Dogs – Fashion Statement. Publicity Stunts.
Pets, specially dogs, are nothing more than a modern-day fashion statement. Well, a publicity stunt, too.
Following is a prime example of how the public is being duped by this propaganda promoting the idea that having dogs is nice, dogs are cute, dogs are safe… Well, they are Not.
See if this news story doesn’t prove the point. We think it does.
Florida Governor Returns His Dog Because It Is… Annoying
In 2010 the then republican candidate, Rick Scott, adopted a dog he called Reagan (what a demonstration of respect for a former President of the United States of America!) during the campaign for Florida governor, keeping the animal for all the duration of his gubernatorial campaign.
He, or his campaigners, posted photos of the dog to his Facebook campaign website, even asking constituents to help name the newest member of his ‘family’.
Days ago, January 2013, however, clever reporters for Tampa Bay Times discovered the dog had not been seen since Scott was inaugurated. Well, if the dog was so nice, so important, a member of his “family”, why was the pet absent, reporters asked.
Scott eventually confessed the dog wasn’t a good match for his home and gave it back — yes, RETURNED IT — to previous owner. Returned it AFTER he won, so he would not lose votes from the dog-owner populace. Gave it back because the animal was ANNOYING.
“Reagan (the dog) would bark constantly if anyone was carrying something”
Rick Scott – Florida governor, 2013
That is happening each and every day, with movies, tv series, commercials, magazines, catalogs, documentaries, politicians, celebrities… always showing and promoting dogs as a good thing, expecting easily influenced people, specially kids, to join the bandwagon.
Who is Sponsoring this Craze?
Firstly, we think it is the people who don’t know better, the ones who had their minds bought by the mantra that a lie that is repeated time after time becomes a truth. Sure, they are not specifically sponsoring the problem but certainly contributing as a powerful driving motor for it. Every time they repeat something to the likes of ‘dogs are good’ they are reinforcing the untruthful message, the myth. If there were no people buying into it, the lie, this problem would not exist.
Secondly, we strongly believe that it is the multi-billion dollar pet industry (that some people call ‘the Dog-Lobby’ or ‘the Dog Mafia’) that may be paying good, very good money to make frequent insertions of dog passages in movies, to start with. Just like the Tobacco and Guns industries (I’ll write an article on this, soon).
For example, days ago I started watching a movie with Tom Selleck, the Magnum, while all the time the camera would show the dog, make a close-up on the dog, show Tom kissing the dog… to a point that I couldn’t watch it anymore. The dog seemed to be the central focus of the movie, not what the movie was about (that I don’t even remember anymore). It was ridiculous, annoying, disgusting actually. I turned off the TV and promise myself never to watch any thing with Tom Selleck again, an actor that I greatly admired so far. Not anymore.
What a shame for him.
“Hilary Clinton gave Socks the cat away right before leaving the White House (after she’d made a bundle writing a book about Socks). All Bill Clinton’s dogs he had had since becoming President have died from being run over! Not very good care going on there! I’m waiting to see what happens to Bo after the Obama’s leave the White House.”
Garnet (a commenter on the article)
We still have to confirm the comment mentioned above but we are showing it anyway to evidence what normal people (the ones who can think for themselves) think about it: dogs as props, pets as fashion statement, animals for publicity stunts.
A Multi-Billion Dollar (Deceiving?) Business
Dog insanity is a mushrooming industry and shows no signs of slowing down.
Just a few “details”:
• People in the United States spend $55 billion a year on pets, $22 billion on dogs only.
• Yet with 45 million children in poverty in the United States alone, there are, 29,000 CHILDREN that DIE per DAY in the world per Unicef because because of disease and starvation.
• There are 6 million seniors in the United States that cannot afford food.
• The USA have 30 million people without health insurance and yet there are a whole bunch of people buying into the pet industry and lots of dog items, highly expensive and unnecessary, just to mention.
Is that the behavior of a responsible person, a whole population?
Just food for thought.