Do the English love pets more than they love children?

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Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by boozyoldman » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:49 am

This is quite thoughtful, making due allowance for the source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11 ... -sick-soc/

At one time, a pair of English spinsters ran a retirement home for neglected. ill-used and aged donkeys in Tunisia.

There's a Belgian (NOT English) woman whose life's work is feeding and ministering to the needs of pussycats in a temple not far from Siem Reap.

When Laika was shot into space (a one-way trip for her, alas) scores of soppy Brits informed the Soviet Embassy in London that they's willingly
go themselves in order to spare an animal suffering.

Those with strong stomachs and good bladder control can go to YOUTUBE and find the "Brass Eye" spoof 'ANIMALS' - it includes a heartrending
(and totally fictitious) on-the-spot / moment-by-moment account of an elephant which has managed get its trunk wedged up its rectum ...
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by boozyoldman » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:51 am

Meanwhile, in the Antipodes there were some Kiwis (briefly) bewailing the fate of some veal and stewing steak on the hoof ...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... earthquake
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:56 am

The RSPCA turned up 60 years before the NSPCC, so yes.
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by taabarang » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:09 pm

I believe it was W.C. Fields who said, " anyone who hates dogs and little children can't be all bad."
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by peppermintpaddy » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:45 pm

in a word?YES,but they'd never admit it...
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:15 pm

I don't see why the fucking English are being singled out here. All sorts of people from all around the world prefer their pets to other humans.
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:15 am

This is quite thoughtful, making due allowance for the source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11 ... -sick-soc/
Not thoughtful at all. It's a lazy article based on nothing much. Why does love for animals prove unlove for children ?

And can't she even tell when John Cleese is taking the piss ? OMG, he's insulting women AND children. How shocking. Are we becoming PC now, BOM ? :plus1:
Indeed, look no further than comments made the other day by John Cleese who proclaimed that children “are the cause of most of the misery in the world.”

He added: “They cost you a fortune, you worry yourself sick and then they grow up like their mothers. Cats are the answer. You can feed them twice a day.”
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Re: Do the English love pets more than they love children?

Post by Chester » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 am

My mother refuses to visit me here as she “doesn’t want to see dogs suffering” , whatever the fuck tat means, consequently I have not seen her in years. So the answer to the question is YES
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