I see dumb people. There are an awful lot of dumb people gas-bagging on T.V. but Whoopi Goldberg gets the prize for being the most selfish, ignorant gasbag of the week.
I watched Whoopi Goldberg on the View gassing on and on about how “you don’t know what you’re getting when you get a “pookie-dingle-doodle” from the pound. She was saying that when you get a pound dog, you might be in for problems, like you might get stuck with a dog who has respiratory problems because of a genetic malformation. Or worse, you might get stuck with a mutt.
Whoopi, with all due respect, YOU are a mutt. And you, yourself, don’t come from some fancy breeder and you look like you might have less than perfect genes, like most of us. I would think that someone like you, who has a lot in common with us pound dogs, someone who has been through hard times and overcome those hard times, would be a little more understanding of what it means to come from the wrong side of the tracks.
Yeah, you DO have the right to buy a dog. But does that make it right? You know, people had the right to buy slaves in this country too but it wasn’t right. I know you don’t want to be told what to do.
You’re like one of those guys who’ll only date supermodels because they have all the right markings. They’re expensive, they’re beautiful and replaceable and when they get tired of one, they get a new one. In that market, you, Whoopi, wouldn’t stand a chance. You wouldn’t be seen for who you are. You wouldn’t be seen at all. You’d have to hope that some guy wanted a real companion—a friend who would stick by him and love him, would give you a chance instead of insisting on his right to date models.
I am a mutt who was on death row at the pound and I would have died there if everybody thought like you.
Fact: Purebred dogs actually have more genetic malformations than hybrid dogs and that is something that the AKC doesn’t want you to know because it rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars masquerading as a non-profit animal welfare organization, when really, it is a FOR-profit corporation that makes the bulk of its blood money from registering litters from commercial breeding operations.
Whoopi, the concept of “purebred” doesn’t have any more substance than the concept of “pure” German or “pure’” Ugandan. This idea of ‘pure” anything stinks of snobbery and racism. Do you think that if a “purebred” woman from Burkina Faso has a child with a “purebred” man from Austria, that the child is somehow genetically defective? And what if that child, as a result of neglectful parenting or catastrophic circumstances, ends up in an orphanage, are you actually going to use your platform on network television to talk someone out of adopting that child?
If we stick to logic, the same goes for dogs. Racial “purity” is racial talk, it’s racism and it’s wrong, whether you’re talking about non-human animals or human animals. Besides, a lot of the dogs at the pound ARE purebred dogs who were bred in commercial breeding facilities, bought in pet stores and then dumped. Do you think a dog is worthless because he is homeless? Do you think homeless people are worthless too?
What you said is pure garbage and garbage is something I know a lot about. I was considered garbage. I am a mutt who was thrown away like trash, left to die at the pound. And because there are millions of dogs like me and millions of people like you who don’t care, we’ll continue to be thrown out like garbage.
Whoopi, let’s be honest; you don’t really like dogs. If you have to buy a dog to get what you want, you want a brand or an accessory—not a best friend, a dog.