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Networks Condoning & Promoting Animal Abuse & Killing!

Society likes to place a lot of blame for the increase in violence among the young, on video games and while I do believe that this may be true in part, I think the biggest source of blame for the increase in violence committed by all ages is television. But we tend to forget that violence doesn’t just involve people, it involves animals. Why have weak laws against cruelty to animals, when all that these networks show on tv are killing of animals? There are idiots out there who look upon animals as things or property but that’s plain stupidity!

National Geographic used to be a reputable, educational channel but now it has jumped on the bandwagon airing the killing of animals. We look at Africa and wonder why they don’t try harder to preserve the wildlife that they are graced with and yet we are no better, in fact we are worse. How long before the more common species of animals become extinct? The show on NatGeo Life Below Zero, shows people living in the Alaskan “bush” and killing pretty much every animal they come across, Wolverines, Foxes, Grouse, Wolves, you name it. This one guy states that he likes to supplement his income by selling the furs from the animals he traps and kills! Look, no one asked these jackasses to live there, no one forced them or dropped them there to survive on their own, it was by choice but the animals struggling to survive there daily didn’t ask for those intruders to hunt, trap and slaughter them either! Certainly no one asked any network to actually make a show about it and promote the killing of what wildlife is left! No it isn’t survival either, those asses are there by there own free will and should either move or have supplies shipped in!

Have you ever taken notice of all of the shows there are that condone and promote the killing of animals? Let’s see here, hunt wild Boar with dogs and kill them ( in some cases slowly, causing severe suffering ), Catch Alligators and kill them, the only thing I do not particularly like are snakes, but the show about seeking them out to kill them for their skins disgusts me too, they are minding their own business out in the desert and a band of old men go looking for them to kill them! One show shows the men catching frogs so that they can kill and eat them, the characters doing it are multi millionaires! A show with a gang killing ducks and it isn’t like they need to eat! One network even has a show where the men go out killing what they call big game, exotic animals! Not to mention the mass slaughtering of whales, dolphins and other marine life. Where does it stop, when is enough enough?

We need to protect what animals are left on this planet, be it a bird or a snake, it seems that the government only lamely protects a hand full of species. Why are eagles protected but not ducks? Wolves were once killed to the very brink of extinction, having to be reintroduced back into the wild and yet those people on Life Below Zero are killing them simply to make a buck on their furs! The only thing more vile is that the television networks air it thereby promoting it. I Take a good look if you happen to see a bear, fox, or hell even a snake make sure that your children get to at least see a picture of it because at this rate, they too will become extinct like thousands of different species have already.

Give thought too to what your children are watching on television, though you may believe that a certain show is benign, be sure to pay close attention to the networks lineup of shows, nearly all of them are already promoting violence toward animals. If someone will abuse or in any way harm an animal, any animal or enjoy witnessing it, that person is capable of the same behavior toward people. These networks aren’t only showing monsters in action, they are creating them too by airing such vile, hideous actions allowing garbage, reality shows filled with this crap!

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Judging The Toothless?

I think it’s human nature for most people to have unrealistically high opinions of themselves, most everyone claims tat they are not prejudice, that they do not form an opinion of another person based on income, material possessions, race, religion, and especially not on looks. Truth be known, everyone at some point in time judges another, it’s just life and I doubt that some people can help themselves.

Recently I noticed a peculiar, disturbing fact while working at a friends small shop that is located in a small town in PA. Some drive cars that look as if they will fall into a heap when they open the drivers door, some have loose windows held in place with duct tape and still others have cardboard where the windows should be but guess what? No one judges the driver of the  car! There are those that come into the store wearing the same pajamas they wore all week, some carry sandwich bags filled with unrolled change, and though there’s no nice way of saying it, there is the occasional one that never showers and believe it or not, still no one is judged. The community I refer to is a relatively poor one and most of the locals there are fairly tight knit, however, there is one exception that I have seen that is always judged, and in every community I have seen too.

Regardless of what a person drives, no matter how well dressed, no matter how intelligent or beautiful they may be, if they open their mouth and are missing teeth or have visibly bad teeth, they are almost always judged. I witnessed a woman enter a business and she was stunning, though not wearing a suit she was very clean and neatly dressed. Employees were nice to her until she opened her mouth to speak, she was missing a few teeth and was painfully conscious of it. As soon as the woman left, the talk began, though the curled lips were immediate, what a skag the woman must have been, wasn’t it something that such an attractive woman would be seen walking around like that. A fellow shopper knew the womans story though and told the others that she lived alone, had no living relatives and had lost her home because she was left without much financially when her husband died. It was also revealed that she didn’t talk a lot in public because she was so embarrassed of her teeth! Bottom line, the woman didn’t want to be without all of her teeth, she had no choice because she couldn’t afford to get them fixed.

A person can change their clothing, their residence, the car they drive maybe but they cannot get dental help if they cant afford it, so they can’t change their teeth! I began to pay better attention to such cases and I was deeply disturbed by what I saw each and every time, no matter who it was with bad teeth, they were called names and it was automatically assumed that they were real low lives, Hillbillies, or scumbags because of their teeth. I talked to a couple of them and was disgusted to find that not one of them didn’t care, all were ashamed, not one would eat out because of their shame, each had serious health issues because of their dental state and none could get a loan to get them fixed!

Society worries about health care for children, seniors, and in general, but rarely have I seen a whole lot of coverage for dental work, in fact, I have never seen adequate dental coverage, if at all. I have also seen only one dentist in my life that does free dental work one day of the year and there are so very many lined up before he opens that over half are not even seen. Needless to say, that dentist is an anomaly, like many professions that bring high pay they simply want the money and do not care about the patient.

A final point, a woman that I’ve known for many years who has severe dental issues and cannot get a loan for the extensive dental work she needs, several years ago woke with her entire head and neck swollen. She was in agony from pain and I took her to a dentist to be seen right away, he charged her $80.00 for the visit and told me to get her to the emergency room immediately or she would die within 48 hours! After her being in the ER all night with rounds of IV antibiotics and shots to ease her pain, they told me to get her to an oral surgeon right away. I then took her to an oral surgeon who confirmed that she’d die without all of her bottom teeth being removed, which would leave her unable to chew without dentures. When she stated that she couldn’t afford the seventeen hundred dollars but could make payments, he told her to get a loan and call him when it was approved! Of course she’d tried getting loans for years prior and was denied. Luckily, after being hospitalized the infection was cleared up, in spite of it having traveled just about to her heart and brain but still today, she has not been able to get help with fixing the issues! She was told that it was only a matter of time and that next time it’ll be worse.

Perhaps someday in the near future, we’ll see some kind of help for people like those with bad teeth, I’m sure not one wants to go around without teeth to chew with, without smiling or talking because of their shame. Might want to remember that if you should see someone like that out there because who knows, unless you’re rich, it could be you.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Personal Stories, Politics