MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say!
Today I’ve come to ask you to not be so quick to fly off the handle. Do your research. And don’t believe anything you read or see.
It never ceases to amaze me that in these days of Photoshop, people read something on Facebook that upsets them, and suddenly they are all up at arms and ready to do battle without first doing a little research on their own.
For instance, there’s a picture of a dogfight in a bar that has lots of flags advertising Heineken. From the looks of things, you’d think Heineken was promoting the dogfight. But when I went to Snopes.com, I discovered that Heineken had promoted a party the night before in this bar in Mongolia, and that the bar hadn’t bothered to take down the signs. Heineken was NOT aware of the dogfight, and no longer promotes ANY activities at this particular bar.
Then there’s the pictures and story of the dogs in China being rescued from slaughter for food. People are aghast and vow to hate ALL Chinese forever. It is true that some people see dogs and cats as a food source. I don’t like it, but I must accept that is their cultural norm. Funny, we do the same thing to chickens and pigs here in the US all the time. Where’s the uproar over that activity?
But the one that upsets me the most is those that read the information put out by HumaneWatch, get all upset, and start posting HumaneWatch information all over Facebook. Hey, you’re welcome to believe whatever you want, but did you at least FIRST do your homework on HumaneWatch is? Maybe you can start here, then Google Rick Berman for more information.
Bottom line, if you’re promoting HumaneWatch, you’re supporting the very people you claim to be opposed to– namely the breeder industry, the animal agricultural industry, etc.
My advice to you is that if you see something that upsets you, do a little Google search. I like to check out Snopes.com, a website devoted to debunking myths. I also check out reputable news sources and web sites. And if all else fails, I go to the sources. Thanks to the Internet, you are within reach, no matter where you live.
Got that? Good. Now, back to my regularly-scheduled morning post-breakfast nap.