in this post Good News:Pet Trade we mention light-entry of the light re the pet trade.
I started to consider a post over a year ago about the plight of animal breeding for the pet trade but was not sure how
I would use the featured image. It’s a picture which gives a poignant message to me and maybe to you?
To adopt and not buy cats and dogs in a commercial sense.
The picture is by Spanish artist Alejandro Cervantes
His work was also featured in an earlier
post about the abolition of a cruel “bull tournament ” in Spain
To me the featured image for this post and perhaps for you
also is it conveys the vulnerability of the puppy and kitten
who stand for millions of innocent creatures bred,. and sold
for humankind to do pretty much as they want sometimes
shipped across countries to supply the pet trade.
Those of you familiar with the work of animal sanctuaries
will know that puppies and kittens are often thrown out
as they get bigger and less “fluffy”and many and end up mistreated
and abandoned for example.The excessive breeding
imposed on the animals like cat, dogs rabbits etc leads to immense cruelty.
We know this from investigations and reports
from animal protection forces and societies,
Many of us have seen first hand the trauma that both
the animals excessively bred from and their off spring experience.
There is now more help for the animals who suffer from
the pet trade, where it is unscrupulous.
This past week very good news arrived
re the Entry of the Light and the pet trade. A friend of mine
who lives in California wrote:
“More Rights For The Innocents
A bill was signed this week in California outlawing
‘puppy mills’. As of Jan 1 2019,
pet stores can not sell dogs, cats, or rabbits unless
they are from shelters and rescues.
So, there will be no outlets for the mass produced animals.”
Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a key piece of
legislation outlawing the sale of dogs,cats and rabbits
from reproductive mills places of darkness and oppression
for the animals,driven by human greed, and coldness.
Here is a link about the enlightened legislation in California USA
I met a lovely retired couple who adopt rescue dogs the other day.
One of their dogs a female could barely stand when she first was rescued
from a “puppy mill” bred from until barren the poor creature was mercifully
rescued. She took awhile to learn to eat like a regular
dog having been fed from a chute..She is now safe in a
warm and loving home eating like a regular dog,well
cared for and enjoying walks in daylight and fresh air.
Of course there certainly are responsible breeders who care for the animals,
and do not abuse them it is not what is said,it is what is done.
There are so many cats, dogs, rabbit for example needing loving homes
so why encourage unscrupulous breeders to subject animals to abuse and suffering..
There is a shortage of loving homes and responsible people can help.
The care of a pet is for life, elderly pets are also sometimes
thrown out by heartless owners, if one cannot can’t offer
a loving home for life then there are many other ways
also to help the animals and not encouraging their exploitation is one.
Posted 26th October 2017
& Written by WendyDatta
Illustration by Alejandro Cervantes
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