Animal lovers, of course, are aghast. “A Hollywood horror writer couldn’t write something like this,” San Diego Human Society CEO Gary Weitzman told The Washington Post (yet another example of how far the news had spread). At first, the transfer was greeted with great joy, as the Washington Post described it: “In the caption of a video showing the Aug. 7 send-off, the California rescue organization called the transfer the largest in its history, thanking its counterpart, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, for helping ease overcrowding by taking in the adoptable animals. “Looking good,” one worker was heard saying in the clip as another crouched to scoop up a white rabbit. The joy proved to be short-lived — if not as short-lived as its subjects. It was the silence surrounding the animals that first fed suspicion, WaPo reported. Animal care organizations typically advertise and publicize their charges — to make it easier to find homes for the potential pets. [firefly_poll] “In the close-knit world of animal welfare and adoption volunteers, the large shipment was well-publicized. But there was no fanfare at the Tucson shelter when the Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and rats arrived,” WaPo reported. “No adoption listings appeared online, and no major adoption events were publicized.” Even as doubts mounted, Steve Farley, the now-former CEO of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, told a San Diego television station that all was well. “Almost 250 of them are in their forever homes right now and having a wonderful life,” Farley, a former Democratic state Senate minority leader, told KGTV in August. “So that’s the really great thing happening right now.” Eventually, the truth came out — Farley is out of his job and animal lovers are aghast.
“the California rescue organization called the transfer the largest in its history, thanking its counterpart, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, for helping ease overcrowding by taking in the adoptable animals.” “Then came the disappearing act.”https://t.co/QbcqehjfOZ— R. Brassard Ⓥ (@veganrick) November 19, 2023
WHAT THE ¿!?#!Those poor furbabies 😔 How could this happen 😢 — Mercury’s Hooman (@Mercury_Hooman) November 17, 2023
That is horrible , surely it’s being investigated and charges will be brought for animal cruelty!— Carrie # (@ceejay410) November 17, 2023
Actually, it’s not clear what grounds the humane societies would have against the men who took the animals, or whether any laws were broken. Tuckson police are investigating, according to Tucson.com, the website of the Tucson Daily Star. A final report is expected in December, the report noted. It might have been forgotten by the teary-eyed animal libs who tended to make up the critics (or maybe that’s just the kind of bios to expect in The Washington Post’s social media base), but animals eating animals is fairly routine in the animal world. In fact, that’s pretty much how the animal kingdom operates, from the bottom of the food chain right up to the top — which is human beings. It might not be pleasant to contemplate, and for a certain segment of the animal kingdom, it’s no doubt fairly painful. But Creation is what Creation is — “Nature red in tooth and claw” as the old song goes. And the fact is, those snakes and lizards and whatnot that got fed have just as much right to be cared for as any other animal. And that means something has to give. These humane societies clearly just didn’t realize what they were giving.
Sickening and deplorable.— Shannon Hein (@Shein7787Hein) November 17, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.