We have seen this over and over again in city after city...
When the established "trap and kill" organizations in power are challenged, they have little or no response. In other cases, their response only supports the no kill goal. Such is the case with the Animal Humane Society
response to an article I wrote in the Examiner.
Tonight, I returned from a 24-hour "weekend" at "the farm" (where, by the way, the dogs had an absolute BLAST, and where I got to tear down my first deer stand!) only to learn that AHS has launched a new web site titled at http://www.sniffoutthetruth.org
Based on the title of the site, you might expect to find thoughtful, in-depth coverage of some erroneous reporting somewhere.
In fact, what you will find is basically a single page, 2 paragraph page supposedly countering the article I wrote. Here is the content of that page is as of tonight:
On August 17, 2010, Animal Humane Society welcomed the 2000th dogfrom its friends at Save Our Strays of Oklahoma. The arrival was not only a celebration of Save Our Strays incredible efforts to savethousands of dogs, it was also a celebration that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area has consistently been able to provide homes for dogs in need.Unfortunately, as Animal Humane Society welcomed each dog and began their care plan, Animal Ark in Hastings, Minn. was denouncing its efforts and once again trying to discredit the good name andreputation of the organization by making false claims about its relationship with Save Our Strays and also stating it is dishonest with the community about its euthanasia policies.
Well, actually, for those who did not read the original article, "Animal Ark" said nothing about the relationship between AHS and Save Our Strays. I never even mentioned Save Our Strays at all!
What I did mention is that AHS continues to kill a large percentage of the Minnesota animals brought to them every year. I mentioned that they explain these deaths by blaming "Pet Overpopulation". I mentioned that AHS does not have TNR programs or low-cost spay/neuter programs for owned animals. And I mentioned the fact that supposedly "saving" animals from out of state while killing animals in Minnesota that could otherwise be save is akin to some kind of mental disorder.
Today, I returned from the farm to notice that AHS staffer Tracy Jacobson started posting links to "SniffOutTheTruth", as if it was some sort of objective decider of "truth". But, all they can come up with is that Animal Ark is misrepresenting a relationship we never represented? And they make NO effort to address the actual substance of my article? Really? That's it?! Their entire response?!!
Well, right. I get it. They HAVE no response. Rather than starting a TNR program, rather than offering low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter services, they would rather spend their time launching a web site called "sniffoutthetruth" that HAS no substance, but only serves to perpetuate the mass killing they have been doing for decades.