Whilst it is heartening to see that the people of New Orleans
have been finally helped, it is saddening to see how their pets
have been abandoned to death by starvation and disease.
In many (if not most) cases, people have been forced to leave
their pets because the latter were not included by the authorities in the evacuation procedures. Whilst this may sound pragmatic and practical, given the limited resources available, it has nevertheless created terrible dilemmas for people who regard their animals like their own children. A large number of people simply refused to leave on pain of death. I think I would feel that way too.
Anyway, there is a great tragedy unfolding here in the form of
large numbers of cats, dogs and other abandoned animals (even horses!) literally starving slowly to death, due to being abandoned.
Time is short. But this sad situation is coming more into the
public light. And a petition is underway to persuade those in
power to do something about these poor suffering creatures.
You can help. Please head over, right now, to:
and add your voice and weight to this outcry for compassion and
kindness. If you care about animals – living beings in general –
I know you will do so. Thank you.
As ever, I welcome your feedback and thoughts on the blog (see
below for link).