Animals are not entertainment and we will repeat it incessantly. These magnificent creatures belong in the wild. The truth is a majority of captive animals, or bred in captivity animals are unnecessarily in harms way. Were it not for human populations who invade their space. After a successful invasion and a habitat is adequately destroyed, we set upon the next task. We must conserve that which we destroyed.
Self care is as unique as your finger print, for you it may be involving yourself with pet care or animal rescue. For another person it may involve trekking, or painting or martial arts!
I don’t care if they had a pet snake, racoon or spider. If you ask a pet owner of a departed pet, what they wish they’d done different- you’ll get the same response. Time the’d wish they had more Time.
We broke our contract with the natural world, and we’re paying the price. If we’d stay out of the forests, jungles and natural world, front line workers globally would not be battling an ‘invisible’ enemy.
Pets are emotional support crutches, they are companion, carer and confidant in the uncharted choppy waters we find ourselves.
When a pet is abandoned, you force a rescuer, welfare worker, NGO to leave their homes or places of work and put themselves in danger.
Cross border dog adoption and relocation of dogs is a lucrative business. Feeding of the feel good fairy tale ending, a dog picked off the streets and relocated across continents. This makes for good media and stories. But does it make for best practices in animal welfare?
Take a moment to remember and be thankful for the health care workers across the globe, who like the planet are paying the price for the selfish existence we have come to believe is our birthright.