And we can all forget that it was even an issue.
I feel bad for Best Friends for having been thrust in the middle of that media frenzy, thanks to the jerks that leaked the story. Best Friends staff actually learned of Bela by reading the newspaper article.
It’s only my personal opinion, but Best Friends pretty much HAD to accept Bela. If not, the nut jobs would have mounted a media campaign against them, egged on behind the scenes by the animal agriculture industry. Their donations would have dropped, and more animals would have died.
But they did accept Bela, and now some of us are scrutinizing their motives. Did they take in Bela because it was the right thing to do, or did they realize all the donations that would come their way for having done so?
The worst part about this story is that we forgot Bela even before a decision was made. Just like we forget the millions of other animals euthanized each year. Just like we forget the animals that live lives that make death look preferable.
Out of sight, out of mind.