President Isabel’s 4th of July Address to Her Fellow Dogsters

I hope your 4th is going well! President Isabel sent this address out to all the members of President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission. I thought...

Joy  |  Jul 4th 2006


Independence Day Address

I hope your 4th is going well! President Isabel sent this address out to all the members of President Isabel’s Animal Abuse Commission. I thought every Dogster should get a chance to read it. Happy 4th!

My fellow animals;

on July 4th, Americans celebrate the day that Britain’s 13 North American colonies declared their independence. This was an
unprecedented moment in world history, and one that inspired other societies to break free from the shackles of imperial powers. But even as our humans celebrate their hard fought freedom we must remember all the animals that are not free; the ones that are still trapped in puppy mills; the ones who are victims of Breed Specific Legislation; the ones who suffer silently behind closed doors at the hands of abusive and neglectful humans. This will go on while picnics are held, and fireworks are
launched. And though it is now perhaps too late, please sign the petition that Bernie sent around to stop fireworks from being shot in Camarillo California next to the animal shelter. This thoughtless disregard for the mental health of the animals at the shelter is also a form of abuse.

There is still so much to be done. It may seem like a hopeless uphill struggle, but we have seen results. Across the country judges are handing out stiffer sentences. States are enacting stronger laws. Leaders are taking a stand against puppy mills. I believe that the tide is turning which means the work we do here, and in our communities, is even more important than ever. Keep bringing the petitions and court cases to the group. Keep posting the articles. Continue to invite more of your pals to the group. Keep getting the word out.

It is my hope that on a July 4th someday soon we will celebrate not only human freedom, but the freedom of animals everywhere from abuse, cruelty and neglect. Thank you all for everything you have done, and continue to do for this cause.

Well said, President Isabel!