ok...it is a horrible old saying...and actually was it a "dead horse"???
but the feeding frenzy going on around the whole rescue/broker thing is getting a bit too much.
i in no way support any rescue who tosses dogs on a plane and then into an adoption fair within hours of arrival. i in no way support selling innocent animals here/there and wherever to whoever has $400 in their pocket to pay. i in no way especially support anyone who places dogs in homes for any reason..profit or mistaken motives and then refuses to rescue them again when they end up in the pounds.
backyard breeders cause far less damage cuz they are only sending out a few litters each year to uncertain lives....brokers can import apparently hundreds upon hundreds to send out in the same time frame, everywhere that they possibly can.
but...the cause will lose momentum and intital support if it takes on the appearence of a singular witch hunt without any real concern for and why and how often and how much crap can actually be posted in as many places as possible....and a lack of differentiating between real communication and the personal stuff which no one gives a shit about..the ISSUES that brings animals to a place of real harm are the issues to be brought forward.
here is a hint NOT to lose credibility and start accumulating an avalanche of craziness to bury any legit social issue..human or animal...make your plan...keep it reasonable, simple and clear and concise...keep it legal and responsible and rational....remove the volatile emotional component, get away from personal, individual stuff as fast as you can and focus on a limited number of eye popping specific and important issues instead....and refuse to get drawn in to proving your righteousness over and over and over again by trying to keep bringing more and more "evidence" about a "person" vs the issues to the forefront of the public eye.
i would think that certain brokers who currently represent themselves as rescues are pretty much toast now IF folks don't engage in muddying up the playing field with adding a whole bunch of extra useless stuff to keep the frenzy moving along and building into a total blood bath....people are going to get uncomfortable with the unending apparent violence and lack of focus of the attack and stop wanting to think about it at all.
responsible rescue advocasy is not interested in burying individual "people"...we are interested in forever burying all types of uncaring/unsafe/disrespectful and profiteering animal exploitation...that is the issue...we need to keep our eye on the "real" rescue ball not the actual individuals proverbial funerals...let them bury themselves....they are quite capable of digging their own graves.