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The Human Virus

I for the life of me cannot figure out why human beings as a species is nothing more than an infecting virus.

Don’t agree? Well allow me to elaborate on my accusation. Viruses replicate and infect in order to thrive. Viruses will do anything possible to survive, even if that means destroying what is around them. Thus, human beings are a virus.

As I write this, I am watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.

I stand for many things in my life including honor and equality for humans everywhere, but one thing I advocate highly is the ethical treatment of pets everywhere. I have two golden retrievers, Bella, who is four and Princess who is eleven. I also have one cat named Nibby that is fourteen years old.

If there is one thing that I absolutely cannot stand it is a viral human being that adopts a pet without doing any research at all and then decides to throw away said pet. It is absolutely disgusting. But, that’s exactly what a virus does, it takes over living particles and destroys them with intention of doing irreparable damage.

Research is so helpful when one goes to either adopt a pet or buy one from a reputable breeder. Now, let me make the distinction here between a reputable breeder and a detrimental puppy mill. The American Kennel Club has members that breed pure bred puppies. These breeders are trained and must be registered with the AKC. If you’re buying a puppy from a pet store, chances are that puppy was born in a puppy mill. My mom used to be a member of the AKC and we had two litters in my lifetime. We forced anyone interested in purchasing a puppy to go through a series of interviews with us and the mother of the puppies. If she, the mother of the puppies, or us felt you would be a terrible owner, we would not sell. Also, if we sold to a good family that perhaps decided later on that they could not handle the responsibility of the dog, we had a policy where we required them to return the puppies to us to ensure that we would raise them or find them new homes. A puppy mill is where people have dogs and force them to get pregnant over and over and over again so that they can get money out of the sales. Sounds disgusting right? Well it is. These dogs live in terrible conditions: flea infested areas, too many dogs to where they are on top of each other, living in their own urine and feces….and that is just a few of the terrible conditions that the human virus inflicts upon these creatures. And that’s just with dogs. The same thing happens with all animals: cats, birds, horses, pigs, cows, gerbils.

People frequently wonder why tragedies happen all over America. There are people who snap and go crazy and open fire in schools or upon government officials. There are people who become serial killers.

You want to know why? Scenarios like the one above are exactly why people snap and lose control. People get tired of the human virus and combat it in the only way a virus can be combated: they kill it

I don’t advocate killing in any way because I want everything to live in peace and harmony. However, I wish that people who snap and kill other people…kill the virus so to speak, would kill the virus and not the innocents. People that torture and are nothing more that a nuisance to the human population, perhaps deserve death. I for one feel that puppy mill owners and people who abandon any animal or torture any animal deserve to be tortured in the way they torture others. Death would be doing this virus a favor.

There is a young woman who I am Facebook friends with. She went to my high school and graduated two years after I did. She is currently trying to adopt a dog from Florida that was going to be euthanized. She currently lives in Edinboro, Pa. This is going to cost her approximately $800 dollars. She is halfway to her goal and is accepting donations for this cause. You can check out the Facebook event here. I donated and I hope that this blog will encourage some of you to help her save this dog. The dog was raised in terrible conditions and was infested with fleas. The shelter was just going to euthanize this dog, basically because there are so many viral human beings on this planet that just dump these creatures that they are now over-run with animals.

This planet needs change. This virus, needs to be dormant and never infect again. Human beings need to change because they are to blame for every single terrible thing that has happened on this planet. Honestly, what else does this virus do?

Human Beings:
Destroy habitats for animals in the wild all for the sake of progress.
Kill for sport, not for survival.
Take animals and use and abuse them….then let them go.
Start wars

Is this the legacy that people wish to leave their children? Because I certainly do not want to leave my children the world in its current state because it makes me cry on a daily basis. I cry because the world is such a beautiful place and the human virus does nothing but try to destroy the beauty in it. Every time I see a World Wildlife Foundation commercial I cry. Every time I see an abused animal commercial, I break down. It’s depressing, but that’s what the human virus does. In fact every time a tragedy strikes human beings I barely show any feeling because most of the time….

The human virus deserves what it gets.

We need to change, and we need to be the change we want to see in the world. If enough of us ban together, we can ensure this planet is fit for our children. We need to stop standing for the terrible things we do. We need to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves.

We need to not be a virus anymore.

We need progress, the kind that is good for all of God’s creatures, not just for human beings.

And we need it before we all get destroyed.

Please check out this link and consider donating to my friend. Also, I encourage you to donate to your local animal shelters. If you’re interested in adopting an animal, check out Petfinder for a list of adoptable animals in your area.

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