ADOPT OR SHOP, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
To Adopt: to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent.
If you choose a pet at a shelter or rescue to take home, you adopted that pet.
If you choose a pet at a breeder or pet shop to take home, you adopted that pet.
To (shop) Buy: obtain in exchange for payment.
If you pay an “adoption” fee to a shelter or rescue, you shopped and bought that pet.
If you pay a purchase price to a breeder or pet shop, you shopped and bought that pet.
Hmmmm…not much difference is there?
But, the Animal Rights groups desperately want you to believe that there IS a difference. They believe they are righteous, they are good, they believe they are above the fray. They believe that breeding is bad, breeding should be banned, and selling pets for a “profit” well, that is the most evil deed of all.
So let’s look at the numbers because after all, NUMBERS DON”T LIE.