By Cynthia Branch
Sheiky and I are both bored with his snow angel endeavors... have a suggestion for the blog, if you will indulge me for a minute. (Or skip... your choice.)
|Sheiky aka Flying Sheik|
Unfortunately, we live in a society where hyperbole reigns. We don't have a snowfall; we have "snowpocalypse". The death of Whitney Houston is not sad; it's tragic. Regarding greyhounds, we can't just adopt; we must 'rescue'. The kennel is not utilitarian, but is compared to "Auschwitz." Dogs are not euthanized but "take a bullet in the head". It seems the only way to get anyone's attention. So...
If the decoupling bill in Florida, for example, is passed and all the tracks close, that will be what??? 7,000 displaced dogs? 8,000 displaced dogs; dogs suddenly retired with few places to go. There are about 45 non-track adoption groups in Florida. Anyway, if you divide 7,000 dogs by 45 adoption groups, you will get an idea as to the impact on the Florida adoption groups. Even if each Florida group took an equal number of the suddenly displaced dogs, even adding in groups from neighboring states, the number is staggering.
I suggest those wanting 7-8,000 dogs flooding the adoption market contact a couple of the adoption groups and find out how a sudden influx of receiving 10 dogs, 100 dogs, 500 dogs would impact them, the people in the trenches, in the real world. Fine out how these dogs will affect their finances and, if applicable, their foster families. Heck! Contact those groups friendly to Grey2K and ask them what kind of real world support they will receive from Grey2K!
There are way too many people who want to ban racing. They just shrug off what will happen to the dogs and those people who care for the dogs. Grey2K is found of saying, "the adoption groups will deal with it." Well, I'm willing to bet that what the adoption groups would face is WAY beyond what anyone imagines. If you do the survey, take names and then write to the Florida legislators or those legislators where ever this is an issue.
Now... back to snow angels.
|LR Saint Nick in the Snow|