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Is it unethical for an animal shelter director to buy from a breeder or to breed pets? — 4 Comments

  1. Without reading the article or other comments, my first thought on it is not technically unethical, because the director isn’t (so far) influencing others to do the same. Once it’s known, then yes. I think at best it’s an indication that they could be unethical in doing business, still more actions on their part would need to be witnessed. However, and having no other word for it, it is immoral! It’s a conflict of interest within him or herself and they would need to double check each and every decision they make or have someone else do it. It’s a bad sign and which gives pause. Bottom line, they could still be a good with both kinds of pet animal philosophies, but not their best at either. Now I’ll read and see if I missed anything.

  2. I’ve been messaged about several such cases but I don’t want to call anyone out by name because that tends to lead to death threats against them. Even the topic of food (cats or people) can start a big argument on social media. Since we switched our cats to better food their URI’s have been almost non- existent.

  3. I agree that I see it as unethical, however, since it’s legal, there isn’t much we can do. We don’t want to boycott the shelter.

    It’s sad that so many animals end up in shelters; it’s a matter of people being educated about what’s really involved in pet care. I know of situations where people shouldn’t have been allowed to adopt, but because of the need to get pets in homes and out of the shelters, they don’t investigate thoroughly, and the pets get returned or abandoned.

    My focus remains on educating anyone I come across who’s having pet problems, especially with cats, which I know more about.

    Many people don’t understand (or care) how diet affects health. (their own or their pets) Eating junk and feeding junk to their pets usually catches up with them, and also affects their finances big time.

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