Who Chains You • Encouraging Activism for the Animals
The animals of our planet NEED humans to become activists; to be their voice, to make their case, to stand on their behalf. Although activism isn't easy, it's necessary, so we challenge you to come up with new and innovative ways to make a difference for the animals.
WCY founder Tamira Thayne spent 878 hours chained to doghouses on behalf of chained dogs, endured a 30 day hunger strike on the doorstep of corrupt Surry County, VA officials, refused to return a dog to the abusers who left him laying on the ground for three days, and protested in violation of a restraining order for dogs living in crates 24/7 in Washington State.
As a result, and in the process of standing up for suffering animals, she's been arrested five times, slandered, and put through hell by those in positions of authority. But she knows her suffering and that of other activists worldwide could never compare to the suffering edured by the animals—those who have no voice to defend themselves.
When we as a nation stop tolerating the abuse of non-human animals, the abuse will end. This takes brave citizens willing to make the uncomfortable stand when necessary—to survive the fallout that comes with standing tall in a society rife with corruption. We must come out from behind our computer screens when all else fails and physically form a barrier to protect those animals in need.
Citizens in today's society can make use of a wide arsenal of online tools to create chain-ge for the voiceless. We petition, put out videos of the abuse, and create calls to action. Blogs, vlogs, e-books, social media, real-time streaming video...there are so many new and exciting developments we didn't have even ten years ago! Yet, sometimes that's just not enough, and we must stand together as one to prevent abuse.
We encourage you to break every chain
they put around you to free the animals...
And then write a book about it.
Honey's Second Chance
By Brandy Herr
A Doggie Hero is Born
Capitol in Chains: 54 Days
of the Doghouse Blues
The Puppy Who Left
Puddles on the Floor
Foster Doggie Insanity:
Tips and Tales to Keep your Kool
as a Doggie Foster Parent
It's About A Dog
The Dog Thief and Other Stories
Went Out to Get a Donut—Came Home With a Muffin
By Laura W. Eckroat
If Your Tears Were Human: A Collection of Poetry for Animals in Agriculture
By Heather Leughmyer
What's in the Corner? A Muffin "Tail"
By Laura W. Eckroat