If you support animal rescues already, you will no doubt have had the experience of opening your facebook page and being confronted with images that are deeply upsetting. Personally, I cannot cope with images of cruelty – they stay etched in my mind and haunt me in the early hours for ever after. I know what happens to dogs like Chica, the kind of abuse they suffer. These kind of images just make me feel overwhelmed and helpless. I know I am an exceptionally sensitive little flower but even Tom finds the same. Of course, they have their place, particularly in trying to raise awareness in the places where it happens.
But I don’t want our followers to have to tentatively open new posts, nervous of what they may see. So I promise there will be no graphic images here (but there may be on the links we add – though I will add warnings, where possible). We want you to enjoy this adventure with us and celebrate the work that is done by the exceptional people who dedicate their lives to rescue, re-homing and education. They have to deal with the very worst and carry on in the face of what can seem overwhelming odds. God bless them – I couldn’t do it!
However, if you aren’t aware of what goes on and want to truly understand why we are supporting this cause, then take a look at some of the videos here. Fortunately, there are some upbeat ones too. You’ll need them!
I would be interested in your thoughts. How do you respond to graphic imagery? Does it galvanise you into taking action or do you look away?