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BLUE CROSS CHARITY BALL

 
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baileyclan



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PostPosted: 14/04/10, 22:06    Post subject: BLUE CROSS CHARITY BALL Reply with quote

Britains pet charity, the Blue Cross are holding a Masquerade Ball in Uplyme village hall on Saturday 22nd May from 7.30. Admission is 18 which includes a hog roast, 2-course buffet and live music provided by local band Raven. A charity benefit draw will also take place with prizes inc dinner for 2 in Lyme.
To reserve your ticket please contact Holly on 07921 617231. Tickets also available on the door.
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Martyn



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PostPosted: 16/04/10, 09:37    Post subject: Re: BLUE CROSS CHARITY BALL Reply with quote

baileyclan wrote:
the Blue Cross are holding a Ball . . . which includes a hog roast . . .

It always strikes me as ironic, and rather sad, that an animal welfare charity will try to raise money by advertising the use of a dead animal.
If these people were raising money for pig welfare and used a dead dog as the main attraction it would probably raise more comment !
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Martyn



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PostPosted: 12/05/10, 08:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

No comment on the above post from the organizers !

1. Would someone from the Blue-Cross, or whoever's organizing this Ball, be able to try to justify an animal welfare charity trying to raise money by advertising the use of a dead animal?

2. I've campaigned for CIWF in the past. If I were to hold a similar fund-raising ball, and use a dead dog as the main attraction, would these same people come along and support it?
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geoff



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PostPosted: 12/05/10, 09:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Martyn,

Firstly, I have no connection with this event, or the Blue Cross.

Secondly, I could share your indignation if they were roasting a puppy or a budgie, but what is wrong with roasting a pig that was bred specifically for the purpose and would have never lived at all if it weren't for that purpose - ie. to supply people with food? Unless you are alledging that you suspect that the pig was mistreated in some way ?

I hadn't heard of the Blue Cross until Baileyclan posted the notice, but their declared mission is to "...provide a service meeting all the welfare needs of companion animals through treatment, advice and support, and finding them caring homes"

You can't knock that surely ?

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Martyn



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PostPosted: 12/05/10, 12:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

'course I don't knock their stated corporate values. I've donated to The Blue Cross many times over the years. Very good charity!

I'm just interested in the psychology of people thinking of raising money for animal welfare by killing an animal.

Often if you turn a statement, or moral judgement around, it highlights anomalies, or at least might make people think a little.

Does being 'bred for the purpose' make a difference? - to the pig anyway?
Same statement as before - if I were to use a dead dog (that I'd bred for the purpose) as the main attraction, would it appear morally different?
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PostPosted: 17/05/10, 08:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a veggie and i wouldnt go to any event even a friends wedding if they had a hog roast. I have nothing against other people eating meat but just think hog roasts are awful.
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baileyclan



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PostPosted: 17/05/10, 20:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna22 wrote:
I am a veggie and i wouldnt go to any event even a friends wedding if they had a hog roast. I have nothing against other people eating meat but just think hog roasts are awful.


Oh dear, oh dear. What have I done?
There was I just trying to publicise an event for a friend...................(and get our band some publicity)!

I wonder if this would have provoked the same response if they were advertising a BBQ using dead cow instead?? For goodness sake!!!

On a positive note, Geoff, 206 hits so far. Holly will be pleased. Cheers.
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PostPosted: 18/05/10, 07:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Chris,

No one is knocking you mate - you did the right thing and I'm glad it's raising the profile of the event for Holly. Hopefully they will make a good profit to go towards animal welfare.

On a purely personal basis I happen to think dead pigs are very tasty - especially when roasted on a spit/BBQ and I will make every effort to attend, whilst at the time still pondering the (delicious ?) irony highlighted by Martyn Surprised)

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PostPosted: 18/05/10, 08:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

'delicious irony' - very good Very Happy
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