Our politics and the animal welfare profession is driven by the fringe. The fringe is so fervent in their beliefs that they are prone to violence; that is why the rest of us stay quietly in the middle.
In human politics, we encounter self proclaimed individuals who are over sensitive on every issue, who claim that we cannot be woke unless we believe exactly like them. This past week, they went way past the line of reason. Their longtime solution is to erase history, so that we cannot celebrate our past. American is great because we have done some wonderful things and have learned from our mistakes.
This same fringe is driving the animal welfare movement, they would have us put animals before people. This “Animals First” movement has led to animal shelter staff and volunteers lying about animals to get them adopted. But, our mission is not to get an animal into every home, it is to get them into the right home.
For pet owners, if your dog is chained in your backyard, you are definitely not woke.
Being woke is being sensitive to the plight of others. Unfortunately, the determination of being woke is in the hands of over sensitive people; who find issues where no issue exists.