[quote="crocodile"]Nice one Scarlett .... always happy to engage a heavyweight. Yes , as you indicated elsewhere I am blinkered very much - towards the health and rights of dogs to as natural a life as possible free from the stresses us humans put on them as I've said elsewhere. That's why I think your opinion on dogs is so very typical of the ego centric human attitude of dogs have to fit into our world so if the doorway isn't wide enough have their tails chopped off.What you think and what you know are to very different things then aren't they. We are actually not that different in our ideals about dogs. I dont think that a Lurcher nor an deerhound Wolfhoune etc should have to suffer a life of living in domestic conditions where every time it wags its tail, damage occurs. I have seen such damage occur time and time again to the same dogs and its only after years of treating the injuries when the vet has leeched enough money from the owner that it is suggested by the vet to have the tail removed.
Way back when wolves ran free they chose to co exist with humans and it worked in the interests of both. Then they moved in and became companions and shared shelter food and security....then the flawed trait that has blighted mankind since the begining struck and he had to control the animal and engage him in servitude - and now the domesticated dog in all its cute and hideous forms does our bidding and we chop and change it to suite our fancy. Did you teach your granny how to suck eggs too?
Women, children, blacks, the poor...have all suffered the same way - and in some cases still do. In my wildest dreams I hope that one day the tables will be turned and dogs will rule us ....! somehow I think we'd get treated far better. Idealistic I know but sometimes its dreams that help us to cope with the harsh realityYou're starting to sound like an extremist who has lost touch with reality
Brilliant to see the law come down on that St Bernard Breeder in the East Midlands. Yes wasn't it
Apparently in defense her solicitor said ' the former kennel owner who had bred St Bs for 30 years had been well respected in dog breeding circles' She had been involved with the Kennel Club for sometime. Its amazing that initially she had denied the cruelty charge. Thank Gods that's another one out of the way.[/
quote]Another what out of the way?