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Animals Waiting To be Adopted - Did you know that in Australia over 200,000* homeless cats and dogs are killed each year? And while that happens, more cats and dogs continue to be bred.  Us humans love these animals to death. Our desire to have these beautiful creatures in our lives is often at their expense. Even as kill rates in shelters become increasingly more common knowledge to the public, some still seek animals from breeders; creating a demand for more animals among an already massive over-population issue. It's not unheard of too for these same people to condemn shelters for euthanizing animals when they simple don't have room for anymore.  When we buy animals who are younger, prettier, or even just more conveniently acquired, we create a market, and markets always get filled. The consumer once again drives the system and although they may turn a blind eye to the dirty work these shelters have to do when there is no room for more animals, it is still the consumers who are indirectly responsible for it.  I went to a couple of these shelters in the hope I could remind people of the beautiful, and incredibly patient characters who are there, just waiting for a new home.  *http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/companion_animals.php *http://www.smh.com.au/…/truth-about-cats-and-dogs-250000-ki…  

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Animals Waiting To be Adopted

Did you know that in Australia over 200,000* homeless cats and dogs are killed each year? And while that happens, more cats and dogs continue to be bred. Us humans love these animals to death. Our desire to have these beautiful creatures in our lives is often at their expense. Even as kill rates in shelters become increasingly more common knowledge to the public, some still seek animals from breeders; creating a demand for more animals among an already massive over-population issue. It's not unheard of too for these same people to condemn shelters for euthanizing animals when they simple don't have room for anymore. When we buy animals who are younger, prettier, or even just more conveniently acquired, we create a market, and markets always get filled. The consumer once again drives the system and although they may turn a blind eye to the dirty work these shelters have to do when there is no room for more animals, it is still the consumers who are indirectly responsible for it. I went to a couple of these shelters in the hope I could remind people of the beautiful, and incredibly patient characters who are there, just waiting for a new home. *www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/companion_animals.php *www.smh.com.au/…/truth-about-cats-and-dogs-250000-ki…

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Uploaded: Sun 31 Dec 2017 by Bear Witness Australia
Captured: 2017
Location: SA, Australia
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