Dogs and racism.

 “…pet welfare rules are based in ‘whiteness.”

A paw(n) in the systemic racist white-privileged America

Nothing escapes the all-seeing eye of Woke Big Brother.

According to the College Fix, “Researchers with the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection, who argued that some animal control policies perpetuate racial and income inequities in the United States.”

Here’s a summary, as explained in, “Punishment to Support: The Need to Align Animal Control Enforcement with the Human Social Justice Movement:”

The current emphasis on enforcement and punishment in animal control policy has disproportionately negative impacts on low-income communities in the United States (US), particularly people of color. In this way, animal protection efforts are perpetuating many of the same inequities under examination in the human social justice movement. Reallocating the resources that have historically gone towards enforcement in communities to efforts that provide support in addressing the root causes of animal welfare concerns is needed to improve outcomes for pets in historically underserved communities.

Don’t ask me to explain. But it makes me wonder if cats and gold fish also are a part of systemic racism. We’ll need to wait for the federally funded study.

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  • If you had read the next two sentences this might have been clearer to you.
    "Due to inherent and systemic biases, animal control policies in the US are over-enforced in low-income communities and communities of color, resulting in worse health outcomes for the pets in these communities. These outcomes are exemplified by higher confiscation, relinquishment, and euthanasia rates, lower return to owner rates, and extended lengths of stay in animal shelters."
    In other words, the pets of minorities and poor people are more likely to be take away from then, more likely to be kept from then and more likely to be put to death.

    Is the University of Denver wrong, or are you objecting to the fact that it sounds too "woke" to be acceptable?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Unfortunately dogs in poorer neighborhoods, especially black, are raised as attack pets and are more likely to be untrainable if in a shelter.

  • Again you cite a right-leaning source. Keep your shirt on, Dennis. It's only one university study. I think you're making too much of it. It's getting to the point where you're obsessed with the term "woke".

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