OMG. This is ansolutely heartwrenching, especially the last scene with the dogs at the end. I was bawling after the first 30 seconds though to be honest.
People need to stop and think before l breding their pets for the "fun" of it, or to let little Johnny or Mary experiece the miracle or birth, bewcause what happens to these animals at the end surely isn't fun and surely isn't a miracle. Theor poor innocent animals didn't ask to be brought intothis world, nor did they ask to be put to sleep.
i couldnt view the video but i read about it and it breaks my heart to think that they are givin only 6 days before being put to sleep =( i wish there was spome quick fix to the whole over population, back yard breeding mess
OMG! Thank you sooooo much Mafia! I bawled my eyes out too! That was so well done for such a short video. I ummmmmm....."borrowed" it & plastered it on other Doggie sites to get some very much needed attention! Thank you again so much!
People have a vauge notion.. They get why they are bad... but don't visualize the true horror of it all unless they are faced with it, and lets face it how often are you given an invite to see a mill in real life..
Same with the realities of a shelter.. unless you work there you may not be that that aware...
I'm not sure.. Thing is is that even if that certain shelter is fine now, there are thousands of others liek it.
I got this from the site:
Set in Las Vegas, Born to Die presents an overview of the tragic problem of pet overpopulation. The film features the work of two animal rescue groups, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society and Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary, and their combined efforts to put a stop the explosive pet overpopulation.
The film includes segments on "The Big Fix" and "Ground Zero", programs that cater to low income residents, offering them free pet spay/neuter and vaccinations. In the city shelter, an impounded dog is allowed a total of 6 days before it is put down to make room for the next incoming dog. Shelter workers and euthanasia technicians discuss the difficult euthanasia process, and its emotional toll on animals and workers.
TThe most recent version of Born to Die is approximately 20 minutes long, It has shown at 6 film festivals and won three awards. In its present form, it focuses mostly on the solutions for the pet overpopulation. However, the film is being re-cut with additional footage of the work of Animal Control Officers & the euthanasia process at the shelters People seem to respond most to the sad and emotionally provocative images. The whole point of the video is to inspire pet owners to spay and neuter their animals.
This is filmmaker Joanie Spina's first film. She shot and edited the film with the cooperation of Heaven Can Wait and Humane Society volunteers.
I wonder if a slaughter house video showing the thousands of cows, chickens, pigs and lambs being slaughtered and butchered every day for their meat and hide will make you react the same way and turn you in to vegetarians.
Thanks for crossposting that Mafia...how sad, the numbers alone are insane and it tears me up in side to think that normal, every day people are doing this type of thing.
It could be our next door neighbors dropping of their dogs because they just don't want the responsibility anymore...or our best friends. Most people think "oh, Rover is so cute and a friendly dog, he'll be adopted out" but that's not the case....
Haemet....When I was 17 years old..I went to a vegan rally when I lived in California...after seeing certain videos, I then became a vegan. It doesn't take much...and if one person watches this video and it changes their mind...then that's one less dog that will have to be killed because of stupid, careless, irresponsible, and heartless people.
I think too many people figure that they dump their dog at the shelter and it stays no matter what till it finds a home.
On another site either the OP lied, or the shelter lied.. though I think it was the OP. She couldn't wait until we found someone to help her. Said the dog was eating plants.. after she dumped the dog she admitted it had aggression issues. The dog couldn't pass the behavioural testing, and it was given 2 opportunities because people in rescue begged.
The dog was PTS a day and a half after it arrived, and the OP claimed they said that doesn't happen.
But look at the number of dogs with lesser issues that don't get adopted out.. makes it a lot harder to justify working with a dog with major behavioural issues. Especially when shelters liek the one in the video clip are putting down so many all the time...