An eight thousand dollar reward is being offered for the capture of those responsible for the tragic death of Foxx, a defenseless seven pound Pomeranian.
Foxx went missing from his Pembroke Pines, Florida home August seventh, his body discovered by an unsuspecting neighbor the next morning.
The story of Foxx the Pomeranian quickly spread; overwhelming outrage poured across the country. Despite Broward County Crime Stoppers offering a portion of the reward, no sign of the assailants has yet been discovered. See his Facebook page, ‘Justice for Foxx the Pomeranian’, and show your support.
Horrendous cases of dog abuse are reported more often then I can count, let alone record. Having read stories of a plastic garbage bag full of puppies burned to death by a violent little boy, a dog dying of severe blood loos after managing to crawl to the doorstep of its’ home (the dog’s digital foot pads having been carved away), a woman who microwaved her kitten, a man literally grilling his girlfriends toy breed to death- these are just a few; it is hard to keep faith things will ever improve.
Note found attached to body of Pomeranian…
What mentally sane human being would literally stomp on a defenseless Pomeranian? These are the acts of criminals, driven by ignorance, and often (especially in the case of children) the reprimand is light to non-existent. Kids will be kids, right? Sure, until that child grows to become a violent murderer.
Let me be very clear here, Our Government Is NOT pursuing these crimes to anywhere near their full capability. The blunt fact is- pets make money.The American population, in a whole, values the dollar over nearly anything else- especially those who stand to gain from it (ehmm- Government Officials).
We breed them to sell like livestock, although breeding of livestock is a necessity (unless you are a complete Vegan) if you want to eat. In America, we don’t eat dog meat, drink their milk, make clothing out of their pelts, and only a tiny percentage of us actually use them for their unique senses and amazing intelligence. So why is the very industry worth an estimated 60 Billion dollars?
The US Code, a consolidation of laws governing the United States, contains clear loopholes allowing breeders to thrive (see section 2133)- unhindered. These were so obvious I, uneducated with legal documents, was able to find them in a few minutes; they were intentionally included.
The USC was prepared by Congress- who also controls funding for government agencies who are tasked to oversee these breeders. Maybe a good reason why there are only 2 (.5) people per state to do this.
Sure, there are many charities out there, many people donate, and that is great. But- It will only go so far until the root of the population problem, the larger breeders in themselves, are taken care of. Until this happens- people will continue to donate (which is a good thing), pet stores and pet suppliers will continue to thrive, and the industry will only grow. As the pet industry gains attention, the demand for animals, in turn their distribution, and thus potential for profit, will increase. Nothing is cut and dry here- it stems way beyond singular acts of cruelty, like the child who fractured the tails of a litter of pups for simple enjoyment (also the same child who burned another set of puppies alive and got away with it).
Let me sum up the point of all this. As long as mans’ ‘Best Friend’ is such a readily available commodity, their personal value will be very small to those that stand to profit. Acts of violence. mistreatment, and neglect against these animals will be considered minor offenses. For example- “It was just a stray, who cares”. Well, Foxx the Pomeranian was not a stray.
Please share this post. It will take a drastic shift in public opinion to effect congressional funding on a large scale, especially if they are already provided monitory incentive from large entities to keep things just as they are. That shift will never occur if people don’t realize it is needed.
Hopefully some justice is found for Foxx the Pomeranian…