yesterday all anyone could talk to me about in the office was the absolute horror of the 100 slaughtered sled dogs.
everyone was so upset, so stunned that this terrible thing had happened.
and i was thinking all day long...are you kidding me? these dogs were a commodity. they were pieces of machinery for profit. it happens everywhere in the whole entire world....animals are culled due to profit margins. 350 sled dogs were necessary to making money during the olympics and a couple of months later the olympics were over and the dogs not only were no longer needed but they were costing money for feeding.
culling animals is the worlds largest form of entertainment...breed em, make money on them and kill them cheaply.
and it is entertainment because these animals are bred and exist for human use. once humans have no use for them?...of course they are killed.
here is my blunt take on this....
100 sled dogs in whistler were killed. last month 100 reserve dogs in northern BC were also run down and shot too. puppy millers kill thousands of dogs thru either culling or neglect in their money making careers. and even joe publics beloved but no longer have the time for or are moving pets...those dogs eventually end up in pounds and shelters unadoptable due to age or health or messed up heads from being bounced around and they are getting nuked too.
would one single person in this whole entire world have cared if shane...a sweet and funny and kind old mixed breed husky who spent his life on a chain..was nuked in a northern shelter 2 months ago? he was unadoptable...too old...too worn...too homely...he was of absolute no use to man anymore. do you know how many more there are just like him?...i am telling you...way more then 100.
i am so sorry those 100 dogs are all dead...but what about the millions and millions and millions more... dead yesterday, dead today...dead tomorrow...and we just do not care.
and don't even try to tell me we do care because we do not....the backyard breeders, puppy mills and responsible breeders are still churning out puppies to sell...and we are still buying them from where ever, whenever the puppy mood strikes.
and take it further..what do you think eventually happened to the horses we ride at the nice family vacation dude ranch? or those sweet little friendly things our kids got to touch at the local petting zoo?
that fluffy sweet kitten and the thousands just like her..wanted by a human...for awhile and then poof?
one of the nurses asked me yesterday in the midst of this big tragic slaughter of 100 sled dogs...if i could take her 4 yr old cat that she does not want any more.
those one hundred dead sled dogs are the tiniest tip of the iceberg that we are ALL responsible for.