Today was special.
Radder's first train ride and he made his mummy very proud.
His celebrity status is now fully confirmed, lost count of how many times we were stopped and how many pictures people took of him.
But look, it was really all about this
I adore animals, all animals and I have been guilty of refusing to read stories that I find too horrifying or upsetting.
"I can't bear it, la la la, it's not real if I don't read it". That's me.
Well, shame on me. It's not the right thing to do, not if I claim to love our 4 legged friends as much as I do.
Please carry on.............don't stop now, the uncomfortable bit doesn't last long.
Imagine 1000 dogs locked up in a filthy, urine and faeced ridden shed. They have never seen the outside world, they were born in that shed and they will die in that shed. They will never know what it's like to chase a ball, go for a walk, play or enjoy a lovely belly rub.
Mothers are continually mated over and over and over again. Constantly for years, non stop. Their poor bodies never get a chance to recover before they are mated again. These pitiful creatures are stripped of any dignity, their will and their souls wither and they eventually lose their minds and go insane. They are in perpetual pain, matted and disease ridden, they receive no veterinary help or medication and no-one heeds their cries.
It's beyond heartbreaking.
Dogs on puppy farms are breeding machines used to make their owners money.
Puppy farmers will sell to anyone and by any means, on-line, through pet shops, via newspapers and car boot sales or by using a false house as a ‘shop front'.
Do NOT buy a puppy unless you can view the parents and where it was born. Otherwise and quite innocently we contribute directly in keeping the wheels of this disgusting industry in motion.
This is the ultimate betrayal of man's best friend and it is rife, not just in Australia, but all over the UK and the rest of the world too.
It doesn't have to be this way.
These farms must be shut down. There are better more responsible and more compassionate ways
We met some wonderful people, some incredible dogs and I am so glad I didn't turn away from that poster at the train station, for once I read it and was jolted into action.
Radders and I are now fully fledged recruits of Oscar's Law and I realised ignorance is not bliss, it is a life sentence of hell for the very animals I adore and that is not acceptable to me.
Awareness means there is hope, even if it doesn't work it is far better to know that I along with thousands of others at least tried.
Why not add your voice. I know you care.
Here for the UK.
Here for Australia.
Here for the USA.
|Being a very good boy on the train for mummy|
|Stunning Great Danes!|
|Meet and Greet!|
|On the march!|
|Still on my bestest mummy!|
|A comfy cushion, don't mind if I do.|