“The acid does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored, than on to what it is poured”. Quote passed down to me via my grandmother from my great-great grandmother. Indeed, the concept may go back even farther than that.
Like Godzilla rising from the depths to wreak havoc, the dog hater movement has arrived. It is an unstoppable juggernaut burning everything to ash with its white hot fury.
Who are these people? Don’t they know that dogs are man’s best friend? Don’t they know that dogs make us live longer? Why do they not understand that any problem they have had with a dog or its owner must be their fault, as dogs and their owners are strictly, by definition, noble creatures!? None of this matters to them as they absolutely DO NOT CARE. They have zero tolerance for dog lovers, dog agnostics, and any bad behavior on the part of dogs or their owners. They would prefer the earth be wiped clean of the canine species. While I do not share their POV, I do admire their “purity”.
Here is an excellent “hater” site. This is a well authored, well managed site: http://doghatersunite.com/
Here is a facebook page that I find rather humorous: http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-hate-dogs/419363194769014
It was inevitable that a “counter” hater movement would evolve to counter the extreme dog-lover movement. You can’t have the Ying without the Yang. You see bumper stickers that say “My poodle is smarter than your honor student”. Why the need to insult everyone within 30 feet of your automobile? Will the poodle give you emergency surgery after you have had your arm ripped off by a pit bull? Do poodles grow up to be astronauts, brain surgeons or captains of industry? Go ahead and hate children, dog lovers, but we were ALL children once. NONE of us were dogs once!
I am sure you dog lovers despise the haters. Consider this: Have you ever considered why they hate in the first place? Do you think they just woke up one morning and decided “I really hate dogs, no real reason, I just hate them”? Maybe they flipped a coin to decide whether to hate dogs or electric mopeds? No, most of these people woke up at 3am (for the Nth time in a row) due to a neighbors yard barker and, ill with fatigue, finally became a hater. They landed in the hospital after a dog attack and after being further abused by the dog owner, authorities, and apologistas went off the proverbial deep end.
Indeed, the dog hater is made not born. The efforts of dog lovers to foist their lifestyle choice on everyone else have bred the dog hater movement. You dog lovers have earned this hatred. It’s not rocket science, folks.
I was visiting a state park (out of my state) the other weekend, and some bozo had a border collie that was clearly nasty… barking and snapping at everyone. It was pulling at its leash constantly; the owner barely had it under control. Many were clearly afraid and/or offended. Why ruin everyone else’s good time with an animal like that? The damn thing almost bit me. I tell you, every malicious dog owner breeds at least a dozen haters.
It seems to me that the response of the dog lovers, so far, has been to relentlessly troll and spam every dog “hater” site. Unfortunately, for them, they do not realize that the dog hater is not the source of the problem. Indeed, it is the actions of the malicious dog owner that is spawning and nurturing this explosion of hatred. Dog lovers are attempting to put out the fire with gasoline. If dog owners simply controlled their dogs, the dog hater movement would dry up and blow away. That said, the dog hater movement will grow in power and size until either the dog owning population self-regulates, or at least concedes to a few commonsense limits on their behavior. Dog lovers need to realize that a MAJORITY of the population chooses to NOT own a dog and those people have a right to live free of various dog-related nuisances. If the dog lovers keep “doubling down” on this absurd policy of blame-the-victim, they will lose in the long run. I am convinced of this.
Going back to the opening paragraph of this essay: Dog haters – This hatred may be your undoing. Some of you have been critical of ME, but realize that I am actively working to reduce the frequency and intensity of pet related offenses in my community. If I were you, I’d channel that hatred into something useful…. Engage your local government and law enforcement and stress the importance of strict animal control. Owners of biters belong in jail and yard barkers must be silenced. Your passion and energy can do a lot of good if it is channeled in the right direction. Sitting around hating doesn’t do anyone any good, including you.