Rant Alert: Baby Animals are NOT Toys

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by augustmomx2, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    This is a rambling rant of mine and I apologize on the front-end [​IMG]

    In the spring I had ordered some baby chicks and its a "big" event in our house, with preparation etc. I spoke to a "friend" of mine about it, (using the term loosly, she is the mom of my kids' friends) and she suddenly had interest in raising ducks to put in their neighborhood pond. I thought she was kidding when she said that they picked up 6 ducks @ TSC, but no, she wasn't. She hadn't prepared anything and I wasn't sure what she was going to do with them after they were old enough. I'm not sure how ducks who were hand-raised, would handle being shoved out to the side of the pond in a neighborhood? I asked her a few questions, and her response was "Well I didn't think about that" Really? Were they to stay baby ducks forever in your garage? I asked her a few weeks later how the ducks were doing and she said "Well I can't really talk about it around the kids"...fast forward to a few weeks ago and I had an opportunity to talk to her without the kids around. She stated that she "wasn't sure what happened" but that 5 out of the 6 baby ducks had died just a few days after coming home. Then she started to talk about how the kids were "playing" with them a lot and how one had just laid down and died after being "played" with. The lone survivor was taken back to TSC ...

    [​IMG] So these poor baby ducks were probably killed due to man-handling and the inability of this woman to understand that baby animals are NOT toys! They are baby animals and they need us, as the adult, to take care of them and protect them since they don't have a mama [​IMG]

    Thanks for allowing me to use this forum as my rant, only you guys understand the complete frustration!!

  2. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Well I don't know about ducklings.. But I would guess that they need heat like chicks do and then I would research how to care for them before ever purchasing them. I'm guessing they were too cold and too handled. But to not even research it is just STUPID.
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    What really scares me is these people have children.
  4. maclady

    maclady Songster

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lost in Space
    Totally understand your rant. I would be ranting too. It is scary that people like these are responsible for raising future members of our society. Yikes!
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Crowing

    Jun 21, 2011
    Yes. And billions of other people exactly like her have children. Who are going to grow up with that kind of mentality and have children of their own.
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    what a prophecy that movie "Idiocracy" is proving...[​IMG]
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing

    Jun 4, 2011
    I always cringe when I hear that ANYONE is buying a pet for their kids.

  8. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!

    I have had a mom contact me about chicks for her kids. She wanted 4 chicks for a few months, until they grew 'ugly' and then bring them back to me. They were to live in their kids' room. Uhhh, nope.
  9. ladyride

    ladyride Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    [​IMG] [​IMG] poor ducks. Makes you wonder how they raise kids. Even scarier as someone else posted this is our future generation. [​IMG]
  10. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Indiana, PA
    Unfortunately people see the chicks and ducklings at places like TSC and they are so cute...let's get some...and no one bothers to ask if they know anything about raising/keeping them. I would imagine that a lot of the "pets" bought this way don't make it...

    It's like when 101 Dalmations came out and everyone thought oh, let's get one, not realizing that a Dalmation is a high energy dog and not the best suited for small children! Imagine how many "Nemos" were bought only to be flushed...

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