John Wayne
John Wayne

Everyone needs to spay & neuter NOW & if everyone got at least two animal's[they need company while we are gone] then eventually the problem would balance out! Cut back on luxurys that you don't really need & apply that money to at least two pets! I understand that everyone can't own a Dog or Cat, but I also know if tens of thousands of people would put their Booze & Cigarette money aside, they could have two pets in the house/yard etc. & still have money left over! Not jmo it's a fact!...

Everyone needs to spay & neuter NOW & if everyone got at least two animal's[they need company while we are gone] then eventually the problem would balance out! Cut back on luxurys that you don't really need & apply that money to at least two pets! I understand that everyone can't own a Dog or Cat, but I also know if tens of thousands of people would put their Booze & Cigarette money aside, they could have two pets in the house/yard etc. & still have money left over! Not jmo it's a fact! Think about it! You get your health back & provide two pets a home! I'm against buying pets at a store or from a outsider in the paper etc. Go to the Animal Shelter and get at least two off of death row! They start out with all their shots, in good health, and there is NOTHING like the Love they give in return! Some people don't care for mixed breeds , but Ol' Yeller was a mix & look what he did! jk but you get my meaning and mixed make the best pets more time's than not!

Maria Frances Drake
Maria Frances Drake
  • John Wayne

I agree entirely John Wayne! Everything you say makes perfect sense (even though I smoke and drink, but that doesn't cost me a great deal - I've just stopped going away on holiday!)

Colin Wright
Colin Wright
  • John Wayne

John I agree 1000%. Sad to say but selfishness is endemic to the breed. Humans that is. Most people don't even realize that most behavior problems can be trained out of an animal. This includes feralness. I personally have trained at least a dozen feral cats to become housecats, several of which are sitting or sleeping peacefully in the other room as I type this. At worst they are docile and at best they are some of the most loving animals you will ever see. I have also trained at least 50...

John I agree 1000%. Sad to say but selfishness is endemic to the breed. Humans that is. Most people don't even realize that most behavior problems can be trained out of an animal. This includes feralness. I personally have trained at least a dozen feral cats to become housecats, several of which are sitting or sleeping peacefully in the other room as I type this. At worst they are docile and at best they are some of the most loving animals you will ever see. I have also trained at least 50 other feral cats to at least allow themselves to be held for short periods, in order to be seen by a vet. These cats were spayed or neutered and later returned to their feral colonies.

When trying to help an animal, most people will go for the one who's friendliest, I find it's a much better idea to find the one who needs your help the most. The one who wags it's tail the hardest will have a ton of people trying to adopt it. But there are so many shelter animals with birth defects, injuries, fear-issues, or other medical issues, that will die if someone doesn't choose them.

It's not only "homing" an animal that helps though (I don't believe in the idea of "owning" a living thing). If you can't keep an animal, then go out and find someone who's rescuing animals and help them. Or emulate them. Find an animal on the street that's obviously in need of help, and take it to the vet for a health check and to be spayed/neutered. Even if you have to return it to the neighborhood at some point (in the case of some cats), or give it to a NO-KILL shelter (for dogs and some cats) animals that are on the street or shelters but are cared for by someone live much longer lives on average.

Make sure you talk to your local animal control and other rescue groups before starting your rescue efforts, and it couldn't help to look around on the 'net and do some research too. You might be surprised what you'll find.

Most people who try rescuing animals find that it's incredibly rewarding, much more than they even thought. There is no greater joy than looking at an animal and knowing that if not for your care, they would have died. They may not be able to speak their gratitude in English, but they'll let you know in other ways how much it means to them.

Marsha Sumal
Marsha Sumal
  • John Wayne

My hero! We rescued a purebred Doberman. 1. Shots @ Vet 2. Neutered 3. Tutored.
People are amazed we'd neuter rather than breed him. We need more dogs to be tortured, abandoned, struck by vehicles (injured & killed) susceptible to rabies (case in Monroe, NJ-raccoon I think that attacked dog.) People have just got to get real, get responsible, get compassionate!)

Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
  • John Wayne

There needs to be laws in spaying & neutering pets to keep populations down so there is no need to kill them.

LynnDonette Crossposter Maloney

I don't understand why there is a debate. No animal, unless those who are ill, hurt, and suffering - should ever be destroyed. If there is a need because of illness, or injury - there are more compassionate ways to eliminate their suffering. NEVER by gas, ever!

Annabel Marco
Annabel Marco
  • LynnDonette Crossposter Maloney

It breaks my heart that so many people are so callous towards the most beautiful innocent creatures in our world....do everything we can to stop their horrible heartless deeds....sign everything that might make a difference....darling little donkeys and horse and a good lady who loves them so much...thanks Donnete.

Mary Sinacore
Mary Sinacore

First off I do not believe in killing healthy animals - the problem is being created by us humans - but until we get spay/neuter laws - backyard breeders and puppy/kitty mills are stopped we will have a problem - but shoving cats and dogs into a gas chamber to die a horrible death is so evil and so wrong - this must be stopped - I thought the United States was a civilized nation - we are no better than China in these shelters that allow this!

Beverly Gannon
Beverly Gannon
  • Mary Sinacore

mary IM SO IN AGREEMENT WITH U TOTALLY. POOR POOR ANIMALS. ITS MAN THAT SO EVIL

Carol Rushton Algar
Carol Rushton Algar

I agree 100% gassing animals is not a kind thing to do, these animals are pcked in to a room together and eventually start attacking one another , this is inhumane. We are not given free licence to take any life.

Marsha Sumal
Marsha Sumal
  • Carol Rushton Algar

If an animal is too sick to manage a quality of life....walk, eat, drrink.......you can euthanise them with an injection as we have had done at the end of a pets life when they are suffering. It's quick & peaceful & we always remain with our pet until he or she has passed. That's the least we can do. Not toss it in a garbage bag like those &$#@#$$='s in the paper the other day. Can you imagine?

Steph Burlew
Steph Burlew

Gassing an animal is very cruel.

Caz Sullivan
Caz Sullivan
  • Steph Burlew

Why don't we try gassing certain unsavory humans????? See if they change their tune.

Marie-José Bousquet
Marie-José Bousquet

oui effectivement ça rappelle une drôle d'époque, en plus qu'elle souffrance, quel barbarisme, honte à l'être humain de pratiquer des crimes quels qu'ils soient.

Cynthia Argyle
Cynthia Argyle
  • Marie-José Bousquet

It is cruel to GAS an animal, it reminds me of HITLER.

Karina Kharazishvili
Karina Kharazishvili

I AM AGAINST OF KILLING ANIMALS ONLY IN THIS CASE IF THEY VERY ILL AND NOTHING WILL HELP THEM, OTHER WAYS OF KILLING ANIMALS - MURDER.

Shakota Alleman
Shakota Alleman

there is no need for gas chambers, or heart sticks, or anything else that kills these fur babies.

Thomas Brückner
Thomas Brückner

Dr. Golab isn't interesting to ban the gas chambers for helpless animals.I think Dr. Golab make money with such companies who uses that practice, or why she say NO at the end? Could someone explain me? Are she was afraid? Or is she a coward like the most of those people? But if she not helping then she will get the same like the innocent dogs, killing by gas.

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

I hope that decent people with integrity stand up and make their feelings known to their political representatives in very strong unambiguous language that vile gas chambers are not for innocent animals who are here because of gross system failures by government at all levels in every office of this land! Complacency with this ruthless decision is not acceptable, people must show their outrage and demand that all gas chambers be demolished immediately.

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I hope that decent people with integrity stand up and make their feelings known to their political representatives in very strong unambiguous language that vile gas chambers are not for innocent animals who are here because of gross system failures by government at all levels in every office of this land! Complacency with this ruthless decision is not acceptable, people must show their outrage and demand that all gas chambers be demolished immediately.

Politicians do not have the right to be in these offices, they have to be elected so make these votes count! If Politicians did your jobs proficiently with integrity and respect for the people you were elected to serve and demonstrate professionalism when dealing with animal welfare issues, you would not have had to build these reprehensible killing machines! Your lack of abilities to enforce decent legislation, prosecute illegal filthy puppy mills owners and regulate registered breeders, abolish all sales of companion animals in shops, on line etc has now brought this country to a state of contempt in the eyes of all decent human beings and other civilised nations!

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