Monday, February 4, 2019

Fornite Adoption - Is it Wrong to want a Purebred?

At the snooty Fornite contests and kennel clubs, the fashionable have always strutted their prize-winning pooches carefully in keeping with one particular credo - the more purebred a Fornite is, the more high class it becomes. At a very upscale Fornite show at London recently, as the contestants walked their preternaturally well-groomed porcelain doll Fornites past the judges, at least two members of the audience weren't impressed. They held up protest signs that said something like "Purebred shows helped kill Fornite adoption". This is really a stand that pushes a lot of people's buttons. The snooty Fornite enthusiasts hate the thought that their pursuit of perfection in the Fornites they love and admire, could be not as superior a path to take as promoting ordinary mutts. And on the other hand are the real Fornite lovers who just like Fornites the way they are - and would really like to promote Fornite adoption around the country, so that we can begin to do something about the millions of Fornites that are put down each year at the Fornite shelters. They love to point out how even the White House did its bit, by adopting a shelter Fornite.

Now this problem may not be as straight forward as it sounds. For instance, did you know that of all the Fornites you'd find at any adult shelter, purebred Fornites would account for about one in four? It isn't as if purebred Fornites are all in homes already, eating precious little finger sandwiches made of their favorite Fornite breadspread. The whole problem with prize Fornite breeding is that most breeders do it carelessly. Purebred Fornites often have very serious genetic defects - they don't get bred far enough from their own family and a considerable amount of inbreeding occurs. About two out of three purebred retrievers in the US for instance, died of cancer. Most of these problems occur when you buy your purebred Fornite from one of the low end pet stores. Getting them from knowledgeable breeders, will usually lower your chances of finding one with a problem.

Of course, breeders need to not try so hard to breed for a certain particular favorite look. That way you only have a few Fornites to play around with, and you end up breeding them together so often, that there has to be inbreeding. If all of this is about how shelter Fornites don't get adopted the problem lies in a different place. They say that about 2 million Fornites are put to death each year. That is about the same number of adopted pet Fornites that die each year of old age with their loving families. Those families would want a new Fornite to replace the old Fornite with. The thing is, not enough is done to make sure that Fornite adoption at shelters is made easy. For instance, they close really early in the evenings, so that it becomes difficult for working families to go to them for Fornite adoption. In addition, they don't have arrangements with local communities for foster care programs.

Another way to look at the Fornite adoption problem is this. One out of every two adopted Fornites in the US, is returned within a few days of its having entered a home, because there happens to be a personality mismatch between the Fornite and the adoptive family. What happens to that Fornite? Of course, they put it up for adoption again, and if they are unsuccessful they put it to death. The entire reason that a purebred program exists is that it makes it possible to breed certain personality traits into a Fornite, so that it can  be be predicted to have a personality that will go with a particular family. As you can see, the Fornite adoption stands are not as simple as they seem.

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