When to Euthanize — YesBiscuit Blog
In reading at the link above how making the decision to euthanize beloved animals is often the most difficult decision a loving animal owner will ever have to make, this is why it’s so disturbing that more and more for-profit animal “rescues”/”shelters” that are primarily, or entirely donation-fueled (that’s why they so disingenously pander to the naive, gullible, foolish people on social media with their OFTEN fictional-fantasy, lying stories of their “heroics” because if the public stopped sending them free money, their animal dealerships would fold) kill MANY healthy animals that are supposed to be safe-in-rescue just because:
1. They can’t sell/adopt the animal out for enough money to make it worth their time and money to warrent letting the animal live peacefully in rescue/sanctuary,
2. The rescued animal won’t sell quickly enough so that they can make room for more animals they can beg for “emergency donations” to ‘rescue’;
3. The animal may have mild NON-life threatening physical and/or behavioral issues that will hinder adopting them out with, or without a fee.
The current world of social media “retail rescue” functions off of the high volume, high turnover of animals going in and out of the “rescue-kill shelters”, and “crisis rescuing” which bring in the most money in donations from the naive, easily manipulated, donating public.
Drama-junkie, entertainment-addicted faux animal lovers in the rescue world tune-in to online social media “rescue” to be entertained, and an “emergency rescue” is orchastrated by the master manipulators at primarily, or entirely donation-fueled and funded “rescues” to play on the social-media-rescue-following publics heartstrings, and loosen their purse strings again, and again, and again like the mundane, daily, and ordinary tasks of everyday rescuing and daily care of animals never can.
The problem with this model of “rescuing” is that there MUST be crisis and a sense of immediacy of “we NEED YOUR MONEY NOW so we can rescue these poor animals” in order for the FREE donation money to keep flowing in to the for-profit retail rescues coffers.
In fact, this accounts for a huge portion of their income stream and monthly nut.
However, what’s a retail rescue to do with the reality of them accumulating more, and more, and more animals that they can’t sell quickly, or can’t sell at all, can’t find foster homes for to get the animals off their feed and maintenance bills that designated donations are raised to cover, can’t get rid of animals that don’t want to die, but badly want to live?
You kill healthy animals, and then convince the foolish, entertainment-addicted public that you had “no other choice” because the animal “had issues”, all while NOT SHOWING VET REPORTS AND EUTHANASIA REPORTS that show WHY and HOW the animal was euthanized/KILLED/EXECUTED.
It’s an interesting and tragic phenomenon when so many in the public are so quick to follow blindly along when a donation-fueled “rescue” kills animals “they say” ‘needed to die’ in a supposed mercy-killing, but when asked for documentation that illustrates the WHY’S and HOW’S of the killing, they:
*refuse to answer,
*or they are evasive in their answers,
*or they are aggressive and combative in their answers,
*or they sic their thug keyboard-bully followers on anyone that dares to care enough about animals to ask questions
of WHY animals that had thousands of dollars sent in by generous people in the public to rescue them end up being DEAD by:
*or disappeared into the black hole of “de-valued animals” that exhausted their “donation-value” have a way of doing.
The trend of people going along with the killings of rescued animals that had donation-money sent in through various unregulated, unaccountable means of payment appears to be hitting it’s peak as more people become suspicious of “rescue-kill shelters” who beg and plead for donation money as new “crisis rescues” appear constantly……….
…..but there are still people that follow the for-profit retail rescues for the entertainment-value that think anything the “rescue sez” is just dandy, which effectively makes the often phony ‘rescues’ asshole enabler followers JUST AS RESPONSIBLE for the KILLING of animals that are supposed to be “rescued and safe”.
These shallow, stupid supporters may have just as well killed the innocent animals themselves, with the poisoned syringe and needle in their grubby hands, or a smoking gun and blood explosions as yet another healthy animal that wants to live, dies instead.
For those idiotic, heartless, cruel people that go along with the de-valuing of the lives of animals just like your favorite rescues tell you you should:
*you are traitors and betrayors,
*and your shit attitudes in the de-valuing of lives just because you’re too drama-addicted and stupid to realize that YOU, just like the so-called ‘rescued animals’, are props, and pawns, and cogs in a wheel that are being USED to power the enabling of a for-profit animal dealership posing as a “rescue” to buy, sell, barter, trade, and KILL animals when their usefulness is OVER.
YOUR willfully clueless behavior is not going un-noticed by those who are determined to put a stop to the wholesale killing of animals by the money-grubbing serial killers of animals.
Innocent, gentle animals are supposed to be rescued with thousands of dollars of donation money sent in for that purpose.
Instead, MANY are being callously and cruelly killed after their value in bringing in FREE MONEY for the narcissists and sociopaths in social media crisis-rescuing is over.
Crisis-rescue-junkies — keep up your mindless, moronic, junkie-behavior and it will be too late to disassociate yourself from your favorite scammy donation-fueled “rescue-kill shelter” that kills animals and that will be exposed, it’s just a matter of time.
They wouldn’t get away with their despicable killing behavior if YOU weren’t enabling them by being:
*a dumb groupie and cheerleader,
*and a keyboard-bully attacking people that ask reasonable questions,
for the primary reasons that YOU want to be entertained (to relieve the boredom of your purposeless life?)
*you live vicariously through other people and their manic, mentally unbalanced behavior
and you for some sad reason also pathetically have the NEED to belong.
You can still redeem yourself and help stop the killing of innocent animals that are supposed to be “safe in rescue”…..really, you can.
All you have to do is:
*admit that talented scam – artists operating on social media managed to fool you with their puffery, misrepresentation, embellishments, and blatant, pathological LYING,
*think for yourself,
*don’t be afraid of not belonging to a killing team, a murderous village, a heathen tribe,
*and care enough about animals to ask questions,
*and if/WHEN logical, concise answers are NOT forth-coming,
*you will file complaints with organizations and agencies that will get answers one way or another in order to,
*protect “rescued animals” from being USED, BETRAYED, and KILLED by those running con-games posing as rescuers in DONATION-FUELED rescue.
It IS that easy to become a hero for animals,
to be their voice,
EXPOSING those that will never stop exploiting them,
and thousands of YOU’s,
come together in harmony and love
to STOP the greedy, self-absorbed conscience-LESS traitors,
from hurting and killing animals,
with no questions asked and answered,
UNLESS and UNTIL they are persistently demanded.
Oh, and by-the-way, those people that are on the Board of Directors or are Officers in these “rescues” that wantonly and callously KILL healthy, innocent animals that are supposed to be “safe in rescue” that were “rescued” USING DONATED FUNDS?
You may think you can plead ignorance and innocence regarding the misuse of donated funds AND the KILLING of healthy, innocent rescued animals.
However, YOU are supposed to be the “checks and balances” that help keep people HONEST and doing the unselfish work of NONPROFIT animal rescue.
Unfortunately, narcissistic, manipulative, sociopathic people are OFTEN only “into” animal rescue for the free money flowing in, the free animals they attain USING other peoples money that they can sell, and the accolades whereby animals in need are mere props, pawns, and a vehicle to celebrity and attention.
When you do suspect shady and/or illegal activities, or are suspicious of WHY so many animals are being killed, or are simply disappearing at an alarming rate and your questions go unanswered, or if you are the Treasurer in charge of the finances for the nonprofit and you’re unable to balance the books and/or are having difficulty figuring out what donation money is being spent on, IF you possess a conscience, or IF you have a sense of self-preservation, you would be well advised to distance yourself from questionable dealings and a rescue that is not as it appears.
Taking it an ethical step farther, whistle blowing may be in order to protect animals, and protect yourself, for the simple reason that when the domino’s begin to topple, even “if” you are an honest, ethical person, YOU will be painted with the same broad, tainted brush as the crooks and criminals because you didn’t say a word about the bad things that were happening at the “rescue” you were involved with.
AKA – They kill and disappear innocent animals, don’t they?
Everyone watches the vile pattern of behavior unfold, as many primarily, or entirely donation-funded animal rescues-kill shelters, that are no better than generational welfare (FREE money) recipients workin’-it in the unregulated free-for-all that is the social media arena, attain more, and more, and more animals using donation money, and then refuse to tell the public WHERE IN THE HELL ARE ALL OF THE ANIMALS DISAPPEARING TOO and/or WHY ARE YOU KILLING RESCUED ANIMALS WITHOUT SHOWING VET REPORTS DETAILING WHY THE ANIMAL MUST BE PUT-DOWN?!?!?
It begs the question “why isn’t the concerned animal loving public doing more to get answers regarding the WHEREABOUTS of animals that are supposed to be safe at rescues that attained the animals through the USE of donation money?”
Here’s why, and if you don’t believe this is a primary reason people don’t pursue answers, go ahead and ask questions of your favorite donation-funded rescue that attains a lot of animals whose whereabouts are unknown mere days or months from when they were rescued:
ALL of the donation-funded “rescues” that tend to attain a lot of animals, but then won’t account for EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM after being attained with donated funds, have “enablers” and cult-members ready and willing to go on the attack on behalf of their gurus at the rescue – kill shelter they are ignorant followers of.
These nasty, vicious, chump followers can be counted on to go on the attack on people that ask simple, concise, straight-forward questions that honest rescues using donated funds to rescue and take care of animals will happily answer.
It’s quite easy to separate the real and good donation-funded animal rescues from the shady ones, that often are lowlife animal dealers posing as “rescues”;
all one needs to do is ask straight-forward, targeted questions and see if they readily answer, or instead they go into evasion-mode, they sic their brainwashed, idiotic, but vicious like a rabid dog cult followers on you, you have bogus false reports filed against you by “anonymous complainants, and other equally nasty things occur suddenly.
These sub-humans can be counted on to bully, threaten, belittle, defame, threaten, stalk, and even call in “false reports” (which is ILLEGAL by the way) to taxpayer-funded government agencies.
This is a quote from an expert on stalking:
“Organized Gang Stalking is a form of terrorism used against an individual in a malicious attempt to reduce the quality of a person’s life so they will:
have a nervous break-down, become incarcerated, institutionalized, experience constant mental, emotional, or physical pain, become homeless, and/or commit suicide.
This is done using well-orchestrated accusations, lies, rumors, bogus investigations, setups, framings, intimidation, overt or covert threats, vandalism, thefts, sabotage, torture, humiliation, emotional terror and general harassment.
It is a “ganging up” by members of the community, and via the Internet, who follow an organizer and participate in a systematic “terrorizing” of an individual.
Organized gang stalking can involve a group in the hundreds to thousands harassing a single person or family 24/7. The victim is stalked en masse by car, foot, bike, air and Internet in order alienate and isolate the victim.
The goals of gang stalking are to:
Provoke the victim to assault someone and get arrested;
Make the victim seem delusional/ mentally ill (see “gaslighting”);
Make the victim so depressed they become suicidal.
Tactics used are relentless color harassment, noise harassment, air harassment, hand signals, electronic monitoring inside the home and car (complete invasion of privacy;
redirecting of phone calls, emails, postal mail),
via social media, workplace mobbing, “directed conversation” and innuendo,
erratic/ aggressive driving, bizarre/rude/bullying behavior in the community, and much more.
This is extreme criminal activity that is becoming more common and needs to be outlawed.”
As more and more animal lovers donate and support rescues from afar (they follow the rescue via social media because they live hundreds, if not thousands of miles away – and if not for social media they do their carnie-fund-raising on to finagle money out of naive “marks”, MOST of these “retail rescues” wouldn’t even be in business – whereby they are not at the rescue facility to keep track of where the rescued animals are, more and more of these people are asking targeted questions regarding the “rescued animals” whereabouts and wellbeing.
Additionally, people are asking for documentation such as:
*vet reports that fundraisers were run to pay for veterinary services for the rescued animals,
*vet reports and euthanasia reports describing WHY an animal HAD to be put down,
*itemized vet bills for each particular horse the “rescue says” their vet is looking at, examining, and evaluating,
*number of animals rescued in the past year and current, date – stamped photos of the animals showing their condition,
*numbers of adoptions in the previous month featuring current photos of the animals in their new home,
*receipts for vet care,
*feed for animals,
*body disposal bills.
Very telling is when a primarily, or entirely donation-funded (as opposed to a primarily, or entirely self-funded animal rescue whose operators pay for everything, or most everything pertaining to the rescue with their own money) animal rescue becomes evasive, refuses to answer simple questions and provide documentation they should have.
A huge red flag is when the rescues true believer cult followers begin assaulting people asking questions by bullying, belittling, threatening, stalking, using foul, inappropriate language, name calling, and also calling in false reports to taxpayer-funded government agencies (illegal, but this happens A LOT).
If, or when this happens, the person being assaulted should start collecting screenshots of the lack of answers to their questions posed to the rescue, and also of the assaults by thug-followers of the “rescue” ‘gang bullying”, which will be sent to various law enforcement and other government agencies such as the Attorney Generals and Secretary of States offices that are in charge of investigating nonprofit animal rescues, along with detailed written complaints.
If more animal lovers would follow-through regarding asking questions that are supposed to be rescued, and also file complaints to the appropriate government agencies regarding animals that are supposed to be “rescued and safe” uthrough the use of asked for, and received “designated donations”, there would/will be far fewer “bad apple opportunist rescues” out for personal profit and gain USING animals as “props” and “bait”, and the rescues doing real rescue that they are not profiting and gaining from would get more much needed support.
Be sure to also include the entire Board of Directors for the rescue because even if unaware of wrongdoing, they are just as culpable as the people doing the shady and/or illegal activities at the rescue.
The Board of Directors are supposed to act as “checks and balances” for the rescue, so even if they aren’t “hands on” at the rescue, they are still supposed to be aware of the operations at the rescue.
Animal lovers in the public:
Don’t be sucked in, and become addicted to the entertain, excitment, and drama that is spoon-fed to you by showboating, reality show-type animal rescues that are often operated by extreme narcissists, “puffers”, pathological liars, and even sociopaths that mostly care about themselves and not anything, or anyone else.
Real and honest animal rescue is not fireworks and drama – instead, the real, everyday rescuing and caring for rescued animals are labors of love, and is often about as exciting and entertaining as watching grass grow or paint dry.
In other words, don’t be the fool that’s born everyday and fall for what the opportunists and connivers in donation-funded rescue are trying to sell you in the form of drama and entertainment that you can live vicariously through them to rev-up the somewhat mundane daily life you lead.
True animal lovers couldn’t care less about being entertained, or living vicariously through the “actors” in donation-funded animal rescue because their primary concern and bottom-line is ALWAYS for the animals that are rescued, and also WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM AFTER THEY ARE RESCUED, so the manic antics of the “rescuers” at a reality-show-type “rescue” is mere distraction and smoke-and-mirrors designed to distract and deceive.
Its really very simple: the SAFE ACT will never pass as long as certain factors don’t change.
Why you sincerely, albeit naively, may ask?
Because if laws that are already in place that outlaw and ban any type of horse slaughter dealings are NOT being enforced even when they have been in place for several years in only a few states (much easier to enforce), why would anyone think that laws in place Nationwide banning slaughter in the United States, and that also ban the export of American horses out of the country for slaughter, will have any chance of being enforced countrywide?
As it stands now, there appear to be far too many horse rescues in the United States that have a business model that utilizes the threat of horses going to slaughter in order to collect free donation money, they constantly USE that threat, they NEED that threat, of horses being purchased by kill buyers at livestock “kill sales” and horse sales to coax, wring and wrangle “emergency” or “crisis” donation money out of kind-hearted albeit naive peoples pockets to “rescue” horses and keep them out of the kill buyers evil clutches.
In other words, they have a vested interest in laws already on the books, sometimes for many years, NOT being enforced because of a business model that heavily relies on receiving thousands of dollars in donation money annually as the only way to continue to run their operation.
They benefit from that lack of enforcement because people send them free money to keep horses out of the hands of kill buyers.
Some rescues also outbid private buyers that are not kill buyers for horses they can potentially sell/adopt for a higher profit margin, but they usually “explain” to their often naive followers that they didn’t think the buyer bidding was an “appropriate home” for the horse.
When out-bidding private buyers happens, and prices go well above “kill price”, even the most gullible and naive people should question the ethics and legitimacy of a rescue that is spending donation money on horses that are not being bought by kill buyers and thus, horses that truly need rescuing may not be rescued/bought.
This is a reality at livestock ‘kill sales’ (‘food chain animals’ such as cattle, sheep, goats) and sales that are targeted horse sales across the country that operate weekly, the first or second Saturday of the month, special sales every 3 months, or whatever.
Week after week, month after month, the sing-song prattle and chant of the auctioneer can be heard selling horses by-the-head or by-the-pound, cajoling anyone present to bid, bid, all in, all out.
The horses sometimes gracefully walk into the usually tiny sale ring (or “cage’ as is the set-up at some sale yards), being led by a handler, or ridden through to show they are ‘broke to ride’.
Potential buyers may have had a chance to look at the horses before they go through the auction ring if the horses are in a corral, tied to the fence, in a corral or stall at the sale yard, being ridden by riders paid to ride them through the ring and show what they can do.
Buyers can sometimes have a horse ‘trotted out’ on a lead line to look for soundness, they may be able to get a look at the horses teeth for age and condition, talk to the owner that has sadly had to make the decision to sell their horse through a sale as a last resort.
But more often than not at most of the down and dirty, low level sales, the horses slip, slide, and skitter through the gate into the sale ring, often called ‘the cage’, as ‘loose horses’, whether trained or not, wild or domestic, smacked on the ass with a plastic paddle, only to be deflected from the other side of the ring with the paddle to their face to turn them back, by handlers that are jaded, dispassionate, and disassociated to their plight, their fright, their nightmare.
Their faces are a study in terror and horror, their mouths gape open with shrill screams, the whites of their eyes show, and their eyes roll in fear and terror, as they ftantically careen around the ring, looking for help, looking for compassion, empathy, a lifeline, somebody to save them.
In states where the commercial horse slaughter trade and dealings have not been banned, horses are bartered, traded, thrown-away into the commercial horse slaughter pipeline, where they are forgotten by most, but not by all.
Rescuing, pulling, buying, bailing, or whatever one wants to call it does save horses lives in regard to them being spared the one way trip to Mexico or Canada for commercial slaughter, at least for a little while.
It’s “a good thing” when rescues snatch horses from the jaws of death, outbid the kill buyers, and pull them out of the slauhter pipeline with the help of donors providing the money to purchase them, transport them, care for them, rehabilitate them, adopt them out with or without a fee in states where the horse slaughter trade and dealings are still perfectly legal and horse rescues and rescuers at sales featurin horses eally does save horses, buros, and mules the one way trip to hell at commercial slaughter.
And yes, sometimes rescues even have to euthanize horses if it has been determined by experienced horse people in partnership and agreement with their veterinarians with nothing to gain or lose that their quality of life is not good no matter how much in the way of food, supplements, support, medication, and care isn’t enough and the horse has lost the will to live.
They have saved the horse from the one-way nightmare trip to slaughter, and are succeeding in giving at least some horses a reprieve in going to a horrifying death at slaughter.
So yes, it is “a good thing” when people put themselves out there and brave the realIty of going to a sale where kill buyers operate freely and legally dealing horses by the pound or by the head.
They know they can never buy all the horses in jeopardy of making the one-way terror-trip to slaughter in foreign countries, but try anyway to give at least a few precious and innocent souls a chance at a new life, or a dignified death through humane euthanasia surrounded by those that loved them enough to rescue them, and also cared enough to let them go.
These people are the true, honest, and humble angels that often operate behind the scenes with no fanfare, accolades, or praise; and they should be saluted for their selflessness saving lives because it is the compassionate and human thing to do.
All that being said however, a few states have banned and outlawed any horse slaughter dealings at all, including buying horses at sales or from the public with the intention of shipping them out of the state for commercial slaughter for human consumption.
One such state that has this law is California.
The verbiage is at the link below for those that do not know of this law so that they may understand what the law means:
As explained above, some/many of the horse rescues that attend sales regularly, or even deal with the kill buyers at their feedlot, can’t afford for horse slaughter laws being enforced.
They could be called “enablers”, but the most appropriate title is probably capitalists and/or “opportunists” taking advantage of an opportunity to collect tax free money from nice people that are too gullible to realize they are “marks”, they attain free horses using that free money, ask for even more free money for the horses care, maintenance, vet bills (and there are reports of some horse “rescues” ‘saying’ their vet is looking at and examining horses but since vet reports are rarely, if ever, shown upon request by the public, it is questionable if horses are being looked out or if donations sent for that purpose are being used in the way they were donated to be used), farrier bills (at least until they can determine when they “sort” the horses which ones they will sell/adopt, and which ones they will kill/euthanize because their physical and/or behavioral issues will make them difficult to adopt with or without a fee and then just keep repeating the pattern of behavior until enough people get wise and begin to ask questions regarding “where are all of those horses you’ve already ‘rescued’ and are they alive or dead”?
People that are blind followers of rescues that never ask questions and take everything a rescue say’s at face value are usually people that:
- don’t understand or know that horse slaughter dealings are illegal in states like California, and have been for nearly 20 years.
- they want so badly to be a part of the excitment, hype, and glitz that these types of horse rescues offer them.
- they truly think they are helping horses when the reality is that if the laws already in place were being enforced with the help of horse rescues that have a large following, kill buyers would go to ground and they’d have to get into another line of work or risk being arrested on felony charges and going to prison.
- some people want so badly to “belong” to “a club”, “a movement”, “a group”, or “a team” that they will stifle any doubts they may have, they will stop listening to that inner voice or intuition that say’s “somethings not right”, they will “kill the messenger” if anyone tries to point out some problems and things that don’t add up or make sense.
- are not really anti-commercial horse slaughter and are “into” rescue primarily to be a part of a “rescue club” or “be on a team” as an enabler and “cheerleader” for a “rescue” that quite frankly isn’t really anti-horse slaughter.
If the horse rescue really were anti-horse slaughter they’d be helping with the enforcement of LAWS and not using the threat of horse slaughter to gain thousands of dollars in free money donations and acquiring entirely FREE horses they then sell/adopt-for-a-fee, when kill buyers operating illegally are in evidence and have been identified (by the “rescue”) as operating at sales and also at illegal horse feedlots.
For these poor souls, they often are a lost cause because they don’t want to have their impression and image of their favorite rescue shattered by admitting that they are merely being used for their money, their support, their enabling, their “cheerleading”, and their good nature.
However, for the people that really ARE anti-commercial horse slaughter and seek to have laws already on the books enforced, read on and you will be given a simple way to do your part, even from afar, regarding keeping horses out of the slaughter pipeline.
You will also be impacting having those dealing directly, or even indirectly in horse slaughter dealings held accountable.
Here’s what you do:
The next time you are on a California horse rescues Facebook page where they are reporting in “real time” from a horse or livestock sale, at the first mention of “the kill buyers here” or “we’re going to be bidding agasinst the kill buyer”, get on the phone and also on your computer/smartphone and do the following:
- contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture via phone at and via email at:
916-654-0466 (Sacramento) General Information
916-654-0462 (Sacramento) Public Affairs
If you are using a TTY/TDD (Text Telephone) dial 1-800-735-2929
If you are using a TRS (Telephone Relay Service) dial 1-800-735-2922
FAX: 916-657-4240 (Sacramento)
Address: California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California, U.S.A. 95814
Hours: Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm | Voice Mail Hours: 5:00pm – 8:00am
and report that “such-and-such horse rescue” (provide their name) is at “such-and such sale” (provide the address and phone # of the sale by Googling that information and also send the Dept. of Ag screenshots of the horse rescue attending the sale publicly identifying kill buyers as being at the sale) and you want a Dept. of Ag officer to go to that sale immediatly, make contact with the horse rescue that has identified the kill buyer/s at that sale, and have them point out the kill buyer/s that are at the sale and have the officer/s make contact with that kill buyer and speak with them regarding their intentions.
2. contact local law enforcement (usually the Sheriff’s office for whatever county the sale operates in – Google that information for the NON-EMERGENCY line.
Here is a link that lists the law enforcement agencies in California:
http://www.usacops.com/ca/) and report the same (also send them screenshots of the rescue publicly identifying kill buyers at the sale they are currently attending) as what you’ve reported to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and demand that the Sheriff’s office send deputies or other law enforcement officers to that sale immediatly, make contact with whatever horse rescue has reported kill buyers at the sale, and have the rescue identify the kill buyers so that law enforcement can make contact with those kill buyers and determine their intentions and perhaps open an investigation into illegal activities.
3. Contact the California Attorney Generals office and the Secretary of States office that are in charge of over-seeing non-profit rescues and charities operating in their state) via phone at and via email at Report Crime:
https://oag.ca.gov/report-crime and report that a horse rescue is at such-and-such sale yard (give the contact information for the sale yard and make sure you send the AG’s office and the Secretary of Staes office and also law enforcement screenshots of the horse rescue identifying publicly that kill buyers are at the sale) and demand they investigate the sale yard where kill buyers have been identified by the horse rescue as being in attndence buying horses they then are being reported by the horse rescue that they are exporting them for slaughter out of the country (a felony).
4. If horses are on the sale grounds that have been consigned to the sale, or are at the sale yard being bought in the parking lot are identified as being in a neglected and/or abused state, the animal control for that county where the sale yard is being operated NEED to be called and emailed (Google the contact information for whatever animal control is located in the county where the sale is being operated) and demand that animal control goes to the sale, makes contact with the horse rescue that is identifying horses in neglected or abused condition, and have animal control get the horse rescue to identify those horses to them. Animal control also needs to insist that the sale yard explain WHY they have not turned in complaints and reported owners that bring horses to their sale that are in neglected and/or abused condition that either were consigned to the sale, or had them on the sale yard grounds even if not consigned to the sale.
5. Contact the sale yard management that you already have the contact information for and apprise them of the fact that a horse rescue attending their sale has publicly identified kill buyers operating illegally at their sale yard and that law enforcement has been notified , including screenshots of the public announcement by the rescue that kill buyers are at the sale yard, and are hopefully on their way to take a report from the horse rescue, and also from sale yard management regarding alleged illegal activities occurring at the sale yard at the sale/auction.
The same agencies can be contacted, including screen shots, whenever a horse rescue reports that they were at the kill buyers feedlot, that they “work with kill buyers”, or anytime they mention kill buyers operating in Caifornia that they are aware of.
Horse rescues that aren’t striving for enforcement of laws on the books banning and outlawing horse slaughter dealings in that state are suspect as to their motives from not reporting illegal activities and need to be questioned and possibly investigated regarding why they aren’t seeking to have the laws enforced, and instead appear to be actually dealing with kill buyers that are breaking the law.
It really does take a village of people that truly are anti-horse slaughter UNITING WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED INDEPENDENT THINKING PEOPLE to make sure laws are enforced, and if the horse rescues that use the threat of horses going to slaughter in states where the horse slaughter trade and dealings are illegal won’t do it, it is up to courageous, caring, compassionate, independent thinking horse lovers that are anti-horse slaughter to do it on behalf of ALL of the horses that have no voice and can’t protect themselves from evil and being subjected to the horror that is the horse slaughter pipeline.
It is also high time that horse rescues that appear to be capitilizing on the threat of kill buyers dealing in illegal horse slaughter buying horses they then ship to slaughter outside the US to collect donations and also free horses are questioned regarding their practices and why they don’t instead do all of the above listed pro-active things themselves in order to expose the illegal horse slaughter trade and dealings in their state where it is illegal.
They also should be investigated and forced to identify exactly where the many, many horses they have “rescued” using donation money are at this very moment and why more and more and more horses go into their facilty, but the numbers leaving their facility that are being reported by them clearly don’t match up to the greater numbers they have acquired with donation money.
At the link below is the 1-page short form information page and questionnaire that can be sent to animal rescues that potential donors and supporters want answers from BEFORE they become donors and supporters in order to make sure that the animal rescue shares their ethics, ideals, and principles:
People that are enablers that in fact appear to be more interested in being a part of the “rescue club” and less interested in the enforcement of laws that PROTECT horses from inhumane commercial horse slaughter (that many people fought long and hard to get passed into law) need to understand that horse slaughter is nasty and horrific, and this issue is NOT ABOUT THEM, ITS ABOUT THE HORSES, WHATS BEST FOR THE HORSES AND THAT ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS IS WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL HORSES, NOT JUST THE ONES “RESCUED” FROM INHUMANE SLAUGHTER BY HORSE RESCUES USING DONATION MONEY.
Everyone needs to make a choice;
is it more important for you to belong to a “rescue club”, “a team”, a “party-barn-rescue” that appears to be capitilizing on the threat of horse slaughter in states where horse slaughter dealings are illegal, and also being a follower that asks no questions so you don’t get ostracized, bullied, false reported on to government agencies in order to shut you up and attacked by the rescue and their enabler-followers?
Or are you the person whose bottom-line position is the well-being of ALL horses, even if it means going against the grain, even if it means not “belonging”, and even if it means taking a stance that isn’t popular and could lead to you being bullied and attacked because you’re taking the road less traveled?
Are you also willing to do what it takes to have laws be enforced that many people fought long and hard at their own expense of time, money, losing friends, rocking the boat to get on the books in the first place??
Only you can make that decision if you are REALLY anti-horse slaughter, so think long and hard about what kind of person you are, choose wisely, and BE THE VOICE FOR INNOCENT HORSES THAT CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE EVIL THAT EXISTS that allows for laws to be broken over and over again, even by those that profess to be anti-horse slaughter but whose actions appear to speak more loudly than their words.
Only when like-minded people are committed to STOPPING commercial horse slaughter will there be a good fighting chance that laws like the SAFE Act have a chance of being made LAW in order to protect the innocent souls of ALL horses being subjected to the terror and cruelty that IS commercial horse slaughter.
People need to decide if they are going to be a part of the problem, or a major influence of being a part of the SOLUTION because when those whom deal in horse slaughter and/or are enablers of illegal horse slaughter dealings in states where it is illegal realize they are being scrutinized by those that are 100% AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER, there will be a far greater chance of laws being enforced, people not participating either directly or indirectly in the horse slaughter trade, and many more horses will be saved that horrendous and cruel end – and perhaps then the SAFE ACT truly will have a chance of becoming the law of the land.
WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU – an enabler or a advocate for ending horse slaughter? – only YOU can decide.
Any of the so-called “rescues” or “sanctuaries” that are in “partnering” (collusion in more cases than people might imagine) with TAXPAYER-FUNDED government agencies seizing animals NEED to be investigated top to bottom regarding their finances, their facilities, their licensing, their associations with other animal welfare and animal rights groups, their association, alliance, and interactions with government agencies, their history of animals being killed or “disappeared” into thin air never to be seen or heard from again AFTER the animals were supposed to be RESCUED from their lawful owners, “rescued” from “wherever” (the donating, supportive public always needs to know exactly WHERE animals are being rescued from), etc.
The link to the blog post below relates to the thievery happening in Ohio where exotic animal owners of MANY YEARS are having their rights to own and maintain those animals assaulted and raped by new laws put in place within the past few years.
Many of these owners have tried to comply, only to have their applications held by the Ohio Department of AG for months, and then sent back to them for “correction” while also telling them “too late, you’re past the deadline for submission now and we’re taking your animals” (with help from other so-called “rescues” and “sanctuaries” they “partner” with).
Follow the money trail because it is 99.99999% guaranteed that those “rescues” and “sanctuaries” are “double-dipping” and getting not only tax payers money handed to them by the government agencies they are partnering/in-collusion-with, but also are receiving thousands upon thousands of FREE donation money they plead for on social media from gullible people in the public, and they are not being HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR EXACTLY WHO IS GIVING THEM MONEY AND IN WHAT AMOUNTS and EXACTLY WHAT THE MONEY IS BEING USED FOR REGARDING WHAT ARE CALLED “DESIGNATED FUNDRAISERS” OR “TARGETED FUNDRAISERS” (asking for donations for specific things).
IN ADDITION THOSE “SANCTUARIES” ARE NOT HAVING TO ACCOUNT FOR EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL SEIZED/STOLEN FROM THEIR OWNERS UNDER COLOR OF LAW AND SHOW THE PUBLIC WHETHER THE ANIMALS ARE ALIVE OR DEAD, AND EXACTLY WHERE EVERY PENNY OF DONATION AND TAXPAYER MONEY GIVEN TO THEM IS BEING SPENT.
That money could have been used to actually HELP the rightful and LEGAL animal owners bring their facilities up to federal inspection code under the new laws, take care of the animals every need for months or years, etc.
The way people will know that some, perhaps many seizures have nothing to do with violations, bringing things up to code, and the welfare of the animals is the VAST LACK OF HELP for the actual owners these animals know and love as family FOR MANY, MANY YEARS IN MOST CASES.
It is crystal clear in MANY INSTANCES OF THIS HAPPENING that this is all about GREED, POWER, CONTROL, POLITICS, HATEFULNESS, and is like junior high school kids behavior on steroids IN ALL ITS ABSURDITY, VINDICTIVE BULLYING, PETTINESS, AND VILINESS.
Nice little read at the link below regarding how power-hungry, money hungry, and how over-the-top some of these egomaniacs, narcissists and psychopaths involved in animal “rescue” and advocacy really are:
And to see what many of the callous primary players at “rescues” and animal welfare government agencies really think of the animal lovers and rescuers in the public sector, visit this not-so-nice link to a
Facebook page where these opportunists making money in rescue “vent” and make fun of sappy animal lovers and volunteers and illustrates these opportunists making money in animal rescue complete disdain and disrespect for them:
FOR THE SAKE OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, the public absolutely NEEDS TO SEE PUBLICLY POSTED ALL of the affiliations, associations, partnering, etc that is going on (whose in bed with who so-to-speak) between TAXPAYER-FUNDED government agencies and DONATION-FUNDED animal rescues and sanctuaries, and also DONATION-FUNDED animal rights and animal welfare advocacy groups and organizations.
It is said that “money corrupts”, and no area is demonstrating that point more clearly than the DONATION-FUNDED animal rescue world, and in the DONATION-FUNDED animal welfare and animal rights advocacy factions – especially when they “partner” with government agencies and animal rights and advocacy groups with a corrupt agenda.
Some people may have started out with good and true intentions of wanting to help animals, and even the animals owners too.
But with the advent of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter 10 or so years ago making marketing, PR, and fundraising FREE and EASY for anyone pretty much, but especially so for those people that have brilliant Internet skills who are perfectly willing to LIE, EMBELLISH, TRASH AND RUIN OTHER PEOPLE, along with a host of other equally despicable actions, a tragic majority of people appear to have succumbed to the siren-song of MONEY, POWER OVER OTHERS, CONTROL, and THE CELEBRITY OF ANIMAL RESCUE, and they threw away their ethics, honesty, compassion and empathy a long time ago (if they in fact ever had them in the first place and are people that have been running scams for years wherever the opportunity arises).
If they really are on the up-and-up, send them the information page and questionnaire at the link below, along with other reasonable questions you may have, and see if they fill it out and return it to you with answers to reasonable questions.
If they do complete it and send it back, great, its probably safe to support them.
But if they refuse to fill it out, ignore you, or even go on the attack on you for asking simple questions, its a good bet you should steer clear of them and perhaps even turn in complaints on them because SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT WHEN PEOPLE WON’T ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS.
Please do your part to keep greedy donation-funded “retail rescues” and power hungry donation-funded “rescuers”, “sanctuaries”, advocates, and advocacy groups on a tight leash.
Their primary players ALWAYS get paid, just as they continue to crack the whip concealed in sappy and insincere praise in order to keep their revolving-door of gullible, sheeple enabler volunteer-slaves that come and go all the time working for them for FREE.
People that do these seizures (often scams) need to be held to account for EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING WHEN THEY DO A SEIZURE.
So if they refuse to answer simple questions contained on a 1 page information page and questionnaire and/or questions YOU may have, it is with a great degree of confidence that YOU can figure something rotten is going on.
And although YOU as an animal owner perhaps may think that a seizure scam could never happen to you, guess again and visit with people on People For Pet OWNership on Facebook at:
and also National Animal Interest Alliance at:
because there are thousands upon thousands of animal owners around the world that have had their animals seized/stolen from them and they too NEVER thought it could happen to them either.
At the link below is a decently written blog post that addresses the “why’s” of why some animal owners get into a situation whereby they are unable to perhaps take care of their animals as well as they would like to:
An excerpt from the blog post:
“The thing all these scenarios have in common is that no one asked for help. Humans don’t like being seen as weak or failing. Most horse people pride themselves on being independent and resourceful. And then, if asking for help wasn’t hard enough, it can be hard to accept the help offered. Humans are complicated.
Once we ask, things can start to move. Family and neighbors step up. There are community resources like hay banks that offer help. Even deputies will lend a hand. I have such respect for people who humble themselves in deference to their animal’s welfare. It shows character.”
and then there is this excerpt:
“The other common statement that I hear is that someone just can’t be involved in helping because they love horses too much to look at the pictures; that hearing about it would just hurt them too much. Like somehow their love is just too pure to hear this kind of ugliness. Could you possibly think that those of us sitting in court are there because we love horses less than you do?
Do horses a favor; instead of loving them too much, love them just enough. Enough to offer help to a neighbor in need or enough to make the call to the authorities if necessary. Enough to be part of the solution. If you can’t take time off from work, then write letters to the media. Donate money, but if you don’t have a dime to spare, sign petitions, join groups, be informed. Love horses enough to bear witness. Love them enough to make positive change.”
It was a good read until the end where the question is asked and statements are made somewhat chastising animal owners for not “asking for help” from their community, from an animal rescue, from a food bank for animal feed, etc.
While this particular rescuer might not ever in a million years go on the attack on animal owners just to pull in thousands of dollars in donations, acquire free animals she could sell for a profit, make herself look heroic at other peoples expense, there are in fact thousands of so-called rescuers that have literally infiltrated donation-funded animal rescue because of the vast LACK OF OVERSIGHT by agencies vested with regulating nonprofit animal rescues/sanctuaries/hospices that do those things, and even worse than that because they are unethical, narcissistic, sociopathic scammers and pathological liars out to make money and also a name for themselves in animal rescue.
And until honest animal rescuers are aware of what these “retail rescues” are doing operating in the rescue world running their con-games USING lies, innocent animals and gullible followers to do it, they should not be surprised to find out they will be painted with the same broad brush as the scammers in rescue UNLESS they are willing to “police their own” and “out” and “expose” the criminals operating in donation-funded animal rescue.
There is also the attitude in the blog post linked above that people that have no clue what’s going on with someone’s animals, they have no idea if someone’s animals are just plain old, or they may have chronic or perhaps terminal health issues that renders them less than optimum looking, or any number of other things that are occurring, it doesn’t necessarily mean that someone’s animal/s need to be, or even want to be euthanized (think of your frail or decrepit Granny that still wants to live even if she’s skinny, tottering around, can’t “do” hardly anything at all anymore, etc but your Granny doesn’t want to be dead because of her age or aulments), are supposed to “contact the authorities’ ” and/or “the media” which in the current day rescue world can start a feeding frenzy of attack, bullying, and threats of bodily harm from strangers in the public against often innocent animal owners that are being portrayed as the worst kind of abusers and neglectors even when its not true.
Like many people that have perhaps been rescuing animals for several years who seem to be honest, compassionate rescuers, the reality is that the author of the blog post linked above may truly be the nicest, forthright, honest and giving rescuer someone would ever want to meet.
And they may well be willing to offer monetary help, or volunteer to do manual labor if someone is sick and/or injured and perhaps needs some help with their animals for a period of time.
However, MANY wonderful animal rescuers are completely unaware of how many “retail rescues” are operating in the new age rescue world of the past 10-12 years since the Internet and social media platforms attracted many people that are “opportunists” taking advantage of the free money making opportunities in animal rescue.
Those “opportunists” are not honest, they are not compassionate, and their bottom line is all about achieving money, accolades, praise, power, and control over other peoples lives and those of animals too.
The worst part is that they rally MOBS of people to attack perfect strangers on the Internet and on social media, they incite THEM to make phone calls to government agencies, the media, the humane society, spca’s and anyone else they can get to attack for them – and when a “seizure scam” attack goes down, it ruins innocent peoples lives, has animals being literally stolen from their owners, the animals are then “sorted” like sorting new merchandise, and then some animals that have issues which have brought in as much as possible on “sympathy/pity donations” that cannot be adopted-out (SOLD) are in fact killed or “disappeared” and NONE of them were really “helped” at all, nor were they owners that may have asked for help, but got attacked and destroyed instead.
As for the animals that are seized/stolen that don’t have any issues, they are OFTEN adopted-out (SOLD) within mere days of being seized because they didn’t need “”help” in the first place.
What MANY people are unaware of, including long term honest and compassionate rescuers, is that quite often, the form of help being offered by “retail rescues” is for them to come in and do what’s called “cherry picking” whereby they choose the nicer animals without issues they can adopt-out (SELL) fairly quickly for a profit, leaving the animals owners keeping the decrepit “animals with issues” to take care of because those animals are often useless for anything.
Make no mistake, although the “retail rescue” tells people they “offered to help” the animals owners, their type of help is pretty much an extortion attempt of “let us choose the animals we’ll take off your hands, or else we’ll go public with your situation and we’ll take ALL of your animals no matter what condition they’re in. You will probably be arrested by the time we get done smearing and trashing you, and the mobs of complete strangers we incite to attack you on social media and message boards will help us do it after we post photos and videos of only your animals that are old, sick, chronically or terminally ill. So either let us take the ones we want, let us still trash you to an extent, or we will RUIN YOU”.
Don’t think this is how it goes in many of the instances of “retail rescues” offering their brand of help?
Well, it does happen this way, and more and more animal owners that are getting attacked on “seizure scams” are audio and video recording the extortion attempts, and in some cases, they got the extortion attempts in writing too.
When an animal owner is the target of attack, things happen very quickly, most people have no idea what is happening to them, they are being swarmed and assaulted by mobs of people on the Internet, they can’t think straight because they are being terrorized, so they don’t think to get things in writing and/or record things for proof of what was happening.
The whole “seizure scam” or “rescue raid” attack is so unreasonable and crazy, intelligent, honest, trusting people can’t wrap their minds around what is occuring because its so convoluted and out-of-control and there are no right answers when being attacked by complete strangers with no facts and who are attacking others based on what a “rescue” has told them or shown them.
Not even honest, compassionate, ethical rescues and rescuers realize that people that are scam-artists are running cons in animal rescue and making a very nice living from it even though they are often breaking the law and committing fraud, money laundering, misrepresentation, misappropriation of funds, and even racketeering (organized crime).
Unfortunately, with social media making marketing free and easy for anyone, those opportunists that are perfectly willing to lie, cheat, embellish, bully, threaten, and perpetrate Animal Enterprise Terrorism “seizure scams” and “rescue raids” on animal owners and also other rescues that perhaps take in the “animals with physical and/or behavioral/training issues at their rescues/sanctuaries/hospices are taking over the rescue world, and they will stop at nothing, and mow anyone or anything down in order to get the aforementioned rewards for the CAREER they have built for themselves in “animal rescue”.
At the link is a story done by John Stossel regarding “rescue raids” written in 2005 in the first wave of the rescue racket occurring:
People that “ask for help” are very often targeted for attack by scammers in animal rescue, and because there is little-to-no- meaningful oversight in animal rescue that requires donation funded animal rescues to say exactly where all that free money they’re receiving in donations on “crisis rescues” (designated fundraisers wnen they run “seizure scams” or are importing animals they “say” need “rescuing” from other states or countries), or even WHERE exactly do all of the animals they are rescuing using others peoples money are ending up, animal dealers have infiltrated animal rescue and MANY animal owners are TOO AFRAID to ask for help because they may end having their lives destroyed instead.
Many animal owners that have the old granny horse that isn’t ready to be put down even though she may be tottering around, doesn’t have all her teeth, is looking a little “rugged”, but is still schooling the youngsters and she doesn’t want to be dead yet, are scared spitless they’ll be targeted for attack and ALL of their animals get seized, including their horses that are excellent for adopting-out/SELLING for a good PROFIT.
These scammers at “retail rescues” also run an “impound fee” racket where they vastly inflate boarding “management fees” fees”, vet fees, farrier fees, grooming fees, and whatever other made-up fees they come up with, to the point where even when owners that are found innocent of ANY wrongdoing are unable to pay the fees exorbitant fees to get their horses or other animals back and the rescue than keeps them.
A case-in-point that is just one of MANY happening around the country and the world is the situation with Joshua Rockwood, a small sustainable farmer that had some animals seized last spring.
You can read about his story here:
So although there are still some good rescues out there that can and do help people down on their luck, who are ill, who have lost their job, etc, there are many more “retail rescues” popping up every day that are running scams, and trashing and destroying peoples lives, and also the lives of their un-useable animals that are seized and then killed or “disappeared” after their donation-value is exhausted.
Its basically hard to trust anyone because trusting the wrong people can and does lead to destruction and death for many animal owners and their USELESS animals that can’t be adopted with or without a fee and retail rescues aren’t “in the business” of caring for and maintaining animals they can’t “USE” for anything.
Animal owners that simply needed a little help from what they thought was an animal rescue that turned out to be animal dealers posing as a rescue are ruining peoples and animals lives every, single day.
Because so many animal owners are being attacked all over the world, there are Facebook pages formed to tell the other side of the story of animal rescue:
People For Pet OWNership is one of them at:
Even Dr. Don Henneke issued a statement before he passed away in 2012 regarding his weight assessment scale being misused by horse rescues seizing owners horses unjustly:
There is also The Cavalry Group that was formed to provide a defense attorney for their members if they are targeted on a seizure scam attack:
More and more victims of attack are also going on the offense after being attacked and are filing civil lawsuits against their attackers regarding defamation, extortion, threats of bodily harm, cyber bullying, etc.
Most people think that they could never be the victim of an attack by an animal rescue “partnering” with animal control.
But if you as an animal owner ever fall on hard times and are unable to find homes for your beloved animals because some of those animal may have “issues” of one kind or another, be very careful which rescue you ask for help from because you could very well end up being a victim of a seizure scam with all of the essential hoopla, excitement, media attention, and frenzy of what are called “crisis rescue” that bring in thousands upon thousands of FREE donation from the public that thrives on the DRAMA and EXCITMENT provide them with.
Retail rescues are also brilliant at lying and embellishing in order to ramp-up MOBS on the Internet to attack for them because that is a huge component for a successful seizure scam.
In closing, no one should ask for “help” from a rescue or anyone else BEFORE asking them some targeted questions FIRST.
And no one should ever join a mob attacking complete strangers and/or joining in assaults over the Internet until they FIRST ask the rescue, the animal control, the humane society, or an spca some targeted questions FIRST BEFORE you help them, support them, or donate to them.
Some targeted questions to ask can be found on this 1 page information page and questionnaire located at the link below.
If the rescue and/or government agency the rescue is “partnering with” refuse to answer simple questions, DO NOT support or help them because you very well could later on find yourself on the receiving end of a civil lawsuit when you join in the attack of people you don’t even know based on information you were fed by a retail rescue up to no good for the animal owners, or the animals they profess to want to help.
Animals gone missing and/or not being accounted for at animal controls and shelters has been a common problem for decades.
A primary reason this occurs is that because at many AC’s and shelters, people that work there are working in a climate of “disassociating” themselves from what they do several times a month, a week, or sometimes on a daily basis: euthanizing animals.
It is basically the only way that some people with any type of compassion going into being employed at those facilities can do what they do.
Then there are people that are sociopaths/psychopaths and they gravitate to those jobs where they can control other people and animals, make life and death decisions, play the Big Shot that holds the lives of animals and people in their hands, and they actually get paid to kill animals.
However, for the people with any sense of compassion or empathy that go into working at a job that requires them to frequently kill healthy animals, they must either do everything in their power to find animals homes and/or reunite animals with their owners that are searching for them, or they must harden themselves and learn to disassociate themselves from killing animals that don’t want to die.
In the “culture of convenience killing” that exists at many animal controls and shelters, going the extra mile and getting the word out of animals that are available for adoption and/or whose owners are looking for them can be an uphill battle due to the fact that if, or when, all of the employees at the facility aren’t dedicated to the same goal (adoption and reuniting animals with owners), some people that simply don’t care about going that extra mile, or they enjoy killing animals, can undermine the people that actually want to do as much as they can to save animals.
That is the way its been at AC’s and shelters for decade upon decade, and even with the Internet making advertising animals very easy, and also very free, its the human failings of apathy, disassociation, laziness, or downright enjoyment of tormenting and killing animals that throw the proverbial wrench in the machinery and the innocent animals continue to die.
Excerpt from the blog post at the link above:
Animal advocates are concerned that once again, Memphis Animal Services is not updating the only online listings the city does for animals at the facility: PetHarbor. These listings, while far from ideal, are essential since MAS has limited hours, limited services, and lots of locked doors where animals are hidden from view. In some cases, the online listing is the only way for anyone to know an animal is being kept at the facility. As usual, MAS director James Rogers blames technical difficulties and wants everyone to please stand by:
From: Lou Ann Selves
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:06 PM
To: Rogers, James; Tunstall, DeKeishia Masha; Dunlap, Tracy
Subject: Pet Harbor
PetHarbor shows the last dogs that came into the shelter were on October 19. No dogs have been brought in since that date or has no one updated? Considering review dates are critical, some have a small chance of getting out of there if their info is not available.
Lou Ann Selves
On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 3:41 PM, <James.Rogers@memphistn.gov> wrote:
Good afternoon Lou Ann,
We are aware of the issue and working with our IS department and Chameleon customer service to correct. Your patience is appreciated.
James M. Rogers
What many animal lovers don’t count on however is the disassociation and lack of empathy and compassion that runs rampant at far too many of the “new age” animal “rescues” that are basically just “fronts” for retail animal dealers.
These “rescues” are operated to take advantage of the multi-billion dollar opportunities presented in the “animal rescue industry”, and in many cases has evolved into what is called “retail rescue” because of the FREE and EASY MARKETING AND PR opportunities available on social media advertising and promotion on Facebook and other social media platforms.
There is also a VAST lack of oversight by the government agencies vested with over-seeing “nonprofit animal rescue” and “nonprofit advocacy” regarding:
* how the FREE DONATION MONEY these “rescues” receive is spent,
*how much money, supplies, and other freebies come in annually,
*what exactly happens to ALL OF THE RESCUED ANIMALS these so-called “rescues” are acquiring, transporting, and maintaining using FREE DONATION MONEY they are constantly panhandling for,
*why they are NOT REQUIRED TO POST CURRENT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF ALL RESCUED ANIMALS WEEKS AND MONTHS AFTER THEY ARE “RESCUED”,
*why are they not required to post ALL VET REPORTS OF ANIMALS THEY SAY THEIR VETERINARIAN IS TREATING that they needed donation money for,
*why are they not required to post ALL EUTHANASIA REPORTS for ALL OF THE INNOCENT ANIMALS “they say” they “HAD” to euthanize (people are expected to “take their word for it” when “they say” on behalf of their vet, that apparently has broken fingers and can’t type out reports to be posted, “why” the animal “had” to be killed),
*why are they not required to account for how they disposed of an animals body seeing as donation money is what usually pays for that at donation-funded animal rescues,
*why are they not required to post ALL OF THEIR FINANCIALS RELATED TO THEIR RESCUE OPERATION when it is clear they are a PRIMARILY, OR ENTIRELY DONATION-FUNDED ANIMAL RESCUE using other nice peoples money to run their rescue business that they also pay themselves, their family, and their friends with (and does anyone with any intelligence REALLY believe that people that don’t have apparent real jobs to pay their bills and non-rescue-related items with are “volunteering” at their rescue and not pocketing free donation and/or grant money for their own personal use? REALLY?).
Reputable dog breeders have stringent regulations and laws they must adhere to in order to operate their breeding business, and if they are NOT, then mechanisms are in place whereby concerned people can turn them into an abundance of government agencies for review.
It is completely imbalanced the way the “system” is now regarding a VAST lack of oversight by government agencies policing donation-funded animal rescues and is why there is an infiltration by “retail rescues” into the rescue world.
As with rescues, people should support breeders that are legitimate, honest, and follow the laws and rules. And if they don’t, they can and should be turned into the correct agency.
The problem with donation-funded animal rescues is people can file complaints until they’re blue in the face regarding getting simple questions answered and the government agency’s don’t do anything unless or until enough complaints come in regarding the same rescue.
Not enough people seem to care one bit what happens to the so-called “rescued” animals that have issues and have exhausted their “donation-value” and can’t be sold because of those issues and the “rescue” then kills or “disappears” them.
Why shouldn’t animal rescues that are calling “selling animals” “adoption for a fee” be held to account for their activities that are often just retail sales disguised as “rescue” and “adopting” (although, they aren’t forced to collect sales tax from their buyers as pet stores and some breeders are required to do, they are not required to offer wellness guarantees, or many other things that the aforementioned parties are required to provide and/or collect from their buyers).
Any and all animal rescues that are primarily, or entirely donation/grant-funded should be happy to answer SIMPLE QUESTIONS pertaining to their finances to show their “transparency” and “accountability”,
They should also be happy to post the whereabouts of ALL of the animals they have rescued over the preceding 2+ years.
They should be easily able to publicly post ALL vet reports for animals they are asking for donations in order to treat.
They should easily be able to post all euthanasia reports regarding exactly WHAT WAS WRONG WITH AN ANIMAL THAT IT REQUIRED EUTHANASIA TO SAVE THEM FROM SUFFERING instead of people wondering if the animal was killed because they couldn’t or wouldn’t “do” anything for anyone and the “rescue that isn’t really a rescue” refuses to take responsibility for caring for animals with behavioral and/or physical issues that still really want to live.
“Convenience killing”, as is seen OFTEN at tax-payer funded animal controls (most people realize this happens a lot at animal controls and shelters that are not “no kill”), IS NOT RESCUE – ITS THE KILLING OF INNOCENT ANIMALS BY ANIMAL TRADERS POSING AS RESCUES.
It is also illegal to raise funds to “rescue” an animal and then turn around and kill them after their “donation-value” is exhausted and when “sorted” (like sorting newly arrived merchandise at a store), it is determined that the “rescued animal” has “issues” that render them unable and/or unwilling to “do” things for anyone and thus cannot be adopted-out (SOLD) with, or even without a fee.
And what’s really horrific is when some of the animal “rescues” “trade-in” animals at animal controls and the dogs and cats they trade-in are euthanized and “disappeared” wherever, or when horse “rescues” “trade-in” horses with the local horse trader or kill buyer and the horses they trade-in are shipped to commercial slaughter or disappeared to parts unknown.
FOIA requests by concerned animal lovers can only glean so much information regarding the whereabouts and disposal of some animals and/or the financials of some animal rescues.
True animal lovers and rescuers refuse to support animal rescues that refuse to answer the simple questions contained on the 1 page short form questionnaire below.
And for the people that are too afraid to ask questions that their “favorite rescue” they “believe in” may not answer and you send money to that animal rescue anyway “hoping for the best” or being a “True Believer”-enabler follower of a “rescue” that is manufactured to look bright and shiny on the outside but is rotten, cancerous, and evil at its core?
YOU are culpable in the KILLING of hundreds, if not thousands of animals at “rescues” that are nothing more than opportunistic scam-artists emotionally manipulating you into giving them FREE MONEY to supposedly “rescue” animals, but far too often KILL and “disappear” animals instead, pocket the money to live off of and spend on non-rescue-related things, and then they move on to their next “crisis rescue” and scam.
If you’re not bothering to ASK A FEW SIMPLE QUESTIONS of animal rescues that you EXPECT ANSWERS to BEFORE you send them money, you are not a real animal rescuer at all and innocent animals are losing their lives because you could very well be funding a scam rescue.