a friend suggested i go thru a certain facebook page and see what i thought and after reading some of the brainless things folks have written...i am thinking, it is another witch hunt.
let me tell you about the witch hunters in rescue...
first of all...
the instigators while not ever having done any real measurable rescue themselves..know absolutely all of the in's and out's of how rescue is supposed to be done.
you can spot a witch hunt from a mile away..there will be one or two people who are totally pissed off with the rescue and they validate their attacks by building as big of a like minded, blood thirsty mob as they possibly can.
anyone can vomit all kinds of toxic shit on the internet..on blogs, in forums, on facebook pages. lets be honest..i too wrote a post asking our readers to contact admiral and ADT and ask them to return our money. i did not ask anyone to trash them or ask for others to add their list of woes with either company to mine..i simply asked for some help. my intention was only to get an honest refund..it was not and is not in any shape or form, any kind of desire to bring either company down or get even. i believed we were entitled to a refund, we got it with your help and i am happy with that...that story is done.
but witch hunters really don't want anything except to destroy and they will not stop until they reach their goal. i have seen it (shit, i have been the victim of it) in rescue before. these people will not get up off their asses and pick up the reins and do rescue better themselves..they just feel big while sitting in their computer chairs getting high on the shit hitting the fan...look, hey... we are a powerful force to be reckoned with. so freaking what?..any mob is powerful, it doesn't make them right.
the truth becomes so tarnished and twisted it is unrecognizable on either side...everyone involved looks like totally frothing maniacs.
you got a problem with a particular rescue? the first thing is shut the hell up and stay off the internet. the second thing you do is you pick up the phone and report your concerns to the proper authorities..is it animal abuse? neglect? then phone the spca and register a complaint and let the experts investigate. if the experts do not agree with your assessment of the situation...accept that maybe you were wrong or misunderstood...maybe you are just a pissed off idiot too angry to see things straight. do not then start throwing more bullshit out that the spca does not know what they are doing. i am sorry...we get lots of spca cruelty seizures here and i can attest to the fact that they actually do know what they are doing, they do care and they do both quite well too.
if there is a witch hunt going on ..stay the hell out of it and keep your opinions to yourself. either there is an active and appropriate investigation and follow up going on or the file has been closed cuz it was determined it was in fact just another hysterical witch hunt blown all out of proportion.
for the rescues who find themselves on the wrong side of an angry, out for blood, mob..call the spca and invite them out to inspect your place. open your doors and welcome them in as many times as it takes and if they do have some suggstions on how you could do it better... be grateful and take their expert suggestions and advice and put them into practice. do not get your back up and get bitchy, rude and obstuctive cuz the spca is daring to knock on your pure and pristine rescue gate..that is their job and your job is to assist them and allow them to ensure that your animals are well cared for and safe.
witch hunts happen because people are stupid, they can't focus on issues and they focus on he said/she said and high emotions instead. and anyone who particiates in an on-line witch hunt, adding fuel and flame to the funeral pyre of a rescue..better be willing to accept the responsibility that if they are wrong..there is no excuse. you just roasted someone else who may well be innocent, and unfairly with cruel intention and with mindless mob driven purpose, be destroyed because you participated. and how many animals did you just forever screw out of any future help because of your mistaken participation?
it is not my job or anyone elses to agree with everything another rescue does...i don't have to like how they do things, i don't even have to like their motives. i don't have to like or even respect the people involved...but i damn well do have to keep my mouth shut if i don't know for sure that animals are being allowed to suffer. and if i think that they may be suffering, then i am speed dialing the spca and asking them to please go in and take a look. my job ends when i put in the report..their job begins when they get the report.
it is not my job to stir up a bunch of hysterical ongoing shit. my job is to behave responsibly, appropriately, reasonably intelligently and stay far, far away from the rescue burning, computer chair lunatics...i am far more interested in what the spca has to say.