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Why do we not believe in breeding and buying?

VoodooJoint

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The reason is Albert
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The reason is Charlie
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The reason is also the thousands of nameless victims of an overpopulated world.

Many people say, some choose to rescue, others choose to breed. We should get along and accept that.

The truth is some people rescue because others choose to breed.

Have a heart and do what you can to stop the killing and neglect
-don't breed
-spay and neuter
-make a lifelong commitment to your pets
-don't buy your pets. Save a life and adopt.
 
Hey, I've sen stuff about spaying and neutering but, what is spaying and neutering?
 
Many people say, some choose to rescue, others choose to breed. We should get along and accept that.

The truth is some people rescue because others choose to breed.

That's worded perfectly.

And then there's people who say "but I keep all of the pets I breed, so I'm not adding to the problem."

I really wish some people would open their eyes and realise the severity of their actions.
 
Hey, I've sen stuff about spaying and neutering but, what is spaying and neutering?

Spaying (for a female animal) and neutering (for a male animal) is a procedure that makes the animal infertile (they can't have babies). It's usually not very expensive, and there aren't any big risks for a healthy animal. It's a small step everyone who owns a pet can take to prevent more overpopulation, and keeps the animals you already have safe and healthy.
 
Also, spaying and neutering can prevent some behaviors that people don't like. Behaviors that sometimes mean the animal is sent to the shelter, even though they're normal due to the hormones. Spay/neuter can prevent male cats and rabbits from spraying urine, female cats from going into heat (loud yowling and escape attempts), and reduce aggression.

Many areas have low-cost spay/neuter programs though shelters and rescue groups, so there really is no excuse.
 
Those slide shows really get the point across, perhaps better than words ever can.
 
That made me cry.
Thanks for posting this, VoodooJoint.
 
Its not hard to find these stories, a simple search will tell you everything. As said, pictures speak louder than words.
 
Another thing to be considered are the people who get the animals and so easily dump them. I think that they are even more at fault.
 
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A moving video that everyone should watch.
 
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A moving video that everyone should watch.

That made me cry. I am guilty of having bought all five of my previous hamsters from the petstore.

However, my boyfriend and I did adopt two kittens who were found in a dumpster at 3 days old.

Our bunny was found in the middle of the street driving home from school, and although we put of flyers, no one ever claimed her. So we kept her, though I think she deserves a better life. Her cage is far too small.

We have two cats, one that we adopted from a friend's cat who had babies, and another we got for free that we found in a newspaper ad.

My Dad bought a cockatiel from a petstore for my mom as a present, needless to say that was a bad idea. We still have her, but she never comes out of her cage.

All of our dogs were bought from breeders (except for one which we adopted from a family that no longer wanted him because he was a runt and they wanted a show dog), as they are purebreds and my Dad's favorite dog, Akitas.

After watching this I feel rather guilty. I know that I've done my part more than most people, having adopted two kittens who were near death, but there is room for improvement. When my boyfriend and I get married and move out into a house, we will adopt a puppy. We also plan on adopting two guinea pigs when he gets his apartment this summer.
 
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A moving video that everyone should watch.



That movie made me cry, and I'm still crying. Sometimes I feel horrible for being a human.


Most people don't care in this world. If they did, they would stop stuff like this from happening. It is very sad. A lot of people say stuff about saving the planet, animals, etc., yet barely anyone listens.
 
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Sometimes I feel horrible for being a human.


Most people don't care in this world. If they did, they would stop stuff like this from happening. It is very sad.

I feel like that a lot, Landhermie. Even among my family and friends, who are caring people, I feel like I'm the only one who's REALLY affected by this kind of thing, and I often wonder if I'm just too sensitive. I've come to avoid saying anything at all when issues about animal welfare come up, because I sense that everyone expects me to "freak out", and I know that they can't understand why it would bother me so much.
Hopefully it will make you feel a little better to know you're not alone in the way you think and feel.
 
That movie made me cry, and I'm still crying. Sometimes I feel horrible for being a human.


Most people don't care in this world. If they did, they would stop stuff like this from happening. It is very sad. A lot of people say stuff about saving the planet, animals, etc., yet barely anyone listens.


I feel like that a lot, Landhermie. I often feel like the odd one, and sense that most people don't care as much as I do, or that people can't understand why it would bother me so much to hear about animal suffering.
Hopefully it will make you feel a little bit better to know you are not alone in the way you feel.
 
Sorry! I didn't think it worked so I tried to rewrite it!
 
I wrote an editorial once for my local paper stressing the important facts of euthanizing of shelter pets and spaying and neutering.

More videos or websites worth visiting.


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This video is really sad: (broken link removed)

Petstore Cruelty
 
The reason is Albert
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The reason is Charlie
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I am crying after seeing these. Thankfully I have had all my cats & dogs fixed. The ones I have now & the ones I've had in the past as well. I know I haven't caused anymore to be born but it is still so sad. I wish I could take them all but you can only take in what you can care for. I wish more people cared.

I know someone that takes in all the dogs at a local shelter that she can. I think she has 30 something! I was shocked when I found out the number! She does take care of them but they take so much of her time & money!! She has even taken in 1 horse, & 3 ponies. I believe she has a few cats also. She tries to keep them till she can find them homes so they won't be killed.

I will pass the links on. Hopefully if I pass them & someone else passes them, they will reach/touch more people to adopt or fix their animals. I hope nobody minds me calling it fixed.
 
Should animals that never go outdoors be spayed?
 
Should animals that never go outdoors be spayed?
My indoor cats were spayed. I believe that it also increases their chances for a longer life - as well as prevents pregnancy should one of them accidentally get out. As a child my sister had a cat that wasn't spayed and we had a surprise pregnancy - any animal afterwards was spayed!
 
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