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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by HelenConway
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I recently lost a dog too at 16 years - heart breaking, so sorry for your loss.
The way we treat domestic animals at ' shelters' is a disgrace I agree. Killing them for being in an over crowded environment. These people are sociopaths.


My condolences for your loss, painful the loss can be, I sympathize with you.( I hope that makes sense)


What can You and I and anyone else that wants to take a stand do about these issues, these sociopaths are a part of our society, is it not our responsibility to at least take a step in the right direction and maybe start to brainstorm some ideas that can reduce and eventually end this cruelty.

Its not the shelter owners, but do not quote me as laws are different all over the place, but my understanding is they have to follow guideline set by some authority when it comes space available and how many animals can be stored in that space and many other factors such as health and safety.

I suggest having to pass at least a basic educational program or test to see if one is responsible enough to have animals in their care, I believe in Switzerland there is a test one must complete to be licensed to own a dog, that's a start and I commend them for taking some action as the rest of the world seems to be blind to this issue.




posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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The issue people are having with this is that the owner surrendered his dog to a kill shelter with a crappy excuse. That's the point. A responsible owner would have found the dog a home instead of dumping him at a kill shelter.

Here's a Gawker article about the dog for anyone interested. Not much more to read, but apparently a woman is/was waiting outside for them to open.
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What about the many other animals that are abandoned at these shelters because they were a gift to a person who could not look after the animal, or a stupid parent wanting to satisfy their spoil t kids by getting them the dog they want and without proper education, when they realize the handful they have, they dump the animal at a shelter and give the lame excuse of take your pick, they are all lame when one does not know or even attempt to know what they are getting into.

When I first got my boy Tyson, I almost had a mental breakdown because a male Rottweiler can an extreme handful, and for someone inexperienced in handling such a majestic beast will have many issues.

I stuck to it and found that my boy was my soulmate.

Thanks for the link,

May this one be saved out of all those 1000s on deathrow at shelters around the world




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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Hmmm.. Not to assume too much by an Examiner story but lets see...

We have an owner homophobic to the level of having a dog put down and killed for behavior easily researched online with a few minutes effort to understand and clearly see isn't what this guy thought it was. We have a Pit/mix breed involved from this rather hateful owner and we have all this in an area ..let's just say, not unknown to the activity of raising fighting animals and then fighting them to the death. The breed in question is known for being used precisely that way.

The actions of the owner show the dog is disposable to him ...as someone raising or handling dogs as objects of sport would tend to see them.

Has anyone in local animal rights considered driving by his land to take a peak and see how his other animals are enjoying life in that little 'utopia' he sounds to be running? I'm thinking his actions and attitude may speak volumes for what else there may be to find ...... assuming all is accurate to how it's presented in the source article of course.

Perhaps the wrong animal is being put into a cage?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:48 AM
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My parents have a "Gay" dog who always tries to give the business to my dog. I however am not amused by this little ankle bitters deviance...



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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My guess would be that the dog owner just made up the excuse of his dog being gay to justify turning it over to the shelter. He probably just didn't want the dog anymore. Most shelters wont accept an owner surrendered animal without some sort of legitimate reason as they are usually over crowded. While I wouldn't consider his reason legitimate (heck, my dog humps the cat, the air, the stuffed animals, whatever) the people who run the shelter would probably take the dog to prevent possible abuse by someone who presented himself as homophobic. The guy probably didn't care what they thought of him as long as they accepted the unwanted dog. It's sad, but people will make up any excuse to abandon an unwanted pet.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:47 AM
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I thought all dogs were gay to a certain extent???



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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since the owner is as dumb as a box of rocks, i say the vet gives the owner the plunger, for being so stupid. and not being able to comtribute to society at all.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:37 AM
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reason for thinking he was gay: The man was having sex with the dog regularly and he thought the dog enjoyed it to much.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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As others have suggested, I bet he just came up with an excuse to get the animal off his hands. There are only a few incredibly homophobic people out there (that I know personally) that would be that openly honest about themselves. Most try to stay a little politically correct in public. My dog really loves our cat, but I definitely couldn't imagine having him put away forever because of that. Makes me sad that there are people that do this, and think animals are disposable creatures.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Okay, I don't mean to be a pest, because I completely agree with your post.
It's ridiculous, and the man obviously has some issues.
I think it is AWESOME that you run a no kill shelter. I genuinely appreciate that.

But I had to point out the irony of your quote:


Originally posted by lupodigubbio
If you can't live in a world where there is diversity, please GTFO!


I mean...isn't part of living in a diverse world accepting the fact that not everyone wants to live in a diverse world?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Pfft, all of you are so busy bitching about the owner you dont even bother to follow up on whether or not the dog was saved.
However, I did follow up and according to the FB page, he has been adopted.


YES - the "gay" dog was saved - already pulled safe according to STAT the Black Lab I keep posting is NOT SAFE - and deserves just as much attention and team work as this poor boy did. Can we work on her now?


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We just received word that this boy is safe as well as many others that were on the list to be euthanized. He will not be coming to Chicago, He has been saved by a wonderful local rescue S.T.A.T. Thank you S.T.A.T
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Also:

CBS


JACKSON, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) - A bulldog that was sent to a kill shelter when its owner suspected it of being a homosexual has been adopted and saved from euthanasia, thanks to the power of the Interne
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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Thank you lupodigubbio for the post. I personally believe the person that turned the dog in was just using it as an excuse to dump the dog in the shelter. I have had numerous dogs in my lifetime both male and female. It truly is a dominance issue with them. I have a neighbor that thinks differently, but she has never had more than one dog at a time. Which brings me to one of the other responses you received. It is too bad that someone couldn't check on that poor dog's previous owner, I would be willing to bet there are multiple dogs in his....so called care.....and they should be checked on.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 03:56 PM
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The Dog has been saved by a lovely woman - he is renamed Elton and he has gone home with her.
See this article in the Daily Mail Online for the details.
www.dailymail.co.uk...
I am so happy but what about the other dogs I hope they get lucky.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 03:59 PM
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My post was focused on AJ's claims about the plastics causing femininity in boys, not about gays all over the place, as you put it. Quit trying to twist my words


I twisted nothing.

Those were Alex's claims and you said the studies backed up his claims.

Your choice of words were chosen poorly. Don't put that on me.

As for the study and 'femininity in boys'...

When they say things like

"They also avoided rough play, instead preferring more feminine toys and activities."

It renders it into absurdity. That's what I meant when I asked about defining "femininity".

The premise of "feminine activities" is flawed to begin with. What does that even mean?? But some stupid stereotype that isn't applicable to the real world.

Rough activity? Feminine activity? I like to garden, and have perennial flowers. I am a man. One of my female friends has zero interest in flowers, and loves sports. So I am female-like and she is man-like? O.o

See how this can be applied to anything and everything under this gender stereotype?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
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My post was focused on AJ's claims about the plastics causing femininity in boys, not about gays all over the place, as you put it. Quit trying to twist my words


I twisted nothing.

Those were Alex's claims and you said the studies backed up his claims.

Your choice of words were chosen poorly. Don't put that on me.

As for the study and 'femininity in boys'...

When they say things like

"They also avoided rough play, instead preferring more feminine toys and activities."

It renders it into absurdity. That's what I meant when I asked about defining "femininity".

The premise of "feminine activities" is flawed to begin with. What does that even mean?? But some stupid stereotype that isn't applicable to the real world.

Rough activity? Feminine activity? I like to garden, and have perennial flowers. I am a man. One of my female friends has zero interest in flowers, and loves sports. So I am female-like and she is man-like? O.o

See how this can be applied to anything and everything under this gender stereotype?


Do you know what endocrine disruptors are? The fact is that the fish in every major American river have male fish with female sex organs growing in them. They even found hermaphroditic trout in the Snake River in Idaho... The source ... hog poop from a corporate farm...

AJ is right .... these chemicals are effecting humans but you won't hear that from the food industrial complex .....



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by HelenConway
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The Dog has been saved by a lovely woman - he is renamed Elton and he has gone home with her.
See this article in the Daily Mail Online for the details.
www.dailymail.co.uk...
I am so happy but what about the other dogs I hope they get lucky.


Lol, "Elton" as in Elton John, perfect name for a "gay" dog



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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I think that the gay issue, in this case, is irrelevant. What matters is wether or not this guy has the right to do with his property what he wants to. If he doesn't like it simply because it is ugly, smelly, or messy he should have the right to get rid of it because it is humpy. We are talking about a piece of property, no different than a pair of shoes, a tv, or a frozen pizza. He could have just made a nice stew out of it but he decided not to and took it to the shelter. I give him props for that right there!



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by MrBigDave
I think that the gay issue, in this case, is irrelevant. What matters is wether or not this guy has the right to do with his property what he wants to. If he doesn't like it simply because it is ugly, smelly, or messy he should have the right to get rid of it because it is humpy. We are talking about a piece of property, no different than a pair of shoes, a tv, or a frozen pizza. He could have just made a nice stew out of it but he decided not to and took it to the shelter. I give him props for that right there!

No Wrong - is your emotional chip turned off ? I hope you have NO pets !!!!!!!!!!!
He is NOT property he is a life.
Life is sacred - all life.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by HelenConway

Originally posted by MrBigDave
I think that the gay issue, in this case, is irrelevant. What matters is wether or not this guy has the right to do with his property what he wants to. If he doesn't like it simply because it is ugly, smelly, or messy he should have the right to get rid of it because it is humpy. We are talking about a piece of property, no different than a pair of shoes, a tv, or a frozen pizza. He could have just made a nice stew out of it but he decided not to and took it to the shelter. I give him props for that right there!

No Wrong - is your emotional chip turned off ? I hope you have NO pets !!!!!!!!!!!
He is NOT property he is a life.
Life is sacred - all life.


I'll disagree with you about the sanctity of animal life. Depending on the owner, animals are many things. They are tools, protection, food, companionship. If its not meeting its purpose you get rid of it and get one that does. That is what he did. Big deal!



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Big Dave huh ... you are one big charmer ! Not...
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