Furiends- join me and please consider donating to this wonderful rescue and help them to as they continue to work tirelessly to save those who need it most!! ❤️❤️❤️ #Repost @vermontenglishbulldogrescue ・・・
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. -- Rachel Carson
I think that our progress is as set back as is possible. Every day and night I am privy to a fraction of the horrors that necessitate the rescue of animals. They are dark. They are grim. They are nauseating and unimaginable. I wonder...these people who perpetrate these atrocities, these shady and masked invaders of all that is right and light, who are they? Newsflash, they are our neighbors, our co-workers, and sometimes someone that is even closer to us then we would like.
The abuse of animals is not exclusive. It is not a bitter pill that we can seal back into a bottle and in so doing the atrocity ends. Research shows definitively that those who abuse animals have deep seated and twisted mental and emotional issues. Often the animal abuse is simply the first step to something grander,a test run so to speak.
I have lived it and I have seen it in my 30+ years in fostering children who are victims of it. What hides it is silence and fear and silence. Feeling that we have no right to interfere. If we are privy to the event, the sinking feeling in the pit of our stomach, the knowing then we have a right. Sometimes what hides it is our fear for ourselves or our family. I say grow a spine America because the animal abuse is simply a heartbreaking test arena for far worse.
On Tuesday night I met a level of sadness and hopelessness that I have kept at bay. I have to. I run the show. I post, I rant, I beg. We get a few donations from mostly the same good people and we go on just as stretched as before. I really soul-searched and suffered through that night thinking about closing the rescue