Posts Tagged ‘hurricane irma’

no “pet” has to die – emergency irma relief

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

a man carries his dog through the flood waters of hurricane harvey

camille marino
september 9, 2017

Let’s all first take a deep breath. It’s the media’s job to incite fear and panic. Certainly, we need to be alert and take necessary precautions. And then whatever is going to happen will. And life will go on. We’ll adjust and respond. We are living in an age where nature is going to even itself out and adjust for all the devastation humans continue to wreak on the planet. Hysteria never helps.

Next, the epidemic of people abandoning their companion animals in times of catastrophe is both deplorable and unnecessary. If anyone needs help in Florida, it is available.

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A vegan in the path of Irma

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Camille Marino
September 8, 2017

We all just witnessed the devastation wreaked in Houston by Hurricane Harvey; the human toll gets enough coverage. I’m far more concerned with the nonhuman victims. I shared our community’s outrage over the companion animals left abandoned or tied up by their cowardly guardians who took their own sorry selves and fled for safety. And now I’m sitting home in Florida watching the monster Hurricane Irma bearing down on us. This morning’s projections have it hitting dead center inland coming straight at me. I’ve never experienced such an event before, and I’m not one to overreact. But what was initially a fascination with the atmosphere has morphed into an outrage that is almost tangible. But what about all the beings in this state who were put into bondage by humans who profit from their misery.

There are thousands of monkeys in cages on breeding farms in Hendry county. Can’t run. Can’t escape. Just sitting there waiting for almost certain death while their captors stay warm and safe, protected from the torrential winds and flooding. What about all the animals imprisoned in tanks at Seaworld? They will suffer alone, terrified with no protection, and possibly die in the tombs in which their captors made them live. What about the zoos? The petting and tourist photo attractions? What about every animal exploitation industry in this state? I’m sure it won’t be too much of an inconvenience for the architects of death. After all, these living beings are only property, most likely insured, so if they lose their lives, they will be easily replaced. After all, there’s no shortage of slaves.

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