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to eat them
Originally posted by The Cusp
Yeah, this is a great idea! And while we're at it, we should also have a registry for convicted drug users. That way kids who get caught smoking pot can be forever branded for the rest of their lives! Oh! And another registry for people who've gotten traffic tickets! Gotta know if someone in your neighborhood is a bad driver! And we definitely need a registry for everyone who voted for Obama, that way we'll know who's to blame when we lost the last of our freedoms.
Originally posted by virraszto
Now that I think about it, I think there should be a nationwide law that owners of dogs and cats must spay or neuter their pet unless they are registered AKC for breeding purposes or medical reasons. I also think there should be more low cost spay/neuter clinics for those who have trouble paying for it.
Purebred dogs can have a lot of health problems.
Crippling bone and joint disorders
Eye diseases that cause reduced sight or total blindness
Heart diseases that drastically shorten a dog's life
Hormonal and endocrine system diseases like hypothyroidism and diabetes
Seizure disorders such as epilepsy
Skin diseases that cause frantic itching
Digestive disorders that cause chronic diarrhea and vomiting
Kidney and liver diseases
Cancer – the number-one killer of many, many breeds
You're probably shocked
by that long list of health problems.
And you should be.
Over 300 genetic health problems occur in dogs – all kinds of dogs, purebred, crossbred, and mixed – but the risk of these health problems occurring in a purebred dog is higher than in a crossbreed or mixed breed.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by Danbones
to eat them
Nothing has to be abused before it becomes a meal.
There needs to be more free range farms.
In regards to the other things you mentioned, there's no excuse for abuse. Even working animals can be treated properly and given the nourishment necessary. Why anyone abuses something that helps them make money is beyond me.
Edit to Add: I hardly believe that animals suffer embarrassment from their haircuts. Have you ever watched a dog show? They really seem to know that they are there for winning and are proud of the way they look and handle themselves. I'm happy that the dog shows have finally relaxed their rules about spayed/neutered and ears cropped.edit on 20-3-2012 by Afterthought because: (no reason given)
These behaviors remind us that mother cows, like other animals, can be fiercely protective of their young. The bond between a cow and her calf is very strong and continues after the calf is fully grown. In non-commercial herds, some cows will nurse their calves for up to three years.
Cows are very social animals. They form large herds and just like people, they will bond to some herd members while avoiding others.
• They "moo" and use different body positions and facial expressions to communicate with each other