Pet project: When the fierce greyhound met the criminals in the prison
Pet project in prison.
There is a Bunbury Regional Prison in Australia for locking up the dangerous and serious criminals. Though they have committed a felony, they do not sentence to death in Australia. What’s more, they can have a culture class in the prison. There are also gyms, library and entertainment rooms in the prison. They won’t be put to do physical activities. You may ask what they do in the prison? Yes, they just need to get up on time and have a drill in the morning, obey to the management.
There is no doubt that the management of the prison is humanized. The criminals need nothing but freedom. Actually, it’s a way to change the criminals’ mind and help them to find the interest and love of their life. However, it doesn’t work.
Most of the criminals fight with others and hunt jailers in the prison. And some criminals be in the prison after they get through soon. How to solve this question? How to help those criminals to start a new life after they get through the prison?
One day, something unusual happened. All criminals find that a group of fierce dogs appear in the prison. It’s the greyhound which is a kind of hunter with a strong body and pointed teeth. Greyhound is dangerous and cruel that they can kill not only small animals like rabbits but also the wolf. Why the greyhound appear in the prison? Is it the tool to fight with the criminals?
No. You are wrong. What do the criminals do when they see the greyhound? An old criminal ask “may I hug it? I haven’t touched a dog in 31 years. ” Of course. He hugs the dog and felt pleased. What happened at last? All the criminals get a dog they like and promise to take good care of them. Which makes a great change in the prison.
After that, you can see people walk dogs with dog collars&leashes instead of fighting. The criminals teach the dog how to go to the toilets and understand their orders again and again. They show their muscle and fast before, but now they show their dogs when they met.
In fact, Greyhound used to be trained to take part in dogs races in Australia. In order to win the dog’s races, they are trained strictly and grow strong and fierce. However, those greyhounds will be abandoned and sent to the animals shelter when they are old or injured. The ending of those greyhounds is euthanasia because they look so fierce that nobody will adopt them.
Now they get their home and friends, the criminals. Both the Greyhounds and criminals get love and care from each other. There is an event call Prison Pet Project. More than 400 criminals get through with their dogs in the event. The Greyhounds play an important role in the life of the criminals. They learn how to love and value. This is a mutual redemption. Salvation is always more meaningful than killing, you know.