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Animal Cruelty

August 10, 2018

Animal cruelty – Everyone seems to condemn it and yet it continues to grow in our society at an alarming rate. Why?

Just last night, I saw a report on television about a dog that was chained and dragged from a pick-up truck by two of our errant morons here in North Carolina. Why? Kicks! It seems that many people these days just aren’t stimulated enough by everyday kind s of things; they need a double dose of caffeine and something really nuts to get their blood moving, It’s pathetic but becoming all too common.

People who torture animals seem to have a deep-seated psychopathology that will someday erupt into far worse violence against people. We see this time after time. The mass shooter often got his start shooting dogs and cats or dismembering small birds. It’s a sickness to be sure and one that needs intervention at an early age. Notice that I said intervention and not coddling. Intervention can be education or ultimately incarceration. Young people need to be taught how to deal humanely with animals from an early age. Flagrant offenders need to be in jail.

Then there are those who abuse animals but don’t actually know they’re doing something wrong. It can be something as innocent as forgetting to leave fresh water for your cat while you’re at work. Chaining up dogs seems to top the list in this category. Psychologists like to make excuses for these folks. I prefer to just call them stupid. Leaving your dog in a hot car with the windows rolled up rates right up their with the old douche bag who put her motor home on cruise control and went aft to make some coffee. As it is often said about Walmartians, “You can’t fix stupid.” However, you can and should punish animal abusers! Whether animal cruelty is perpetrated out of malice, stupidity or neglect, the consequences are all the same: Innocent animals suffer at the hands of people who should know better.

If you have small children, please educate them to respect animals and their health and to prevent cruelty. Take a look at the top ten ways to prevent animal cruelty in the above photo. Next, lead by example. Last, the next time you see a dog in a hot car with the windows rolled up, call the police. The dog will be glad you did!

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9 Comments
  1. Animal abusers are total low-lifes. They should be subjected to whatever they’ve done to the animals.

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  2. Reblogged this on allenrizzi and commented:

    Thoughts for a Sunday…

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  3. I can’t stand people who don’t respect animals, because they end up not respecting their own kind

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  4. Right on, Allen. Here, hold my beer….

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  5. I shop at walmart, for ‘some things’ – Little of my annual budget goes to them, I prefer to shop directly with small producers who CARE and invest in the quality of life animals that are raised solely to feed my ‘omnivore’ desires. That said, I care little about ‘labels’ overall, because dependent upon the product, the grower, the steps between the producer and me? The producer might have good intentions, but 5-6 steps later? All hell breaks loose on all fronts! To me – 😀 For myself, the Golden Rule, applies to plants and animals, just the same as for humans, “Treat others as you would have them treat you” – and yet….I have my biases….Here’s my ‘top List” of disregard for quality of life, or survival options for those I’m bigger than, more equipped than and can, without a little bit of effort? Wipe them out on my place OR make my place not attractive for them to move into the neighborhood:

    Brown Recluse and Black Widow Spiders
    Rattlesnakes
    Wild Mustard
    Knapweed
    Bindweed
    Mosquitos
    Mean/Wild dogs
    Mean/Wild Cats
    Aging big, buzzing, slowly dying inside flies who insist on buzzing around and waking me up

    Not enlightened, not just, not fair – but well – I did say my prayers and ask, “Um, let them know – they insist on being here? They will have a fight on their hands or die…just because I can….”

    What I don’t understand are those who support factory farming, colonialism, unfair trade agreements and destruction of habitats, in order they may have their exotic, from far away, fauna needs met, of things that don’t grow where they do, or insist they have access to such things year round….

    I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan – but seriously, I consider myself a more conscientious ‘think about’ consumer on many fronts – for the plants and the producers, too! than many who get REALLY MAD! That I shop at Walmart and don’t buy everything locally or at some store like Whole Foods, etc. sigh –

    Thanks for visiting me – feel free to delete my comment! 😀 But this is my introduction to you, from me, now I’ve returned the visit! 😀

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    • Rattlesnakes are wonderful fried! (Seriously.)

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      • “Tastes like chicken” – LOL – To my knowledge, only ate once and Dad didn’t tell me what it was till long after we had packed up the tools and were headed home after a work day in the bitter cold, in a new house basement, that the wife of the owner, came down to jobsite from ‘tiny homestead house’ and said, “Would you folks like to join us for lunch, and warm up? awful cold today….” — So, to the best of my knowledge, I’ve HAD rattlesnake for lunch – just wasn’t attached to it enough to go through the pain and fear to go hunt it for myself as a ‘special/delicacy/treat’ lunch – LOL

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