posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 02:55 PM
I tried but I could never find a reliable number for the amount donated to charities that help people, I did however find that approximately $300
million dollars a year is donated to help animals, and unfortunately there seems to be twice as many shelters for animals than there is for abused
women. For abused men, forget about it.
Perhaps we prefer helping animals because we believe they have a greater need. People often think a person is free to leave their situation, while
animals are physically prevented from leaving. Humans are easier to blame for their circumstances. Because we do not grant animals the same freedoms,
we also do not assign them the same level of responsibility for their situation, but if you read between the lines it's really just a convenience for
you and me - by assigning blame we don't really need to care.
How is this acceptable? Every town in the world has a church, and maybe some of you have been in it. Have you ever heard a word spoken about this? I
don't follow Hollywood that much (I'm a man), but I do recall Susanne Summers saying one thing that made sense to me. - If you have some extra love,
don't waste it on a dog.
It really kind of ticks me off, how many of you would donate to help animals before you would donate to help homeless people? I really would like to
know, and why? And if you don't mind I'd really like to know what religion you are too and if that has any influence in your reasoning.
[edit on 7-2-2010 by factbeforefiction]