posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 07:42 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready
:-) I glanced & didn't misunderstand. I'm just working my way back. If it were up to me, every person who dumped an animal at a shelter (that
couldn't for whatever reason, go into the adoption program- assuming there was one) would have to witness the death of that animal. You'd probably
be shocked to know the number of elderly, now sick animals dumped by their owners- who have almost zero chance of rescue & no shot at adoption, just
because the owner can't be bothered or don't have the guts to send them home, peacefully, in their master's arms.
I need to consider what you've asked. I think that in some (all?) Oriental countries & supposedly in Mexico, dogs are consumed as food. lol This is
not something I would bring up to my rescue friends & associates for obvious reasons (lest I become dog food).
Someone mentioned to me earlier that Mr Brady was a conservative. I am a cross between a Paleocon & a Libertarian, so I'm disappointed. Wonder if I-
or someone could reason with him? Spay & neuter and controlling commercial breeding or careless breeding would go a long way. Rescue exists (& it's
growing exponentially almost in spite of the financial crisis) in almost every state. There are people nationwide who communicate/ inform/ seek other
potential rescuers & will vet/ certify & transport dogs to where they find a safe place.
Depending on the public, it's possible to set up a no kill situation that's virtually all volunteer & funded by donations. The only real issue would
be the buildings. (If they're gassing, I doubt they're doing it out the back of a truck) Thad McCotter (who is, I think, the republican senator from
Michigan) is one of the kindest people I've ever corresponded with & a major animal lover. (He even sends you a handwritten reply- that's the only
time I've ever seen someone do that) but that's another story.
I do agree that we have to dramatically reduce the size of the federal government- cut & cut again, if we're ever going to recover. The biggest
problems I've seen in shelters here is corruption, nepotism & incompetence- HUGE waste, financially. Things are getting better- I don't know how
much cheaper, in Texas. There are a lot more volunteers (including vets & vet techs), which has to save money.
I'll look into this further with Mr Brady- contact his campaign if they'll talk to me.