"Our Children's Story"
by Randy N. Warner Is out
feature article for January. We couldn't have said it better.
OUR CHILDREN'S STORY
By: Randy N. Warner
One we must regrettably share with our children for they most
certainly will find out on their own.
We hope they learn from our foibles stemming from ignorance, apathy
and politics. It is, but for our egos, that we have not yet come
close to resolving this society's issues of animal abuse and neglect
towards the animals of which we share this planet. The noblest of
efforts have little affects when unaccompanied by true results.
The Legacy We Leave Them
We followed the large national groups. For 25 years they promised to
solve these problems, if only we would send them money. We did.
Nearly $2 Billion each year. In turn, they spent 90 cents from every
dollar on high salaries, new cars, luxury items and still ask for
more. The ultimate goals were not as important as their individual
agendas and egos that keep them in business. Our own apathy was
killing all these animals.
We hated other animal protection organizations, never spoke to them,
but readily spoke ''about'' them. Never shared ideas. For political
reasons we were confident it was ''for our own good"./ Therefore we
have no comprehensive program to present to the public or bring to
the schools. Our noble attempts quelled by politics ignorance and
greed. But our egos were left in tact. Now, sadly we must leave it
all to you.
Remember these things: Work Together. Do Not separate your ideas.
Yours may or may not be better than others. Without communication,
how will you know? Take One Step AT A Time. Be organized and focus.
For decades we've shoved thousands of problems and possible
solutions to the public. No unity or clear plan. Too confusing. We
looked stupid. We have but few accomplishments.
POLITICS: IT is in every aspect of our lives. It is the largest
hurdle to overcome if we hope to save the animals. Don't let your
goals be compromised by ego, emotions, envy or anger like we did.
Your egos and feelings may get hurt. BIG DEAL!!! The animals
continue to die. Move on. THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!! But certainly
more adult than we could handle. Politics has no place here. It must
be taught through humane education in schools.
The animal problems have plagued us for years and we've turned a
blind eye to the fact it's OUR problem to solve. Do not allow the
large animal protection groups to continue unchecked. Go confidently
in the direction that will bring results. don't be afraid to ''think
outside the box''. It scares people. Let them be scared. Humans fear
change. They are weak in spirit and ideas. You will lead them in the
Don't expect too much from humans. They are limited. Their egos are
not. You will experience failures. Keep moving forward. Without them
you learn nothing. The successes you will have will be monumental.
If you set out to solve a problem, do it with integrity, honesty,
fortitude and determination. Sorry we didn't have those qualities.
Be smarter than we. Give voice to the animals.