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Good Night Tex

Written by PETA | November 8, 2007

To be honest, I’m having trouble coming up with a decent intro to this video. It’s a behind the scenes look at the companion animal overpopulation crisis, from the perspective of a woman who deals with it every day, up close and personal. It really made me think about what an absolute joke the whole idea of “responsible” breeding is, when millions of animals are killed annually for one simple reason: there just aren’t enough good homes for them.

Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

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  • debra says:

    This is what I strive not to happen I rescue as often and as many as I can on my five acre lot. I do not make alot of money but they are well fed well cared for and very well loved. Thanks for putting this out for people to see. Respectfully Debra venice florida

  • Caboose (Combine Slayer) says:

    Mike Stop being so literal. I meant PETA.

  • sandra lastel says:

    This is such an emotional video….you have to be responsable for your pets ! I feel deeply touched by this…. SL

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Caboose Are they euthanizing excessively…?

  • Maureen says:

    Dogs like Tex have a very special place in Doggie Heaven.

  • Caboose (anti Combine) says:

    Animal shelters like this arent the only ones who euthanize excessivly………

  • Caboose (neutral, blue army. Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha) says:

    not socialists but communists.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Hey Ana!!! Great to hear from you! You are absolutely right. Just like your wonderful kitty many cats live to be 17 nowadays. Less frequently cats can even live into their twenties. Although not terribly common the numbers are growing in vet clinics of cats who are 20 or 21 and still doing well. And think about this the oldest cat on record is 34 years old.

  • Ana says:

    Hello Maya! Good points and I have experienced what you described as well. Beautiful cats only a year old are really “young” kitties. Cats with good care and nutrition topped with lots of love can live well into their teens. My Isis dies this year at the age of 17 I adopted her at the age of 7 weeks. Cats beyond kittenhood are just as worthy beautiful and just as loving as any kitten. Please consider adopting these lovely cats.

  • critter momma says:

    Our house is overflowing with feral kittens right now. Dumped animals male cats roaming at night looking for “love”…all these lead to lots of loving homeless animals. We have “fixed” as many of the feral adults we can catch…and kept as many of the feral kittens as we can. But there are ALWAYS more. Our three dogs were all adults when adopted..ages 2 2 and 4. Wonderful loving animals. Two saved from high kill shelters. No wonder I hate people so much!

  • Jaclyn says:

    I hate to say this but I actually know someone who couldn’t deal with her cat marking his territory all over the house. So they dropped him off at another neighborhood in the streets. She said that months later they came across the cat was he trying to make his way back home? and he had an eye gouged out and another one infected and looked like it as about to pop out. If she would have known of shelters or thought of shelters atleast the cat would have gotten a peaceful death.

  • nicole says:

    this should be shown on national television!! primetime over and over again plus during commercial breaks of “dog shows” where all those “wonderful” people show off their pure bred dogs!!! alot of them are breeders and even if their not every single one of them supports the killing of cute wonderful and loving little pups just like this one. it makes me cry and so angry i cant even describe it. he went over the rainbow bridge and is now in a better place the sad part is that people will never learn and it willgo on just like that just think of christmas how many pets will become christmas gifts and how many of them will end up just like him a few weeks after because kids or whoever the pets were for will find out that theyre not interested anymore or will just realize what kind of responsibility any dog cat or other animal requires… the only thing i have to say to all those people that breed that torture animals and abuse even the slightest bit… KARMA IS A B.TCH itll get back to you and you cant hide

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Good job PETA. I have pretty vivid memories of those trash bags overflowing with dead cats and dogs. Most of them were adults. We would open the shelter and “adopters” would be literally fighting over the last kitten while 200 beautiful adult cats usually no more than 1 or 2 years old sat in the cages unconsidered. I wondered how comfortable I felt adopting out an animal to people who were so shallow that they wanted the “wittle babies” so much that they would get into a screaming match with another grown person. In any case if you think of adopting consider an “older” pet. Most of them are no more than four years old.

  • kelly says:

    Hey! Didn’t you hear? The forprofit breeders and some other greedy cranks say that “overpopulation is a myth.” Liars and hypocrites! They say that shelters made up this myth to make “money.” The breeding industry makes me sick. They spend their time FIGHTING against laws and bills and rules that could help animal and reduce the vast numbers of homeless that the shelters and pounds are dealing with. Oh yeah these breeders might do a little “rescue.” Elitist rescue of ONLY purebred dogs and they can’t even keep up with those because many shelters have loads of purebred dogs. Want to see the SUPPORTERS of overpopulation and death? Look to puppy mill pet industry lobbies often called the Professional Pet Breeders Associations the AKC they not only make most of their money from puppy mill registrations but their constituents fight against any and all breeder rules and laws the “responsible dog owner” or “pet owner” groups code for BREEDER and they exist to do the same support the rampant overbreeding the “sporting dog lobby” that overbreeds and dumps vast numbers of “surplus” dogs and dogs that didn’t make the cut to die in the woods or in pounds. These groups keep the status quo keep the dogs in shelters and pounds dying while promoting horriblybred “purebreds” and “designer mixes” that are raised in cruelty. They want to keep dog breeding underground and unregulated and spewing out vast numbers of unaltered animals that get sold like toys and dumped later. For the pounds and shelters to deal with. They call dogs like Tex “inferior mutts” and don’t care if he and dogs like him die. As long as they collect their money for selling dogs and promoting dog breeding. Oh and enough puppy mill blood money to run foolish dog shows.

  • tao says:

    every kind of animal breeding must stop this is horribly selfish and cruel! there are enough homeless creatures in this world adopt them! and those who don’t like to adopt an animal should adopt a child before they take animals from a breeder because this is not love or helping a creature but some lunatic idea for the moment with no future! i know several women who had animals from breeders and when the moment came for a child they threw the animal away! this is insane and without heart and sence of responsibility!

  • Mars says:

    “he whole idea of responsible breeding is” It’s the irresponsible breeding of mutts that cause animal pounds to have numerous animals that they then sell.Of course we all know the failure of neutering that these animal groups condone.It’s the pounds that help create the problem by giving people a convient place to dispose of their unwanted animals.

  • Carla says:

    This is not Right this is not fair! Every adoptable animal deserves a loving home. The one pick for this film should have NEVER EVER died. It sadens me to know this goes on day in and day out so routine! We as a society have to be held accountable for all these loving gods creatures because this will never go away!! And it has to start with the ABC’s!!

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  • keith says:

    A complete tragedy. I have a rescued dogcat pony. Will humans ever wise up to wanton breeding.. I very much doubt it !

  • kitty says:

    That is so sad… I always was mad that so many people carelessly buy their companion animals from pet stores and breeders instead of shelters!!

  • Kim says:

    I work at a vet clinic that works very close to our local Humane Society wish that we could make our clients watch videos like this. I actually had a dumba tell me that he didn’t want to neuter his male cat because that it was cruel and joked about paying child support for a litter that his “stud” help create. My response was that I had just gone through paperwork of about 25 cats dogs our clinic had vaccinated for rabies this year this was in August but were never adopted. I then asked him if he had an idea of what happened to those animals. He didn’t really have a response for me. Sometimes I hate the fact I have to be “nice” to clients…but I do get joy in letting them have it in a subtle way well I don’t know if I was really subtle in this case.

  • Caboose (neutral, blue army. Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha) says:

    “Bitchpants McCrabby” Red vs. Blue Sorry I had to say it. I dont mean it at all.

  • Marianne says:

    That video broke my heart. To watch that sweet dog get put to sleep was very hard to watch…what makes it even worse is to know that its such a common occurance. That these animals have to die because there just isn’t enough space for them. Sweet loving animals who have such much to give…and their lives are ended because of irresponsible pet owners and breeders. The video was very good though. It showed the side that people don’t know about or don’t want to think about. The most moving was the dog being put to sleep…again he was put to sleep not because he was vicious or sick…it was simply because no one wanted him and they needed to make room…

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    We tried very hard in Calif to pass the no more breeding bill. We were out numbered only because more people did not know about it. Many other states are thinking about doing the same. These poor babies their only crime was being born. Such irresponsible people. When will more people learn how valuable animals lives are their important too. What in the world would we do without our animal companions? I can’t bare the thought. Judith Goodnight sweet Tex

  • BullyDawg says:

    Every time I see something like this I think “that kitten could have been Mack or Dixie…that dog could have been Bobo or Boure.” Tonight look at your animal companion…look him in the eye. Then imagine he’s Tex. If that doesn’t make you want to get up and DO something I feel sorry for you.

  • Jaclyn says:

    The video speaks for itself. 1. Spay and neuter your pets. 2. STOP BUYING CATS AND DOGS AS IF THEY WERE FASHION ACCESSORIES I want a Coach bag I only want a Prada AND ADOPT!

  • Hugo Pottisch says:

    The truth. Very touching. Thank you! If everyone who ate meat would have to kill herhimself… If everyone who bought a dog would have to kill one herhimself… Economists would call the current siltation a moral distortion. Consumers do not know the real price. We need more transparency and fewer vital lies.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    What a video. The poor woman in it obviously suffers great emotional pain every time she is forced to euthanize. At least the poor animals are put to sleep by someone who truly loves and cares about them. An animal companion shouldn’t be about prestige or status. It should be about shared love. And in this regard shelter “mutts” are easily equivalent to any unnecessary breeder’s animal. The mantra is the samespay and neuter and get your animal friend from a shelter.