A lot of families nowadays have pet dogs. Some of them are indies while others are Siberian Huskies, St.Bernards and Pugs. Recently the topic of breed preference, the unsuitability of certain breeds in India’s tropical climate, and the discussion over buying vs. adopting pets was initiated on Twitter with this tweet.
"Buying" pets is abuse. Buying a Husky in fvcking tropical countries is a bigger abuse.
— Abhijit Iver-Mectin 🇵🇸 (@lildeekenergyy) May 24, 2021
A lot of people said that huskies are native to Siberia with colder temperatures and can’t tolerate the heat here. They urged everyone to adopt rather than shop when it came to pets.
A friend’s landlords in Gurgaon have a saint fucking Bernard. That poor baby cannot tolerate heat. And he’s a big dog with not enough space to walk to play. So he is angry all the time. And is therefore kept tied 24 hours a day. Unimaginable animal cruelty. So commonplace.
— Manjiri (@ManjiriIndurkar) May 24, 2021
There was one husky in my apartment! Poor fellow. He would be taken for walks in hot sun. Also, lots of St. Bernards are abandoned in Bangalore.
— Mals (@fenandme) May 24, 2021
adopt , don't shop and stay regional please 😭 pains me to see Huskies walking around in Chennai heat 😭 https://t.co/SuONdWU5fO
— jpsugumar (@jpsugumar) May 24, 2021
Istg I have seen people with huskies in Delhi and it pisses me off.
One of my friends here is taking care of an abandoned husky because previous owners couldn’t take care of it in hot weather 🙄 https://t.co/UmiaruxtIL
— S a l ☀️ (@exoisweird) May 24, 2021
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It’s cruel! Don’t know about other cities but what’s with the people in Mumbai buying Siberian huskies? Seen quite a few. Do the owners have any idea of the kind of sub-zero temperatures huskies are are supposed to live in? Or is it just let’s bring home a toy? https://t.co/iusm5Tn3qN
— Ishita Guha (@GuhaIshita) May 24, 2021
same with persian cats and norwegian forest cats. i have no idea why they get thick furry cats when they live in hot and humid climates
— 🕛🕧🕐🕜🕑🕝🕒🕞🕓🕟🕔🕠🕕🕡🕖🕢🕗🕣🕘🕤🕙🕥🕚🕦 (@spacepunkx) May 24, 2021
One of my colleagues has a husky but they live in pune!!!!!! it’s ridiculous.
another distantttt friend of a friend used to feed a veg diet to their lab. the dog OBVIOUSLY developed a fkn list of problems. now chicken is fed by the driver in the building basement. abusive!!!
— nm 🌸 (@Blahblaholic_) May 24, 2021
They shared photos of their own adopted pets. Take a look:
People have genuinely said the most fucked up shit about my indie like directly to my face, about how she just have diseases and how she’s ugly…all while having fucking Shih tzus pic.twitter.com/ESvG2nA9s6
— lav (@lavcula) May 24, 2021
Here’s my beautiful adopted baby Rosa. She was with us a short time before passing away. She was an extremely smart and delightful girl. But helped me get through a rough time. Adopt, don’t shop. pic.twitter.com/OGL68z2ZZv
— Zenitha Das | ଜେନିଥା ଦାସ | ज़ेनिथा दास (@azenithromycin) May 24, 2021
My boy is the bestest looking good boy there is. pic.twitter.com/oJofKo3Od0
— Ashwin Jacob 🇵🇸 (@Ashwin_Jac) May 24, 2021
Here’s my cat who randomly came to our house last year and never left 😁 pic.twitter.com/qOrr20n6JY
— Rakshith Pinto (@rakshitpinto) May 24, 2021
However, some people said that it was alright as long as the pet owner was willing to take on the responsibility. Someone also added that they weren’t able to adopt a cat even though they wanted to.
Owning a husky is ofcourse a lot of work but not abuse as long as they get plenty of exercise (more than other breeds) and a continuous supply of drinking water. They have a layer of insulation fur which helps them stay warm in cold weather and stay cooler in summers.
— Tanay B (@T90bh) May 24, 2021
Tried adopting a stray cat, no luck
— Arshdeep Sandhu (Raavi) (@arsh11kaur) May 24, 2021
My Friend did this.. She setup a separate air conditioned room for her Husky
— Robert Mohan Kunju (@KunjuRobert) May 24, 2021
Seen so many husky in my town when it gets 48c in peak summer. Once I even asked the pet store owner and a vet, thier reply was they get habitual and with extra cold water they get ok. I couldn’t believe I would hear that from a vet also.
— Paramveer (@LaxusDThunder) May 24, 2021
What’s your take on the matter? Tell us.