It is undoubtedly great news for dogs, cats and other animals. It’s a big step for all those who seek to improve the different scenarios resulting from the sale of pets.
From our point of view, this prohibition is a positive thing since its sole goal is to protect animals. In addition, it opens a conversation to reflect on the importance of an animal, be it a dog or cat, a turtle or a rabbit; they are not gifts of a moment, they are not objects for Christmas or birthdays, they are living beings that deserve the best possible treatment throughout their lives. They are beautiful and many people love them just for that, but once they grow up, they lose interest, stop taking them out, taking care of them, playing with them, they even leave them. Ideally, people who want to have a pet think will think it through and understand the responsibility of welcoming a pet home.
Additionally, what Facebook does is of great help to all the animals involved: those that are or were put up for sale, and those that do not have a home and live on the streets or in shelters. Lets push for adoption so that there is a more responsible relationship with animals.
Keep in mind that there are hundreds of thousands of dogs in the streets. Every day, people run over dozens of them, most die instantly, some survive with very serious injuries and others agonize for days on the sidewalks with low chances of someone helping them out. There are many people who abandon them, mistreat them and throw them into rivers to get rid of a being that is not to blame. It is a sad situation, but there are some organizations that rescue these injured or abandoned puppies, for example Acción Animal Ecuador. Check them out.
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