This week our question from https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/author/sadje19/ is
What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?
I’m passionate about the treatment of animals. When I was a child I used to have cats (Candy, and Fluffy) I didn’t much care for dogs. I was frightened of them. Now I have grown to love them too. My husband grew up with dogs, and along with my children they eventually persuaded me to get a dog. We had Scamp from a puppy, and we never looked back. My current dog Titan is a German Shephard, Rottweiler mix. He is a big softie around humans, but gets nervous around other dogs. Covid has a lot to do with this, as they were socially distanced too. He is brilliant with my granddaughter, and so gentle with her. When he plays with his toys with me or my husband, he will use all his strength, but with her he almost gifts her the toy.
So, my passion is animals – we seem to think, as humans, that we have the right to all the world around us. We are cutting down the Amazon Rain Forest, knowing we are damaging their habitat. Our treatment of domestic animals isn’t great either. Puppies are brought because they are tiny, and cute, only to be given to a shelter because they have outgrown their love. Some dogs are used in dog fights, or used in puppy farms.
Something needs to be done about these things – they have rights too.
In my opinion they should give prison sentences for those involved in any of those things. Dogs aren’t naturally aggressive. There is no such thing as a bad dog, but there is such a thing as a bad owner. It is up to us to make sure their rights are protected.