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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What is dumb?
    The idea that breeding dogs is somehow wrong. People have been breeding dogs for thousands of years. Heck, dogs wouldn't exist if people hadn't bred them from wolves to begin with.

    The whole idea is dumb, flavor of the month hippie nonsense.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    It's clear that some here are so emotionally involved as to be blinded by the variety of scenarios... positive as well as negative... in the world around them. Because there most certainly are breeders who abuse dogs purely for profit, hence all breeders are tagged with the negative buzzword "puppy mill", hence no rational discussion is possible.
    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 Peter Grimm View Post
    The idea that breeding dogs is somehow wrong.
    It's either reading comprehension problems or lack of reading. You're welcome to tell me which one you have and I can prescribe a suitable remedy. In either case, it involves reading the thread.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    If anything can be learned from this ad is please, don't buy puppies or dogs from a breeder, get them from a shelter, please adopt. That is the best thing to do to fight this problem. Make this business non-profitable and they will go away.
    Except I doubt you have a lot of people "learning" this. Just as I don't think you have a lot of people seeing the ad as any kind of inherent sponsorship or endorsement of selling puppies online. I think the main people who fall into either of those categories are the same people...those already rather predisposed to this issue in some time.

    People pushing the same "learning" message about this, without the overly sensitive dramatic "offense" and call to pull it, would resonate with me far more than the current action where it just looks like stereotypical facebook activists and web2.0 social justice warriors caterwalling about the newest overreaction "offense" that we're all supposed to get up in arms about. Something that makes me, and many others I'd wager, FAR more likely to tune out and not care anywhere near as much to said message than if it hadnt been accompanied with the over reaction, "offense", and calls for removal.

    That's not to say there isn't a problem; I recognize there is. But the reaction to this by many is something I think makes folks less likely to truly listen and recognize any kind of issue, as opposed to a different type if reaction and conversation in response.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's either reading comprehension problems or lack of reading. You're welcome to tell me which one you have and I can prescribe a suitable remedy. In either case, it involves reading the thread.
    How about you sum it up, in 500 words or fewer, why breeding animals, something human beings have been doing for at least 10,000 years, is wrong?

    I'll hang up and listen.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    All that said, I wonder how much of an impact the offense really had to this pulling. GoDaddy has been seeming to understand the power of controversy in marketting. If they now either don't have to pay for the spot, or can out up a different ad there, then they essentially create additional advertising with less money. Now this ad is going to be seen by a lot of people essentially for free, and they gather good publicity for "doing the right thing", all on top of either not actually paying for a Super Bowl spot or being able to put up a different ad during that time to essentially double up with two "big" ads

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    For a few reasons.

    1. No reputable breeder would ever sell a puppy to anyone who hasn't been thoroughly checked out, including knowing the home and either doing a home visit or having someone else do it
    2. Most puppies sold over the internet (and in pet stores) come from puppy mills

    AKC is a meaningless designation. It doesn't regulate the safety and security of puppies nor the safety of the breeding stock. Any purebred can get an AKC registration.
    You realize we're talking about DOGS, right, not children? And what is wrong with breeding dogs? Dogs have been bred for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. Heck, dogs wouldn't exist at all if humans hadn't bred them from wolves.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    A lot of people say you shouldn't feed feral cats. I don't subscribe to that. Most feral cats don't live long lives anyway (sadly). Shelters can't take them, and unless they become part of someone's TNR (trap-neuter-release) program, yup they will reproduce. TNR cats live longer. Did you ever hear of the Boardwalk Cats in Atlantic City? They're feral, but Alley Cat Allies feeds them and they have a TNR program for them.

    I say feed them.
    If you've never read anything about it, search for the feral cats of disney. Is really kind of a neat thing at one of the parks.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    How about you sum it up
    All of the time you have spent writing out those posts, you could have spent reading and avoiding the eventual embarrassment of having to retract or disappear from the thread.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    I realize this thread topic has moved on, but I hated the commercial. I didn't see a bit of funny in it. It was just... sad, and kind of sick.

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