Dog meat to man’s best friend for Beemo and friends

This story from the winter Olympics in South Korea is gold medal worthy.  Gus Kenworthy, an American skier, has saved 90 puppies from becoming dog meat at a Korean dog farm.  He plans to bring the rescued puppies to the USA and Canada.

This is not the first time Kenworth has shown his displeasure over the way dogs are treated in other countries.  Using his Olympic connection, he has stepped up twice now to show his disproval of dog farms prevalent in Asian countries.  During the last winter Olympics (2014) he brought home stray dogs found wandering the streets of Sochi:

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Sochi resuce

 

This (2018) Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea Kenworth rescued the 90 puppies from their dismal fate at a local dog farm. He and a friend were horrified to see the conditions the dogs were living in.

 

Unfortunately, there are still no regulations preventing dogs from being slaughtered for their meat in many countries around the world.  Dog meat is a common ingredient sold in Korean (as well as other Asian) markets, used to make stews, soups and more:

 

This story is one of the many feel good stories out of the recent winter Olympics.   Welcome to America Beemo (the one puppy Kenworth is keeping for himself) and friends, where dogs are man’s best friend not a food source.

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Beemo has a new BFF

 

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Why are cats allowed to roam freely outside?

My rant for the day is this:  Why are cats allowed to roam outside freely, killing birds and rabbits and pooping in gardens while dogs must be leashed with their owners picking up their poop immediately after it hits the ground?

My husband was upset when he witnessed a cat killing a baby rabbit in our backyard recently.  He was looking out our kitchen window and saw the cat chasing the bunny.  By the time he got out to the backyard, the cat had injured the bunny so badly it barely had the strength to limp across the yard before it collapse dead.

This video posted on Youtube recently shows a cat eating baby birds in a nest…

 

One of my gardening clients says her cat brings her dead birds as “presents” all the time. My cousin, also an avid nature lover, posted recently on Facebook about a cat in his neighbourhood that attacked a nest of baby cardinals…

 

Why is this allowed in this day and age?  Granted, cats rarely attack people and their pile of poop is smaller than most dog’s, but cat poop or feces is very dangerous to pregnant women and small children.  I learned this firsthand as TOXOPLASMOSIS was one of the suspected reasons for the three  STILLBIRTHS  I suffered through years ago.  Toxoplasmosis is a parasite transferred to humans through exposure to cat feces.

I understand that cats like to hunt the birds and bunnies, thinking they are presenting their owners with a gift.  Domesticated cats certainly do not need to hunt these poor unfortunate creatures as a source of food.  Some of you will say this practice is part of nature.  Cats like to stalk, shred, scratch etc.  Regardless, it is a cruel, unnecessary practice that should be prevented!

Cat owners should be accountable and responsible for their cats as dog owners have to be for their dogs.  If you cannot prevent your cats from roaming the neighbourhood killing creatures of nature, get them declawed or keep the cats on a leash.  Better yet,  keep them inside, buy them fancy toys to play with or let them shred your furniture.