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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    I didn't find it funny, but I didn't find it offensive either.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I was raised with Basset Hounds. My parents loved them and they were great family dogs. There are idiots out there now that breed "Blue Basset Hounds" and people pass over thousands of dollars (of course, on the internet) for one of these "rare" Basset Hounds. A ****ing blue Basset Hound is a mutation. It is a genetic problem, not something that's valuable. A kid with Downs has a genetic problem too, and thank goodness there aren't morons who want to pay thousands of dollars for a child with a genetic defect.

    I hate people sometimes.

    I love mutts and I love purebreds. I love all dogs, period.
    I have to admit, I've never heard of a blue basset hound... I tried looking it up but the most I could find was this:

    Basset Bleu de Gascogne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I don't think that's what you're talking about but I think I have a rough idea of what they might look like. If you ever want to look at destruction of a dog breed, look out what breeders did to the German Shepherds. The last time human beings deformed a living being in such a manner, the year had BC written next to it.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They didn't have to come to my residence. They've already been here. We're fostered over 30 animals for them in the last 10 years.

    Purebred dogs bite too. Poorly bred puppies bite. Inbred puppies bite more. Just FYI.
    I belong to Tri-State Collie Rescue, but they've usually been given the dogs by someone who just couldn't take care of them anymore, so they stay with people like me until a new home can be found for them, which is never more than a month. They're well behaved since they've never been mistreated, so no problem there. The last one I had went to a farmer in another State - we never are told where they go - but they're just as strict about checking new homes as an child adoption agency is about their rules, and they do follow up calls, just in case it's not a good match, since some are young, and need training. They are spayed or neutered if needed before they go to a new home, too. It was a shame that they had to do that with the last one I had, since he was a rare tri-color registered with the AKC, but those are their rules.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Aww, thanks, hon. My best friend turned me on to the idea of taking older animals. She's amazing. And yeah, it's one of the best things you can do, I think, to give an older dog a second chance.
    I say I am doing that after the ones I have are gone--down to one beagle who is old as dirt--but I probably won't. I like dogs when they are older and less hyper, but I wouldn't take in one who was more than knee high if I did not raise them. I am fond of English Sheps but they can be a little peculiar with strangers so I will; probably go back to another puppy at some point once the beagle is gone. I would take in old beagles but the local shelter is so curious, they would never let me get one because I do not have a fenced back yard and a record of taking dogs to the pet as often as I get my oil changed whether they need it or not.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't know about offensive. However there is the potential that people see it as GoDaddy supporting dog breeding in its horrid and absolutely shameful state. If GoDaddy really did make this ad without looking at the way so many kennels operate and how these dogs are bred for their looks - with little disregard for their health - it was downright irresponsible of them. Still, not something I would call "offensive".
    What's wrong with dog breeding?

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    What's wrong with dog breeding?
    It's only been 6.5 pages... surely you can read through the posts and see this point has been clarified....
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    It just strikes me as a really bad ad, personally. It would probably leave most viewers feeling suddenly saddened by the shallow turn it takes at the end. Those of us who have dealt with rescue animals, as you've already seen, might be downright angered. I don't really see how anyone would come away from it feeling anything positive. Whoever came up with that should be put in the dunce cap for a while down at GoDaddy HQ.

    Offensive? No. Terrible advertising? Yes.
    Shallow. That's the best word I've heard so far to describe it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's only been 6.5 pages... surely you can read through the posts and see this point has been clarified....
    Dumb. There's nothing wrong with breeding dogs, nor horses, nor any other animal.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Dumb. There's nothing wrong with breeding dogs, nor horses, nor any other animal.
    What is dumb?
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Adopt...don't shop. It's been my motto for years since I learned the truth. Amen, Star!

    I haven't bought anything from the Amish either since I learned about their deeds. You have a lot of mills in your area. Luckily we don't have many here in New England.
    That's YOUR opinion, but other people might prefer to shop for purebreds. Which is their right, in a free country. There is nothing wrong with breeding animals.

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