Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Temple Kittens And The Thai Way Of Adopting Pets.

My son and me we are confronted with a litter of kittens in the rural temple where we daily go to play and do exercise.

We do what most Thai people would do, feed it, but don’t take them home, the temple is their home.

People with a surplus of kittens or puppies often put the animals somewhere, keep an eye out for them, until some friendly neighborhood person adopts the animal.

Adopting doesn’t mean taking it home and “owning” the animal.

It means you take responsibility but let the animal where you found it. Feed it daily, and maybe give veterinary care or sterilize it, as I have found out regular Thai people do it this way.

I know it is not as good as western animal lovers who don’t allow stry animals on the street but  lovingly put them  in concrete solitaire cells or, the most sacred act of true love amongst certain animal defenders, gently put it to death with a lethal injection…I guess the Thai aren’t that civilized yet. SIGH.

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