Photos of the common rat young will just disgust people, therefore no donations. You can forget cows too, they are ugly. Can you think of a animal species that is hunted, is pretty to look at and you can get the needed emotional response? If you come up with one, this would be the species that animal rights/ environmental groups will try and emotional protect and of course, fundraise from. The best part, ethics are not even required. You can lie all you wish, produce false data, stage videos and photoshop all the photos your little heart desires. In actuality little physical work needs to be done. The majority of the action happens online. This is what’s called emotional protection verses actual physical protection.
As I write this little rant, countless thousands of Harp seal pups are ending up on the beaches of eastern Canada due to lack of ice. Are the animal rights/environmental groups rallying their resources, jumping on ships and rushing to their aid? Little chance of that ever happening. This would require physical help and that’s just not going to happen. Being compassionate is great but that’s not what is needed here. The numerous groups who fundraise from the Canadian seal hunt should get up off their chairs and for the first time, actually go help the Harp seal pups.