Gandhi once said “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man”. The question is, why do we, as society, allow animal abuse and cruelty in so called Animal Shelter? Animal abuse that is broadcasted live over the Internet through the installed cameras in the Memphis Animal Shelter, as example. We see animals are being abused day by day from Animal Control Officer’s and from other Staff in the Shelter. 41 animals disappeared from the Memphis Animal Shelter during the last 8 month. The City of Memphis must be aware of this, unless they are blind, deaf and/or ignorant. The people of Memphis should be aware of this and should be outraged. Outraged about the happenings in the Memphis Animal Shelter and outraged that the City of Memphis does nothing to stop it. But for some reason, I don’t see the outrage in Memphis and I ask myself, what does that say about us, as a society? I don’t think we all became numb and ignorant. Enough is enough. Somebody in Memphis needs to step forward and stop the insanity. It only takes one single person to light the fire. We have seen it over and over in other communities happening. I know it, I am one of the people that stepped forward in Allegany County. I ask you, Memphis, when is enough enough? You are not alone but you do have to take the first step. Martin Luther King once said: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.”
Enough is enough, the time is now…..