A Dog is for 2-3 Years, Not Just for Christmas 2017?

Bea C

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I saw this story on twitter, plus the woman who features in it, from Wicklow Animal Welfare, was just on Newstalk.

Older dogs are being traded in to make way for Christmas puppies | Irish Examiner

Young dogs - some only as old as two or three years - are being dumped in to shelters to make room for new puppies.
It'd make you wonder should there be greater regulation on who can own a dog, but of course how do you police that?
It speaks well for our society, and most especially for the example being set for children (who could end up dumping their own mommies and daddies into 'shelters' some day?).



Ultimately, there is only karma to rely on. And the hope in the old adage that some really will 'die roaring'.
 
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So so sad. Heartbreaking. I'd love to beat the shít out of these people.

As a country we have a dreadful attitude towards dogs. Still tolerating greyhound racing for example. Barbaric third world stuff.
 

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I saw this story on twitter, plus the woman who features in it, from Wicklow Animal Welfare, was just on Newstalk.

Older dogs are being traded in to make way for Christmas puppies | Irish Examiner

Young dogs - some only as old as two or three years - are being dumped in to shelters to make room for new puppies.
It'd make you wonder should there be greater regulation on who can own a dog, but of course how do you police that?
It speaks well for our society, and most especially for the example being set for children (who could end up dumping their own mommies and daddies into 'shelters' some day?).



Ultimately, there is only karma to rely on. And the hope in the old adage that some really will 'die roaring'.
That is quite frankly one of the saddest things I have ever had the occasion to read online and a very timely post Bea. You'd really have to wonder what goes on in peoples heads to do this?
 

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So so sad. Heartbreaking. I'd love to beat the shít out of these people.

As a country we have a dreadful attitude towards dogs. Still tolerating greyhound racing for example. Barbaric third world stuff.
We need Paul O'Grady to confront these people.
 

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That is quite frankly one of the saddest things I have ever had the occasion to read online and a very timely post Bea. You'd really have to wonder what goes on in peoples heads to do this?
Some people simply are warped in the head.
 

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Ireland is puppy farming heaven. Along with the remoter parts of Welsh Wales.
 

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It is very difficult to understand the mentality of these people.

We are in a lucky position to have a couple of dogs in our family.

They are loved and are an integral part of the family.

We would be lost without them. Their individual personalities bring joy to everyone.
 

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Ireland is puppy farming heaven. Along with the remoter parts of Welsh Wales.
Yeah but its tolerated. People are so uneducated about it. Buying dogs on Done Deal from farms. If a dog usually costs 900 quid, does the fact that theres one on DD for 300 quid not raise an eyebrow?

I suppose we can't expect much from a country that still supports greyhound racing and coursing.
 

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“It’s a fairly new phenomenon,” she said. “I have only noticed it in the last number of years.
Our culture is sliding towards making people disposable; why is anybody surprised that some would do it to animals?
 

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Have you heard the one about the three year old humans placed in hotels, when their landlord moves them out of their home, for somebody whose parents can pay higher rent?
 

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Have you heard the one about the three year old humans placed in hotels, when their landlord moves them out of their home, for somebody whose parents can pay higher rent?
I see what you did there. Ho ho. Most would feel that the joke is in rather bad taste, though.
 

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Yeah but its tolerated. People are so uneducated about it. Buying dogs on Done Deal from farms. If a dog usually costs 900 quid, does the fact that theres one on DD for 300 quid not raise an eyebrow?

I suppose we can't expect much from a country that still supports greyhound racing and coursing.
Do you contact your TDs and such about these things?
I've the ar$es bored off them all down here for quite a while now: I actually get eyes rolled to my face. But we'll keep going!
 

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O you're trolling.

Grand so.

Carry on.
No. Sorry if you can think in compartments only.

There are posters on here who are upset by how these poor creatures are treated, but have no problem supporting government policies which see children treated exactly as I have described.
 
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Have you heard the one about the three year old humans placed in hotels, when their landlord moves them out of their home, for somebody whose parents can pay higher rent?
And what about the babies starving to death in the third world? There is always somebody else worse off but that still does not justify the ill-treatment or neglect of the "more fortunate".
 

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No. Sorry if you can think in compartments only.

There are posters on here who are upset by how these poor creatures are treated, but have no problem supporting government policies which see children treated exactly as I have described.
You're totally off topic. You're free to make your silly comparison on a thread where it's relevant.
 

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Do you contact your TDs and such about these things?
I've the ar$es bored off them all down here for quite a while now: I actually get eyes rolled to my face. But we'll keep going!
I haven't no. Whats the best way to go about it? I've signed petition here and there but thats fairly useless.

Good to see the circus ban coming into effect from January.
 

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And what about the babies starving to death in the third world? There is always somebody else worse off but that still does not justify the ill-treatment or neglect of the "more fortunate".
See my reply to Toland, above. The broader point is that if society can treat children that way, don't be surprised if it treats dogs this way.
 


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