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Not the greatest quality work but the message is what's important here. :(

Just got the word that the sibling of two of our latest adoptions was put down the other day. Some ass dropped three kittens off at some woman's house, probably hoping she'd take them in. They almost ended up feral. Ringer and Maulie were caught and reconditioned before it was too late, and have made themselves at home at our house.
Not so with the third kitten (sex unknown). It was finally caught, fixed and then for over a month, worked with. It was no use....it turned wild. It bit anyone aggressively that it could. It was a beautiful cat too. It was sad to hear that the poor thing was unadoptable. It couldn't be trusted with anyone. :(

I hate it when people treat animals like TRASH. (I'm not against hunting for FOOD, but for the sake of killing for sport, I'm VERY against it. :rage:)
Please alter your pets. Too many die in shelters, but too many MORE die out in the wild. The average lifespan of a feral cat is 1-3 years if it's lucky. And domestic cats have it hard as dogs do. (they're prey to coyotes and fishers)

A Photo of the cats in question, that is related to this subject:


I'm learning about the difference between animal WELFARE and animal RIGHTS. Nice to open the eyes. :(

Update: There's MORE to my galleries (including my scraps, which has good stuff in it too) than this stamp. Thank you.
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:iconmariosonicpeace:
I completely agree.+fav 
I HATE it when abuse animals. I am PISSED OFF! 
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone referred to animals in shelters and strays as "biological trash" Disgusting. One of my teachers adopted a stray kitten :happybounce: 
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG. Seriously? That's like inexcusable. :rage: Almost all our animals were shelter or rescue. The best pets/companions we've ever had. They are and were family.
The earth isn't "all about us ". :omg: But humans seem to think it. :no: Thanks for faving the stamp. :thanks:
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are right! It's great that you rescue animals! I hate it when people talk like that when it comes to animals, like that is so offensive to pet owners like you! And animal lovers in general, like me. I hope your shelter and rescue pets are happy and healthy! Like I said, one of my teachers adopted a stray kitten and she is so sweet. The person who called those shelter and stray animals 'trash' gets no respect from me. It was in a newspaper somewhere. So disrespectful. People who leave animals to die disgust me.  
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Mistwolf4 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Artist
I seriously hate some people. All of the dogs/cats we ever owned were strays. I hate the people that dumped them :(
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BioError Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!!!!! I could not agree more! My best friend threw her dog on a moving kid on a swing, and I started to scream at her. The puppy was young and could have broke it legs, its cruel and it's not funny At all. I have lots of pets, and I treat them like family, because they are. ^^
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danaetheblackcat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
It's OK not to like animals.
But that's NOT  a reason to treat them like c***
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree. Totally. :nod:
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danaetheblackcat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I mean,you don't HAVE to like animals,you have the right not to.
But you DO NOT have the right to treat them horribly for no reason,the only acceptable reasons to hurt an animal-for me- are 1.For food 2.For self defanse 3.Responsible hunting to prevent overpopulation and suffering,not trophy hunting.

But that's just my opinion.
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krasarahthetigeress2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
People that treat animals like Trash are disgusting.

I really don't like it when people kick animals...it hurts them..

Then I don't like it when people straight up drop the animal seriously PUT IT DOWN GENTLY.
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kolotho115 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I love my cat i just cant help it when i'm out and my brother "helps protect my cat" from his dog TT^TT
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DJ--cat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
so true the peoplae how do that should be killed
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
That's awful strong punishment. :omg: I think jailtime and orders to never have animals again should be enough. I don't approve of taking life. :(
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DJ--cat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
locked up for life then
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hobowendy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!:nod:
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Uh, you're welcome. :aww: Thanks for faving and using the stamp. (Nice to see others using it. :) )
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hobowendy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np=D
i know, it is<3
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Bluestarfirejay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I SUPPORT DIS STAMP! :D
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Many do. I'm glad you approve. Thanks for the Fave. Use it with pride. (I think you don't have to have a premium membership to "use" stamps on here now. :dance:) It can also be used off the site.
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Bluestarfirejay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kk. And your welcome. :)
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IShiraThePokeFan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes. I agree. Yes.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the Fave. The cats involved are living the "Life of Reilly" :lol: I wouldn't have it any other way. :aww:
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IShiraThePokeFan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:3 Your welcome
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watertrap Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pets aren't animals for me
they're my family
even the dogs that live in my streets are such wonderful creatures!
i hope everybody could stop thining about theirselves and see how hard live is to them.
i think animals are better than humans in every single way!
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Sometimes I think I trust animals more than some humans. They're usually more predictable, and don't have vague motives. (even wildlife) Nope. To some, animals are nothing but THINGS. Sad.
Thanks for the Fave. :blushes:
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TwitchyHooligan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Posting this up on my DA page. I agree. I hate watching others laugh at animal abuse.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. Only my personal opinion (and it may be flawed) but I have a feeling if one can abuse an animal, it could carry over into abusing other fellow earthlings. (I'm talking about kids, spouses, elders, etc.) :(
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TwitchyHooligan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm sure that's a fact. Usually if people abuse one thing, they'll abuse others.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Sadly, this can be the case. :( We just had a report of a woman kicking a pit-bull type dog out of her car and racing off. Too bad nobody will catch her for that. :rage: I'm Hoping the dog will be taken in by someone.
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TwitchyHooligan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I know this is extreme, but this is the family saying to abandoning:

"There will be a place in Hell where the devil will abandon the abusers."
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
sounds like What Goes Around, Comes Around, or Karma catching up? :confused:
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TwitchyHooligan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Yupyup. :D
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ive meet a few dipshits who talk about how much they love killing feral cats with BB guns for the shits and giggles. >_<

Some people say you should kill feral cats because they are 'wild animals'. Feral cats are not wild, they are domestic animals trapped in the wilderness. WHY kill thier chance at life?

And whoever says you cant tame a feral cat is nothing but a freaken douche. ANY feral cat can be tamed, some take longer than others.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Some ferals cannot be trusted with humans at all. Not that they haven't tried, but they CAN be companionable. That's a key point. I think they are part of the circle of life. Like us. My fave saying: Humans aren't the only species on earth. They just act like it. (that may not be strictly true but I like it. :blushes:)
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snowbelltherabbit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more I hate it when people do that it's just wrong. When I got my cat Running she was a starving little kitten that was nothing but skin and bones. My mom found her laying on our porch. When I saw her it broke my heart to see how cold people can be. I put a blanket around her and raised her back to health. She more attachted to me then my mom or sister. Now she's a big,happy,healthly,beauitful young cat that loves too run around and play or just snuggle :3
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Personally I think child abuse is a bigger problem then animal abuse.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes that's true. Sometimes I wonder if it can go hand in hand. Abuse is bad no matter WHO gets it. :(
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crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I agree. Animals are not something to be dumped in the trash if you do not want it. :(
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I agree. They, like us, have feelings. If they get hurt they know it. Just like us. So I hate it when humans treat them like THINGS to be used. :( Thanks for Faving.
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crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
your welcome.
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Convicted-Sanity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I agree 100%. My cousin who is 19 had a kitten she found and she barely took care of her. She never had the nutrients she needed so she is very small. So when my cousin and her mom got homeless, they gave us the kitten to be in a safe place.... and they try to get her back now because they have a place to live, and me and my family prevents them from taking her back.
And when we see them play with her when they visit, it's sad to watch because they have no idea how to treat or handle an animal.

The kitten is almost a year old, and she is so so so tiny that she could be one of the most smallest cats alive....
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is why people need to educate kids how to handle/care for animals. We've created animals (through environment/breeding) that need human supervision. (cats, dogs, horses, cage birds, rodents...they don't live well on their own if let loose).
This is heartbreaking. Poor thing. It burns me when people think they have the RIGHT to have pets. It's a PRIVILEGE. And kids should be old enough to understand the consequences of having a pet (feeding, grooming, housing, training, play time...the pet is essentially a child, in that they need that much care to grow, stay healthy and stay safe.)
*btw, anyone else reading this: many years ago, animals didn't see vets. And people from back then say they did just fine. True. But the animals didn't live as long either. Just an observation. Forgive me if I deviate from the topic.*
So...I hope you get to keep the kitty, and TELL THEM WHY they can't have it back. It sounds like ignorance than cruelty. And ignorance is much easier to change. (cruelty is usually an inner personality streak. And is very hard to change.)
Sorry for the Text Wall but this just rankles me. :rage:
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Can I unload my two cents about Cracked.com? I'd share a LOT more respect for Cracked.Com if I wasn't convinced they hated animals. I just read there Zoo article, where they said "Animals are Awesome," and that's when I thought "Maybe these guys aren't that bad." But NO! When they said "Animals" are awesome, they were talking about HUMANS! And then they start listing stuff that are "Not-Animals" like tigers and elephants. In other words, they were saying HUMANS are awesome, and ANIMALS suck. Other than that article, pretty much every article about animals or mentioning animals is negative in some way. I don't personally care if all those articles are jokes, their so called Anti-Animal "jokes" simply border on offensive. If they didn't hate animals, I'd respect them, but no one who hates animals deserves my respect. I wouldn't be surprised if those guys go hunting for sport or eat meat just to rub it in a Vegetarian's face or stuff like that.

Again, they say they're joking, but the way they "Joke" is so offensively unfunny, that if I were to meet a Cracked.Com member in person, I'd punch them in the gut.

Also, Note: I am in no way bashing humans, I'm just saying I hate Cracked.Com's jokes. I am personally against animal cruelty, and I don't particularly like jokes about harming animals or how animals suck, either.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't like Cracked anymore anyway, and MAD seems aimed at teenage boys. Rotten humor. I used to read it a long time ago when it was CLEANER, and had WIT. Today? Barf.
I take that stuff with a grain of salt or not at all, no matter what the subject. There will always be something to offend us. :shrug: I don't live my life worrying about stuff like that but try to do some good where I can. Including human AND animal welfare. (Note I said WELFARE, not RIGHTS. There's a difference.)
(I find I'm treated with more love and respect from my pets than other humans. But I find that's partly MY fault. Animals calm my blood pressure, humans spike it. It's just me. ^^;)
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Rainbow-Beanicorn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I volunteered at a cat shelter for 2 years, it was the most rewarding experience of my life.

I just wanted to happily say that this was a no kill shelter :) and all of the unwanted/old/and feral cats were welcome to stay there for all their lives if they didnt get adopted (Of course they were seperated, lol the old cats and the ferals would probably not work out so well, lol.)

Sadly there are kill shelters :(

I just wanted to speak proudly of the one i volunteered at, was just full of love and the cats got so much attention and even most of the ferals we get end up turning out to be loving, affectionate cats.

Its so heartwarming when i hear stories about cats being thrown away and becoming feral or injured get taken into a shelter like the one i volunteered at, they take the kitty in and take care of it, nurture it, and show them love, something they've never had before. With patience the once feral cat is now a remarkebley affectionate and loving kitty, with an amazing personality. Its just astounding that a scared, misunderstood feral cat with no hope left, finds people who will give them a chance.

I understand that the cat you mentioned was beyond help, it was probably the right thing to do. Obviously some cats are just too far gone that you cant help them anymore. So i understand why that cat was put down, as sad as it is :(

However for the feral kitties who just need love, it becomes a happy ending for them, if there are people willing to put time and effort into it.

But yes...sadly some cats are just too far gone to be saved, however depending on the severity of the feral cat, they make great barn cats, catching mice, etc.etc. (i dont promote mouse killing, lol) but saying some people just need a cat to keep the rodents away. But again they cant be that vicious, they can be feral but not harmful and i think the cat you mentioned was in that harmful state, so it was the right thing to do in that case to put him down.

Sorry for ranting, lol i just get passionate about animals and their well being, i just wanted to mention that SOME shelters are "no kill" and i have no doubt you knew that, just wanted to share my experience with you regarding that kind of shelter.

I understand some animals need to be put down, but not because they dont have room for them, or because they're "older" cats, or even if they are feral under certain circumstances or one of my biggest problems is people get a pet and it gets sick and they cant afford the pet bills so they get them put down if they are after a certain age.

I do understand that homless cats and dogs are a problem, it frusterates me when people dont get their animals nutered, but i dont know, i just dont think they should be killed off so easily, especially for our selfish human reasons.

Id love for people to let me know what they think, and if you agree or disagree with anything ive said.

Ok sorry again for the rant, lol.
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I agree with everything you are saying here. I always got my dogs from a no-kill shelter. Two of my best came from one in Wells Maine.
As far as that poor cat, they didn't see releasing him to the wilds as an option. Now that I think of that, they could've. It had been altered, so it couldn't breed. I guess they just didnt' see it that way. I assume that the cat, unless cornered, wouldn't have attacked people. We'll never know now...:(
My friend is trying to trap a few cats where she is in MA...there's a shelter near there that alters feral cats so they can be released again. 'Tis better than wiping them out, which I think would be unethical. They have the right to live too...
"Humans aren't the ONLY species on earth...they just ACT like it." :(
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SOOOO agree
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Cheshire-Wolfie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student General Artist
i totaly agree with this
or when they treat them like things

When i was working at my old job[A&W], i was on brake. I was sitting, eating lunch. As usuall, a rush came in. i was finnishing up, when a boy and i think it was his grandfather, or dad, came in. The kid looked at him and said
"you think the kitty will be ok?"[i assumed they just got a new cat, and i thought it was sweet that he was worried about the cat]
the father[or grandfather] looked at him and said "it will be ok, its just an animal."

Really, i couldnt beleave he said that. lol i almost went up to him and said "how about i leave you in a place, that you dont know what it is, where you are and leave you alone?!
i was so mad.........
really, how could people treat animals like that?!?!

I also have a friend, who has this dog. Im not sure what her breeds are[shes a mutt, but i dont know what she has in her:/] and she has like...a down syndrom. Shes the sweetest dog ive ever met, she loves everyone, she wont hurt you and shes half blind, her names Mila.
Before my friend got her, shes been abandond 3 times[i think, that or 2ce]. shes been attacked by other dogs, and i think abused. but threw all that, shes soo sweet to everyone. she cant even be around other dogs because she doesnt know if there attacking or just playing with her....

some people make me so mad.....

sorry for the rant lol
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Some people need to consider other species on this planet. We're not alone. Imagine a planet without animals. No pets. Nothing. Not even bees and moths to pollenate the trees that grow some of OUR FOOD. :| It would be kinda lonely, no? Would these people notice the absence of our animal friends? Maybe. :shrug:
A little melodramatic, yes, but ignorance really pisses me off. :pissed:
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Cheshire-Wolfie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
lol oh i think they would. if they suddenly went poof. We depend on animals and bugs more then most people think

and the cat on my knee agrees lol
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