I’ve been called shrill, enemy seeking, divisive, an advocate for torture, in league with puppy mills, and told I want animals to suffer and die. All ironic given that the only thing I’ve advocated for is an end to killing. Those of you fighting for the animals in your community have no doubt been attacked as well. It isn’t pleasant. Especially if, like in my case, they build websites around attacking you. But take heart. If they ignore you, you aren’t making an impact. Take solace in the fact that the entire conversation not just accross the country, but accross the world has changed. They are firmly on the defensive, and it is just a matter of time before they are defeated. We are witnessing the last gasp of the dinosaurs. ~ Nathan Winograd.
It’s not easy maintaining your integrity when there are those that are intent on pulling you apart, judging, ridiculing and trying to destroy everything you believe and fight for. Those people will always be there no matter what, accept it and move on.
Oscar’s release came about because I surrounderd myself with people that believed. We all focused on what mattered, even when things became so fragile and raw, none of us ever lost hope, and we kept each other focused even though we felt like screaming. We knew we were fighting for what was right and just. Perhaps one day I will talk about the last 18 months, but not yet, we have important work to do. There are thousands of dogs in sheds right now. Focus on what matters!
To the people that come here because you truly believe I thankyou from the bottom of my heart. Continue to focus on what matters, ignore the rest, they are not here for the animals, they have other agenda’s and do not believe the animals deserve a united voice. Let them wallow in their self pity and negativity.
You were born with wings, dont crawl, learn to use them and fly, the animals need us. Stand together, support each other, be there for each other. We are fighting a grubby vile industry and sometimes its hard to even function day to day, the brutality, the cruelty, the suffering all take their toll, please dont give up on each other, the power is in our hands. The animals need us to be strong and united and we will shut down this industry.
We have Oscar
We will have Oscar’s Law
See you on the steps of Parliament, Melbourne, Sunday September 18th midday