Because everyday that I look in my dog's eyes I know that there is a God. There are just some beings on this earth that make the world a better place.
But I'm really scared. There are several mainstream groups out there that want to eliminate dogs. To me, this world would just SUCK without dogs. Dogs RULE.
Who are these dastardly organizations? Don't you just want to go out and make sure they fail? Want to be shocked? Do ya?
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I don't know how PETA who kills 97% of the dogs that it takes in can call itself "ethical", but they can call themselves "purple" for all I care. PETA you may recall had several employees arrested not to long ago for going down to North Carolina, taking dogs out of animal shelters by telling the staff that they would get good homes. Yeah, and a few miles down the road PETA's little mobile snuff van killed them.
What did they get arrested for? Littering... the staff couldn't stand the stench of the dead dogs, so they would regularly go to a dumpster behind a shopping center and dump the dead bodies. Don't believe it? Do a google search on the internet. Oh, and ask PETA why they don't have any shelters, have a 15,000 walk in freezer in the basement of their Norfolk, VA headquarters, and got a per lb. rate with a local crematorium.
Think HSUS operates your local shelter? Nope. HSUS operates NO shelters.
Some quotes in their own words:
In The Animal Rightist's Own Words: From Wayne Pacelle (President) The HSUS
We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding ...One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding. (Animal People News, May 1, 1993)
We would be foolish and silly not to unite with people in the public health sector, the environmental community, [and] unions, to try to challenge corporate agriculture. ("Animal Rights Convention 2002" convention, July 1, 2002)
Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cock fighting and dog fighting.Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle (October 8, 1991)
More From The ARs...PETA, Ingrid Newkirk (President)
There’s no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They’re all animals.- Washingtonian magazine (August 1, 1986)
Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.- Harper's (August 1, 1988)
The bottom line is that people don't have the right to manipulate or to breed dogs and cats... If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects. If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind.- Animals (May 1, 1993)
There is no hidden agenda. If anybody wonders about -- what’s this with all these reforms -- you can hear us clearly. Our goal is total animal liberation.- “Animal Rights 2002” convention (June 30, 2002)
Like your dog? HSUS and PETA call dog ownership SLAVERY. PETA had the gall to protest the Westminster KC dressed as the Klu Klux Klan.
Want to do something for animal welfare? Donate directly to your local shelter. Better yet, volunteer there.
As we say in the rescue biz: Saving one dog's life may not change the world... but it sure makes a world of change to that one dog. And when PETA says that all dogs are better off dead than to be owned... I'm not sure that one dog would agree.