Ok, I just got thru ripping Biden, now I am going to defend him. Recently, the Vice President purchased a German Sheppard puppy from a breeder. It is, of course, a full blooded Sheppard. I have zero issue with this. None what so ever. However, the same liberal whiners and moaners are once again doing what they do best…whining and crying. I guess these days, if you choose to get a dog you MUST get one from a shelter or something of that sort. If you don’t you face the wrath of PETA and the Humane Society as well as friends, co-workers and others who will chastise you for doing this because so many animals are put down each year. Here is what your Humane Society said:
“President-elect Obama can send a stronger message of hope and change for animals by adopting a homeless dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.” - Michael Markarian, executive vice president of the Humane Society of the United States
How about the great PETA:
“I was extremely disappointed to read that Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife bought a dog from a breeder instead of adopting one from an animal shelter, obviously he or his wife blanked on Ingrid’s (PETA Founder) letter, which asked him to consider adopting. Every year, U.S. animal shelters are forced to euthanize millions of wonderful, deserving dogs and cats because of the lack of good homes.”
Now, it seems, the breeder has gotten death threats, been cast as a low life by the local press and been targeted for state inspections due to “anonymous” complaints. She has gone on to say never again will she sell a dog to a high profile person. All this because the Vice President choose to buy a dog from a breeder.
This really pisses me off. It pisses me off because I have seen this kind of crap first hand. Our family doesn’t get many new things because we try to save money. We don’t always get the new high tech gadget or the best kind of blue jeans because we are pretty thrifty. The ONE thing we do get though, is a full blooded dog. It’s just something we have chosen to do. It’s the one thing in our life we will pay top dollar for. We don’t go out and spend a huge sum on some royalty dog due to their blood line or that their Mom won best of show. We will spend about $300 – $400 on a full blooded one.
Now of course, when we do that, I have people at work and friends who say things like “Oh, there are so many dogs and cats and shelters who need adopting” or “We get our dogs from rescues” or how about “You know, those breeders inbreed a lot…you may not have a full blooded one…” It’s guilt trip after guilt trip. All because we choose to buy our animal (which, by the way, the whole “buying” thing is stupid. Even if you adopt there are costs associated with it and plus, I know many rescue places that actually have to come out to your house and inspect it before they will allow you to adopt one of their animals).
Oh yeah, and don’t give me that BS about “millions of dogs are euthanized each year…”. Hey, what do you think would happen if everyone started to adopt from shelters? Are these activists not concerned with the full blooded animals and their lives? Now, I’m not saying don’t adopt from a shelter or rescue but leave me alone if I choose not to! Anywa, I fully support Joe Biden and his new puppy.