The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 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, over 3 years ago

    . . . 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, over 3 years ago

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

  4. knittyditty

    knittyditty said, over 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, over 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, over 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, over 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. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 3 years ago

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

  9. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not if the pets don’t have owners.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  11. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, over 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.

  12. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, over 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.

  13. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, over 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.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 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.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    @rush.diana

    “It’s so very tragic for those of us who love ALL animals”.

    It is. It is even more tragic that the most knowledgable of animal owners and breeders are being persecuted at the hands of extremists who have corrupted the legal and legislative systems to impose their ‘lifestyle’ on us.

    Yes, it is the AR extremists who write the laws which limit our rights to own and breed and eat animals, to use dairy and eggs and animal fiber. HSUS has a platoon of attorneys producing boilerplate law, researching ways to destroy animal husbandry, and seeking victims who haven’t the resources to fight, but will make a huge media splash.

    Maybe the worst of it is, HSUS donates less than 1% of it’s funds to hands on animal care. It gives more to the vet schools, and it runs legal seminars for young attorneys so they may most efficiently use the animal decimation laws it writes. The shelters might get more public support if they weren’t sending money to HSUS, who uses it to lobby for pet ownership and breeding limitation laws.

    I’m waiting, twenty years later, for someone to explain to me how limiting available homes for animas ‘protects’ them in any way.

    Protects them from what? Why, from being owned, of course. Slavery is unconstitutional. Sure, laugh. They managed to give sows Constitutional protection in Florida some years ago.

    It’s long past the time for laughing at the animal rights loonies. They are patient, they have $150M/yr to spend on lobbying and marketing, which is what they do – and it’s time to shut them down.

    Leave animals to those who love animals. They do not.

    Animal rights doesn’t protect animals, it kills them. Animal welfare protects animals, and though the extremists pretend they care about animal welfare, watch what they do. Read the entire texts of the laws they lobby for. Those laws don’t protect animals from anything other than being owned.

    When asked if he envisioned a future without pets, “If I had my personal view, perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don’t want to see another dog or cat born.” Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 266.

    “My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture.” JP Goodwin, employed at the Humane Society of the US, formerly at Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, as quoted on AR-Views, an animal rights Internet discussion group in 1996.

    “Our goal is to make [the public think of] breeding [dogs and cats] like drunk driving and smoking.” Kim Sturla, former director of the Peninsula Humane Society and Western Director of Fund for Animals, stated during Kill the Crisis, not the Animals campaign and workshops, 1991

    People think HSUS is different, because they wear suits. In fact, what they are is slick. They have the global population totally flimflammed (HSI is Humane Society International [your country here]; the vetan agenda is a global one, and they are doing very well with it, as long as they can bully and blackmail people into believing their lies.

    Couple of things: shelters are not only taking in dogs from the American SE, they are taking them in, unregulated, from places like Puerto Rico, Mexico, Taiwan, Romania … we have seen at least one new rabies strain due to this practise, and also a lot of parvo and distemper. Connecticut tried to regulate those imports, but I don’t know whether they succeeded.

    You might check these people out. Use their archives and links. I suspect you’ll find yourself appalled:

    http://www.humanewatch.org

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