The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance has falsely announced that Michigan is a No Kill state. Best Friends falsely claims Delaware is one. Many couples are choosing pets over children and some ethicists claim that “pet keeping” is “fundamentally unjust.” Phenix City, AL, betrays animals yet again. Clear Creek, Gilpin County, Longmont, Archuleta, and Cedaredge, CO, all posted placement rates well above 90% and as high as 99%. A game of fetch with an old-timer dog. And PETA’s pro-killing position infiltrates college campuses.
In case you missed it:
- The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance falsely claimed Michigan is a No Kill state even though some counties there kill more than seven out of 10 cats. Claiming to be No Kill while still killing is not just dishonest; it can lead to catastrophic consequences for animals when people falsely believe it is safe to surrender to a pound.
- Not to be outdone in terms of rank dishonesty, Best Friends falsely claimed Delaware is a No Kill state even though the state contracted “shelter” referred people wanting to surrender animals to a “community clinic” that killed them (and then did not count them in statistics).
- Many couples are choosing dogs and cats over having children. Yet some ethicists claim that “pet keeping” is “unjust” and violates their rights. They are not only wrong, but they threaten to cut off humans and animals alike from very deep, meaningful, and loving relationships.
- Phenix City, AL, betrayed animals at the pound by turning them over for vivisection. They participated in the slaughter of Geese at a local park. And now they are rounding up to kill community cats.
- There’s an old saying, “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” A corollary for the modern age is, “Pick up a dog’s pine cone and the Grande Soy Latte you just mobile ordered at Starbucks is going to be cold by the time you get there.”
- Clear Creek and Gilpin County, CO, reported a placement rate of 99% for dogs and 96% for cats.
- Longmont, CO, reported a placement rate of 97% for dogs, 95% for cats, and 93% for rabbits, birds, and small mammals.
- Archuleta County, CO, reported a placement rate of 99% for dogs and 96% for cats.
- Cedaredge, CO, reported a placement rate of 99% for dogs and 94% for cats.
And finally, the student-run Kansas State University newspaper published an article proclaiming support for pounds that kill and questioning the ethics of No Kill shelters. It used the very same debunked excuses for killing that PETA routinely uses. It even quoted PETA. A couple of days later, the student-run Georgia Tech newspaper did an eerily similar piece in an article entitled, “Embracing local ‘kill shelters.’” Perhaps it is just a coincidence. Perhaps. But as one advocated asked me, “Is PETA seeding colleges?” They just might be.
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