I begin EVERY presentation like this. Yes, it's strong, but with
divorce running free, allowing the children to learn things at an inappropriate age, the
video games the kids play today and the terrorism they've been introduced to, it is not
more than they can handle. From this point on, though, the presentation is much more
positive and lighter mood, petting dogs and presenting various ways to make sure
that the students understand that they need to learn how to make the responsible
decisions: the pets you have in your care remain in your care and receive all that they
need - not just given what you think they should have . A huge difference.
Today we are going to talk
about our pets and how we can help you to improve your ways and means of providing for
them. Let's begin with this puppy. Isn't he cute? Did you know we are
going to kill this puppy today? Yes, we kill puppies like this and as many as one
thousand others each and every hour of the day - 365 days a year here in the US!!!
*wait for gasps*
WHY? Because of decisions your parents have made.
Now, if you think that killing these dogs and cats every day of the year is
wrong and you want to learn just how easy it is to put a stop to this nonsense, then you
MUST pay attention and listen closely for the next 45 min and you can
walk away from this presentation with the pride that you are more informed and
compassionate than many of your parents.
Let's just assume for a moment that you are sitting with your pet at your side.
Look around at the room you are in. You and your pet have plenty of
room, right? OK. Now, lets assume that your pet has NOT been altered and has a
littler of 7 babies. There is still plenty of space in your room for you and your
pet and the 7 babies, isn't there? Likely enough food for everyone to be well fed,
also. And aren't the little babies cute!!!
Now, 6 months down the road, all 7 of the babies are grown and THEY all
have litters of 7 babies and your original pet is still not spayed or neutered so she also
has another litter. Now, right there in that very room you are in, you have 49
babies, plus 8 adults and yourself. Getting a little crowded isn't it. Not to
mention finding food for all of your little friends now, too. Don''t forget cleaning
up all their little messes, too.
OK, now in just one year from now, you can expect this to happen
AGAIN. But this tine you have 49 litters of 7 babies each. That is 343 little babies
to share your room with and find enough food for. But wait. That is not all.
the 8 adults have all had ONE MORE LITTER OF 7 babies, too. This adds 56 babies to
the 343 = 399 pets you have to feed and shelter and all in the room you are sitting
in. And this is just one year from now.
In just seven years, one unsprayed and unuttered dog or cat can be responsible
for 50,000 - 60,000 offspring or babies. There isn't' enough room in your room for
that, now is there. You couldn't even handle that many in your whole house or in all
of your neighborhood.
You must realize that this is what is happening all around the world today with
our pets. We just have way too many of them and not nearly enough good homes, nor
enough room or food to take care of them. The only responsible thing to do with them
is to kill them in a 'humane' or compassionate means - this is a shot that gently puts
them to sleep and they just never wake up. However you look at this it is killing
them. Healthy, young, loving animals that were only brought into this world
in the first place because some adults refuse to have their pets spayed or neutered.
Their excuse, which is poor, at best, is that it's just not natural. Do they really
believe that? Do they think what we are doing NOW IS NATURAL?
It is a decision that is made every day. It is a problem that can stop. It
can be corrected. when you become an adult, you need to make better decisions than
your parents have made and do the right thing. Otherwise, this
Will end up like this.
This takes place in every dog pound, animal shelter and humane society in the
country every day. It costs a lot of money to do this. It makes the life that
was granted us become less compassionate and takes the lives given to these animals and
snuffs it out way too soon.
If you think for a minute that taking your pet dog or cat to the local
dog pound or so called ''Humane Society'' is going to find it another home,
IT WILL NOT!!!!! They only have 100 cages. Each day they get 80 new dogs and
cats. So, they are forced to kill at least 80 of them each and every day whether
they are good, bad, sick, old, aggressive or even puppies. Not enough people go
there to adopt. More importantly, if you think you can find 'good' homes for these
animals,by placing ads in the paper, that can even bring them more pain and suffering
because so many people out there want to sell them to a dog fighting ring (explain
what ''bait'' is) or sell them to a research lab so they spend the rest of their lives
hooked up to electric wires and get shocked every hour till they die.
This is just a perfect lesson of responsibility for young people your age.
You do love your pets. Sometimes you don't' want to take the time to walk it
or play with it, or clean up the yard after it, but that is part of life. THERE IS
ALWAYS going to be something you don't want to do, but you have to do it. So, as much as
you may view your pet as being a burden occasionally, just remember that the pet will LOVE
and ADORE you every moment of his or her life. It's sad that they don't live as long
as we do, but it's pretty clear why. They already know how to give unconditional
love. Something that takes us humans 7 times longer to learn. So, if we listen
to their voices and try to understand their desires and needs, it will make us
better people and add new meaning to the phrase 'Man's Best Friend".
YOU CAN STOP THIS UNNECESSARY KILLING!!!!!. All it takes is making a responsible
decision to do the right thing.
These animals are DYING for you to make the responsible decision.
For a more complete version of my
program, see http://www.21stcenturycares.org/edpresentation.htm
Also, see http://www.21stcenturycares.org/lessonplan.htm
for teachers and
for a complete selection of topics, discussions, project suggestions and more for humane
education clubs, classrooms and efforts.