Words Matter – if you love your pets read this!
This an article from Best in Show Daily and if you love your pets you need to read this! Animal rights is not Animal welfare!
Here is the link to the original article at Best in Show Daily, I also copied the text below.
Words Matter…Posted By Elizabeth BrinkleyIn Dogs & People Learn! Political Beat
The indignant people who have informed me they will call their dog what they want, can’t see the forest for the trees. The animal rights cults have a plan and one of the tools they use is called “incrementalism” – one step at a time, one inch at a time, one bad law at a time. They have worked on their plan for years. They have convinced us all breeders are bad. That professional breeders are “puppymills”. That no one should make money raising dogs. They have encouraged us to look on dogs as emotional substitutes for children and call them “furbabies” and “furkids”. Sounds harmless – right? The plan is simple – indoctrinate the public to think of dogs as “almost human” and then they push for “rights” for the animals. They push for “better care” for the animals but that is better care by THEIR standards and they will find ways to make sure it is impossible to live up to those standards. They push to end the slavery of ownership (and yes they really do talk like that). They push for laws to have owners declared as “guardians”. There is a reason for that. The word guardian has a well-established track record in the legal system. If the word “guardian” is applied to you, then the state can come in and decide if your care of your ward is adequate or not. If they decide in their infinite wisdom with all the profound knowledge of animal husbandry that these noble bureaucrats have at their fingertips (and yes that is sarcasm) then they will remove your animal and under the law they would be able to take your dog and you would have NO recourse because you weren’t a fit “guardian”.
Do I occasionally refer to myself as mom to my dogs? Yes, but I make a conscious effort to NEVER do so in public unless I am around other dog people who will know that I do not consider myself to be the mother of a dog (although I know of people who think of me as a bitch). Do I think dogs are incredible? Yes, BUT they are not “almost human”. Dogs don’t have morals or ethics. That tongue that licks your face probably licked that dog’s butt or another dog’s butt in the last 24 hours. Your dog will breed with a close relative because they don’t know any better. They will eat poop. They will attack a bunny and destroy before your eyes. THEY ARE DOGS. I honor my dogs for their intelligence in working with humans and the unconditional love they give but I never forget they are ANIMALS and they will react like animals in a bad situation.
‘A dog is NOT “almost human,” and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such’. — John Holmes
Every time we anthropomorphize a dog and attribute human emotions to an animal we take one more step down the slippery path, helping the animal rights cults remove animals from our lives. That is the goal of animal “rights” – NO animals. Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and President of PETA wrote of her vision for the future of our pets: “As the surplus of cats and dogs (artificially engineered by centuries of forced breeding) declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship — enjoyment at ‘a distance.’” “We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding…
“One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding” — Wayne Pacelle – President of the Humane Society of the United States.
Animal rights” is not “cool” and it’s not “politically correct!” “Animal rights” is a radical, extremist, and cult-like belief. It is dangerous for humans and animals. Folks who choose this misanthropic path have the right to make that choice, but they do not have the right to force this horribly anti-human and dangerous belief system on the rest of society through their campaigns of lies and misinformation. I think it is time and past to watch our language and set folks straight about what we do and why we do it. So if you want to go on referring to your dog as your baby, your furkid, your furbaby, you can do that but there will be no complaints allowed when they come to take away your baby because they don’t agree with the way you care for it. It is time to “rescue” the language affecting our animals and people’s perception of them. It took 30 years for animal rights to hijack our language and then seek to steam roller us with it. It is time to take it back. Or to quote Jay Kitchner’s kick butt article “Take back the conversation”.