(Closed) Criticized by friends for getting a puppy from a breeder.

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 241
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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futuremrsc2016:  my comment was not for you To begin with….

Post # 242
924 posts
Busy bee

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futuremrspep:  well, you kind of tagged me in it, so what was I supposed to think?

Post # 243
215 posts
Helper bee

I see legitimate arguments for both side. Growing up, my family ONLY adopted puppies from the animal shelter or rescued strays. My FI’s family ONLY purchased purebred Newfoundlands. When Fiance and I moved in together, he surprised me with a purebred Great Pyrenees puppy. Was it the ideal situation? Not for thought we’d have that special moment when we pick out our puppy together at the shelter. Even worse, Fiance unwittingly went to a backyard breeder and just couldn’t leave a puppy in their care.

However, i knew my new puppy was sickly. He was only 6 weeks old, slightly underweight at 7 pounds, and had dog lice. Dog lice which gave him a severe skin infection and subsequent fever. To this day, his skin and belly are super sensitive. He was my rescue puppy. I’m not saying my experience was typical. I’m only saying, whether the animal is from a shelter or breeder, it is going to be be alive anyway. The most we (responsible humans) can do is take care of the animals to the best of our abilities. 

Post # 244
1295 posts
Bumble bee

Still annoyed at OP’s comment “Ironically, my two meat-eater friends are the ones telling me it’s unethical but I’m vegan.”  Ugh.

Like meat-eaters (most human beings, by the way) can’t care about the well-being of pets and animals?  As if your veganism and abstaining from your 20 burgers a year is saving a cow?  Please.  No.

Post # 245
5113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

There is a lot of back and forth on this thread, so I am closing it for review.

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