“Adopt a pet, don’t shop!” But why so?
You may have come across this phrase “Adopt Don’t Shop” on billboards and PSA’s around you. But, why is that so? Why are people always told to adopt a pet from their local shelters instead of buying a pet from the pet store? In this article, we will be looking at some reasons why adopting a pet would be beneficial for you and the environment around you.
1. You Are Making An Indirect Stand Against Animal Cruelty
Did you know that most dog breeds you see in pet shops are taken from the puppy mill? Also known as a puppy farm, the dogs here are forced to breed several times a day by their dog breeders without any care for their physical or mental well – being. Apart from that, these canines are also kept in terrible conditions where they lack all types of basic hygiene and other necessities such as food and water.
Unfortunately, puppies and dogs are not the only exception to these mills as cats, rabbits and other animals are also forced into this practice by their breeders. To make matters worse, this unethical practice results in these poor animals being killed off after they can no longer produce. While it is not easy to put a stop to these practices, if you adopt a pet from an animal shelter prevents them from being forced into these horrific circumstances.
2. Your Rescue Is Their Redemption
Most animals that reside in animal shelters were either strays, abandoned or survivors of abuse and animal cruelty. While most animal shelters work tirelessly to support the animals that are under their care, a lot of these healthy, happy souls would need to be euthanized due to the lack of space in these shelters. But the chances of happening are slim when someone is willing to bring these animals into their forever homes.
As people, we have the power to offer a second chance for these animals. When we adopt a pet, they are able to live the life they deserve as they are now blessed with another shot at life without the fear of abuse, neglect and early death.
3. A Great Lesson on Love and Empathy
4. Freedom of Choice
5. If You Adopt a Pet From The Shelter it is Cheaper!
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