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The stray cutie who ate all my food in Cluj, Romania :-)
Maybe you know about the recently inflamed debate about the stray dogs in Romania. Long story short, there are many of them - they say about 65.000 and the solution a moron president and others are pushing is to simply kill all of them.
What started the whole discussion again is the death of a 4 year old child and the police who investigated the case actually say it couldn’t have been a stray who killed him, judging by the bite marks. They say it’s much more likely it was bitten by a trained combat dog, which some extremely insecure macho-wannabe Romanian guys tend to have. The story is murky, too. The child, his brother and their grandma were taking a walk in the park. Apparently the grandma lost the children, after a while one of them was brought by a guy and they have found the other one dead.
Everything about this is heartbreaking. Yes, something has to be done. Is that something killing 65.000 innocent souls? I really believe not! And the media is twisting everything.
A bit of the back story. Bucharest, for example, ended up with so many strays in large part because the dictator at the time, Ceausescu, decided to bulldoze a whole bunch of houses to build the typical matchbox communist blocks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceaușima
For me, it seems like this one is again one of those situations when people do something bad, that something has consequences and people thing the real problem is the consequences! Nope, I think the real problem here is people. Some of them act as if they are entitled to everything on this planet. They can crush and destroy everything for their own needs/wants/etc. This planet doesn’t specifically belong just to us, in my opinion. There are so many other animals that have a right to live and breed and enjoy this beautiful world.
What happened to that little child breaks my heart and the fates of these animals as well. How can you change your circumstances if you don’t change as a society? How about action at the root of the cause? Teaching people compassion and, well, to not throw their dogs in the street? I have raised and found homes for many stray dogs. I am afraid too if I see one barking at me. I STILL don’t think they should be killed.
And the videos/photos that started coming up are the soul crusher. I wanna beat those people up!
Angry, misguided mobs, for example, catch little pups and set them on fire. Then take photos of it. What.the.hell! You caused this problem and your ancestors! Be angry at them if you need, don’t punish the product of this society! Even more so because THEY are supposed to be the animals. Us humans are the so called smarter ones. And yet I never saw an animal torture people or hold their daughters captive and rape them for 24 years.
Many, many of these animals are dying to have a home. They will see you on the street, lick your hands, lay on the ground on their backs to be petted, follow you around trying to protect you and walk you home. And at the door they stare with these big eyes and I KNOW they want to come inside and that they would love you forever if you would let them.
Many of them are so abused and people scream at them, hit them, throw those New Year’s Eve firecrackers at them, they hunt them and make them be on the run all the time and they STILL come at you with their tails down, wanting to befriend you. They still have hope that THIS human will be nice to them. They are trusting and open hearted and humans have a lot to learn from them. They will forgive you every time and love you to death and look at you as if you are the best thing that ever walked on this planet. And it’s not about food or protection. I know owners who have no food themselves and their dogs still adore them.
I think many people don’t know how dogs can really be if they didn’t grow up with them. I’ve raised dogs for my whole life and they have so many emotions, understanding, love, curiosity, friendliness, hope and pure joy for this world and what it has to offer. They will be happy for the smallest things and appreciate everything.
Maybe (ok, for sure) I am an idealist, but why not? Of course, there is always the chance that you will be kicked in the teeth by life, I am aware of that. And, like everyone, I’ve had those times and could have more just around the corner.
There are many incredible people, that would go through fire to help those around them. There are amazing places waiting to be discovered, there are sweet animals who will go above and beyond what you ever thought an animal could do.
You never know how many days you have left. You, unlike others, have a choice. Let happiness be your guide! Let passion fuel you, let your fire be seen by others. Be proud of your ideas! Even of the stupid ones ;P
We are privileged. We have so many choices with what to do with our time everyday. We can meet people, discover interesting things, make our own meaning of this life.
We live on a ball suspended in an infinite thing! Nothing is “mundane” :) So I think we can find a better solution and help these kind animals.
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