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10 Comics By French Artist That Raise Public Awareness About The Abandonment Of Pets
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10 Comics By French Artist That Raise Public Awareness About The Abandonment Of Pets

To most of us, summer brings joy, great moments, and of course, our long awaited holidays. However, this is not the case for most pets in France as for some of them, summer means stepping out of their comfort and beginning a rough street life. Each year during the summer, around 100,000 pets suddenly become unwanted and abandoned in France. Let’s admit that this number is pretty scary taking into consideration that it’s only for the summer alone!

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The Simpsons

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

In fact, they are abandoned because people are unable to find a kennel, a pet-sitter, or take them along, and so they choose to abandon their pets rather than miss out on their holidays. The sad truth is that not all these pets are handed over to a shelter by their owners and that’s how they end up dumped on the streets. Some of them are even euthanized.

Asterix

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

Scooby-Doo

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

All of this happens because we live in a consumer society and a pet is often considered as an impulse buy. People simply buy a pet for their children as a Christmas present and if they become a minor obstacle in planning their holidays, they don’t hesitate to abandon them. But they sometimes forget that a pet is not a toy but a living and loving creature!

Pokemon

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Up

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Numerous awareness-raising operations have been put in place to open our eyes to this terrible injustice, however, one project stands out of the crowd. The project is called “Summer Adventures” and it is an amateur work by artistic director Nicolas Amiard. The idea of this project is to reflect on this urgent situation and raise public awareness of abandonment.

Snoopy

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

Mickey Mouse

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The series depicts classic comics from our childhood: from Scooby-Doo to the Simpsons and Tintin, Asterix and Pokemon, they all show how the characters from our childhood would feel if they were left out and abandoned on summer holidays. After all, who else would touch our heart more than our childhood comics?

Boule & Bill

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

Tintin

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

Lucky Luke

Image credits: Nicolas Amiard

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Ashley Fernandes
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3 years ago

This breaks my heart. Take it to a shelter. If you have any heart in you, don't just dump an animal on the side of the road to potentially die.

Zoe's Mom
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3 years ago

I agree whole heartily. Some shelters require a fee for you to drop your dog off so that's why so many end up on the street. THIS BY NO MEANS IS AN EXCUSE! I'd like to tie the people who leave them to a post and see how they like it. TO KAI: I have a dog park family and am so grateful that I have 4 people that will watch my Zoe if need be. Some will take her to their home and others will come by and take he out. That's all that I need. Not sure where you live but if you are in the SF Bay Area, I'd like to meet you and maybe our dogs can connect.

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Kai
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3 years ago

Sad... I know its difficult, in my case I can't go far on holiday cause no one can take care of my dog, but i would never leave him. This people doesn't have feelings?

Something
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3 years ago

Not all "abandoned" animals are abandoned on purpose. It's just as sad when someone dies alone and their pets are left alone.

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LuckyL
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3 years ago

Everyone of them get's more and more hearbreaking. I thought for so many something like - nooo, they would never leave Idefix behind. --- I know it's made just because of this --- But I realized that most of us probably can't even imagine that an imaginary pet get's left behind because it would be too cruel. ---- How terrible is it, that real animals are treated this way. And not only beeing left behind, but also not beeing cared for. So hearbreaking!!!

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
3 years ago

This breaks my heart. Take it to a shelter. If you have any heart in you, don't just dump an animal on the side of the road to potentially die.

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree whole heartily. Some shelters require a fee for you to drop your dog off so that's why so many end up on the street. THIS BY NO MEANS IS AN EXCUSE! I'd like to tie the people who leave them to a post and see how they like it. TO KAI: I have a dog park family and am so grateful that I have 4 people that will watch my Zoe if need be. Some will take her to their home and others will come by and take he out. That's all that I need. Not sure where you live but if you are in the SF Bay Area, I'd like to meet you and maybe our dogs can connect.

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Kai
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad... I know its difficult, in my case I can't go far on holiday cause no one can take care of my dog, but i would never leave him. This people doesn't have feelings?

Something
Community Member
3 years ago

Not all "abandoned" animals are abandoned on purpose. It's just as sad when someone dies alone and their pets are left alone.

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LuckyL
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyone of them get's more and more hearbreaking. I thought for so many something like - nooo, they would never leave Idefix behind. --- I know it's made just because of this --- But I realized that most of us probably can't even imagine that an imaginary pet get's left behind because it would be too cruel. ---- How terrible is it, that real animals are treated this way. And not only beeing left behind, but also not beeing cared for. So hearbreaking!!!

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