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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

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It’s the kind of story you really couldn’t make up. Parody has merged with reality, as Stella McCartney and Pamela Anderson unite to help the domestic pets affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Thousands are dead, and hundreds of thousands of thousands are homeless in what’s been described as the USA’s greatest ever disaster. Billions of pounds of damage has been caused, the area is in chaos with looting and shootings seemingly common. People have lost their entire life’s possessions, and all the memories associated with them. Even Michael Jackson‘s getting stuck in to the humanitarian aid effort. And two slightly ditsy blondes want to help the cats, dogs, and guinea pigs of the region.

I’m sure they’ll be grateful.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Barbara Carter


    11.20, 12/09/2005

It is surely a relief to see that people are showing concern and finally stepping forward to the plate to do something practical to save all of those stranded animals who have been enduring so much suffering.


Comment from Barbara Carter


    11.21, 12/09/2005

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    21.17, 12/09/2005

At this point, it may be more appropriate. But back then, they were fundraising for relief for dogs when people were dying alongside them. That is contrary to my moral beliefs.


Comment from Barbara Carter


    00.29, 17/09/2005

That’s why you need to sign this petition

http://www.helpinganimals.com/f-dpetition.asp?c=ha_kat_net

so that animals are not dying alongside people and are rescued.

Citizens should never be ordered to abandon their animals.




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