Purrs4Peace Week 30

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 30. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring to break those chains.

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All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death, all love life. See
yourself in others. Then whom can
you hurt? What harm can you do?
Buddha

In this new year, I would like to bring attention to an old cruelty: the practice of chaining dogs.

Relegating dogs to the backyard tethered on a chain is unbelievable cruel and inhumane. These dogs often fall victim to attacks from other animals and from vicious people who see them as easy victims. These dogs can be injured or killed when they become tangled in their own chains. They suffer from exposure to extreme weather – boiling in the summer, and freezing in the winter. Chained dogs are often not cared for with proper nutrition or veterinary care.

Moreover, the practice of chaining dogs can result in the dog becoming vicious from the confinement and lonliness. Dogs are pack animals that thrive on companionship. They long to be with other dogs and with humans. They crave affection. When they are subjected to deprivation…. Every dog deserves affection, love, and nurturing. Not a fate worse than abandonment.

There are a number of ways we can help these dogs:

  • Advocate in your community for enactment and enforcement of laws against dog chaining.
  • Education in schools in your community as to the proper treatment of animals. PETA has a doghouse program that provides warm homes for lonely backyard dogs. A number of schools around the country have worked to raise funds for the doghouse program while raising awareness of the problem through PETA’s Teachkind program called Change for Chained Dogs. According to the PETA website: “Every school that signs up gets an introductory letter, stickers, leaflets, and a sign to print out and tape to collection cans. So far, more than 500 schools…have signed up for the fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity for students, families, and communities to work together to help dogs in need.”
  • Be an advocate for teaching humans how to live compassionate lives and treat animals with loving respect.
  • Report any cruel behavior to local authorities and/ or media outlets.

………..And this week we will purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.

The appointed time for Week 30 is Sunday, January 3, 2010. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Marg
Marg
10 years ago

Well we all purred. I don't know if it was for 3 minutes though. Hope it helps some. Have a great week Brian.

Cliff and Olivia
Cliff and Olivia
10 years ago

It's a bit complicated, but we purred non-the-less.

Kas
Kas
10 years ago

We did a lot of purring and I contemplated my neighbours dogs, not chained but confined to a small yard and not walked.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
10 years ago

That is a good post Brian. We wish humans all over the world were as good as our humans. We purr for all the kitties and doggies in need.
Happy 2010 too 🙂
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

michico*Adan
michico*Adan
10 years ago

Happy 2010!!
And we are purring as well.

HubbleSpacePaws
HubbleSpacePaws
10 years ago

Was on time for a change!! 😉 (Amazing what setting an alarm will do!)

Our fearless leader has the right of it… awareness is the first step to action. And a lot of people, taking a little action each, makes a whole lot of difference!

Glogirly and Katie
Glogirly and Katie
10 years ago

Such a wonderful post, Brian. Thank you. We are purring 4 peace here.

Happy First Week of the Year!
mew!
Katie
(Glogirly's cat

Penny
Penny
10 years ago

Hey Brian,
I purred for peace as well.

Purrs,
Genghis

Debra Taylor
Debra Taylor
10 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful post! I will remember your recommendations. People would be foolish to chain a dog in my area since we have coyotes who will attack a dog when hungry. Thanks for advocating for such a worthwhile cause. I am often stunned by the way people treat animals. There needs to be an awakening to animals being a part of the circle of life – we are all connected. To anyone reading this – please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. And you might decide to sign on as a follower… Read more »

mike
mike
10 years ago

Charity group with a hands-on approach to unchain Fido.
If Fido's chained for lack of fence,
They may provide material and/or labor to build you a fence.
If fido's chained for lack of manners, they help with training.
And more: dogsdeservebetter.com