A Whine About An Irony


This morning, my attention was drawn to the event illustrated in the advert above. It sounds like a lot of fun and a brilliant way of supporting a very worthy cause. It’s typical of fundraisers held in aid of dog rescue charities and not for profits all over North America and probably the world. I come across dozens per year and I’ve even been a guest at a couple where my books have been offered as auction prizes.


This particular rescue group is an award winning charity, known locally for their good works. If you research them and visit their website, the first thing you will see is the following statement:


“Here at Paws It Forward we are driven by a single goal: to do our part in making the world a better place for all animals.”


Awesome! It’s a sentiment I share and endorse 100%.


So I was surprised to note that their ‘Wine for K9’s’ event boasts an oyster bar and the advert I saw featured the picture below.


Can you spot the cognitive dissonance?


Doesn't the statement "a better place for all animals" mean all beings?


Are sea creatures excluded from “all”.


Or is it just molluscs that don’t matter and don't deserve a "better place"?