I had a horrible horrible night last night because I unwisely read about a recent case of animal cruelty in New York that was so depraved I have a hard time accepting that the girl involved is human. I am sorry for whatever might have happened to her that turned her into the monster she is, but other people get screwed over by life and they don’t respond by torturing helpless kittens in a way to inflict as much pain, fear and suffering as possible. (Although I guess she must have been born limited to a certain extent, in intelligence and other resources that might have helped her overcome her circumstances as others have.)
I’m a bit of a wreck and someone on Echo suggested contributing to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and while I can only give a small amount that is is what I am going do. I think it’s all I can do to work towards making sure things like this happen less.
But they also provide another way to donate that I think is smart. If you buy flowers from Organic Bouquet they contribute 5-10% of the purchase to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. I love this option because from time to time I need to buy flowers for people, so as long as I’m buying flowers anyway I can buy them here and continue to help these poor animals. And the arrangements are gorgeous.
Maybe another way to respond is to join the Big Sister program and help some other kid so she can try to be the best person she can be, enjoying life instead of adding misery to the world. Except my limitations include being completely flummoxed by children! I don’t have much experience in that area. I feel shy around children!