Utube is attempting to withhold advertising dollars from Animal rescuers.
There are a number of Animal rescuers who are under threat by Utube who says their photos of abused animals are too graphic. They are stopping advertising from their sites, a main source of their income. Without this income, many thousands of neglected, starving dogs will no longer have a second chance. This is a clear violation of our right to free speech at best. This is not the first time Utube has done this. It was also done to independent news people. While watching the suffering these poor unfortunate animals have endured is challenging, it is wonderful to watch what happens when Love, kindness & forgiveness occurs. To watch the transformation of these tortured animals when they are cared for and loved, is one of the most amazing things I have seen. I have been amazed over and over about the power of love, kindness, and forgiveness.
The following letter is the second letter I have received from Animal Aid Unlimited when I made small donations. I am sharing this letter as I am so impressed with the level of gratitude, sincerity, dedication and love these folks have under very challenging conditions.
Erika Abrams<firstname.lastname@example.org>Jun 10, 2019, 6:31 PM to me Dear Kathleen,
It's so enormously helpful (and extremely sweet, too) that you have donated once again to Animal Aid. Your donations go straight toward street animal rescue, which here, is a strong catalyst to awaken compassion in people who may not be accustomed to seeing the animals suffering all around us. Some people seem blind to animals until something dramatic happens which engages them. Rescue provides such drama, and rewards everyone who helps with an immediately satisfying feeling.
I'm sure you are always an incredible ambassador for the animals who can't share their stories directly--the animals who might not be visible to us, or whose stories have been misrepresented by the people who confine them.
My dad was such a strong picture of paradox. It was from my dad that I learned to love animals. And yet, somehow he believed that it was ok to mistreat many species. He did not see it as mistreatment, what happened to animals used in food production. I know for sure that if he had lived long enough to be part of the animal protection movement of this decade, he would have been either convinced to go veg or he would have had a nervous collapse, but I do not think someone who loved animals as much as he did would have ever condoned what has, in recent years, come to light about the way they feel, the way they suffer. And Animal Aid also gives people a chance to see them feel better, heal, play and love life.
Animal Aid provides people with so many experiences to touch, understand, and enable us to share the problems of animals. As we continue into the future I am ever more convinced that the way to multiply our help to street animals is to share their stories, help build pathways for people like my dad to grasp the sensitivity of a calf or a chicken, through the animals they meet at Animal Aid or in the incredible street animal rescues.
Your donations are a great help to animals and to me personally. Sometimes I do get down about the way animals are treated, but your donation reminds me that there is another soul out there who sees animals as I see them, who understands what many do not: that animals are angels, and that it's a big privilege to help them when they fall.
Thank you Kathleen for the immense kindness you are giving to these angels.
Animal Aid Unlimited India I recently gave them a small donation because of the amazing work they do with meager funds. The videos showed their dedication and love for the animals they serve. They sent me the most amazing letter expressing such kindness and gratitude, it really touched my heart. I was so impressed they spent the time it took to do that.
National Puppy Mill Rescues. These folks are incredible.
Don't shop, adopt
Hope for Paws
Hope for Paws is an amazing group who have saved countless animals. I am so impressed with the love and amazing perseverance they have when it comes to saving an animal. They too, count on donations.
The story of Victor's white house, his version of a shelter
Howl of a dog
If you feel inspired to help in some way here are some things you can do. Donate a small amount monthly. Every little bit helps. It does not take a lot to do a lot, it just takes enough of us. Volunteer at shelters or foster. Be sure to subscribe and if there are any ads, please watch at least some of it. Contact information for Utube: Youtube, LLC. 901 Cherry Ave San Bruno, Ca 94066 Fax number is 1 650 253 0001 You can write a letter and fax it and/or send it snail mail.
I think the biggest take away for me in watching these videos is How powerful Love, Kindness and forgiveness is. It is an important lesson. I send light and enlightenment to those who have abused any animal. May they become enlightened and develop empathy for those helpless animals in their care
Don't shop, Adopt.
I believe it was Jesus who said, we will be judged by how we treat the least among us.