TGIF! End of week and our weekly blog is here. This week we going to discuss the animal abuse in the world and say a thank you to Betty White for speaking out.
As you all are aware Betty White passed away a week ago, she was an amazing woman, her comedy was brilliant but her legacy for speaking out for animals is something the animal world has lost. The animals have lost an amazing advocate and we all need to speak out for those that don’t have a voice.
There are so many issues when it comes to animals, a circus or zoo which are prisons for those poor animals and have not chosen that kind of life. The circus animals are beaten and mistreated just to entertain humans which is so wrong, each time a circus closes and the animals are set free I celebrate as they should all be free roaming the land where they come from. Animals in zoos should have that same life of freedom, not sitting in cages or enclosures seeing the same thing every day – that is not a life, that is a prison. It is time that zoos close down also.
Breeders are just as bad, they breed animals especially in puppy mills or cat mills, where the dogs and cats do not have lives, they are baby making machines, living in deplorable conditions and when they cannot breed anymore they are dumped like garbage. Puppy or Cat mills should be closed down and made illegal. I here too rejoice everything a law passes forbidding the sale of pets in pet stores as the pets do not have deserve to be there but like every living being, should be free to live their lives as they do not have a say in their lives and therefore it is abuse.
Hybrid cats or dogs that are bred like Cockapoos, etc are all mutts and should not be labelled as a breed, they are mixed breeds.
That is why Spay and Neuter is so important to keep the over population under control, by doing that less animals would land up in shelters or become feral/homeless, but would have homes to live their lives. If everyone spayed or neutered there would be no euthanasia as the shelters would not have all these poor animals hoping for a rescue.
Betty White spoke about all the above, her voice was heard by so many animal advocates and that is why we are all mourning today her loss and the start of the Betty White Challenge is a brilliant idea to remember her as with all the rescues working day and night to save the animals from shelters they will be able to raise more funds to help them carry on their wonderful work.
Will you be donating to a rescue organization in memory of Betty White ? Layla and I will be doing it to one of our favorite rescues who saves the disabled, seniors and sick pets dumped in shelters and is a hospice so they live the rest of their lives in comfort with love.
Pets are family, the reason shelters are overflowing is because of the selfish inconsiderate humans who think that when they do not want to be responsible anymore they dump them in shelters. A pet should live his or her life in comfort as part of your family.
On this note we are praying that 2022 Shelters will be empty, pets will have loving homes and the abuse will stop.
Thank you Betty for all you did, you will be missed by many, hug your pet,
With a woof and love from Layla
Amen to this! I’m so sad that we’ve lost Betty. She was a brilliant actress but she was an even better animal welfare advocate. There was no one like her. I’ll be donating in her name as well to mark and celebrate her birthday and extraordinary life. Spay/Neuter is definitely a huge part of keeping pets out of shelters. So is microchipping. It broke my heart every day volunteering at the county shelter, to see how many dogs and cats were not spay/neutered and not microchipped. For many of those dogs & cats the clock starts ticking the minute they arrive. Thanks for writing this.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Cathy thanks for your comment and donation to one lucky shelter/rescue. It kills me to see the situation in the animal world that we are to blame for and we need to carry on her legacy and keep speaking out.
I think it’s wonderful to see so many people donate time, money and their voices in the memory of Betty White.
Nikki I agree with you but we need to keep doing it, not only on one day as the animals need us
I’ve adopted dogs and fostered cats and wish for all animals to be treated with love and kindness.
Thank you Paula and I will only rescue
That was such a nice tribute to Betty White. She was indeed a hero for animals, the world will miss her, we do. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Brian thank you for your blog hop as always and we need to keep speaking out for he voiceless as that is what she would want
Betty White was a unicorn. There will only be one of her. Yet the world needs a million (or billion) of her. The Betty White Challenge is brilliant and a beautiful testament to her hard work as an animal activist. She had a unique way of disarming people with her humor and engaging them with her heart and love for animals and people. May she look down and smile as the shelters everywhere receive tributes to her.
Thank you for writing such a beautiful memorial to the one and only Betty White.
Yes, of course, Henry and I will contribute to our local (and favorite) shelter.
I agree with you Terri she was an amazing woman and we all could learn from her.
Like so many people, I was sad to learn that Betty White passed away. She was an amazing woman who brought so much joy and helped the world be a better place for both people and animals.
We are also contributing to a local shelter in her name.
Thank you Beth for joining in the challenge in her name. She was an incredible woman, a hero, someone we can all learn from