MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say.
I want to be clear about something- I have the audacity to believe that I can be a force for change.
So I combine that with action. I write a blog. I am on mailing lists for animal welfare organizations. I write my elected officials. And I talk to people about their companion animals and what they can do to take better care of them.
The thing about animal welfare that chaps my ass today is that I can turn on the TV and see a dog or cat in every other commercial that comes on. Oh, humans love us animals! And yet most of those animal-loving souls don’t have a clue about our plight around the world.
They’ve been duped by PR gurus and misguided souls to believe that groups that act on behalf of animals are bad, and that if you REALLY want to save animals, you only do rescue. That is one of the DUMBEST things I’ve ever heard, and the fact that so many people bought that argument makes me want to puke.
So while veterinary associations are working state-by-state to make low-cost spay/neuter services illegal, and puppy mill owners work with animal agriculture to pass ag-gag bills that will protect their interests, people sit back and feel proud of themselves because they added a dollar to the tab last time they shopped at PetSmart.
Well here’s the scoop, people: You did some good in the short-term, but if you don’t change laws, you will keep fighting the same battles over and over until you DO pass legislation.
Now me? I’m a cat, and I’m lazy. I think I should only have to do things once. Humans though? They think they can do the same thing over and over again and have different results.
Nope, the result is always the same.
If it weren’t for the fact that our lives were at stake, it would be funny. But since we have to depend on YOU, it’s tragic.