To Look Within: Showing the Need for Change in the Animal Protection Movement
Author: Randy N. Warner
Release Date: January 23, 2006
THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE At some point in time, we must all make the decision to stop exhausting our energy and resources on only cleaning up yesterday's messes and try to decide we want to see solutions that will ultimately protect the millions and billions of animals yet to be born as well. Humane education is the best...no, the ONLY means we have to accomplish this goal Politics are responsible for this report card: ** In twenty years, Americans have spent $1 billion annually on community-based animal control efforts = $20 billion** In twenty years, Americans have spent $1 billion annually on donations to their favorite national or local organizations dedicated to the same. + $20 billion** In twenty years, 3,000 non-profit organizations dedicated to helping animals have logged an absolute minimum of 25 billion man hours. Our report card after twenty years? A lousy 15% reduction in unwanted deaths. That's about a D-. This can be blamed on our inability to convince so many that the "I'm only one person" excuse is no credible justification, but instead an ignorant person's excuse for lousing things up.