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Jeff Ronne's Video Re: Stop S373

Posted by Sonja K. at 1/8/2010 10:59:10 AM

We need to act now....

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Rebecca ,
Posted At: 1/8/2010 12:23:47 PM  
Thanks for posting this Sonja!  I'll have to watch the vid in a bit....

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 1/8/2010 4:03:59 PM  
Ok folks, I watched that video.  Jeff Ronne made many excellent points.

I have to say, a month ago, it seemed like there was a good engaging discussion on here concerning S373... and now, when we need that dialogue and devotion most...


What is it?  Are we all still reeling from the holidays?  I know mine were mighty rough.
Is everyone "burned out" on this topic? 
Are you working diligently in silence?
Are you afraid that a discussion will just get ugly?

I know there are those who express their doubts about USARK, but that organization is absolutely the best shot that we have!  There are other organizations too, yes - PIJAC and NatPet - if you haven't heard of them, do a quick Google search!  I'm not saying everyone should just submit form letter after form letter.  If that's all you feel you can do, then please do that much.  Look up my last two blogs if you haven't.  But really folks!  This silence is incredibly disheartening. 

I have worked far too hard, and devoted far too much of my life to seeing this Industry flourish.  I can't sit back silently and just hope that everyone will do their part!

If I'm being annoying then please watch the video, and listen to what Jeff Ronne has to say!

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 1/8/2010 4:32:56 PM  
He renamed the video now: Have you joined HSUS yet?  Seems mighty fitting!

Posted At: 1/8/2010 5:25:36 PM  
I wrote this on another forum in response to Jeff's video:

To everyone who has sat back watching this unfold, and have done nothing. This is directed at you.

The HSUS is SCARED OF US! This is a point I made the other night on my reptile radio appearance.

The HSUS received 87 million dollars in donations in 2008.

The reptile industry is a 3 billion dollar per year industry.

That means that the reptile industry is 29 times larger (dollar for dollar) than The HSUS.

Can you imagine taking on something 29 times larger than you? That would be the equivalent of The HSUS trying to beat an NFL football team by itself! Offense, defense, and some special teams!

The HSUS can't do that! And they know it! They found out first hand when they lost the HR669 battle. 50,000 letters vs their contributions to the pockets of our Congressmen - it was a no brainer in favor of us.

If you like analogies, here's another. Go watch "A Bug's Life". It's a perfect illustration of what can happen when people band together to fight, rather than segmenting into smaller groups who are scared out of their minds. In the movie, a large ant colony defeated a terrorist group of grasshoppers because the ant's stuck together, and fought together. WE CAN DO THAT! (Yes, I DID just compare us to ants, lol - but I also called the grasshoppers, "terrorists"!)

What they're currently doing is trying to segment our industry by proposing mini versions of HR669. And that's EXACTLY what HR2811 and S373 are. These bills have the EXACT SAME LANGUAGE as HR669, they just focus on a smaller set of animals.

HR669 encompassed almost 2,500 animals. These bills currently focus on between 2 and 40 (depending on what stage you examine of the bills life).

They'd LOVE to get it back to almost 2,500. But for now, they'll be happy with the handful or two that they get out of HR2811 and S373 because we're the most outspoken segment of the pet industry at the moment. We're the ones fighting. They figure if they can knock us off, the rest will be easy pickings! They won't have to face an NFL football team anymore, they'll just have a series of one-on-one games. And they'll win those. Every time.

So if you don't fight S373 and HR2811, and these bills pass, you can kiss the entire industry goodbye. Once they're done with non-native animals, they'll move on to the native animals, then cats and dogs. Trust me.

Get off your butt and DO SOMETHING! WRITE YOUR LETTERS or YOU'LL be to blame for this passing.


Posted At: 1/8/2010 9:47:38 PM  
well-put, jb...

get to it! YOUR animals are NEXT!

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 1/8/2010 11:50:40 PM  
More about that video title change:

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 1/9/2010 12:02:14 AM  
Here's another video that is not getting enough circulation:

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