MEOW! I am June Buggie and I have something to say.
Ya know what you supporters of animal rights need? A charismatic leader.
You need somebody to whip you all into a formidable force for good.
How many of you know who Wayne Pacelle is? No? Didn’t think so. And PETA? That porn website is too far out there even for me! *sigh*
See? There’s so many of you out there that love animals that if we had a charismatic leader to harness that energy and keep you focused, so much good could be done.
So I’ve been looking around for some possible leaders.
I found a web page of celebrities that are animal rights activists. Great folks. Love ’em. None really spur passion in me though.
So I thought I’d look for a charismatic minister who was also an advocate for animals. I was hoping for one of those prosperity ministers that could tell the world that taking care of animals would lead to economic prosperity. No such luck. *sigh*
Then I decided to look to politicians. *rolls eyes* I confess, I don’t know enough about politicians in other countries to evaluate their possible effectiveness. If you want to see how they’re doing here in the US, click here.
So anyway, I don’t seem to be having any success in finding a leader.
Please tell me that one of you will step up, take the reins and lead this force for good. Don’t make me have to do this myself.
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*coughs*…. ah-hem……. you called?
Our Animal Rights movement in the UK has taken a step back with the change of Government – and our animals have less protection than previously. We find this totally abhorrent and are doing our very best to effect change but it is so difficult. It is heartbreaking.
Don’t lose heart! It’s up to we the people to organize, get our message out there, and demand change.
I would love nothing more then to help animals, the horror keeps me awake at night, (I think I would go mad and shoot somebody if I was in charge, but I would help you,
if you were the leader.)
The problem with many people who support animal rights is that we lead with our heart. We MUST learn to use political savvy. It’s the only way we’re going to make real change.
Hi June Buggie! *waves at him* Thanks for wonderful rant!(always they are!)
Well…we think that animals are much more protected in US than in our country if we compare it. We think that we have to learn more about animal care from those countries that have better animal rights. I’ve heard that Germany or Switzerland are one of them, no? Woof?
Good point Kevin. But we also need to look at what works in our own countries! What works in Switzerland may not work in Japan.
Hmmm… yes, you’re right Rumpy. We have to find out what works in Japan! Woo woo!
You would hate to know the level of animal protection in this country. It is disgraceful. There are more independent groups being formed to help pave a way for better protection for these animals. It’s a slow process but we are begining to see tiny changes. We so need politicians to step in to get it moving a little faster, though….
The reality is that politicians do not lead- they are led by the people. Particularly by the people who vote and who engage in political dialogue. That’s why it’s important for us to become one united front and have our voice heard.
I asked around, all I got was a peep, a cockldooduldoo and a few woofs, oh and wait.. yup a wee meow, theya re all being useless! c
I asked Loup and the cats if they would help, but they were too busy napping and told me to get back to them later. Sigh. Bunch of pacifists.
You are such a serious kitty! I wish you luck in finding that leader.
It’s sad that animals have to depend on humans for their well-being. I fear there is still much more misery ahead before they will take a stand in our behalf.
Someone I know who professes to love animals was wearing rabbit fur today! Some people just don’t get it. Hopefully more and more are.
As much as you find that distasteful personally, it’s important to not alienate that person from the cause. There’s plenty of time to bring them around to our way of thinking about not wearing fur by working first on other causes. If we alienate them we don’t have them helping us for ANY cause.
Great post June Buggie. I believe that everyone is a leader when they save or adopt an animal. Everyone is a leader when they don’t turn a blind eye to cruelty. Everyone is a leader when they lead by example and care for and respect animals.
Great blog June Buggie…. think it would need someone internationally famous like someone in films or a rock star. Shame Paul McCartney isn’t more active – he supports animal rights.. not sure how well known he is internationally any more. Hmmm nobody elase from our country i can think of. Prob have to be an american. Anyway, a figurehead is definitely needed – excellent point – but who?
I honestly don’t believe the humans have the heart it takes to do the hard work to help us. Maybe someday, but not today.
June Buggie, you would make a good spokescat.-Bongo
Dear Rumpy: Aside from their nudie ads, I like the message of PETA – who inspired me to become one of those “tree-hugging vegetarian hippies” (as my husband refers to me). I truly love your posts and can’t wait to hear what else you have to say!
My work allows me to help (even just a tiny bit) influence the legal framework under which animal welfare is dealt with in my country. I relish the opportunity and we’ve had some victories but I’ve also become more aware that in politics, most things are done via, ahem, ‘baby steps’. You are right about needing a charismatic leader or leaders — we need one here, too, for my canine, feline, bovine, avian, etc. friends. Let’s hope we find one not just eventually but soon. 🙂
hi Rumpy Dog (and June Buggie). thanks for stopping by!
We wanted to stop by and thank you for stopping by our blog. Thank you too for subscribing. We are always thrilled to me another woofie so we will be keeping up with your blog. Hugs and nose kisses
Have faith… it will all come together sometime soon. 🙂
I sure hope so *sigh*