The upcoming Genesis awards are currently being promoted by HSUS, so perhaps its a good time to reflect on the irrational culture of celebrity worship here in the US.
Here's the text of the email I received today:
Join celebrities Betty White, Wendie Malick, James Cromwell, Kristin Davis, Emily Deschanel, Olivia Munn, Leona Lewis, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, Ed Asner, and many more at The HSUS' 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards in Los Angeles.
This year’s gala will feature a fantastic silent auction including couture vegan handbags, a Moroccan get-away, a private group vegan dinner, tickets to "American Idol" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," wine packages, a New York escape with dinner at Candle 79, and more.
Oh boy! Vegan dinner and vegan handbags! Teen celebrities have popularized purse-sized dogs, and we sure wouldn't want to tote those pint-sized pooches in leather purses. We must feed them vegan dog food too; HSUS imports their own brand from South America. Naturally, we'd expect HSUS to deny the carnivorous nature of canines.
Then we've had the moronic Bob Barker nagging us for decades to spay and neuter our pets. Gosh, Bob, if all the pets are spayed and neutered, pets will go extinct before you do. The darling man even auctioned his microphone on Ebay when he retired from his game show, and donated the proceeds to the United Activists for Animal Rights.
Seriously, with all the media-hyped, celebrity-spouted speutermania lately, we need to sit down and take a good hard look at the implications of this irrational philosophy. What is the price to your dog's health when its reproductive organs are carved out?
How's this for a short list?
prostate cancer in males
incontinence in females
vulvovaginitis in females
surgical complications, up to and including death
Maybe that's why in some countries it is frowned upon to hack out vital organs like ovaries and testes for no good reason. In Norway, it is illegal to spay or neuter unless it is a matter of medical necessity.
Guess all the moronic Hollywood AR pawns didn't do their homework! They are not very humane! Genesis awards notwithstanding.
And our dogs should pay the price for the idiocy of Hollywood celebrities?