(Closed) Charity: Animals vs. Humans

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: I've got $100 to donte. It's going:
    To a children's hospital/other children's disease research. Humans first, always : (52 votes)
    33 %
    To a shelter/SPCA/Humane Society/Rescue. Plenty of people will give to kids, I'll help animals : (91 votes)
    57 %
    Neither : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would split it in half and donate to both causes. I dont think it has to be an either/or situation. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    We donate monthly to the Humane Society and a local rescue group here in Northern California. My immediate loyalty goes to animals and I make no apologies for it. I also find myself very cynical of people focused charities knowing what I know about certain non-profits etc.

    Obviously there are those that feel differently and they can donate to the human related causes. Every group has to have their “target” audience so to speak.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t like to donate money to large organizations that spend so much on overhead, admin, advertising, etc. I would give to smaller local charities where I know my money will be of good use. I would lean toward “human” charities, but that is partly because I already know of a children’s home I’ve volunteered at that I would donate to in a heartbeat if I had the means.

    Post # 8
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I give to children’s hospitals because I believe very strongly in what they do.  I had surgery at a children’s hospital as a baby, and it’s very important to me to remember that and give back for the help I received.  

    This doesn’t mean I don’t support the work of organizations like the SPCA, but I’m not loaded, and have to choose where my money goes, unfortunately.

    Frankly, I find it pretty insulting that you think people who donate to charities for people must do it out of some sort of “humans first, animals second” mentality.   

    Post # 10
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    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    In lieu of favors we are giving a large dontation to our favorite charity, All Heart Pet Rescue. That is where out furry baby is from.

    I am also a veterinary technician, animals are very, very close to my heart.

    I feel more strongly about animal charities.

    Post # 11
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I give $ to animal charities. Like you, I figure lots of people help kids already, I’ll give to animals who have much fewer supporters.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Most of the charities I donate to are for animals (Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Alley Cat Allies, etc.) but I do donate to the Paralyzed Veterans of America as well.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our wedding favor donation was to animal charities. They were both small ones that truly have to watch every dollar, vs larger ones like HSUS or ASPCA that have a larger staff and marketing budget.

    However, Darling Husband gives money to his parents regularly to donate to the needy in their home country (a war-torn, third world country). Further, usually when I do charity events, such as runs and fundraisers, they’re about 3/4 people organizations and 1/4 animal organizations. When I do have money to give and am intentionally picking and choosing, I do tend to pick animal charities.

    Post # 14
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would donate to a food bank first (it makes me so sad that not everyone has enough to eat), but I totally wouldn’t judge anyway for their choice of charity! Well, as long as it’s not to a hate group or anything. But a lot of people/animals need help, and we’re all burdened to help different groups. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love pets, but would choose children.  My dad is similar to your Father-In-Law OP, he feels, “why would you feed a pet when you can feed a person?”

    Post # 16
    Member
    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d absolutely donate to the animal charity because they really need it most in my opinion. There are foster children that I’m sure would love to have homes and they deserve that, but they aren’t being gassed or put to sleep by the thousands every day. Donating my money to animal organizations helps them put the necessasry funds forward to help educate the community about the importance of spaying, keeping pets vaccinated, etc. 

    People who choose to donate to animal organizations over children’s organization are not bad people at all! OP don’t feel bad! 

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