No Bad Dogs, Only Bad Dog Owners

In response to On Dogs and Responsibility:

How awful.  I’m sure you heard about this story.  Thankfully, it has a happy ending, Joey’s vet adopted him and he is recovering nicely. People donated thousands of dollars to pay for his care.  While we have people who do things like throw a puppy out of a window of a moving car, we also have people who donate money to take care of that poor wounded animal. 

I agree with you about the responsibility angle but I think there is a strong animus in our culture that everything is disposable and replaceable, people, pets, iphones etc.  I guess that just makes it easier to shirk one’s responsibilities.