to human perversion. The newest in fashion: crochet shell cozies for your pet turtle.
I’ll spare you the images, friends. Find them yourselves, if you must. It’s too sad to see a little creature humiliated like this.
Recently, I’ve found a couple of pictures on the internet – turtles ‘decorated’ with some strange crochet objects tied around their shells. Sometimes they didn’t even seem to be able to walk anymore with their limbs stuck in mid-air.
Of course, people found it very funny. I didn’t.
Neither am I a member of some society for the protection of animals nor an animal rights activist. I’m just using my common sense. And I call this abuse.
I left a comment on one of the blogs. The lady obviously didn’t get the point, calling me rude and uninformed. Most people would also dress their cats and dogs. – I know pretty well people do. And that’s not funny either and should not be done. What really worries me is one little word she used – most. Thankfully, that doesn’t apply in the area I live in.
You can dress your doll or your teddy, but never your pet animal. Not if you’re a responsible owner with respect for your furry or scaly friend.
Pets are no toys.* – This may surprise some people. -
I wonder what these people are thinking, what makes them do this. This is not just a phrase, I really am wondering. How were these people brought up and educated?
Aren’t they able to empathize, to understand how and what the little creature feels – the fear of this unknown situation. A cat or a dog may be able to show some dislike (which will not save them in the end), but a turtle? It can’t defend itself, it can’t even run away. It just gets picked up and ‘dressed’. With the latest in shell cozy fashion.
What’s next? A scarf for your budgie, a full-length snake cozy, a swimsuit for your pet fish?
Anyone home in the brain department? And yes, this is meant to be rude.
*(This goes for little babies as well. Anne Geddes, I say no more.)