Why go for a costly sickly mass-produced purebred when shelters are full of one-of-a-kind mixed breeds who are literally dying for a home?
PETA’s campaign should be included in school curricula. If we can open children’s hearts and minds to animals’ needs teach them to treat a dog or a chicken as if they feel fear and love and pain – as they do – then they will grow up to understand that we are all worthy of respect.
Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn’t the best litmus test.
I hope SeaWorld is exploring how like Ringling it can get out of the wild animal business.
I have to think of the positive that’s how I cope.
I don’t have the luxury of having a dog myself because I travel too much but I love walking and cuddling somebody else’s dog.
Give your dog or cat respect patience understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.
Every animal has his or her story his or her thoughts daydreams and interests. All feel joy and love pain and fear as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
By adopting a wonderful mutt you’ll save a life and help reduce animal homelessness while also boosting your chances of a more robust new furry friend as mixed-breed dogs have demonstrated better health and longer life spans than their purebred cousins.
Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It’s up to us as a civilized society to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.