We know that our actions influence other beings, human or not … And that, to adopt an animal, make a lot of good for them, to the world and to ourselves, right?
If the adopted animals come from a shelter, a place opens to another needy! If we take on our own, is one less abandoned in the streets … The statistics are sad: the life expectancy of animals living on the streets is only 3 years, compared with 15, 20, if they live in our company!
Furthermore, a couple of animals can give successive generations over 10 years, and 2 calves per year, from 2 to 8 pups per litter. That is, statistically speaking, the end of 10 years, one couple of animals generated a population of 80,799,780 !!!(Source: American Humane Association)
So it is up to us to solve the problem of overpopulation! After all, you do not extend your hand to a friend who asks for help?
10 reasons NOT to buy animals
1- Many puppies from breeding are not treated well before they reach the stores. Many have come to diseases and adverse conditions such as neurological problems, eye problems, hip dysplasia, blood disorders, canine parvovirus, among others.
2 Behavioral problems are also common, arising from indiscriminate breeding. You will also find that the animals sellers may not have any knowledge about the origin of puppies and behavioral characteristics of each race, as well as their respective needs.
3- socialization problems: often the puppies are removed from the litter too early, with only 4 or 5 weeks. The first puppy should be separated from his mother at 8 weeks at least. This lack of socialization time with his brothers means that the animal will not develop skills that are generally learned in this period.
4 Owners of pet stores are usually not experts in a race and often not on pets in general. Buying a puppy in a specialty store does not mean you will have access to all information relevant to animal health and welfare, for example, the seller may not be able to warn you about specific health problems that a particular breed is prone.
5 Most pet stores offer the exchange of guarantee that the animal shows any problems. However, they do not tend to tell customers what the fate of the animal unfit for sale, once returned. And what happens to them then?
6 In most cases, animals in pet shops spend their lives caged, hoping to appear interested. They do not have the opportunity to develop, for example, the natural instinct to make their needs away from their food and bed. This causes problems when you try to teach them.
- Buying a puppy in a pet shop, you are encouraging the exploitation of matrices that only serve to play. The procreative females are exploited to serve not more so. And when that happens are, in many cases, abandoned.
- Do not give money to animal exploiters! Most puppies that are in stores comes from kennels without origin. Have you ever wondered about how these animals are raised? Often, they are mass reproduction of fruit, money being the main motivation and they are seen and treated as products.
- Have you ever wondered why the price of a puppy falls when he gets older? It is because it is becoming a problem. Once we age, its value decreases. Ever wondered what happens to it if it is not sold?
10- There are an infinite number of dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and personalities that need a home. So why not adopt? In Brazil, there are more than 5 million abandoned animals. Unable an adoption, most are destined to live in total abandonment in the streets, where they suffer abuse, cold, hunger and are susceptible to diseases from poor hygiene and poor diet.
So think and ponder. To stimulate this kind of trade is in practice supporting the backyard breeders and traders whose animal welfare is what matters least.