|Barked: Wed Jan 2, '13 6:14pm PST |
|See.. I can agree with Trigger and Dylan..
But a ban like that here, would do more good than harm. Up here, Beagles are still used in hunting packs. These dogs are kept in tiny cages, if not chained outside all day(all year round, harsh winters included where they die in the cold) without interaction. They're starved with the belief that a hungry Beagle will be a better hunter, and are abused quite often. If a dog goes missing? Meh, nobody cares. If a dog is injured? It's shot. Many of the hunters here(and I'm not saying all, because there ARE good hunters) don't take PROPER, or good care of their dogs. And it drives me nuts. I worked with the Beagle rescue for a reason. One of my fosters was an ex-hunting dog. He was severely food aggressive, fear aggressive, lacked any impulse control whatsoever, and had quite the bite history with people by the time I got him and was working with him.
I have pictures of hunting Beagles that would break Dogster's hearts. You would think puppy mill with half the pictures of the dogs in cages, or chained.. It's absolutely heart wrenching..
I do not and never will condone such hunters. Hunters with heart? Hunters who actually give a crap about their dogs? Absolutely.. I disagree with the way these Beagles are kept though, and I disagree with forms of hunting such as hog-dogging. The number of times such animals come out injured... On both ends.. Ugh..
But THIS... I will never ever condone:
I wish a ban like that would come here.. I will never stop supporting the rescue of animals kept in these conditions. These are the Beagles up here in Canada, used for hunting.
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