OK Everyone--so Matt is gone. AETA and ALEC and big corporations are in play and (seemingly) the ones running the show. GET OVER IT!
It's time for those of us who truly care about animals to get back to working on the tough stuff.
Here's the deal: get over trying to win. let go of your desire for all outcomes. use your anger constructively.
There is a book recently published, by Margaret J. Wheatley. "So Far From Home" and I highly recommend it. I don't want to violate any copyrights (and risk not being able to post this) but the bottom line is that it doesn't matter whether we win or lose, only that we continue to do the work that matters to us--individually and collectively. I agree 100% and that is why I am pulling my own sad, defeated butt up out of the chair and going back to the work that matters to me.
Join me if you dare.
My focus is on vivisection.
OHSU, Legacy, Providence, wherever in PDX there are mice, rats, birds, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, etc. being tortured and experimented upon in the name of "scientific research."
Yes, the cops are about. Who cares. If they want to join in the work, let them join in. Hell, they may have the best ideas.
Email me at the address above. Let me know what you think. It's ok if you don't want to use your real name at this point (no, I don't use "Gally" in my daily life) but understand that I am from the old school and I believe in face to face, human to human work. Technology is great, but it has limits and we need to be active, living human beans together as a collective, cooperative voice.