole article is such a load of bullshit I don’t even think I have the care to dissect the whole of it but a few points
- Yeah. good, use a breed with extremely awful health to draw people to the article. Let’s pretend there aren’t hundreds of other dog breeds(Not to say, the article only mentions dogs, why is the title about pets)
- Pet overpopulation, okay, yeah, that’s an issue(greatly depending on geographical area, but I’ll go with it). Adopting shelters will never be the cookie cutter perfect for everyone, there’s no safety in just picking up whatever at the shelter without being familiar with the lines, which is actually a big deal when you’re looking for more than just a companion. This plays into getting the correct drive(etc…) for working dogs, and the fact that alot of shelter dogs have been bred to ruins when it comes to their mentality. With purebreds you can look up the dogs family history, and hopefully meet the parents.
- For gods sake, shelter mutts arent healthier than purebred dogs. You might get a bigger gene pool, sure, but if you breed a brachy dog with a brachy dog youre still gonna have a brachy dog. They CAN be healthier, but again, it’s much safer to know about the relatives history of health, as I mentioned above.
And this I think is overlooked a lot, but people buying from breeders aren’t the problem, the people buying dogs and then dropping them off at shelthers because they got bored are the problem.
TL;DR if you’re looking for a dog, working or just a companion, buying a purebred from a breeder is a safer bet than shelter dogs, because of the available history of the family, the focus on mentality with responsible breeders, and usually a go to person for help.
Like, go adopt a shelter dog if it works for you, good for you, piss of with the holier than you attitude
Afghan Hound • Adult • Male • Large
Animal Rescue League of El Paso-A No Kill Rescue El Paso, TX
The Eastern Spinebill - Acanthorhynchus tenuiostris, is most easily recognized by its very long, fine, down-curved beak and energetic flight. The Eastern Spinebill’s range is generally east of the Great Dividing Range from Cooktown in Queensland to the Flinders Rangers in South Australia.
Photo by Robert Mcneil.