Originally Posted by carolinalima
Sorry, but why is this such a big issue for some people, I really do not understand.... He got a purebred dog - so what? It is his dog, his family, his kids! This dog was not put up for election, and it will not be the next president... It is simply his kids dog! I bet the majority of us, one time or another had a purebred animal if we haven't had, maybe we would in the future... Is he obligated to adopt a dog? Nope. Is he obligated to get a mutt? Nope. I chose Bugsy because he would be more compatible with Lucky - the same way Obama did to protect HIS kids.
They are allergic, and it would be a hypoallergenic dog, or nothing. He got the dog... He is the President, but do people need to make such a huge issue about anything and everything he does on his personal life? He got a dog - he didn't kill one. I hope people keep this in perspective.
Many past presidents had purebred dogs and purebred cats - I never heard of anything like this in my life.
About increasing the breeding of this type of dog... Why not? President Hayes was actually given the first Siamese cat in the U.S. from the American Consul in Bangkok as a gift. Is there anybody complaining about breeding Siamese cats? I think not... I don't know, I just think that this is really not a big deal at all.
Actually...he could have saved a shelter/rescue dog, and instead he picked a dog who would have had a home, any way you slice it. So he didn't really save any lives, himself.
Overpopulation IS the problem. Don't you see the surplus of animals being dumped, euthanized, mistreated, shot, hit by cars, beat to death, dead from starvation, on their own, etc? Why are they ending up like that? Don't you think it's a problem?
Why increase a particular breed when there are millions upon millions of animals who desperately need homes already?!
He could have contacted a rescue that rescues the breed of dog he took from the breeder and saved a life. He could researched and found shelters that have a pure-bred who is a breed that's hypoallergenic, etc.
He didn't do those things, and that's why I'm upset and disappointed.
I'm complaining about breeding Siamese cats! Do you know how many stray Siamese mixes I've had to take into my home, pay for getting fixed, pay to provide for, and find homes for?
When everyone takes responsiblity for every animal they have, I'll stop complaining. Until then, I'm going to keep going. I personally don't enjoy paying for other people's neglect and mistakes all the time, I don't have much money to start out with!