How many puppies are abandoned here every week? Can you imagine? Well, nobody can, because they are uncountable. While we go around neutering and spaying strays, citizens keep producing more and more strays, allowing their dogs to breed and then simply removing the puppies from their mothers and abandoning them somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
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Dead end: a position, situation, or course of action that leads to nothing further. The question is, why do I keep engaging myself to these kinds of conversations. Well, probably because in the back of my mind there is a slight chance that someone is convinced (if not the person in front of me then maybe someone eavesdropping or overhearing the conversation).
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About a month ago, during one of the rainiest days Athens has ever seen, Stevie was found freezing in the middle of a park, in a suburb of Athens, Greece. He looks like a Pekingese – a very badly bred Pekingese to be exact.
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Puppy mills, pet stores and backyard breeders are very good at one thing: providing ignorant people with sick dogs. The puppy you buy for a bargain price will probably have you spend a fortune to vet bills for many years to come – if you have enough decency that is.
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Breeding as a word alone brings nothing but a shiver down the spine, if you have the slightest idea about pet overpopulation and the conditions most female dogs live in, in order to deliver purebred puppies twice per year, for “customers” to “consume”. Continue reading Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home
Hunting dogs suffer more than any other dogs in Greece. Spending their entire lives chained or locked up, they are rarely treated as pets, are abandoned once they get old, sick or even lost during hunting. Continue reading Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine
Purebred dogs come first in most people’s preferences when choosing a pet. I am not here to argue whether this is right or wrong. Actually I am. It is wrong in so many ways. Not because of what you might think – all the mix breed unwanted dogs living on the streets or piled up in shelters, but because basically, insisting on bringing more and more purebred puppies to the world, when nature disagrees, is borderline abuse. Continue reading Purebred, Mix Breeds and Pariahs – When Nature Insists On Doing It Better
Dog adoption. It sounds nice, but for most of us it’s a headache. Choosing the right family is one big challenge and we face it every day. Many people didn’t really like this video. I’m guessing they were offended, so I think I should make some things clear. First of all, we almost never talk to people this way – at least I don’t. Do we have these thoughts? Yes we do. But if things are going to change some day, we are the ones who need to help the public see things in a different perspective, so we try our best to be polite. Continue reading Dog Adoption And Common Misundersandings