I've said it once and I'll say it again. Animal rights (AR) activists, epitomized by the PETAniks, are a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Actually, they're a WHOLE LOT of sandwiches short of a picnic. And their latest antics prove it.
You see, back in December vice-president Joe Biden's wife got him a German Shepherd puppy as a post-election gift. Cool, right? You'd think so, but it was a travesty to the AR whackos. Upon learning that Mrs. Biden got her puppy from a breeder the AR nutjobs quickly launched into attack mode. Linda Brown, the poor breeder in question, was vilified, scorned, subjected to harassing investigations by dog wardens, and even had her life threatened. Needless to say, she's never selling another puppy to a high profile person again. But why the anger from the PETAniks and other AR creeps? I thought they wanted animals to have good homes. Here's where I learned something.
The devoted-to-animals-but-willing-to-kill-people crowd does want animals to have good homes, but only shelter animals. Their "reasoning" is that every animal bought from a breeder equals one less animal "adopted" from a shelter, resulting in one more animal euthananized. I know, I know; that's why I put the word reasoning in quotations. Even a child can see this isn't a zero sum game. I'm telling you these animal rights folks just aren't playing with full decks. I mean, think about it.
Even if every pet owner got his pet from a shelter animals would still be killed there. Why? Because, for one reason or another, some animals are always going to end up in shelters and there aren't always going to be enough people who can take them. Say you have an animal shelter with 100 animals in a village of 1,000 people, only 10 of whom want to own a pet. For a variety of reasons those 10 people won't be able to take in all 100 shelter animals. So, the "left over" animals will have to be, ahem, taken care of. Sad, but true, to quote Metallica.
Raising hell at puppy breeders won't solve the problem of too many shelter animals. Many people get their pets from neighbors, friends, or family members, bypassing both breeders and shelters. Are the animal rights weirdos going to attack those people, too? The AR crowd needs to wise up (I know, that's asking a lot). If a puppy, kitten, or some other animal finds a home, that's a GOOD thing. It doesn't matter where the animal came from. You'd think the supposed animal lovers would get that and just be happy. But then they'd have to use some logic. Ain't gonna happen.