Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Man In The Mirror

Winograd needs to just look in the mirror and he will see himself in his condemnation of HSUS.

Joining forces with PetPAC and the breeding community (AKA puppy mills) is, in my opinion, the most horrendous thing that he could possibly do and that is saying a lot considering his background of supporting a marketing term gone bad.

But despite this, he blogs about how great Prop 2 was for the animals. HE DID NOTHING TO HELP THIS LEGISLATION!! And then has the nerve to condemn the very organization that got this legislation passed. What is with this man? He who has done everything to destroy shelters and thereby hurt the animals in the shelters. He who handpicked the director in Philly who allowed the suffering of animals. Dare I go on? You know the stories.

He's no saviour but he needs to be nailed to the cross.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just Arrived

I tried to cut and paste this emailed letter from PetPAC to whoever, members, supporters. But it only picked up the text. I'm not sure if it is posted on their web site. It appears it is by subscription. This is not good, folks.

Dear ,

The California Legislature is back in session preparing their 2009 agenda. PetPAC is seeking the introduction of a bill in support of No Kill Animal Shelters. This legislation will greatly reduce the number of dogs and cats killed in our animal shelters and defend us from further mandatory spay and neuter legislation like AB1634.
HSUS and PETA are opposing our efforts. While they say they support No Kill Shelters they have been fighting implementation of No Kill Shelter policy. The extremists' agenda of HSUS and PETA includes the elimination of dog and cat clubs, elimination of dogs and cats as pets, and elimination of pet owner rights in California.
Will you please help us fight these extremists before it's too late? We need your financial support to continue the fight. Please donate to PetPAC today.
PetPAC led the fight against these extremists on AB 1634 and we won the political fight! Now we must be prepared to defend ourselves against further attempts to take away the rights of pets and their owners.
Please help PetPAC defend your rights. HSUS and PETA are preparing to strip you of your rights and pets. Stand up and help us today.
Sincerely,Bill HembyChairman
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Something to Crow About

FINALLY, California has passed prop 2!!!! This is to relieve the suffering of caged food animals. And the Humane Society of the United States is to thank for spearheading the effort.
Where was Winograd during all this? No where to be found that I know of. Does he campaign or lend support to such wonderful legislation? Not that I am aware of.
Does Winograd degrade HSUS for such work? Yes, he does. Does Winograd give HSUS credit for stopping the dreadful practice of greyhound racing in Massachusetts that brings such suffering for those graceful dogs? No, he doesn't.
And people think Winograd is the "cat's meow"? When will they realize that this man really doesn't put his money where his mouth is and his actions show that he really doesn't care about the animals? Just my opinion, folks, but the track record backs me up.
Cudos to HSUS for getting this piece of legislation passed in California. It gives HSUS the backing they need to extend this legislation throughout the country. And it means a lessening of the suffering of animals that provide us with food. Maybe Winograd doesn't care about this suffering because he is a vegan. Whatever the reason, he should have been there for the animals and he wasn't. What a jerk.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We're Not That Stupid

Just finished reading our "favorite" blog and just had to respond. Does this "guest" blogger really think we are so stupid that we don't know to look for a lost pet at the shelters?

This blogger blows my mind with her recommendations for the shelter to spend more time (like they have any extra time) to look for owners. In this day and age, people don't have to be told to look in the shelters, they know to do so. And since when are shelters supposed to dedicate all their time to looking for an owner? Does this blogger not get it that the one thing shelters don't have to spare is time.

My local shelter goes down the kennels everyday, takes the lost pet sheets filled out by concerned owners, and tries to match the sheets with their impounded pets. When you call the shelter to report a missing pet, they won't take the info on the phone, asking you to come into the shelter instead to make a report. I have seen all the pets that were reunited with their owners from this procedure. I see on the sheets the mark through meaning the owner claimed them.

Does this "guest" blogger (and probably just a guest when it comes to the issue of animals as well) realize that not every owner wants to find their pet? That is the problem, not reuniting owners with pets. The problem is that people just "get rid of" their pets by opening the door, or throwing it out in the desert from a moving car. The problem is society as a whole and the lack of commitment from pet owners.

Again someone making it look like the shelters aren't doing their job. Some aren't, but many are and this continued generalization of shelters as all being bad, has got to stop. When will people wake up and realize that the shelter has not created the problem, the public has. Now the stupid accusation that shelters don't look for owners. Owners are supposed to look for their pets and unless the owner has spent the last fifty years in the wilds of Siberia, owners know that there are shelters and that is where they start looking. How many animals have I taken into the shelter feeling confident the owner would show and never did. I have posted signs where the pet was found, I have gone door to door, and exhausted all avenues finding an owner to no avail.

We have to stop skirting the issue and begin to put the responsibility where it belongs, on irresponsible pet owners. To continue to condemn shelters only serves to drive away potential adopters and it drives them straight to rescue groups. A social change is needed and this blogger needs to realize this.