I mentioned in an earlier post that I do what I can at present to advocate for various causes, but mostly for animal rights and such. Some days are just tough to keep going and not give up.
I get news articles about things people do to their pets (or other people’s pets) and to wild animals as well. I also see so many pets that need to be adopted or they will be euthanized. It’s heart-wrenching.
Their are neglect cases all over the place. Animals are cut, shot, beaten, abducted and then beaten, shot, and or cut, stolen to be sold, and on and on. And, of course, there is dog fighting.
But, again, it’s not just the domestic animals that suffer. One thing I came across is a tradition in a town in Carolina (I forget if it was North or South) in which a possum is caught and tortured as part of their New Year’s Ceremony every year.
I’ve signed petitions that are sent to colleges demanding they stop performing experiments and surgical training on living animals that are not injured in any way, but being injured as part of training people. 40 beagles were recently rescued from a lab that experimented on them.
And some of the pets aren’t abused or neglected, but simply couldn’t be cared for by older owners or owners that moved or fell on financially difficult times.
I sometimes see the amount of animals needing help and the thought occurs that I’ll never save them all, and I’m not likely do anything to help that great a number of them. There are so many. And I lose any hope for the human race to move past these behaviors. How do you save the greatest number of those needing help and enlighten those who refuse enlightenment?
But then guilt seeps in, and I have to resume the effort. I started getting involved in all of this a few months ago, and I need to continue in the new year. If I have a resolution, it’s to keep it up while giving a great life to my own pet.