Jan 28, 2013
State Animal: Florida Panther
As human beings we are the stewards of this planet. Unfortunately ignorance of our assigned responsibilities is too prevalent. If you want a pet RESCUE one. You will have taught your children compassion and devotion. If you see the hunting of any wild species loudly condemn it, choose at least one specie in need of protection and donate to it. A dollar, five dollars it's not going to make much difference in your life. Put the cookies back on the shelf and donate those four bucks to something worthy. If we all did that many creatures would have the protection they sorely need. This is part of my creed please make it part of yours. Children learn what they live. My son willingly rescued a dog from the shelter that had a broken leg that had set and with his money and the donations from others who cared he was able to raise enough money to do the necessary surgery. Yes, the dog remains lame but suffers no further pain. He is much loved. He has come home.
I am from MA now living in TN. I have never seen such abuse of animals ever! I see puppies living with their mothers on the side of the road only to see them in a few months dead by cars. I pass a house with a kennel at the far end of the yard from the house with a beautiful shepherd. I went by one day and noticed they were putting up a fence and I was so excited that the dog would have room to run, but no he is still in that small kennel. I cry and cry but the mentality here is that a dog is just that, a dog. They just think differently here and there is only so much I can do.
Did anyone see the dog stay by its owner in the freezing lake, which saved the mans life? Or has anyone seen the dog that will not leave the church where his owner/mistress was laid to rest? And you can tell the body language of the dog, that its depressed, sad and lost without her. Doesn't that tell anyone that animals are much like us humans? Or the countless animals that bring love and happiness to families and now large companies? Life is meant to be lived with love in your heart regardless if it's an a person or animal. Animal abuse is when a person or persons knowingly do harm to an animal for fun, capital gain, or to take out their own mental frustrations on innocent creatures. Animals have been watching humans since human first walked the earth and have feelings like love too!
I tried to respond to Jim but it posted many times !! Sorry
Now let me see Mr.Goodie...How many children do you have that are using the planet's resources and eating meat (( Which requires killing animals )) Did you do your part to stem the tide ?? Well?? Everybody wants to complain but nobody wants to cut down on the population It cannot keep doubling forever or did you think it is all OK ?? All those lovely kids want pets too ( OH! We forgot that ?? )) Get em a Bunny for Easter ( smile )
I've seen a lot of excellent posts and must concur with most of them. I'm an animal lover, and really hate to see people abusing any cat dog or other type of domesticated animal.Nature has provided a way for wild animals to survive although to us it seems somewhat cruel the way some of them have to die. But, I guess, just like in over populations problems of people, there has to be a limitation, and so nature has not given all animals a way to protect themselves such as humans have done.Thank you all for good posts.Jim
I treat all my pets very good. The fact is though animals in the natural world always die a cruel terrible death usually by slowly being eaten alive by other wild animals humans are the least cruel of all animals when we kill for food it is much faster as a rule.If I was a deer I would much prefer a hunter's bullet to having my hind quarters torn away and eaten while I was still alive by a pack of hungry wolves or coyotes. Lets face it animals in the wild natural world have no good way to die..
I wish my state was ranked higher than #12, but at least FL isn't the worst. I can't stand people that abuse animals. What kind of a sick mind can carry out such acts? Does it make them feel like they are more powerful, since they can harm an animal? That's just sick. Humans are responsible for taking care of animals. Just as we should take care of those less strong than we are personally, the same applies for the animals. If you don't have the kindness in your heart to take care of your fellow man and take care of the animals, you are in desperate need to mental health treatment!
You sound like a great person and anyone around you animal or human is lucky. God bless!
Blue states where convicted murders get more protection than third trimester children in the womb.
Seems like red and blue states to me.