Animal “Rights” Extremists – Abuse of Power!


Sadly, in this world there is real animal abuse and way too much of it. Dogs are being burned, cats are skinned, animals are being starved, beaten and neglected by their owners. These animals need to be rescued and these atroceties treated as felonies and the perpetrators prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The ASPCA, the Humane Society of the US, PeTA and other groups should concentrate their energies and their vast bank accounts to this end. Sadly, there is another story that isn’t being told much by the news media, the story of how good-hearted animal rescue operators and legitimate animal breeders (ALL of which from what I have seen on the news and in the papers are classified as “hoarders” and “puppy mill runners” to these animal rights extremists) are being targeted, set up, their facilities raided, their property destroyed and their animals seized, some immediately euthanized simply on the say so of the aforementioned, powerful animal “RIGHTS” groups. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a million times. NO shelter or rescue should be raided solely on the say so of these organizations, and especially not on the pictures or videos they use as “evidence.” Picture evidence in cases like these is extremely easy to fabricate, and how many instances of animal abuse at farm facilities were instigated by the AR activists themselves when the workers would never have thought of doing such stupid things on their own?
 
Take a really good look next time at the pictures of animals taken from some of these places. Do they look any worse off than your own pets at home? Really?  By the way, lack of professional grooming on a long haired dog is not a measure of whether an animal is being properly fed and cared for, and pictures of sick animals in the shelters’ sick room being treated, or half starved animals that the rescue groups just took in and are trying to save are NOT evidence  that they, themselves are the abusers. Taking pictures of cages and litter boxes before the staff has a chance to clean them seems to be another favorite tactic of these AR extremists. And, take notice that most raids take place in the early morning before the rescue operators or kennel owners can have a chance to do their morning cleaning and feeding.  This makes for some really convincing pictures…oh, and they often insist on having everybody involved in the raid wear face masks which obviously makes it look like a biological hazard whether it is or not.
 
When a rescue facility or kennel is accused of abuse, the city or county animal control officers and the state shelter inspector should make their own evaluations first, and the rescue owners or kennel owners should have a CHANCE to make any changes necessary to save their operations and their animals.  Oh, I know…there is always a “process” that these AR groups claim they go through before staging a raid.  This process usually consists of the AR spies going to the DA or the Sheriff with the picture “evidence” they have, ‘er “compiled”, and pressuring them to make the raid  The shelter or the kennel has no warning of what is coming.  The big name AR groups have plenty of high powered, slick, slimy lawyers under their belt, financed with the money people give them thinking they are saving the lives of animals.  What does the rescue operator or the kennel owner have at their disposal?  They have to try to scrape up a huge amount of money to hire a good lawyer, or settle for a court appointed attorney who either isn’t animal savvy or could not care less.  They end up devastated, frightened, strapped for money, afraid they are going to go to jail and overwhelmed by the odds stacked against them.  This isn’t innocent until proven guilty, this is you’re GUILTY if the AR groups accuse you..PERIOD.
 
People’s rights are obviously being violated and this needs to stop, NOW.  Picture and video evidence should never be used simply because an AR group submits them.  Such evidence should be thrown out of court.  The evaluation of the operation should be made by the state inspector, the animal control officers and a qualified veterinarian NOT affiliated with the HSUS, PeTA or the ASPCA.  This abuse of power needs to stop now.  When is somebody going to have the guts to step up up, say “ENOUGH?”

WHEN SHOULD A SICK ANIMAL BE EUTHANIZED?


This question has become a bone of contention in recent years, a heavy bone that high profile groups like the Humane Society of the United States, PeTA and the ASPCA use regularly to beat down individual pet owners and no kill animal rescue groups. According to the way of thinking expounded by these and other animal “rights” groups, no animal should be allowed to suffer..period, regardless if the animal has a chance to make a recovery from its’ illness or injury. Many innocent people have been persecuted, even arrested and their animals taken away and killed simply because these powerful groups say so.

The problem is that animals are not able to speak for themselves, and even if they had the power to verbalize, it is doubtful that they, not possessing the powers of reason, could understand the concept of life and death. Animals are not just four footed human beings, regardless what the AR proponents would have us believe. Animals operate mainly on instinct and natural drives, the strongest of these being the instinct to survive. If the animal rights advocates truly want to represent the wishes and needs of animals as they claim, then should they not fight to give the animal what its’ natural drives point to? Life?

The “animal rights” extremists lean toward death as the ultimate answer to any situation involving animals, whereas there are a vast majority of people out there, myself included, who want to save and prolong the lives of animals through rescue and medical intervention. The AR fanatics can produce veterinarians to support their views on this issue, some of whom are probably on their payroll, but there are equally as many vets out there who would strongly disagree and favor trying to save the animal. Personally, I believe if the animal has a chance to survive, and if money and attention will permit, give that animal the necessary medical care and support so that it can return to the life it loves and cherishes. Think of it this way, if your child had an illness and you knew it to be suffering now, but with medical care it could recover, would you inject it with poison and stop its’ heart just to put it out of its’ present discomfort? If the thought is appalling when applied to the life of a child, why is it any different for a helpless animal?

Don’t get me wrong, pain control is very important. I believe sick animals should be made as comfortable as possible during the recovery process; but, to elect to immediately kill an animal when it can be saved is not only tragic…it’s inhumane and cruel. Yes, inhumane and cruel…those are two words the AR groups like to throw around. I would like to throw them back in their faces!

Many shelter cats with upper respiratory disease or urinary tract infections are euthanized when they can be saved with antibiotics, fluids and syringe feeding support, however the AR activists would never dream of giving them this life saving treatment; never in a million years. They just kill them, then rationalize and justify it by saying they are relieving that animal’s suffering. This, to me is ridiculous, and to be honest , makes me sick to my stomach. Many good, kind people have been arrested and the animals they were trying to nurse back to health photographed and used as EVIDENCE that they were abusing them…animals that would have recovered with continued care.

There are two avenues of thought when it comes to treating sick animals….the AR way of death, and the rescuers way of support and care to allow for a chance to recover. Please don’t let the radical Animal Rights crazies brainwash you into blindly believing everything they say. Don’t just take animal cruelty charges you read about in the news regarding animal shelters and “hoarders” at face value, either. Open your eyes, learn to think for yourself and ask “what really happened here? Was this really a rescue, or could it be another travesty of justice against a good person trying to save the lives of animals?“ Above all, support your LOCAL shelter or animal rescue group NOT these high profile Animal Rights groups who give next to nothing for the support and care of animals.

WHAT IS ANIMAL CRUELTY?


Apparently, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the US and those dispicable snakes at PeTA don’t have a clue.  Well, let’s take a look at some examples and see if we can figure this out:

Setting a dog on fire – cruelty

Chaining a dog outside in the hot sun without food or water – cruelty

Throwing a litter of baby kittens into a dumpster – cruelty

Dumping a dog or cat by the side of the road – cruelty

Feeding an animal poison – cruelty

Allowing children to shoot birds with a bb gun – cruelty

Keeping horses in a pen with no food or water to starve to death – cruelty

Puppy mills with dogs abused and mistreated – cruelty

Now, let’s look at some things that are NOT cruelty:

Rescuing animals, trying to keep them safe from harm.  Providing them food, water and medical care – NOT CRUELTY

The ASPCA, the HSUS and PeTA do NOT care about the welfare of animals.  Trust me.  They only care about YOUR MONEY.  If they cared, they would NOT be waging war against no kill shelters and rescue facilities.  If you truly care about animals and want to save their lives, give to a local shelter, preferably a no kill shelter or rescue, NEAR YOU.  The money you give to the Humane Society of The United States, the ASPCA or PeTA will not trickle down to the animals in your neighborhood.  Most of it will go into the pockets of the CEO’s of those three organizations, or will go to fund raids on shelters whose only “crime” is caring and trying to save animals lives.