Sigh, why do humans say, “ Only a dog ” as if that can explain away the horrible things done to us for mere profit? Is it just an excuse to be evil, does that make you feel better about the wrongdoing and evil perpetrated upon us by saying “ Only a dog “? I wonder. I’m glad I’m loved and cared for and not one of the many dogs done a grave injustice through dog fighting. Then, bepaws we’re then no longer good as pets, legislation called Breed Specific Legislation is then thrust upon us as a bandaid to the real problem: the humans behind this evil. The humans who twist a dog into the abnormal killer of other dogs for the pure blood sport and thrill of watching something ripped apart and then ultimately dying. Then adding insult to horrendous injury by drowning, hanging, or electrocuting the losing dog. Only humans could not only invent such a travesty but are the only ones who could enjoy something so contrary to the true nature of a dog. Sigh, sometimes it makes me wonder how we continue to be mans best friend.
…and then to capitalize upon this grave injustice by asking for money to line your own coffers in the name of animal welfare just plain stinks, WOOF:
In a message dated 7/20/2007 2:14:55 P.M. Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
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Please call the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond VA, and ask how much money they are receiving from H$U$ to support the care of these dogs. The number is 804-819-5400. We called H$U$ and asked them how they are helping these dogs that are in the custody of the U.S. Government. They couldn’t tell us. Then we called the U.S. Attorney’s office to verify that they were in fact receiving money from H$U$ to support the care of these dogs. They are not receiving money. This is our great opportunity to have H$U$ brought up on fraudulently collecting money. Cherie _____________________________ This message was forwarded to us:
The Humane Society of the United States has mounted a huge campaign to raise money to care for the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring. The plea comes complete with a heartbreaking picture of one of the injured dogs. (Not surprisingly, studies have shown that people donate more when shown a picture of or told a story about a single animal needing help. HSUS is very clever at fundraising.-) But before you contribute, p lease note:
1) There is a disclaimer in fine print at the bottom of the form which says your donation may be used for other HSUS programs and may not be used to help the dog fight victims.
2) There has been no accounting for the nearly $20 million HSUS raised for the Katrina dogs and cats. The organization is under investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General for their handling of that situation. http://tinyurl.com/25avhp
3) HSUS has NO shelter. It is a corporate office building in Washington, DC. It is supposedly “overseeing” the care of the dogs that were seized from Vick’s house, but we don’t know where the animals are, Will the shelter actually providing their care receive all the donations this campaign generates?
4) There is no reason to believe that your contributions will go to help the dogs seized from Michael Vick or any other dogs or cats. HSUS spends most of its money on legislative efforts to make dog breeding impossible and pet ownership more difficult, more expensive, and more dangerous.
5) HSUS claims its servers crashed from the response to their first appeal for money for these dogs, yet they are still out there beating the drum for more money, still claiming more is needed for the Vick dogs.
And if you are still considering writing that check, read the following quotes from Wayne Pacelle, president of HSUS: “ I don’t have a hands-on fondness for animals: To this day I don’t feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I’m kind to them, but there’s no special bond between me and other animals.” quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251.
“We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” quoted in Animal People, May, 1993
When asked if he envisioned a future without pets: “If I had my personal view, perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don’t want to see another dog or cat born.” Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 266.
Where are the millions in contributions they already receive every year? If you have money to contribute, please send it to your **local** shelter. Donations received by local shelters do help animals.
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, BSL-free, dogfighting-free, day, WOOF!