owen, the blind, deaf, incontinent cocker arrives later today or early tomorrow. with the change in regulations, he will most likely be the last of the no hope wrecked seniors to come here and escape the LA death barrels. I get why this had to happen..too many morons importing to flip a good dog for a nice chunk of change and we did have to stop that. no one should be making a living selling lives.
I have my doubts tho if this will help Canadian dogs. Canadian adoptable dogs usually find homes..it is the unadoptable ones that don't. the new regulations should cut down on American dogs eventually ending up in canadian shelters. we may find tho that to meet the Canadians needs of cute little dogs that are easily obtainable, puppy millers and BYB will just pump out more and more babies and continue to fill our shelters with more and more Canadian dogs.
in the end really? Canadian or american? is not a dog just a dog?
the problem of pet over population and unwanted animals finding their ways into the shelters..has never actually been an animal problem...it has always been a human problem and we are just not willing to really accept that yet.
stopping some little fuzzy cute thing at the border and sending it back down to the death barrels in LA is not going to get the homeless pitty/rotti/husky mix a home in BC....maybe it sounds good on paper, but paper words are just feel good fantasy.
we are consigning to death the victims of the problem instead of taking on the problem itself which is simply human wants and greed.
until we regulate which humans are responsible enough to care well for the entire life of another living being..until we put down our foot and insist that pet guardianship is a priviledge and not a right...there will always be too many victims on both sides of the border. closing the gates from one country to the next won't help any of them..they are still going to be helpless, homeless and facing death...and there will always be far too many.
it is what it is and we are too stupid to change it.
we are locking the barn door after they are all out and at risk...how is that going to save them?
may god and the animals forgive us....we fight for freaking geography instead of their lives.
I am looking forward to meeting Owen..for whatever reason he has got me thinking about Larry. Hope he arrives safe n sound and transitions well.