Yesterday I asked you what you thought it means to “rescue” an animal. Your responses were all across the board.
Some tweeted to me that caring for a new pet is rescue. Others think that adopting from a shelter that could kill the animal is a rescue. And yes, some of you believe you rescue an animal when you buy from a puppy mill.
So what’s the takeaway for me? Simply this:
Rescue is not something we do for the welfare of animals. Rescue is something we do to make ourselves feel better.
If rescue is all about some badge of honor WE wear, then it’s not really about helping animals at all, is it?