Many of you know already about the allegations made at the Toronto Humane Society after an expose` from an awesome reporter with big balls to do it: Killing Them With Kindness . I've probably been sent the article from well meaning folks at least 2 dozen times. I'm happy to know that there are people looking into the allegations, signing petitions, etc etc.
The fact of the matter is: I'm not a political person. It's not that I don't care. I'm sure that many wrongs can be made right if only I would get involved politically.
I'm afraid that if I really dig deeper in some of this shit, I'd end up getting so ticked off that I'd quit rescuing all together. I'd rather keep plugging away and making a difference one animal at a time. I don't care if it's a dog, cat, squirrel or guinea pig.
Sure what happened at Toronto Humane Society is horrible - if it's all true. I'm sorry to see that they took pictures of dog poop all over the cages. Anybody who has pets knows that a mess like that can happen shortly after you clean.
Needless to say, I think there are two sides to every story and I reserve judgment until I see all the facts. You won't see me with a picket sign outside of THS. If I let cats die at the shelter because I'm out picketing, I'm no better than some of the imbeciles at THS.
Sure this is short-term thinking. But you go into the shelter and tell the cats they're being put to sleep because *I* have to picket downtown.
Bah. I just don't have the time for that crap. But I'm sure grateful that there are some who do.