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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:25 PM
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Is it hopeless?

This message board is just one teeny weeny microcosm of society. How many posts have we had lately about people irresponsibly breeding their cats and dogs, either deliberately, ignorantly or negligently?

Right now, Petfinder ALONE lists 230,000 homeless dogs and cats, and that does not reflect the other countless thousands who are not listed, nor the ones on the streets. Millions of animals will die this year, yet people see nothing wrong with adding more to the slaughter and continue to pump out more. In spite of all the educational material available, the numbers are going up, and not down.

These are NOT good or valid reasons for breeding:

"My dog is so cute and well-trained"(So?)
"My friends want a puppy from my dog"
"I want my kid to see the miracle of birth"(rent a video!)
"I like puppies"
"I want to make some money"
"My tabby cat is just so special and pretty" (so are the other million tabbies who will die this year)
"I can't afford to spay my pet" (Yet can afford to feed, vet and raise a litter??)
"Cute kittens always get adopted" (except the ones who don't - the majority)
"My kittens are purebred and will never end up in a shelter" (Wanna bet?)
"It's none of anyone's business" (except for those who have clean up the mess)

Two uncontrolled breeding cats create two litters per year at a survival rate of 2.8 kittens per litter. With continued breeding, they create:
Year 1 = 12 cats
Year 2 = 66 cats
Year 3 = 2,201 cats
Year 4 = 3,822 cats
Year 5 = 12,680 cats
Year 10 = 80,399,780 cats

IF you love your pet, please read Benefits of spaying and neutering and please do not contribute to the horrible problem of pet overpopulating and the suffering and death that accompanies it.

To get an idea of what is involved in responsible breeding, please check out this page, which contains many helpful and informative links:
http://www.dog-play.com/breeding.html

Okay, done ranting.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 10:11 PM
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I felt this should be a sticky, so we can refer to it in threads and find it easily.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:40 PM
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LR, that's well spoken as usual, can it be cross posted if quoted back to you?
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Old August 11th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Thanks, WW. I'll probably be adding more to it.

Go ahead, Mafiaprincess. You can leave out the "ranting" part.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 07:16 AM
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I can't even reply to these posters anymore (I'm sure the thread would be closed quickly if I did!)
They seem to get so defensive and self-righteous, saying it's thier god given right to breed!!
Makes me so sick, sad and disgusted ! :sad:

I think you should change the name from "pets.ca" to "pets.prospay/neuter.ca"
with a catchy phrase like "if you want to breed, please don't proceed"!

Sorry, just needed to vent
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:36 AM
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"if you want to breed, please don't proceed"!

Sorry, just needed to vent
Are we talking pets or people, because I know a few who...
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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:30 AM
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Are we talking pets or people, because I know a few who...
LMAO!!!! I know a few too.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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LOL you know that brings up a good point. If we can't get people to consider birth control for the sake of all the unwanted CHILDREN that are being brought into this world (and consequently ending up DHS cases), what can we expect them to do for animals?

The even sadder part is, that animals don't have as many advocates as children do. Even then, we're not handling our children very well either!

So much to do, so little help!
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Agree back yard breeding is a bad idea

I know someone who breeds a specific cat cross breed. I'm not sure what his motivation is. I believe all pet breeders should be required to obtain a license to breed their animals. If too many animals are already available, then the license should be denied. They should come under close scrutiny.

Good breeders don't breed animals to make a lot of money at it.
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