"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly while bad
people will find a way around the laws."
-- Plato (427-347 B.C.)
"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence."
-- Luther Standing Bear, OGLALA SIOUX
Comment from Laurella Desborough in The Des Moines News/SeaTac News/The Highline Times regarding and article they published about a King County raid.
Hmmm. Illegal entry into a home? This is okay in this county?
People charged with cruelty for keeping old dogs, which DO have health issues, teeth issues...just as us old humans do.
Some dog owners like their dogs and prefer NOT to euthanize them just because they are old and have health problems.
However, we note that shelters and animal control have NO problem euthanizing any dog they believe is not "saleable" as they DO want those sales!>/p>
Charging people with cruelty because dogs have feces in their kennels...well, those dogs must be eating or there would be NO FECES...seems pretty much common sense. And, after feeding, some animals WILL have no food left in their bowls. Is there a law that says food MUST be provided in such an amount that food will be left in the bowl even after the animal was full? That will lead to obese animals. This is likely another case of ...."follow the money" where the confiscating entity is going to end up selling the animals and making income, and additional income on donations. This is now happening across the US.
What ever happened to the idea that minor problems would be noted and the animal owners given xx days to correct those problems and then there would be a re-inspection? That seems to be reasonable unless there is actual cruelty...which does not appear to be the case here...and
I don't even own a dog !
But, I have seen too much manipulation of these cases in the news...not by the journalists, but by the confiscating agencies and their followers. Very sad.
November 16, 2009 HSUS CEO, Wayne Pacelle, made the suggestion:
...every "responsible breeder" is a "puppy miller", every "family farmer" is a
"factory farmer" and every "responsible hunter" is a "poacher".
This is what HSUS really thinks about anyone involved with animals!
Don't donate and don't believe them when HSUS says they protect animals.
Appeasement of the animal rightists will not work. NOTHING will ever be 'good enough' and the more we 'come to the middle' the more the middle shifts in their direction.
First they came for the puppy mills, and I did not speak out -
because I was a commercial breeder.
Then they came for the commercial breeders, and I did not speak out -
because I was a hobby breeder.
Then they came for the hobby breeders, and I did not speak out -
because I was a pet owner.
Then they came for the pet owners -
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Wayne Pacelle directs HSUS now and he supports the notion that all domestic
animals should be extinct. He has said, "We have no ethical obligation to
preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective
breeding ...One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction
of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding."
Animal People News, May 1993
"Of all tyrannies,
a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims
may be the most oppressive.
It may be better to live under robber barons
than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep,
his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good
will torment us without end,
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
-- C.S. Lewis
"The righteous man hath regard for the life of his beast;
But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel".
Lord Emmerich Edward Dalberg Acton,
a celebrated late 19th-
century British historian,
who held the Regius Chair of Modern History
at Cambridge University was the one who wrote:
"Power tends to corrupt.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of thanks of man and woman.
The destruction in Haiti is so awful, so massive it goes beyond belief.
Then, to my total disgust, came a call from Pacelle and the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) for DONATIONS for when they might possibly
get there in the future "for the animals" <gagging>.
THIS is after their theft of donations during Katrina.
THIS is after they begged for donations for the care of Vick's dogs which they never had and then said to kill the dogs.
THIS is after they told Animal Control, after a dog fighting bust, to KILL all the dogs including 5 week old puppies.
THIS is after they prostituted Vick for more donations.
Not only is the timing beyond belief, what kind of fools do they think.... well, forget that.
They'll get donations. UGH!
I thought I had become inured to the chutzpah, pure effrontery of Pacelle and the HSUS, but this is beyond the pale.
Please everybody, do NOT donate to that sickening group.
Do not give Pacelle more to give to your local legislators.
I gave to responsible people who are helping the humans in Haiti, to those who are digging out the injured, feeding the hungry.
Pacelle and HSUS make me totally sick to my stomach.