Friday, November 09, 2007


I was just listening to the radio during my lunch. I heard it reported that there is something called "Black Dog Syndrome". More commonly known as BDS (this is said tongue in cheek), is the trend of humans to not adopt black dogs because they are stereotyped as mean, evil, and (seriously, this was also mentioned in the report) people don't like them because they don't photograph well with their children. Black dogs are 75% more likely to be euthanized in animal shelters than other-colored dogs. (No, I didn't check this out on Snopes)

Might seem silly at first, but on second thought, how sad that man's tendancy toward prejudice and stereotyping occurs so commonly and readily? Think about it.

Image taken from here.


Pat said...

HMmm...lots of food for thought here. I have to say, I'm not that fond of black dogs...strange.

Richard said...

But would we be human without it?

KayMac said...

Pat:I wonder if the same applies to cats?

Richard: pondering

Margie said...

I'm not that fond of any dogs, mine is black, though. As always, I gotta be the exception to the rule :)