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Shelter Life... Death crosspost

Discussion in 'Dogs - Pit bull breeds specific' started by daddyfs, May 15, 2005.

  1. daddyfs

    daddyfs New Member

  2. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Thats both sad and frustrating, between 25-35,000 animals killed every year just in that county alone.
    Something like that needs to be broadcast on every network channel, not when young kids are likely to be watching but later in the evening.
  3. daddyfs

    daddyfs New Member

    i dont know Delauk.. i think it might be a good i dea for kids to watch it.. have them thinkin at an early age
  4. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    I agree, kids definitely need to learn about what happens to 'throw away' pets, and the cause of this happening, whenever a society in general needs to 'adjust' their way of thinking its always more beneficial to start with a younger generation, I dont like zoos personally but I believe that a lot of zoos these days are taking every advantage to educate the younger generation of the quality of life of the animals, theyre purpose in ecology etc, its so much more effective to see the animals up close than to just read about them in a book....it makes them more...'real'.
    The children of today are the ones that will be making the laws and running the country in the future but I worry that some 'images' can traumatize them rather than educate them. The age is significant, something like the video on your post I think would be good for young teens, maybe a little younger, but might be a little too much for say a 6 year old. Or it might go over their heads and they might not understand it.
    But there are ways to teach younger kids about the reality of this, for example, I think it would be a good idea to have a well put together, age appropriate, short documentary shown on kids TV channels, or network channels. The TV pretty much covers every other topic, schools hit on topics like drugs, bullying, gangs etc at a failry young age and without traumatizing the kids so why not this subject also.
    The fact that the overpopulation problem with pets and the amount that are euthanized every day is worse now than ever makes it pretty obvious that there is not nearly enough being done to stop this, I would love to see strict laws brought in concerning breeding (and a few other thigs) but that in itself is not enough, we need to educate and alter the way people think.

    Just my opinion though.
  5. daddyfs

    daddyfs New Member

    and a very good one
  6. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    OMG i have just sat here and cried, That is so heartbreaking to see those healthy happy animals sat there waiting for there owners to return and they never did.

    I really feel for the vets it has to be there hardest thing putting an animal to sleep for no reason other than the owners threw these animals out with the trash.

    I agree kids should be shown this video, As mentioned they will be making laws and running countries in the future so its our job to make them understand that what is going on in our time is wrong. Its up to us to make the world a better place and help our children understand.

    What upsets me is people that go out and see a cute puppy or kitty and think i want one i can cope, I can deal with it, but then they soon realise that they can not these animals do not fit into there lifestyles these animals are not the kind they like, Or there is the ones that breed animals over and over not thinking about the population problem thus resulting in thousands of animals in shelters and eventually put to sleep.

  7. MyPetTherapyDog

    MyPetTherapyDog New Member

    I don't want to watch the clip. It will upset me.
    However, I do rescue so I probably already have seen all of the clip in real life form.
    So sad.
    My daughter just adopted 2 1/2 months ago 3 month old "Throw away Christmas puppy" you know the beautiful little yellow lab puppy waiting on Christmas morning for the little children to say "THANK YOU SANTA ITS JUST WHAT I WANTED". Until the little puppy gets a little older and a little more obnoxious. Then its "Bad puppy" Not "Hey lets enroll him into basic obedience and train our family how to become responsible dog owners".

    Na thats too easy. Lets just dump him off at the pound. I happened to be volunteering at the pound when the lovely family dumped him off. I knew my daughter and her boyfriend wanted a lab puppy from a pound (they wanted to feel like they were saving a life so did not want to go to a breeder) I trained my daughter well :D

    I am not even a lab fan and I have to say that my daughter and her boyfriend enrolled "Bailey" the lab/golden retriever into basic puppy skills 101 and now he is going on his 2nd round of training beginning tomorrow.
    He is an awsome dog not a throw away object.
    He is even going to be in my doggie wedding as an usher pup LOL

    Thank God he was able to be saved too bad about the millions that can not be saved!

    Sad So very very sad.

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