How do you handle knowing theres so many animals in need out there?

How do you handle knowing theres so many animals in need out there?
I shouldnt pook at adoption pages it just makes me sad.
So many animals of all kinds abandoned by careless or thoughtless owners.
So many young animals that will never live right because they were overbred.
Shit just gets me down, man. Especially because the entire reason for it is people's self-centered entitlement buy animals without putting any thought or care inti if they could actually take care of them.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you handle knowing theres so many animals in need out there?
    Life goes on. Anon, everywhere on this planet you have, at any given moment, spirit breaking levels of suffering. From natural issues like a disaster, starvation, being eaten or preyed on, bullied, having your dick bitten off, being hunted by people, being abused, sold in trafficking, etc. If you shed even a single tear for everything bad that happens there wouldn't be enough room in the sea for the sheer scale and magnitude of suffering. Nonetheless crying about it does nothing. Like other anons have said step up. Plant more, try to foster and clean your local environment, try to help shelter animals if you can, spread the word, and do your part. You'll never stop all of it. But the least you can do, and all that can be asked of anyone, is to do what they can. You may not stop it everywhere, but you will be able to rest easier knowing that at least in your little sphere of influence you helped. And by that I mean actual effort. Not sending cash to just somewhere to assuage your guilt like some suburbanite slacktivist. I mean get your ass outside and maybe volunteer to help a day a week, get involved in local conservation efforts, etc. Everyone likes to send money to places (and there are some good ones that need it)but what is most essential and needed is to get off your ass and get active in doing it. And if you don't then I guess you value sitting on your fat ass crying more than you care about animal suffering.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't "Out of sight, out of mind" an evolutionary mechanism? It helps reduce emotional overload.

    The thought of the millions of animals suffering on the street in the streets of the third world enters my mind daily. But it doesn't bother me as much as the couple dozen outdoor cats I see in my vincinity that I wish I could take in. Maybe you shouldn't look at those adoption pages unless you are committed to getting one quickly to reduce unneeded distress.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Easy, most of Wauf doesn't actually like animals, and they'll use excuses to shelter their egos.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll add, people like Wauf's dog general are the reason shelters are so crowded.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i really don't want a cat that's going to piss on my stuff

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Adopt the ancient philosophy of Stoicism:
    >stop caring
    >problem solved
    Live your own life, don't worry about what other people are doing. If you want to help an animal in need, then do it. Look up a rescue and adopt. If you've done that, you've done your part. You're living the solution. It isn't your fault what other morons do.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nihilistic apathy, mostly. Or put another way, my empathy for them has been entirely overloaded.

    You can't fix the problem, you can just try to not contribute to it, and try to help your social circles and family not contribute to it. Adopt when you have resources, don't buy from breeders, if you really feel bad get involved with a local shelter or foster program but expect to deal with the middle class white women who control those joints.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Adopt when you have resources, don't buy from breeders
      You say this, but it's been a nightmare to deal with rescues and shelters and a breeze when dealing with breeders. If you're going to "adopt", go and grab a random feral or stray wandering around your local city.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yup, one is a charity process (albeit a shitty one generally, because even places with tons of strays seem to want a fricking vet owner) one is a business. Profit motive is great transactional lubricant. Are you willing to pay more for a more convenient product, or do you want to do a tiny bit of good at some personal cost?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          But see, my problem with that logic is that I'm still doing good with a breeder. Yes, it's business, but so what? I'm helping someone who cares about animals enough that they're willing to invest time and money into raising them for the benefit of others. Profit isn't solely monetary for most of them.'
          With a shelter, the "good" I'm doing tends to be sating the egos of the mostly-female workforce, who I know from personal experience snatch up most of the nice, well behaved animals and rare breeds before they're officially brought out to the public.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, you're not doing "good" by directly supporting the people that are partially to blame for the pet surplus. You're buying a product from a company, which is fine and gets you what you want, but it's not giving a home to an unloved domestic animal in need, it's actually causing one of those to go homeless because you bought instead of giving it a home, and causing more to go homeless in the future because it perpetuates the breeder.

            You can either have the designer pet with the features you want, picked out from the dealer, or you can provide a second chance to an animal in need, if you can't tell the difference then you have no business being responsible for a living creature, including yourself.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >it's not giving a home to an unloved domestic animal in need
              Well yeah, it's giving a home to a loved domestic animal in need. Not the same thing, admittedly, but I do like providing continuity as opposed to having to build it back up.

              The fact you relate cold, unfeeling metal to living, breathing creatures speaks volumes about your mindset.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you're looking for somewhere to pat you on the back and tell you what you want to hear, you're in the wrong place kiddo.

                If you think breeders love all their pets, you're moronic. It's a business, pretending to be a sweet loving home is part of the image and the product.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >If you're looking for somewhere to pat you on the back and tell you what you want to hear, you're in the wrong place kiddo.
                Tell that to yourself, my underage shelter-loving friend.

                >If you think breeders love all their pets, you're moronic
                This comes from the man who said, unironically, that adopting is better than shopping.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >but I do like providing continuity as opposed to having to build it back up.
                >The fact you relate cold, unfeeling metal to living, breathing creatures speaks volumes about your mindset.
                It does indeed.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Shelter karens arent doing good by hoarding animals and making them extremely difficult to adopt if youre not a suburban housewife
              I also dont want any of my money going towards tnr efforts which basically excludes any shelter near me

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Makes me wonder why rescues hoard shitbulls and ugly crusty cats

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