Squail theory: Pet cruelty gene examined.


     Squail here again.  Have you ever wondered why humans are cruel towards animals?  I feel that there are a number of possibilities.  Lets examine some of the reasons for this.  I will start by saying overall we pets live harmonically with humans.  As an avid lover of my parents, I am proud to say they treat me well.  I am provided all t he necessities that a cat such as myself could need or want.  Humans that are uncaring, unwilling, or just uneducated send a chill down my back.  In my many wanderings around the neighborhood, I cannot help but notice my peers.  Their faces speak to me in the name of neglect.  Call it lack of companionship, food, freedom, or warmth; Either way it’s unjust.

     Lets look at humans in general;  Most have a natural tendency of love and acceptance towards animals,  generally speaking of course.  They are social creatures in search of belonging.  From birth they are dependent upon nurturing parents to guide them into a life of  self-reliance.  As they grow this feeling of social acceptance usually follows, provided basic needs are still met.  These needs reinforce the young human’s dependency of their parents. In return the young human offers love, respect and obedience in return, “generally”.  Occasionally the needs of these youngins’ are null en-void.  Resentment, distrust and even anger oftentimes accompany them as time goes by.  This nurturing that should have prepared the young human for adulthood is now instilled permanently in behavior.  As a result an individual may or may not act humanely in our favor.

     What determines whether an individual acts inhumanely towards an animal or not?  To say that humans are predetermined to cause unnecessary actions towards animals is very questionable in my mind.   A flawed gene could allow such actions rendering the individual  unaware.  In my opinion this outcome is less than likely, though not impossible.  This then brings us back to environment.  Some humans possibly choose cruelty as a form of empowerment.  Some may even engage inhumanly as a result of ignorance.  Whatever the reason, educating the public is crucial to our survival as animals.  After all we cannot speak for ourselves.  Unless your name is Squail, and you manage a blog.


Landfill Dogs Project

touch of home

I was very touched by this story about Shannon Johnstone, a photographer, helping homeless dogs find their furever home in North Carolina. She photographs the dogs at the landfill…this is where they end up without a home. Shannon gives a face to those dogs that society has forgotten and transformed a landfill into a thing of beauty.

Reblogged from The Lazy Pit Bull

Saving The Landfill Dogs

January 29, 2014 / By Christina Berry / 3 Comments

Landfill Dogs

I can’t tell you how moved I am by the work of Shannon Johnstone, a North Carolina photographer who is putting her incredible talent to good use, helping homeless dogs find their forever families.

Shannon’s project, Landfill Dogs, began in 2012 as a quest to “offer an individual face to the souls that are lost because of overpopulation, and give these animals one last chance.”

That’s what Karsten, pictured above, got…

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Animal Abuser Registries

Animal Abuser Registries.


Now this makes sense!  Click the link above to read more about how States are leaning towards an animal abuse registry for those convicted of abusing animals.

Squail 🙂

Making sense… Squail Sense


Hi!  Squail here with my Squail Sense for the day.  My mommy decided to dress me in this outfit.  It made no sense to me… But she thought it did.  I had to let her do it.  Gotta make my mommy happy!!  🙂

On a more serious note, I have another bit of info.  My mommy and daddy visited one of the local shelters today to make a donation of food.  As always, my mommy just HAD to see the animals.  There are so many dogs and cats that are in need of and deserve a loving forever home.  To see this always leaves my mommy in tears.  I know she would take them all if she could, but one person can only do so much.  Let’s all work together to make it happen!!  Now THAT makes sense!!  🙂

2013 State rankings for animal protection laws

South Carolina ranks 46th. This is not acceptable! Please contact your local Gov. officials demanding animal welfare laws be enforced. We need stiff laws to protect the ones who cannot speak for themselves!

Thank you.



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Cruelty Investigation

Author:  Humane Society of SC.
The Humane Society is committed to investigating and resolving instances of animal cruelty and neglect. Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty cases looked into by our Cruelty Investigator, Eddie O’Cain, is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education.
Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, or veterinary care or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating or killing an animal.
Animal hoarding is a situation that happens when someone has collected so many animals that they are unable to provide proper care for them. In South Carolina, there are numerous laws that protect the welfare of animals.
Animal cruelty comes in all shapes and sizes. Over the years, The Humane Society has logged thousands of complaints and has documented all too many instances of cruelty.

If you witness an act of animal torture, abuse or neglect, call your local police or sheriff’s office immediately. If you know or suspect that an animal is being neglected or abused, report your information by calling Eddie O’Cain, Cruelty Investigator, at 803.783.1267 x11 or by email at eocain@humanesc.org.

Connect to SCRAPS here

SCRAPS… (South Carolina Rescue of Animals and Provider Services).

Hello! This is my first paw print post. I look forward to educating people about pet ownership and the needs for pets everywhere.

SCRAPS… (South Carolina Rescue of Animals and Provider Services).


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