First off…one of my close family members (deceased) was a Veterinarian. I did not become a Vet because I could not / would not be able to, ever “put an animal down”. I don’t hunt and don’t encourage anyone to. I am not just on Twitter..on other social networks…but on all of them, I make it known that first and foremost, I love animals and will not tolerate any abuse of them. I have many animals of my own, and I put their welfare before mine…I take them to the Vet and do without going to the doctor when I personally am sick.
The down side of this is that many of my fellow advocates, send me stories of animal abuse. To preface what I am saying next, please know that Da Pyrate is not a weak Nellie. I’ve had bones broken, been in various wrecks, severe lacerations, surgeries, and much more. I’ve taught martial arts and am not weak stomached.
That said..one of my dear friends and fellow advocates sent me a note of severe abuse and taping of a baby Husky dog (one of my favorite breeds) which I will NOT describe further.
I was shocked at my own reaction because, about a minute later, I thought I was literally going to pass out. I am crying as I write this.
I don’t…repeating this DON’T know how to physically or emotionally handle this shit. Daily…DAILY through my various social media accounts, friends send me these news articles about poor, innocent, defenseless creatures…living creatures like you and me, tortured for the pleasure of some sick human who should have themselves been “put down” long ago.
All of these daily news articles culminated in my reaction to this article. I am literally shaking and it is hard to write this. I don’t fucking know what to do.
I am sorry…normally Da Pyrate is the epitome of strength and aggression.
Tears are literally rolling down my cheeks as I write this.
My soul feels like it is being scraped across broken glass.
I want to help each animal be happy, healthy, and enjoy life.
How can ANYONE hurt a defenseless animal ???
Sorry…am so upset right now…