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Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2017-05-11
|Subject: http://sleddogsfilm.com/ Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:57 pm|| |
A friend sent me this but I can't bear to watch it. It's about the mistreatment of dogs used in the Iditarod and other sled competitions.
There's a page to send a protest email to the corporations that sponsor it.
Join date : 2018-10-22
Location : Colorado
|Subject: Re: http://sleddogsfilm.com/ Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:41 pm|| |
Yeah its depressing and it sucks but its not any different for race horses or ranch horses that end up at the dog food factory in la jara when they are no longer useful. Or the premarin mares in Canada. And my county is trying to make a law that requires a 10 ft chain and shelter of some sort current law only requires a 3 ft chain and no shelter. Looked at the synopsis made me think of blackfish which destroyed SeaWorld. Maybe this will destroy commercial dog sledding but i doubt it. As long as animals are viewed as a commodity bad things happen. I worked in horse racing the movie cant be much worse then the backside of the track.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: http://sleddogsfilm.com/ Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:25 am|| |
I don't think that's a lot different from growing up on a farm plenty of years back. A decent racer (horse or dog) knows that if he doesn't keep the animals in some kind of decent health he's gonna lose. Does that mean that every racer is good? You and I both know the answer to that ... all we have to do is remember Whistler BC, but just a not every racer is good, not every musher is bad either.
We've been able to forget the days in our past when we ate veal - simply because there were more calves than we could use or sell ... is that abuse?? And the pretty little cuddly bunny rabbit that ends up on the dinner table. We Americans have forgotten that the hamburger we eat used to be a cow (hopefully); ditto the chicken fingers used to be a living hen/rooster - we've been able to step away, generally speaking, from the realities of meat production.
If the primary contact for that group wasn't PETA, I might have looked closer ... but I wear a leather belt and leather shoes/boots so PETA and I start off on the wrong foot right there.
Join date : 2018-10-22
Location : Colorado
|Subject: Re: http://sleddogsfilm.com/ Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 am|| |
I can proudly say i know where everything in my freezer was raised/slaughtered and processed but i agree with america becoming disconnected with where food comes from. Not so much where i live it's a big cattle bison area. Im also in open range area so i have livestock where my yard isnt fenced all the time. Cows are cute and they taste good. On a side note we have amish puppymills nearby and the same thing happens to those dogs when they become unprofitable. Its PETA made? Im surprised alf didnt go and let the dogs loose
Sometimes i think peta is just a pr platform for alf. Good movie about good intentions gone bad is the dog lover
|Subject: Re: http://sleddogsfilm.com/ || |
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