Thursday, April 26, 2012

200 Petitions

I have been waiting a long time to add this post and now I've finally accomplished a goal. I have signed a total of 203 petitions on the Care2 petition site to help animals all around the world! My goal was 200, and I told myself that I would post it on my blogs once I reached that goal. I am very happy about this. Next goal, 300!

There are thousands of petitions available for you to sign at

This post is also on my blog, Sharks Need Help!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Excuse I'm Sick Of

I said I would now be putting posts about dogs, and this post is a dog post. At my school, there is this girl who hates dogs and of course loves cats. She laughs when there are stories of them dying or being abused (such as a story of a puppy that was tied to the back of a car and then the person drove off, dragging the puppy). She refers to them as 'ugly, drooling things that always want more food' and says that it's good when they die. I have told her that they aren't like that, but she still says they are. I told her that I hate cats and I actually called her a dog hater to her face. But then she says that she loves poodles but hates dogs. To me, people like her who laugh when an innocent creature gets tortured are people who turn into animal abusers. Today, I found out why she hates dogs. She says that when she was three years old, she was bitten on the leg by a chihuahua. I am so freaking tired of hearing that excuse. "Oh, I don't like dogs because when I was young I was attacked by a dog". People need to understand that most dogs aren't like that. Some people are bad, but that doesn't mean all people are bad. It's the same thing with dogs! I told her that today that not all dogs are that way and all she said was, "you can tell me that all you want and I will never love a dog again". It is ridiculous! I hate that excuse! I understand people may be scared of dogs for a short time after they are attacked, but they need to get over it and learn that most dogs are sweet, loving creatures. If I was attacked by a dog, it would not make me scared of them. And if somebody wants to be scared of dogs, that's different from somebody in her case who hates them and gets a kick out of them dying. She is just stupid.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

New Topic

My blog has never really talked about anything other than dolphins/whales and sharks. It is indeed called They Need A Voice, and dolphins are certainly not the only animals that need a voice. Though I adore ocean life, I have loved and cared for dogs for as long as I could remember. Dogs face many issues in China and Korea, where they are eaten and even skinned alive. Eighty-five percent of fur in America comes from China, where live dogs and cats are skinned. That means that if you buy a jacket or sweater or something of that sort with real fur on it, you will most likely be wearing dog or cat. In both Korea and China, they're beaten to death to be eaten. Another big issue is animal testing. I have known of all these issues for a while, but I haven't really said anything. I can't hold in my feelings for these innocent dogs anymore. I had to say something. I will from now on be putting posts about dogs on this blog. I will explain the issues of slaughter, skinning, animal testing, and other things in more detail and depth in later posts. For now, I just wanted to let all of you know that I will now talk about these things. They need a voice too.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month

April 4th was World Stray Animals Day, and April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Many probably think of it as a month dedicated to pets such as dogs, cats, horses, etc but I see it as a month to ALL animals, including dolphins and sharks. These creatures face just as much cruelty as dogs, cats, and horses, maybe even more in some cases. So why should this month not be dedicated to them too? I think it should. Who agrees?

This post in also on my blog, Sharks Need Help!!!

Whale Wars Spin-off

Most Whale Wars fans are probably excited about the five part spin-off, Whale Wars: Viking Shores, scheduled to premiere on April 27. Even though I support The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I have never really been a fan of the Animal Planet series, Whale Wars. Although I've never been a fan, I am looking forward to this spin-off. If you visit my blog often, you have probably seen my post about the pilot whale slaughter in the Faroe Islands (see for original post). Whale Wars: Viking Shores follows the Sea Shepherds in their efforts to stop the traditional Faroe Islands whaling. I am very happy about this, simply because the Faroe pilot whales were not really getting any attention, unlike the Taiji dolphins. They deserve attention just as much! I will probably watch the spin-off. Who else will be watching???