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Dogs and Cats Tortured and Murdered for Fur
Again Art imitates Life
I Love Animals
I love animals. To me they are gifts from our beneficent maker, they truly can be a part of the family. Growing up we had dogs, but for me cats are easier. They need very little, just food, water, and a maintained "place to do their business" which can be indoor or out, litter box, garden, or even a toilet!
What they give me is always so much more than I can ever give back. So when my son came downstairs and showed me a video he'd found, and asked me to do a hub on it... Well, lets just say, I owe it to them. They cannot protect, defend, or speak for themselves, nor for their kin around the world.
This hub is dedicated then to: Roxy, Binx, and Spaz(Tastic!). All of the cats are named by my daughters, and still living with me and my son, Sean.
As a child of the sixties and a parent in the eighties, the Disney movies I grew up and raised my children with included 101 Dalmations. Who can ever forget the evil Cruella De Vil whose addiction to animal fur has her stealing puppies to make herself a fur coat. We knew instinctively, without the name or the song, that what she was doing was wrong. I was even lucky enough to own the novel, which was better than any of the movies.
We knew, harming animals was wrong. What could possibly make anyone think they could get away with it? They would have to be insane, wouldn't they? And for what gain, or possible purpose would a football player risk his career to "fight dogs" what world is this we've wakened up to?
This is going to get Hard.
Before you go any further, I offer this warning. What you are about to see is not the worst of it. There are videos so much worse that you have to verify your age to even view them. The photo to the right is easily found on google, and the videos which follow are equally easy to find on YouTube, if you know what you are looking for.
What was most appalling, I don't even want to post here, so I offer this link. By clicking this link you are verifying that you are over eighteen, and in so doing will be taken to a page on YouTube where you will agree to have flagged animal cruelty videos shown on your computer. One video even shows how some dogs from a certain island have been used for shark bait.
In another video, the animals are shown, being skinned alive, and still breathing after the skin has been removed. My son thinks they do not know the dog is in pain, or they wouldn't do this.
On March 13th 2007, I was hit by a truck and my leg was crushed between the truck and the lamp head of a light pole. A week later they put me under anesthesia to remove the skin and dead flesh and muscle tissue. When I awoke in the recovery room, they could not give me anything for the pain until all of the anesthesia wore off. I cursed the nurse as she patiently tried to calm me, watching my vitals for the sign that relief could be administered. I cursed her and her offspring thoroughly, although I don't remember the words. I do remember asking her to kill me, let me die. I begged for death. I apologized and praised her after she relieved my pain, and I cried in gratitude that she forgave me, I told her she was an angel from God. I have had three children. Being skinned hurts worse than anything I have ever experienced, even worse than getting hit by the truck. I wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy, and pain far worse than that is being inflicted on animals. Cats, dogs, raccoons, and even turtles, which are protected in this country.
Again, my son is sure they couldn't possibly know they are causing these animals pain.
The actual video was removed, so here is one featuring Martha Stewart about the fur trade around the world.
Sean wanted You to see This.
When Sean came downstairs and asked if I needed something to write about, I instinctively knew that what he really meant was: "Mom, I found something, and I really want you to write about it."
First he showed me the above video, on his laptop, and then took over both computers. He wanted to title the Hub, and insert videos, and photos. The end result was a compromise. Half of the choices mine, and the other half his.
After making the tough choices, we went into the kitchen to start dinner. He watched more videos and told me, "You know what President Obama would do if he saw those videos?"
"I am sure he has seen them, Sean." I said, tiredly, knowing as I chopped the onions into the sauce pan, I would have no appetite tonight.
"Well if the world leaders, what do they call that?" (The U.N.?) "Yeah, them. If they saw this, they would do something.They must not have seen it."
My naive 15 year old son, he thinks "they" must not know, or "they" would do something about it. It is not up to "them" it is up to us.
I turned and leaned against the counter and said, "Sean, you have to understand. This was put together by PETA. That is an international organization. I am sure that the first thing they did with the information is show it to world leaders, here and abroad."
"Well they couldn't have seen those guys laughing, and kicking the dogs. They couldn't have seen it because they would have done something. They might know that animals are dying, but they couldn't know it was done like this." He is angry. I explain that there are so many bigger fish to fry. The world leaders have so much on their plate, they must pick and choose which issues are most important. This... It didn't make the cut.
He ate, he's in his room watching a movie. He is not happy, but he is handling the news.
sarah mclachlan peta video
What Can You Do?
As usual, I will leave you with the question. What can you do in your little part of the world, wherever you are, to make the slightest difference?
- Don't buy fur, not real fur, nor fake fur. Do not let your children wear it or decorate with it.
- Make a decision, now, whether you will continue to buy goods manufactured in countries that allow this to go on.
- Join PETA. You will learn what countries profit from inhumane treatment of animals.
- Write about it, talk about it. Get on the internet and do research about it. Make it a water cooler discussion at work.
- Don't forget. In general, if it is not on the Daily News, or a front page headline, we forget. Don't forget this is happening to pets, not just strays.
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