Shelters Say People Less Likely To Adopt 'Black' Dogs
Racism against dogs too?
Blacks stay losing.
Los Angeles area animal shelters have released some disturbing findings. According to them, people do not adopt black or darker-haired dogs as often as they do lighter ones.
According to a TIME magazine article published last year, "black dog syndrome" is growing trend and is loosely defined as when "black shelter pets are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized."
Why do people not like black dogs as much? Here are the reasons LA Weekly came up with:
- Whenever Hollywood casts a black dog, they are usually evil and blood-thirsty
- When people take pictures of black dogs, their eyes "glow" making them look scary
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In fact, they say the trend has got so bad that they are now offering incentives to people who adopt black dogs. Think of it as affirmative action for cannines.
May has officially been declared "Adopt A Black Shelter Pet Month" and there is also an initiative called "Back In Black" where people are given extra dog food for adopting black dogs.
So, let the record state, black dogs get a month with a full 31 days, while actual black people are still stuck with 28 in February.