Jackson, Tennessee — While homophobia is not uncommon in today’s society, there has been a general move toward the acceptance of all sexual orientations. There is, at times, moments where blatant discrimination still occurs. Thankfully, no law in America allows for the killing of a human because he/she is gay, but is it different for a “gay” dog?
The dog, whose name is not identified, was dropped off at a high kill shelter after his owner decided that the dog must be gay. The behavior leading to this assumption included the dog being “hunched over” another male dog.
It is worth noting that this type of behavior indicates dominance over another dog, as opposed to attraction. Not only is the owner of this animal flawed in morals, he is also flawed in his logic. The shelter, unfortunately, does not have enough space to house the dog and if the dog is not adopted immediately then it will be put to death.
UPDATE: Fortunately, the dog has since been adopted after immediate backlash on social media sites, and in the media. The dog now named “Elton” was adopted by Stephanie Fryns, a veterinary technician, according to ABC News. While this pup may have been judged before, he will be in a much more accepting home now.
Written by Lauren Varga