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Celebrities unite to help New Orleans’ pets

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

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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