There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people’s passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people’s minds, you have to respect the people you’re talking to.
I read this blog post yesterday, and yes, it’s lengthy, but I feel almost a mandatory read for anyone working in animal rescue, animal care/welfare or just even a pet owner. I feel for Shirley. She didn’t deserve what happened to her. I find it incredibly ironic that humans can claim they are “in it for the animals”, but forget an important one: other humans. I don’t know of a single person who decides to become a vet for the money (it ain’t there), power (yeah, right) or glamour (scrubs anyone?); they become one because they want to help animals.
Please give it a read: Murder by Internet. Goodybe, Shirley.