There are all kinds of laws against, and examples of, obvious animal cruelty. There's an abundance of animal abuse on the world stage. The most glaring examples of animal abuse are found in places like the circus, bullfighting, farming & ranching and major film Production.
But I'm talking about PET abuse. If you're a pet owner who is too busy to properly look after a dog, then you're guilty of pet abuse. Personally, I don't know how a person with a full time job does it. I couldn't do it. A while back I had a few too many cocktails on a Sunday afternoon (surprise) and promised the kids a dog. It was a sad Monday when I realised what I had done. Luckily I pulled the plug before it was too late. I'd love to have a dog. The thing is, I'm just not in a position to properly tend to it, clean up after it, give it attention all the time. Oh yeah, and you have to feed them too, don't you? I'm not someone who could feel good about locking up a pet in a cage all day. I'd have to stay home, lose my job, run out of money and I'd just end up having to eat the dog to stay alive. And that is just wrong!
I don't agree with keeping a dog in a cage all day. If you do, and you come home to a happy, tail wagging puppy, there's 2 reasons he's happy (and it's not because he was happy to be locked up all day): 1) because he's loyal (yes, HE, because we all know dogs are male and cats are female) and B) He's happy to be let out of a cage after spending 10 hours locked up. Wouldn't you?
If you've followed my blog at all, you know I'm a bit of an
extremist. I don't even like dog tricks. If I was a dog, I would definitely be abused. Because if someone said "Here's a treat... IF you sit, roll over, speak, spin around, play dead" I'd be all like... "Whatever, YOU'RE going to be the one BEING dead if you don't give me that f'ing treat, pronto! How bout' I bite your fingers off? Is that a good trick, beeotch?"
I think you get the point, but here's some good info if you're still reading. Along with a good link....
In Canada, the Animal Legal Defense Fund releases an annual report ranking the animal protection laws of every province and territory based on their relative strength and general comprehensiveness. In 2011 the top four, for their strong anti-cruelty laws, were Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The worst four were Alberta, Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Nunavut. I guess Newfies just go with the flow.