The photo of Prince George that caused a storm on the network
The day Prince George turned 3 years old his parents considered it a good idea to have a picnic in the palace garden. Everyone could see some cute pictures of the little one next to his puppy. The official account of Instagram of the Dukes of Cambridge was in charge of giving the exclusive photos of the celebration. The problem was raised when an animal defense organization felt quite offended as a result of such an image. What could be wrong with seeing the great-grandchild of the queen with his pet playing in the garden?
1. According to the protector what was stated
Although for many thousands of years dogs have become the inseparable friend of human beings, it is only recently that society has begun to worry as much about the correct health that our pets need. That is why societies such as the animal protection have become increasingly relevant to the point of launching a criticism against the figure of the British monarchy that has forced it to pronounce itself in an official manner. Without a doubt, an unprecedented act.
2. Supposedly the animal was eating the prince's ice cream which is not good for the dog's health.
While it is true that many people were more concerned about the prince himself, it is not very hygienic that a person can go back to try a food that has already passed through the mouth of a dog, others did more for the dog itself. Specifically by the tendency that there is on the care of the food that our pets ingest and that could end up causing a disease in case of becoming a habit. We cannot forget that dogs have neither the same needs nor the same organs or even the same eating habits that we do. It does not matter how much time they have spent with human beings.
3. Sugar, a long-term poison.
It is true that excessive sugar in food is not recommended for these animals, because their intestines are much shorter than ours and they cannot digest it. This has a very negative impact on the animal, which can range from small discomforts to even fatal cases in situations where such intake is usual and in high quantities. Therefore the concern, not only for the small Lupo but for the people who saw this situation as something normal, made the protective scandalized.
4. Some have argued that they really would not have given him anything.
That a person poses next to an animal while carrying food does not mean that he is giving him such food. Contrary to what we can think, the candy is not something that the dogs themselves value excessively since for them it does not mean anything attractive. Other types of flavors are much more tempting, although for us is sweet one of the most desired in general. However, it seems that the dog did have an interest in the delicious ice cream that the young Prince George had in his hands.
5. The RSPCA Foundation said that this photo was not a good example for other children.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a charity operating in England, also known by its acronym RSPCA, tried to raise awareness in society that people such as the royal family have to set a good example for all children and adults to try to prevent situations that could be harmful to our pets. Undoubtedly with a photograph of this type, it would be encouraging for other children and they would like to repeat the same photo elsewhere, producing a chain effect that would make this practice something usual.
6. A statement that said several important things.
To try to justify their position and not simply remain as destructive critics, they tried to append an explanation detailing why the intake of sugar could be harmful to the animal, and why it should not appear as a custom in the usual photographs of Prince George. We cannot forget that he is a direct heir to the crown that, if nothing exceptional arose, he would receive an inheritance the crown of the British empire. That is why the importance of his figure is transcendental for the millions of citizens who try to emulate him on a daily basis.
7. The letter has been received in a peaceful and constructive manner.
"It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures." No doubt the children's intention is always innocent, positive or not, being in this case the reasoning of a simple 3 year old child: if I am hot, my pet also has the same feeling, so giving him my refreshing ice cream is a good idea, unfortunately, it is the adults who have to control these situations, since it is they who know the implications and consequences of such acts.
8. It all continued.
"We would advise people to be cautious when giving their dogs food meant for human consumption as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and dairy items can be difficult for them to digest." Not only related to sugar itself, but also talking about other products that are also very important to avoid in a pet diet, such as chocolates or dairy products, in this letter emphasis was placed on the care of food as one of the pillars of the world of dogs. We are its owners, but also its caregivers.
9. They also tried to create a much healthier and friendlier alternative to dogs.
"Instead of ice cream, we would suggest making an ice lolly from pet-friendly ingredients. Making these can be really fun for children and the end product is both safe and enjoyable for dogs." Although for many people the pet-friendly concept may sound strange, there are many foods and ingredients that can be very beneficial for the care of pets, even to be able to find special chocolates for dogs, which eliminates some of the most harmful ingredients for our furry friends. Designing this type of snacks could be interesting for both children and for adults.
10. Do you consider this concern normal?
Despite the goodwill shown by the members of the protective society, many people found it excessive to take out of context a simple photograph in which a child appears playing with his pet. There is no bad intention or even a sign that it is a daily act in the daily life of the dog. Of course, a large sector of society, especially those who are very aware of the health of dogs, have shown their support for this campaign that seeks to fight against these types of situations that are not very exemplary.
11. Many have labeled it as exaggerated.
Others, on the other hand, believe that this type of situation, closer to criticizing any situation, subtracts the strength that could have an example that could be more related to abuse. To use all the force of the name of the protector only to criticize a photo in which no type of aggression is exercised is for an ample sector of the population a fact without any interest. However, it is clear that for the amount of media attention that has generated is more than enough to appear on social networks.
12. Other animal lovers have supported the protector.
While it is true that as a general rule the English crown has always been very tolerant of animals, especially Queen Elizabeth II and her great fondness for the race corgis, this does not mean that all its members will share the same care that these friendly dogs need. To justify a proper care and responsibility that can cope with the unstoppable wave of abandonment that has always had as a fundamental axis the so-called "broken toys" or "forgotten toys", which always tend to multiply their population in the streets from the Christmas dates.
13. Was the controversy created because they are public figures?
It is clear that the emphasis of both the protective society and the rest of the people has been so important because of the nature of the person who appears in the photograph. As heir, he must give a great example! However, we cannot forget that it is a simple parodic situation of a 3-year-old child, who cannot be required to reason or understand a full-fledged adult. Far from fomenting hatred, it fosters affection and the concept of equality that both animalists defend.
14. Perhaps if it had been any other child it would not have been so widespread.
Unfortunately, the concept that has been associated as toys to these animals that have, like us, feelings and emotions; it is something that seems to have penetrated deep into a broad sector. It seems that thanks to this movement in defense by animals no conduct moral disrespect will be tolerated, no matter who the figure that appears reflected or portrayed is or the good intentions they have in making them. We do not know what his position will be, but certainly being on the side of dogs is something that makes us feel much closer to those who have the privilege of owning one or more.
15. For reasons such as these the queen is so strict with the fulfillment of the protocol
Queen Elizabeth II, completely aware that any type of situation can be subject to all kinds of criticism, always tries to apply a rigorous and strict protocol designed to prevent them from being exposed to society as something negative. As a general rule, those who have followed that norm have managed to go through their public lives without generating any disagreement or embarrassing situation.