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There will be no fixes to the environmental problem.

22 02 13 - 15:31

Our environmental problem is not caused by laws. It is caused by individuals. As long as you can buy whatever you want, and do whatever you want with it, the ecocide will continue.

I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.

As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all - a view from the inside, if you will.
Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know - that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore.

How would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at - purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays" that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

No shortage of excuses
The most common excuses I hear are:

We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn't allow pets?

The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?

We don't have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!

She's tearing up our yard.
How about bringing her inside, making her a part of your family?

They always tell me:
We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she'll get adopted - she's a good dog. Odds are your pet won't get adopted, and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?

Well, let me tell you. Dead pet walking!

Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy.
If it sniffles, it dies.

Your pet will be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that day to take him / her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.
If your dog is big, black or any of the "bully" breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted.
If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed.

If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

The grim reaper
Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk - happy, wagging their tails. That is, until they get to "The Room".

Every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door. It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there. It's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk it's leg. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.

They all don't just "go to sleep" - sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet's corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage.

What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know, and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal, and you can always buy another one, right?

Liberty, freedom and justice for all
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this is DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to - the truth hurts and reality is what it is.
I just hope I maybe changed one person's mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this thing on craigslist and it made me want to adopt".
That would make it all worth it."
**PERSON posting this did not write this letter. I am posting this letter under as many cities and states I can in craigslist to encourage people to adopt from a shelter. I volunteer at the Bainbridge/Decatur Humane Shelter. The lady that runs that shelter is amazing. She has very few resources and has given her life's blood to run this shelter the best she can. If this letter touches you, please consider donating just a dollar or two to this shelter directly. MORE IMPORTANT: if you want to adopt please consider adopting from her shelter. They often have specials on dogs that have been there a long time, some are even free! Here is the address and phone number to this shelter: 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819
P. 0. Box 429, Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone (229) 246-0101 - Found on Craigsfail

Even though this retelling is somewhat dramatic, the truth is the same: buy dog, dump dog. Dog goes to die alone. Buy SUV, drive SUV. Buy junk food, throw trash on the road. Buy giant house, live off debt, use tons of power and trash the place when it's foreclosed. They tear it down. Mountains of waste from the voids of human souls.

ten comments

Michael Williams
In an unhealthy society, people see their own happiness as absolute. Therefore everything can be commodified to meet that end including food, sex, toys etc. You might say that the end result is functionality and that it's purpose is to make us happy. But this is false happiness. It does nothing but take, use and leave mess. Happiness cannot be transient (as when that last shot of heroine phases out) if ours mean to achieve it is dissposable. Michael Williams - 22-02-’13 20:09
1,000,000 years of emotion and knowledge never lasts tomorrow. 702-601-1312FUCKYOU - 22-02-’13 20:17
Too many google
http://www.lifelounge.com.au/the-lounge/news/gauge-your-face-off-in-the-name-of-vegetarianism.aspx (ASSPIX PLOX)

http://www.google.com/search?q=gauge+this+face+freak&hl=en&client=opera&hs=jY8&channel=suggest&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=L0woUZXlFaiA2QXN9ICYBA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1333&bih=667#imgrc=_ (enjoy the code) Too many google - 22-02-’13 21:00
Too much please

Guess how many is twice. And from what angle? BE AWARE! Too much please - 22-02-’13 21:54
Sorry no mort
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=xtOZi7my5KU Sorry no mort - 22-02-’13 21:58
Opi Death Paranoia Too Long this Sentence?

the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog Opi Death Paranoia Too Long this Sentence? - 22-02-’13 23:38
Start playing Pangram - 22-02-’13 23:39
So guys you think this is real or fake?
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhP8guu5SJa8VWcsEN anthropologist - 23-02-’13 11:37
This is why I adopt all my pets. This is also why vets show up to dog dumpers houses who claim they only need to leave their pet there 'for a little while' while they go out of town. Participation/observation of euthanasia of pets abandoned by their owners should be mandatory. However I would still say that our environmental problems stem or at least are exacerbated by laws which permit corporations to produce disposable products using immediately cheap but unclean technologies. Fix the environmental/ecological cost of living, and the proles won't be such a big problem, but hey you'd have to actually hold influence over the elites which control the means of production for that. JP - 26-02-’13 20:37
Why don't we just eat them? Chinaman - 07-04-’13 15:47

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