OUR CHILDREN'S STORY
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
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
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 long
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.