In light of some of the comments regarding Olympic Animal Sanctuary, I think a point of clarification is in order: I turn down stories “exposing” animal organizations, including pet killing facilities, all the time. I use the same standards to evaluate all potential stories – a combination of evidence, my personal level of confidence regarding the information provided by the accuser and the accused, along with other factors. What gets posted on this blog is my opinion of facts as they are presented. I am not a journalist but a blogger and I consider my work to be an opinion based form of citizen journalism. If you are looking for something else, there’s the door.
Based upon the available evidence against OAS, which amounts to some photos posted on a Facebook page by an unknown person, I normally would not consider covering this story at this time. It’s a non-story, in my opinion. The main reason I requested a response from OAS owner Steve Markwell was not because I thought the photos warranted an investigation by me, but out of fairness to OAS and to readers, many of whom have contributed to OAS in the past after reading about Steve’s good work here. If any significant new evidence emerges, for or against OAS, I will share that. Unless and until that occurs, I do not intend to cover the issue further. As always, I encourage readers to form their own opinions based on the available information and how it resonates with you.