Physiologist takes you to the shadow world of back alley births and seven newborn pit bulls created by the underbelly of society. Bring your mind, still your heart…
THE UNDERWORLD OF DOGS
by Roberta Lee, DD., PhD., ND. TheDogPlace Science Editor
Did you know there is an UNDERWORLD that take blood from laboratory dogs, subjects them to a life of medical torture and stainless steel cages and produces pit dogs for blood sports?
It is worse than any science fiction movie populated with fearsome blood-sucking creatures! I want you to imagine if you would, that there is a bitch that has just whelped her first litter. She is in a dark, cold, lonely place and she is alone. She does not have a whelping box or a soft bed for her newborns. There is no hand to pet her lovingly, no soft words of reassurance.
But she is a product of nature and she instinctively knows what to do, how to rip the sack from the newborn's faces, roll and tumble them to stimulate their first gasps as she chews away the umbilical cord. She knows exactly how to nurture her new babies and this new mother dog unselfishly gives to her young all that she has to give.
The seven licked-clean newborns don't know that they have been born into a nightmarish back-alley hell and that the only saving grace for most of them is that it will be short-lived.
How will their life end? Most will die in pain and suffering, left on a garbage heap or in a dark alleyway after being grossly neglected or injured. Of the pink-nosed pups whose only thought right now is to push their way to the nipple, one will be beaten and shot and one will be soaked with gasoline and burned to death by bored teenagers.
Between this night of their birth and the day of their death, there will be hours, days, months, and years of neglect and abuse. Some of her newborns will endure lonely confinement or the weight of a chain around their necks, dragging away at their hearts and souls. Yes, dogs have souls. God has said so.
Some will be lashed or slashed until they bleed, or worst of all, stricken by the very hands they try to kiss. They will be kicked, cursed, and denied food. Three of her babies will wind up as strays to be picked up by the dog catcher.
They will be taken to the shelter where one will be "rescued" by a local vet and live out her short life as a blood donor dog, caged in a tiny steel prison where her blood will be regularly taken to transfuse into "paying dogs."
Two of the hapless newborns will suffer an even worse fate. Bunched with other "shelter" dogs they will be sold to medical laboratories to be injected with drugs, steroids, antibiotics and infectious diseases in order to develop and test "medical miracles" for humans. Starved for the touch of a human hand, they will live like research mice!
The underworld you have just glimpsed is a hidden world, one which includes the so-called shelters that sell dogs to research laboratories. Our world looks the other way when veterinarians "adopt" dogs in order to condemn them to unspeakable mental and emotional torture, living their lives as test subjects for pharmaceutical companies and surgical research.
But her puppies have no precognition, no premonition as they whimper into life. Not one puppy knows that the one thing they will not receive is love.
Found by animal control later that week, the whelps are gathered up and placed in the cold steel compartment of the state-of-the-art new truck the city bought. The mother dog doesn't object to her babies being lifted from her nipples. She is after all, a Pit Bull Terrier, bred for generations to never challenge a human. Anxiously she follows the animal control worker to the truck, whining, imploring him. He picks her up and gently places her in the next compartment where she anxiously snuffles at her puppies. She can do nothing as they grasp for purchase on the bare steel floor. They don't yelp as the truck makes a sharp turn and they slide across the cage, smashing into each other. They are already tough little babies but they can not defend against the fate which is about to separate and destroy them.
These aren't just any Pit Bull Terriers. These pups have been genetically engineered for the sole purpose of being used in the most degrading, disgusting, barbaric, inhumane sport in the world. Pit fighting is a blood sport which should be rightly named a death sport. In the year 2000 when most of us would like to think, or at least hope, that some enlightenment of the human species has been acquired, this heinous sport is on the upsurge.
The mother will be immediately declared un-adoptable. She will be killed in a gas chamber. Her offspring will never know the love of a family, the gentle caress of a loving hand, they will never be played with and in one way or another, all will live their lives in pain. Two will be spotted for what they are and "adopted" by a young couple who will sell them to a family member who fights his dogs.
How sad that Pit Bulls are so people-loving, so fearsomely loyal to their masters, that they are virtually incapable of biting human flesh. That inborn characteristic, together with the instinctive "fight response" to another aggressive dog, dooms them to being ignored and unloved even though the breed is so prized in THE UNDERWORLD OF DOGS. Did you know that "Pit Fighting" goes on in every large urban area and law enforcement looks the other way because their job is to protect the people?
Even worse, the underworld of dogs hides the sadistic humans who profit from the blood of man's best friend.
Don't think for a moment that the birth of those homeless pit bull puppies did not affect our daily lives, each and every one of us. They were real, warm, breathing creatures; truly man's best friend. Compare them to the truth we cannot escape; good dogs are created by bad humans who poison our society.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things man, himself, will not find peace." Albert Schweitzer
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