I think Animal Planet runs some of the most idiotic shows around, which considering the rest of the cable lineup, is saying a lot. Some of the worst shows, though, are the ones that show “animal lovers” who can’t handle their animals. This is where we get all the trainers and the experts that come in and tell people they’re fucking idiots.
Perhaps the worst show is My Cat From Hell, about cats that are simply unmanageable. You have people who are afraid to go on vacation, afraid to have friends over, afraid to have kids, because their cats are so completely out of control. Now yes, I know that most of these animals have extenuating circumstances and can be corrected, but if I found myself with an animal that I could not handle, I could not fix and was stopping me from living my life, you know what I’d do?
I’d shoot it.
Seriously, you cannot allow animals to run your life and most of the people in these shows are just too damn stupid to live. They’ve been living like this for years and they either don’t care or they’re too moronic to figure it out on their own. What, none of these people have heard of the Internet? Books? Anything? I mean, take your cat to the vet to see if anything is wrong and then address the problems. If you can’t do that, you don’t deserve to own an animal in the first place.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating filling Kitty full of lead because it’s easier than handling the problems, but there are some animals which cannot be fixed, which are just violent, destructive, etc. Usually those are strays who have been rescued, etc. Trust me, I know, I have 5 cats and 4 dogs, every single one of them has been rescued from a shelter or taken off the streets. Yeah, I know it’s not their fault, by and large, but the fact remains that some animals are just so damaged that they cannot be repaired no matter how hard you try. I love animals, but I’m realistic about them as well. There are animals that you can’t fix. There are pet owners who have no business owning pets. It just pisses me off when people get on TV and say “we’ve had this problem for 12 years and we don’t know what to do!”
Shoot yourself in the head, get your crappy genes out of the gene pool.