I don’t agree with PETA on some issues, e.g., their view that feral cats would be better off euthanized, when TNR programs work just fine. Check out Alley Cat Allies for more info on that issue, which takes up a lot of my time. http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=897. I’m working on doing TNR with two feral colonies, and am happy to have help! (Am getting old and tired…here, hold this torch for a minute, willya? Sometimes I feel like Diogenes running low on lamp oil, but luckily there are still a few who “pitch” in.)
But an e-mail I just got from PETA on the whole Japan quake/tsunami/meltdown thing galvanized me. We were supposed to have learned a lesson from the FEMA fiasco after Katrina: people, at least people like ME, will not evacuate without their precious pets, and that agency — supposedly — changed their policy so that next time the critters could come with. I don’t know if it was implemented during Rita or not, though. But apparently the State Department wasn’t listening, and they aren’t letting U.S. citizens evacuate from Japan with their companions. I sent an e-mail, and so should you. http://www.peta.org/action/action-alert/Ask-US-Department-of-State-to-Allow-Animal-Evacuations-From-Japan.aspx
Thanks for giving a damn, loyal readers!