Seems like every time I turn around I see more exploitation of
animals by people who claim to “love animals” and who should know
better! For example, on a local bulletin board a breeder is
advertising pedigreed puppies for $3000.00 each. And what about the
self-indulgent woman on TV who just “loves” her doggie whom she brags
cost her a lot of money.
It’s getting worse and worse: special experimental breeds, fad dogs
(remember the Dalmatian craze after the movie about Dalmatians?), cloned
animals…. These animals (cats included) are treated as commodities: good
specimens are sold, while poor specimens are disposed of, like so much
You would think that in this day and age, people finally would
realize that there are thousands of dogs and cats, including special
breeds, who are homeless. However, these probably are also the people
who play right into the hands of the abusers and refuse to look at
“unpleasant” photos of animal cruelty. And what about all the people who
claim to “love animals” but are very quick to disassociate themselves
from “those animal rightists”?
How can these people claim to “love” their “pet” yet ignore the
plight of other animals that they are directly or indirectly (by their
everyday choices of food, clothing, etc.) causing to live in a hell on
And while I’m on the subject of the exploitation of animals, there
are so many horse-breeding farms springing up around here. Well, you get
I’ll end this Blog with this scripture from the Hebrew Bible (Old
10. A righteous man [woman] has regard for his [her] animal.
But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
~New American Standard Bible – Updated Edition