The hypocrisy with which humans view other animals has gained international attention once again.
This time it revolves around a families alleged love for their pet Shar Pei, Hugo.
Hugo is a pet of Billinger family, who have been issued with a destruction order by Gold Coast City Council.
Obviously being upset that their beloved pet was going to be killed, the family took to facebook and other social media in an attempt to save him.
Please don’t get me wrong here, I think that the loss of any life is tragic, though this needs to be taken in context.
While it is the Gold Coast City Council that will be carrying out the ‘order’, it is Hugo’s irresponsible owners who will be ultimately responsible for his death.
They failed to follow the by laws of the area that they were in which resulted in him being declared as a menacing dog.
They also failed to keep him safely enclosed in their yard, which not only put him in harm’s way, it also put others at risk too.
[GARD]Putting this into perspective, where was the outpouring of grief and sympathy for the 86,556 cattle, 448 calves, 1,0431 sheep, 5,993 lambs, 6,616 goats or 19,819 pigs that were killed in Queensland last week?
Whilst humans consider other animals to be their property, they will continue to be needlessly killed.
The only way to prevent this from happening is to go vegan, and consider what is in the best interests of the animals you do have