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    Are Pets our slaves.?
    By Sandip Sen | June 26th 2009 10:02 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    What happens when the pet owners refuse to take the responsibility of the animals litter?

    They are either turned outdoors as strays or sold back to the pet dealers and puppy mills where they are resold or exterminated. Over 25 million pets in the U.S, alone become homeless, of which 27 % are pure breds as per the earthlings movie.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7584730387826688635 Of this 9 million die out of disease, starvations or accidents, while 16 million are exterminated legally as humans have no use for the excess animal population.

    Hitler’s Gas chamber deaths are the most popular for mass elimination of pets and the commonly used option as they are less expensive. Here the animals are herded together and administered cyanide or other toxic gasses that takes 20 minutes to kill them after a painful nerve wracking struggle with asphyxiation. Euthanasia, an alternative and less painful death process, where dogs are administered an injection in the leg and cats in the stomach account for 60,000 animal deaths a day in U.S. alone. This being a more expensive solution for death is not so extensively in use.

    The earthlings movie http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7584730387826688635 is so horrific that most of the urban, educated and highly sensitive human population will not be able to witness the ghastly truth behind the breeding and extermination of animals , including the pets we adore, for human benefit. While we will close our eyes to their misery we continue to crave for there companionship and help grow the mega markets that are behind this spiraling spiciest crimes. The word speciest is for humans who believe in the glory and supremacy of  mankind over other species, and is used like more commonly known terms like racist or sexist. to  Our intention of blogging on the subject is to make you read what you fear to watch, to tweet your mind and arouse your social consciousness through the new media . We believe that this may perhaps help promote sustainable practices in this skewed world where all earthlings and plant life must co-exist with equal rights.
    Our questions to YOU as a pet lover is

    •Are pets our slaves? See earthlings movie http://bit.ly/u3FG5 and decide.

    •Do you know that 180 million pets worldwide are bred in puppy mills annually?

    •Are you aware of the life of your pet at the wholesale breeding centers? Watch to discover http://bit.ly/u3FG5

    •Do you know that your need for animals as companions has created a $ 2.2 billion animal sale wholesale market in US alone.

    •When you refuse to take responsibility of your pets descendants you are pushing them to gas chambers http://bit.ly/u3FG5

    •71 million households have pets. Only 0.5 % wants descendants.

    •62% households have pets today against 56% in 1988. More demand, more breeding, more gas chambers. Trendy?

    • 25 million pets are killed each year due to demand and supply economics?

    • 27 % of purebreds are exterminated annually as they are excess stock&have no homes http://bit.ly/u3FG5

    •9 million homeless pets die each yr due to starvation, disease and accidents?

    •16 million pets are legally killed each year by euthanasia or gas chamber. See the earthlings movie http://bit.ly/u3FG5

    •Do all species have an equal right to live and die naturally?
    Must they service man’s demands&perish. http://bit.ly/u3FG5

    THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE SERIES " HOW HUMANS ABUSE THE PLANET & ITS SPECIES" and is dedicated to the Earthlings movie. There will be others in the series on animal abuse subsequently.

    In our blog  from “ecology to economy” www.ecothust.blogspot.com we deal with discussing sustainable practices in economy and ecology . We could be wrong. Tell us if we are & why? We encourage diverse opinion even if it is from commercially interested groups opposed to our thinking

    Comments

    Gerhard Adam
    Here the animals are herded together and administered cyanide or other toxic gasses that takes 20 minutes to kill them after a painful nerve wracking struggle with asphyxiation. Euthanasia, an alternative and less painful death process, where dogs are administered an injection in the leg and cats in the stomach account for 60,000 animal deaths a day in U.S. alone. This being a more expensive solution for death is not so extensively in use.


    Where did you come up with this?  You clearly know little about euthanasia and how it is administered.  There is no question that animal populations are too high and that is largely due to ignornant owners that refuse to spay or neuter their pets. 

    Despite the need and/or desire to do something about this problem.  Fostering untrue images and procedures is not necessary to make the point. 

    What really is a serious problem and is so annoying (especially with a post like this), is you can't imagine the toll this takes on the people that are put in the untenable position of having to euthanize these animals that no one can care for.  Between the irresponsible owners and the "out of sight, out of mind", public the problem exists and needs to be addressed, but it won't be if the information isn't being accurately conveyed.

    Instead of using this forum to advocate spaying and neutering, you're standing on a soap box pointing to a problem and avoiding the solution.

    Mundus vult decipi
    Are pets our slaves? It is not very clear what you are stating.
    Are you advocating stronger ownership and responsibility laws?
    Are you wanting dogs to be returned to their original 'mongrel' status and set free in the wilderness?

    What are you advocating?

    antunes
    Consider this scenario: relative has 3 cats she says she can't keep in her new apartment.  So we take them in.  A few months later, she gets another pair of cats because she figures 'the landlord won't mind'.  Are we:

    a) good samaritans for ensuring her pets didn't end up in a shelter, or
    b) enabling her addictive serial cat habit?
    kerrjac
    The word speciest is for humans who believe in the
    glory and supremacy of  mankind over other species, and is used like
    more commonly known terms like racist or sexist.

    Estimates suggest that there are about 2-10 million different species in the world (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/05/030526103731.htm). It's hard to tell b/c as Darwin pointed out they can blend together. But if we are to overcome our "speciest" tendencies, then we have bigger fish to fry (literally) than worrying about fellow humans&pets. In the grander scheme of things, focusing on pets might even be considered speciest, b/c pets are among the few species that give us pleasure. It might be best to help out those species about who tend to harm humans the most - be it black mold or mosquitos - as a type of "affirmative action" for us having suppresed them for so long. We only put down those pets who are sick or homeless, but we kill other species indiscriminately. It's common for pest controllers to call themselves "exterimanators", many take on this title with a sense of pride.

    Pets evolved to bank off of human's success. That's why dogs instinctivly bark to protect their owners, and probably why they eat bones. It's been pointed out that the face of a cat is uniquely suited to look like that of a human baby. Unlike other species, they can become domesticated, depending on their genes&the manner in which they were raised. In these ways&others, dogs & cats are particularly suited to tap our emotions like few other species. They're unique to us, but many analagous evolutionary partnerships between completely different species exist as well.

    That means we should love them & take them in if we feel so inclined. But that doesn't mean we should lose our heads about them, calling people Hitler.

    Calling people Hitler seems to be the rhetorically in-thing to do these days when someone is passionate about a position but can't logically back it up. Maybe this is just a petpieve of mind (Patrick - thoughts on the etymology of "petpieve"? does it derive from "pet"?), but it minimizes the sheer atrocity of the holocaust. Some anti-Jewish sentiment still exists in Germany, but on the whole the nation feels *terrible* about what they did. As bad as it was for European Jews, it has scared the pathos of the German nation as well. If killing this many pets was really the equivilant of the actual holocaust, then you would not have to liken it to the holocaust in order to convince people of this. It would be self-evident.
    Where did you get the information in this blog? I am writing a paper on animal abuse and neglect, and was going to use some of the information in this blog, specifically about the nine million homeless animals dieing each year due to starvation. I need a reliable source of where I found this information, and my teacher will not accept a blog as a reliable source. If you could please e-mail me the link to the site where you found this information or the name of the book, it would be greatly appreciated.

    -Kayla