Sunday, 04 March 2012
There's this project for an online class I'm taking about Dimensional Ethics (or something like that). The project involves me doing community service and then write about my experience there and if there was an ethical or moral problem in the place I serviced.
I'm extremely antisocial, by nature... and I always get nervous around people, especially people I don't know. I'm only comfortable with the people that are found in my circle of trust, which are very few. And it's because of this, I chose to work at a pet hound. It's really more like a sanctuary for stray, abandoned and abused animals (cats and dogs). I could've worked in the orphanage or the old people place, but like I said before, I'm not comfortable around people. But I'm extremely comfortable around animals.
Now, this Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization where it's run with pure donations.They are called a "Sanctuary" because they don't kill un-adopted animals, to put it simply, they don't put an animal to sleep if they don't get adopted unlike normal animal hounds do. And I think that it's great that they don't put any of those lovable animals to sleep.
The maintenance and work of the place and the animals depend solely on volunteers. Fortunately, there are volunteers, just not that many because there aren't a lot of people that are willing to get their hands dirty. But there are a lot of people that donate things like dog and cat shampoo, dog and cat food and other things to help out. This Sanctuary houses mostly "mutts" cats and dogs alike. There a rarely any pure breeds there.
I love animals (including any kind of rodent), and I don't discriminate them whether their pure bred or not. However, there are a great number of people that do. A lot of people would rather buy a pure bred puppy in a pet shop, then adopt a "mutt." And I think that this resembles a lot to racism because there are people that hate mutts and that won't take in a dog if it's not of a pure breed. This situation is seen a lot in our society with fellow human beings.
Anyways, as I said before, I LOVE animals.
I went with my mom to the Animal Sanctuary to offer my services. I spoke with the current supervisor to let her know about my project proposal, she immediately agreed. I'll be able to volunteer during the weekends with whatever that needs to be done, whether it be shoveling out poop, giving an animal a bath, feeding them or even playing with them!
There are people that do have the kind heart to adopt an animal from the Sanctuary to give them a home and lots of love. This goes to show that there isn't only racism in humans but also in animals. Interesting?
What do you think about this? Would you rather adopt a mixed breed dog from an Animal Sanctuary or buy a pure breed? Do you practice dog racism?