Bias Makes You Stupid, And If You Are Already Ignorant To Begin With…Wow: The Gay Dog Saga

I showed this story to Spuds, and now he’s so depressed he won’t go out for his walk.

Fezco, a four or five year old Rottweiler mix, is desperately in search of a home before he is euthanized. The Stanly County Animal Shelter in North Carolina wrote in a Facebook post that the it seeks a new owner for the dog after its owners had surrendered him to the shelter.

He was, they explained, gay. After all, he humped another male dog, not that there’s anything wrong…no, I take that back. Fezco’s previously loving owners were convinced that there is enough wrong with that to justify killing him.

Not that it should be necessary for anyone with eyes and two brains cells to rub together, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ website explains that such behavior is normal for dogs.

“Mounting, thrusting (humping) and masturbation are normal behaviors exhibited by most dogs … They mount and thrust against other animals, people, and objects, such as wadded-up blankets, dog beds, and toys. Sometimes, dogs just rub against people or objects (without mounting them), or they lick themselves,” the website reads.

The presence in a democracy—or anywhere, really—of people as slug-stupid as Fezco’s despicable owners does immeasurable damage to the culture, politics, children and, yes, dogs. Yet there isn’t a thing we can do about it.

If only our system protected animals and children as well as it protects the rights of morons….

14 thoughts on “Bias Makes You Stupid, And If You Are Already Ignorant To Begin With…Wow: The Gay Dog Saga

  1. Actually I did not know that, but my family are generally cat owners rather than dog owners. I was kinda surprised at a recent parade when a Great Pyrenees who was standing next to me with his owner deliberately bumped me with his nose while I was shooting pictures as if to say “Hey! Pay attention to me!” .

  2. That honestly takes a special kind of stupid. Good thing they’re no longer dog owners, but I feel bad for poor Fezco.

  3. Oh for Pete’s sake. My lovable, easy-going, sweet boy of a Goldendoodle regularly humps male dogs in the process of play. And yet, if another dog attempts the same behavior in return my dog sets down immediate boundaries with a snarl and a snap. It’s his way of establishing dominance and has nothing to do with sex. It’s so commonplace among dogs that all of my dog park peeps don’t even bat an eyelash when it happens.

  4. Modern life has made me so cynical, my first thought is that this is fake. That the shelter posted that as a way to get attention (I’ll bet this ends up bringing in some healthy donations), rather than it being for real.

    I’m sure there are people out there dumb enough to get rid of a dog for this, or even dumber reasons. But the constant barrage of lies and grifts that comes through the media and the internet has given me a hair-trigger, and my bullshit alarm is clanging at full volume on this one.

  5. They just need to get the dog and owner to the right vet so they can work out their issues.

    The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) held its annual conference in Early March. Day three keynote speaker was our old trusted friend Nikole Hannah-Jones (1619 project).

    The conference billed itself as “…a three day-symposium that features respected thought-leaders from around the world, explores issues and opportunities, shares best practices, and focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.”

    Neither of the other two keynote presentations were actually about veterinary medicine either.
    However, there were sessions on such topics as:
    “Use of a Hackathon to Design a Longitudinal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Thread in a Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program.”,
    “Health and Wellbeing Among LGBTQ+ Veterinary Professionals and Students.”, and
    “Our College Community’s Response to Challenges Following the Death of George Floyd.”

    Link to Article, which includes a link to the conference website for details:

  6. Several prestigious media outlets have indeed tried to make the case over the years that mammals (sometimes dogs are named specifically) are “gay” because they do this. I remember a magazine (possibly Newsweek) describing male giraffes rubbing their necks together as “latent homosexual behavior.” Homophobic giraffe society just wouldn’t let them proclaim their forbidden love.

  7. This reminds me of a quote I once heard. Man is not a rational animal but an animal capable of rationality. There are some people who seem to always take the stupid route.

  8. I’m also of the opinion that this might be made-up silliness. Even when I wasn’t a dog owner, I knew that male dogs would hump just about anything. I find it hard to believe that experienced owners would think their dog is gay.

    However, if the story is valid, you are correct. Those owners are pretty terrible.

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