Stop the Lies: Humane Society just lies to lie.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Humane Society just lies to lie.

The Humane Society of the United Stated has stated that barrels used for housing is now signs of dog fighting. The 80 gallon drums.

What we have to understand is that this is simply an opinion that is not based on any facts. To say that only Pit bull owners use barrels as houses and a step further say dog fighters, is morally irresponsible when i found these sites all on the first page of Google by typing in "plastic barrel dog houses". Now are you telling me that a multi-million dollar company, I'm sorry non-profit,(even though non-profits cannot endorse candidates like HSUS did this year) does not have a research staff member who can make sure these statements being made in courts and on TV are accurate. They may want to explain further why people use these plastic barrel houses.

If you have ever owned a large breed of working dogs you know how quickly they can destroy a dog house wether they are plastic or wood. Many use plastic barrels because the have multiple house chewing dogs and because they are cheaper and very very durable. They are also water proof and most dogs love them because of the hummock like bottom. Now like anything else, there are right was and wrong ways to do these things. Humane Society of the United States Pit bull expert shows a picture of a dog that died 40 years ago and states this is the incorrect way to keep a dog. The picture was of an old dog named Texas who was on an old style chain and metal barrel back in the mid 60's. Not an 80 gallon drum . Now come on people. I could show pictures of German Sheppard's attacking children in the same time frame. Would that be a valid depiction of today? No it would not. Back to my point. There are right and wrong ways and there are old ways.

If you have a dog house that is not well maintained, or clean, or safe it does not matter what kind of house you use it is bad for your dogs. The Humane Society and their experts only show the worst case scenario of anything. They show bad pictures of dogs with bad owners and use the biggest paint brush and use the broadest stroke to paint every owner the same color. I have shown you sites that took me 3 minutes to find. With pictures of people properly using these types of dog houses. 3 minutes people. Now i understand hearing someone has a dog living out back in a plastic barrel may sound bad, if that is all you say. Funny thing is Wayne Pacelle himself stated “I don’t have a hands-on fondness for animals…To this day I don’t feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I’m kind to them, but there’s no special bond between me and other animals.”, quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251. And thats all he said. I can't understand how this man or the business he represents can possibley comment on what is or is not good for someone else's dogs.

You can take any dog house in the biggest yard in the world and not do your part as an owner and you will have the most miserable animal on earth. Focus on the responsibility as owners. Reward those who do well with what they have. The Humane Society prefers to destroy those who did the best for their animals with what they had. They made do with the tools they had. They found a way. They found the American way. The Humane Society of the UNITED STATES feels the American way which they named themselves after, is just not good enough.

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