Tuesday, June 3, 2014

On Animal Cruelty

Maybe it’s shallow of me, but I generally try to avoid blogging about sad things and instead focus on pretty things. I figure we have enough sadness in our lives because of what’s in the news every day, so why read about it on blogs?

This, I can’t let slide without a mention. I was reading Delightfully Tacky, a wonderfully written and beautifully photographed blog, when I read about Mocha, a horse a girl had to sell after graduation and later repurchased after discovering he was malnourished and neglected. She gave up her home to care for her horse. 

I honestly can’t understand why people will spend so much money on an animal and then not care for it. In Mocha’s case, they insisted they fed him tons, but they never took him to the vet or they would have discovered the worm infestation and host of other problems. 

People, if you can’t afford to care for an animal, if you don’t want to take the time to care for one, please turn it over to someone who can and will. Take a look at this horse. This isn’t Mocha, but it’s in similar shape. Take a good look. Maybe you aren’t a horse person. Imagine it’s your golden retriever. Imagine it’s your cat. Don’t do this

And if you have a few bucks to spare, every little bit helps. Donate to help Mocha. Donate to the Humane Society. If we all gave just a few pennies, imagine how much it would add up to and how many animals could be helped.

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