I don’t play nice on Pinterest.
When I go there, I see something akin to a fantasy land. There are pictures of beautiful people, beautiful clothes, delicious food, fantastic houses, and, of course, animals.
But some of the photos are too over the top for me to keep quiet about.
Take this picture, for example.
Awwwww….. how cute, right?
Wrong. Who in their right mind thinks that taking a baby away from its mama and dressing it like a human is cute? Someone who is thinking of their own wants, and not of the needs of this animal.
And yet social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook, and Google+ are filled with photos just like this one.
Or how about this photo that I saw yesterday on Google+?
This is a photo taken at Tiger Temple in Thailand. Isn’t it grand to be up-close with a big cat? Well no, not when you realize the monks drug the tigers in order for them to act docile around humans.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to just ignore the photos anymore. When I see them, I’m going to tell the truth about what is happening to the animals.
As it was, some others beat me to the punch on the tiger photo. But I also added my voice to those who spoke up and said that this is not normal tiger behavior.
I understand my comments will not be welcome. No one wants to be around when the Emperor is told his new outfit is really his birthday suit.
But someone has to give these animals a voice. Otherwise, people will think this is OK. It is absolutely NOT OK to treat animals in this way.
Will you also be a voice for animals?