I Want My Puppet Regime!
November 9, 2011
All this time, I’ve been typing away, trying to steer advocates toward step-by-step guides about reforming your local pound. I’ve sent you here and there in hopes of motivating you to take on the challenging work of bringing change to your community. Of course I know it’s a daunting prospect and all of you have full lives already.
But today, good news! The ASPCA, that bastion of compassion, laid it all out for us on their website yesterday – and it’s easy! The ASPCA quickly removed the online documents describing no kill advocates as “extremists” but as most of us know, there is no such thing as buying up every paper in town these days. Once online, forever online.
And so it is with the ASPCA doc “The Tactics of the Extremist Agenda“, thanks to crazy people who saved the docs after the ASPCA began promoting them yesterday morning. So thankfully we can all still read ASPCA’s guide to creating change. Valerie has written a lengthy post on the subject so please go there to read the docs in all their glory. But the Reader’s Digest version of the ASPCA’s description of how we operate is this:
- Find some schmuck to go around shrieking “No kill!” down at city hall.
- Single out the people who kill pets at your local pound and call them names.
- Install a “Puppet Regime”.