I'm terrified of dogs because I was chased by one when I was walking home from my first day of kindergarten. Never been the same. I'm an adult now, but I still have that irrational fear. It's a dick move when people find it cute to let their dogs run around and sniff and lick strangers in a public setting. That's incredibly insensitive to people like me who are scared of dogs and don't want to be bothered by them.
I can’t believe this post has gotten so much attention. Thank you all so much! This is surreal and also gratifying. It makes me happy to know that this tip is getting out there, along with several others that I’ve seen mentioned in the comments.
A lot of you have brought up homeless people, and I agree that their lives matter too. The main reasons I didn’t mention them in the post title are because this is about animals, and also about blankets that most people would consider unappealing or even unusable. If your unwanted blanket is still in decent condition, then by all means donate it to a homeless person or shelter.
Some of you have mentioned the fact that many animal shelters have an overload of donations or for a number of other reasons aren’t accepting them. So yes, it’s always a good idea to call ahead.
Veterinary clinics are a good place to donate to as well, and as mentioned, towels and sheets are also a good thing to keep in mind.
One more thing I’d like to say: I am so humbled by your generosity with awards for this post, but I implore you to give your money away elsewhere. Please donate it to homeless or animal shelters or to other reputable charities. They need it more than I do.
I know you can't direclty compare effects on hormones between humans and other mammals, I just thought it was funny.
Edit: By speaking the same language, I meant that the animals have intelligence that is good enough to hold conversations with humans and understand them.
My neighbors are vegetarian for religious reasons. I do know that they weren't always vegetarian and only chose to be more strict about their diet in the last few years. I am also a vegetarian but just as a personal choice. They are raising their daughter as a vegetarian as well while my daughter and husband both eat any meat products they want.
My daughter likes to go to their house to play and will regularly come home with things like gummy bears and marshmallow treats that are made with pork gelatin. They also get pizza from a place near us that uses cheeses made with calf renet. There are a few other small examples like that.
When we first moved to the neighborhood there was a big block party. My neighbor offered me jello from the table and I told her I don't eat it because it contains pork. She was genuinly surprised that it was made with pork. I didn't say anything about gelatin just the Jello so i don't know if she knows to look for that.
It's all small things that most people don't even know are made from a life. Its all very easy to overlook. My husband thinks I should just leave it and let ignorance be bliss for them but again, he's not a vegetarian so it wouldn't bother him. He thinks I would be an asshole because it would be ruining their daughters favorite snacks and I shouldn't do that to a kid.
I just feel like if it's important enough for you to raise your whole family in accordance with a certain lifestyle them you maybe would want a heads up that something is slipping through the cracks. All of these things have very similar vegetarian alternatives (Except the marshmallows. They suck.) so it would be an easy fix but since it's tied to their belief system, i'm worried I would be uneccessarily causing guilt. So WIBTA if I said something or should I just leave it and mind my own business?
Edit: I also want to add that they are pretty strict otherwise. They only wear vegan clothing and won't even eat mushrooms because they feel that they could be considered an animal.
I've worked at animal shelters for the last 4 years and the amount of people that come in to surrender their animals, usually dogs, because "they don't have time after having a baaaaybeee" makes me sick to my stomach.
It's such a bullshit excuse and they don't seem to understand that even no-kill shelters often have to euthanize due to the sheer amount of animals we get. If you're gonna drop your dog at the nearest pound as soon as you pop out a baby, don't get a fucking dog.
This isn’t a smartass thing and if anyone has a real answer I’m genuinely curious to know, and I also don’t think all hunters are psychos or anything I just don’t understand the distinction. I’m not apposed to hunting for food or to keep the deer populations in check, but hunting just for sport seems just as bad as shooting the neighbors dog or a random feral cat because you want to see it die. So why is hunting for fun not seen as psychopathic?
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