Speaking of shit rescues
(There is too much “adopt don’t shop” content on my dash today.)
Why does the blame for animal euthanasia rates always seem to lie with breeders (when reputable breeders actually BAN dumping their dogs in shelters in their buyer contracts) rather than the facilities that are actually doing the killings? I have yet to see a SINGLE post decrying the euthanasia rates in the U.S. address the shoddy management of the shelter system at all! Millions of animals could be saved with improved supervision of animal shelters via legislation that would ban convenience and politically motivated killing. In most states there are NO laws banning the unnecessary euthanasia of animals in shelters, meaning animals are killed even when there are empty cages, qualified, willing fosters or adopters, or outside rescue groups offering to pull the animal out of the shelter.
In only 1 year after passing the Companion Animal Protection Act in Delaware, the statewide euthanasia rate dropped a whopping 78% now that it is illegal to euthanize an animal when there is another rescue willing to take it.
And yet, AR groups like PETA and HSUS actively lobby against these measures to prevent unnecessary shelter killing, just as they are actively anti-No Kill. Why? Because they believe companion animals are ultimately better off dead.
Sometime soon I hope to write an extensive article on this topic citing numerous books, studies, and other resources which I have been reading and compiling for months. But for now, enjoy this brief venting session. :I