Human Exceptionalism

Animal Charities Better Funded than Charities to Help Disabled People

This is rather shocking, but somehow, not surprising: According to an advocacy campaign to increase donations being mounted in Scotland by Enable Scotland, which helps developmentally and other disabled people live independent lives, animal charities help receive higher public support than those whose missions are to help disabled people. Note the advertisement of the picture of the disabled person over the caption: “If I ate out of a dog bowl would you like me more?”

That’s hitting a bit below the belt. Helping animals is important and it is of concern when charities begin competing with each other. But, I have to admit, if this is true it may say something about the current state of society.

I wonder if the same disparity exists here in the USA and in other countries?