WHY is it that I regularly read about dog snouts being taped or clasped shut these days?!?! I had never heard of this form of abuse for the longest time, but once I did, it seems I hear it regularly now. Just surrender the dog to a shelter. Stop these new, insane ways ways to inflict suffering!
Molly The Pig had an ending I'm sure she, and everyone else, wasn't expecting. After being rescued from a hoarding situation and nursed back to health, she was adopted out to a family in Canada with the intention that they would keep her lovingly as a pet. Well, that supposed loving family decided to not keep Molly as a pet, but to have her for dinner. I realize pigs are raised for this. I get it, but couldn't this family have gotten their pork needs met in a different manner other than adopting a pig that had already suffered and was prepped and entrusted to them to live out her life? These people signed an agreement that they would keep her as a pet! This just disturbs me. Not that they eat pork, but the uncaring dishonesty these people have displayed. While sure, it's not illegal, it sure seems immoral. I do want to recognize the family has since apologized which I hope is a sign they understand their enormous error in judgement.
There are so many choices when purchasing winter wear other than wearing actual animals. In this day and age, I would wish more companies felt the same. By selling and promoting animal products, I feel all involved are completely turning a blind eye to animal welfare. Companies, and their passionate protestors, have recently been in the news about coyote furs obtained via cruel leg traps (and various other harmful traps), which cause pain, trauma, the chewing off their own legs, and death. Also in the news is the goose down that companies take painfully from live geese. This is cruel, plain and simple. Stealing from these innocent animals must end. Please be a compassionate consumer and choose animal alternatives.
Without getting into the heated debate over more gun control vs more guns, I would just like to say whatever the root causes of our ongoing school violence in our country, I pray for a solution, and fast. Period. This topic, however, has brought to mind a bothersome related issue for me, and I'm sure for others as well. It hasn't been a secret that studies have found, many times over, that animal abusers and violence against human life is very closely linked, yet convicted animal abusers are still able to purchase guns. This makes no sense to me. Investigators have reported that more than half of the people reigning down terror and violence in our schools have had a history of abusing animals. We have to wake up and pay attention to this. We have to make our children safer. This seems like one common sense place we could help make a difference. Stop allowing convicted animal abusers to EVER purchase guns. I'm not claiming this to be the one grand solution. I do b…
It's been a long time. I thought I was ready to return to regular posting
after a very difficult ending to 2015. I wasn't. I didn't realize that more
turmoil would hit us only a month into 2016. Our household became consumed
with grief, estates, family issues and everything else that comes with sudden
loss. Everything that was not a necessity in my life stopped. It had to.
This blog was forgotten, until now. There was no time or energy for it.
Well, 2 years later and I have a new outlook. Big life events will do that
to a person. They change you. The goal for me was to make that "change" as
much of a change for the better as humanly possible. With that in mind,
and in rethinking this blog, I decided I wanted to head in a new
direction with my writing. I still have a passion for dogs and all
animals. That will surely never change. But now I think I want to take
this blog in a more socially impactful direction if possible. I have
no idea how this wil…