Octo-mom and PETA join forces. When I saw this headline I could barely believe my eyes. How could Nadya Suleman have ANYTHING in common with PETA? An extreme pro-animal rights group that sinks whaling ships… Ok so the byline explains that she was paid five thousand dollars and is losing her house to foreclosure.
But really? What was PETA thinking?
And then the irony hit me. She has more children than most dogs bare in one litter. My next blog post! PETA has joined forces with octo-mom and I am the first one to discover the irony of it all! I could hardly get to my writing fast enough. But first I had to tell my husband and of course read the rest of the article.
So I click on the link…
Only to discover that I am not the first one to realize the irony. In fact PETA based their entire campaign on it. As well as her stupidity and/or desperation depending on how you look at it. Because there I found good ole Octmom smiling next to a banner that reads, “Don’t let your cat or dog become an octomom.”
Ok now I know I can be pretty incorrect politically speaking. But this beats me any day.
Well wait a second let me give it a try. Because I actually DO have a problem with this.
The irony I see in this situation is that if Nadya Suleman lived in my neighborhood and her children were pets PETA would actually be beating down her door with carry kennels in hand to round them up. You see fourteen animals is well over the legal limit here in my city.
And all kinds of officials would be investigating her ability to care for them and house them given her location. She may even be labeled a HOARDER and charged in a court of law as a criminal if their living conditions were sub-standard.
There would be a press conference regarding their status by members of the shelter they were taken to. And waiting lists would accumulate quickly as people clamor to adopt the rescues and give them a new lease on life.
Now, admittedly I don’t know the exact laws in her neighborhood nor do I plan to research them.
But I find it strange that because they are children that grew in her womb and not pets that she adopted there is no mention of the fact that she may not be suitable for the monumental task of raising fourteen children. Fourteen children that she bore as the result of donated sperm and IVF. Fourteen children that have no parental support outside of her
Not to mention the fact that her mental status
certifiable is more than questionable. Her own father asked Oprah if she could help him get her committed evaluated by a psychiatrist. And she has undergone heaps of plastic surgery to try and become emulate Angelina Jolie so that she can steal Brad Pitt.
But then again, I guess we do have to give her credit for not taking the porn deal from vivid entertainment for half a million dollars. Yet.
Personally, I think in
any kind of sane world a best case scenario she would have put most if not all of them up for adoption from the beginning. But I don’t think she is capable of that kind of rational self-less thinking.
She is now facing foreclosure on her home and considering welfare. How far does this really have to go before someone steps in?
Or could it really be that we have better laws to protect pets than children?
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