The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, I suppose they COULD all be loose and ransacking garbage cans, roaming around biting people, getting run over by cars. How horrible!

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 3 years ago

    @No one

    . . . and the obscene greed of people who breed litter after litter to line their own pockets, without a thought for the welfare of the animals involved.

  3. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The Humane Society here had to start refusing more animals because they have no more room.

  4. knittyditty

    knittyditty said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ryan (Say what now‽)

    That is nation wide! “No kill” shelters just turn people away, so the animals then get dumped, starved or worse.

  5. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My first rescue dog was a stray puppy brought in to the vet where I worked. That was forty years ago this summer. We’ve had nothing but rescue dogs since, and a more glorious bunch of tail-wagging, goofy, touching individuals couldn’t be found. Whether it’s a shelter or a rescue site I can’t urge potential owners strongly enough to look for at least one rescue dog, cat or other animal.

  6. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, almost 3 years ago

    And as bad as the situation is for dogs & puppies, cats are subject to even worse. Dogs in the northeast often find homes, the shelters are even taking in canines from around the country. Felines on the other hand are treated as if they are a throw away item more often subject to torture and abuse at the hands of people who hate cats. Shelters are so full they often waive adoption fees.
    It’s so very tragic for those of us who love ALL animals

  7. Ed Griffith

    Ed Griffith said, almost 3 years ago

    Adults who take in kittens because they are cute and then abandon them when they become cats and are inconvenient are cruel and setting a horrible example for their children.

    Many facilities do a good and kind job in caring for abandoned pets. We are delighted with the pets we adopted from such places.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    You can blame humans for that. So it takes humans to fix it and them.

  9. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, almost 3 years ago

    Then don’t pass by. Stop in and take one or two home with you.

  10. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @No one

    Not if the pets don’t have owners.

  11. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Sounds like you hate being a human. DO something about it then!

  12. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 3 years ago

    Let us not forget to pass some of the blame to the AKC – advocating dog choice based on aesthetic tastes, and helping to keep up the demand for breeders’ products. Perhaps worse, though, is that many of the design traits that the AKC celebrates (short snouts on pugs, bulldogs, etc., tapered hind quarters on German shepherds, etc.), cause the dogs to suffer, and others have to be created by physically altering the dogs – docking tails, “training” ears, etc. I don’t know how AKC folks can claim to truly care about dogs.

  13. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, almost 3 years ago

    @fishbulb239

    Excellent documentary on the subject from the BBC called “Pedigree Dogs Exposed”. You can watch it in it’s entirety on You Tube. Did you know that some Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders will kill pups that are born without the desired ridge?
    And they showed photos of Bulldogs from years ago, wow did they look different!! And the Shepherds that I recall as I was growing up had strong hind quarters.

  14. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, almost 3 years ago

    Today our local Animal rescue league had a "kitten clearance. All kittens were $30 between the hours of 1-3 pm
    I checked their adoption page, they have 13 dogs available compared to 68 cats.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    @Pacopuddy

    “. . . and the obscene greed of people who breed litter after litter to line their own pockets, without a thought for the welfare of the animals involved.”

    Sorry, Prof, check your sources.

    The shortfall of pets has resulted in the import of street dogs from unregulated countries to keep ‘adoptable’ dogs on hand. Those imports have resulted in at least one strain of rabies not seen before in this country, not to mention parvo and distemper. These imports are entirely unregulated, and at least one state, Conneticut, has proposed a bill to correct that.

    The reality is that few dog breeders even break even, much less make a profit. If you are referring to the High Volume Commercial Breeders most people think of when you say ‘puppy mill’. Sine the Humane Society of the United States has been persecuting hobby breeders – those breeders who research every bloodline, every pedigree, who breed for soundness of temperment as well as wind and limb. Those breeders stipulate by contract that they will take any dog they have bred back for any reason, at any time, if the buyer can’t keep it.

    Those dogs do NOT end up in shelters.

    HSUS pretends to be experts in animals, but in reality, they are experts in animal death. They write the policy and kill manuals for shelters – at carriage trade prices. They dump all their rescues in over populated, underfunded public shelters, which they do not support financially.

    They actively oppose no-kill sheltering.

    They are working hard to cripple livestock agriculture, but the husbandry they demand for egg producers (‘cage free’)is much less ‘humane’ than any caging model. It’s much more expensive, though.

    Their defunding of inspections for horse slaughter has created more equine misery, not to mention stress on the horse industry than even the lousy economy could have dreamed of. Funding has been reinstated, but the AR extremists are demanding it be withdrawn again.

    “We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding. . One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” Wayne Pacelle, CEO of Humane Society of the US, formerly of Friends of Animals and Fund for Animals, Animal People, May, 1993

    That’s what animal rights means. Animal rights means a vegan lifestyle. No animal protein in your diet. No pets. No wool. No zoos, circuses, rodeos, racing or any other kind of sport or activity which involves animals.

    If the professor is really a professor, he is undoubtedly aware of that. The universities are riddled with AR doctrine.

    The obscene, evil, factor in this issue is the AR organizations, which have demonized all animal breeding – they are now comparing horse breeders to ‘puppy mills’ – and more animals have died at their hands, often unpleasantly, than all the farmers and breeders combined.

    The Animal Rights movement is actually a political, vegan agenda. HSUS lobbies for well over a thousand laws a year at all levels of government, so says Wayne Pacelle.

    They don’t have to outlaw anything to deprive you of your pets and animal protein. All they have to do is make it impossible in practical terms to do it.

    Eggs $5/doz? ‘Cage free’ eggs are already cheap at $3.50 on the West Coast.

    How much can people afford to buy hamburger?

    I’m going to take a WAG, and label you ‘cat lover’. If you continue to believe the AR extremists who are sending these messages – which you who haven’t done your homework on AR are happily spreading, your cats will be forfeit too. And if you think dogs are badly treated in shelters, don’t even think about what they do to cats.

    Yeah, I know there are vegans out there who keep pets. They are foot soldiers too; the extremists aren’t going to make exceptions for those who have been carrying the can for them.

    Quit listening to their marketing and watch what they do. It would gag a goat.

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