“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation. […] Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ― Robert F. Kennedy
If you are not that person intent on bending history itself but rather someone willing to perform small acts of courage to bring hope to those without it, do that. Perform those small acts of courage. Write a letter. Make a phone call. Hold a sign in silent protest. Stand alongside someone speaking out against the killing of shelter pets. Applaud when a taxpayer asks your county council why your taxes are being spent to kill animals and not to shelter them. Post a comment in response to your local pet killing facility’s Facebook plea for donations, telling them you won’t give money to a place that hurts dogs and cats. Post your local pound’s kill rates online, anywhere that’s appropriate. Donate a copy of Redemption to your local library, high school, county council or pound. Write a simple protest message in the memo line of the check you use to pay your pet licensing fees (e.g. Do not use to buy Fatal Plus). Stand up when the killing apologists tell you to sit down. Stay when they tell you to go away. Speak when they tell you to shut up. Ripple.