Barry, I don't believe that any of us associated at any level of animal
rescue can be totally unaware of the situation involving individual /
government financial involvement .... that can be any individual or any
government .... overbreeding whether deliberte or accident results in a
lot of money for some people.
Animal rescue people are held up to be silly individuals who have really
nothing better to do and really don't have any concept of the "real"
world ... my position of animal rescue plus the added part of my being
holistic in my approach ... that I would dare to question that "holy"
station of "man" being the superior being ... that animal being dumb,
without soul, without feelings is somehow the plan of God ... has put me
in the position of being even "sillier" than you.
We are going forward ... it doesn't always feel that way, but if you
question that, just look behind you ...
Over the last month there were 2 items that hit prime time tv that, in
my opinion, could not have possibly been aired even 5 years ago ... one
was the deployable conditions surrounding the "wild horse" round-up and
the "warehousing" in these out-of-the-way places ... the second was the
big business of horse slaugher ... and the promotion of our government
(USA) of horse meat for the American table ...
It is my observation that these conditions exist best in secret ...
I write ... maybe not well ... but I write ... I don't expose but I
question ... and I find that people with secrets don't like questions
In answer to the questions about Greyhound rescue ... you'll get most,
if not all groups of any size, if not directly, through links to
different pages straight off the net ... I'm, through my rescued Afghan
Hound, Alex associated with New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program
(NJGAP) ... well, shave him down and Alex thinks he's a Greyhound ...
and as a Ttouch Practitioner for Companion Animals I will work with any
rescue group that asks me ... I also should have an article coming out
in our (local) Ex-Greyhound Rescue Publication at the end of this month
.. in an attempt to take that mystery away from the terms we "new
agers" like to throw around.
I wish you well in your attempts to stop the funding ... be aware that
you will succeed ...
Awareness is our greatest weapon ... we just need to keep on talking and
showing and just being in the way of those who really, really want us to
"go away" and be quiet.
Mary Lynn Schmidt