"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
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Photos taken by Andrew Abuan
After watching One Nation Under Dog in my Animals & Society class, I've decided to take some time to tell you guys about one of the endless number of issues we have in this world-overpopulation. Nowadays, it is frighteningly easy to turn a blind eye on things that are going on, whether they are good or bad. Overpopulation is a human problem as well, but considering my bag has a pup's face, I'll focus on companion animals. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1; everyday, about 5,500 animals in shelters across the U.S. are euthanized, or put down, because they do not have a safe home to live in and the shelters cannot afford to take care of them. That is so depressing to hear and to even see several of the dogs in the documentary be placed inside a gas chamber was almost too much to bear. Anyway, I can throw in more statistics and more information, but I hope what I said is enough to at least make you want to go adopt one from your local shelter. I definitely recommend watching the documentary and forgo the option of going to breeders and/ or pet stores when you plan to get a pet. If you can't adopt, you can still help by donating. I've listed a couple of sites below to do just that:
Best Friends SAVE THEM ALL
Animal Welfare Society
Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals
This is not an ad or sponsored content, but I hope it makes somewhat of a difference out there. We all need to love and be loved to achieve happiness, as George Sand said and what better way than to add a dog or cat, who can give love and receive love, to your family.