in the AR community, molly b. is a bit of a celebrity right now. ever since her escape from a montana slaughterhouse (detailed in my last entry), i have been paying close attention to her situation–and i know for a fact i’m not alone in that (*waves to the rest of you*).
it has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. first she was just hanging around at the slaughterhouse with no definitive plans, then word came that she had acquired a new "owner" from seattle and would be moving to a sanctuary there, next it was reported in the great falls tribune that the slaughterhouse wanted to keep her as some kind of sick "mascot"… there have been several reports of bidding wars between interested (and generous!) parties, but at the moment it is still unclear what will happen to her. it does seem that she will definitely be spared from slaughter, but where will she live?
i for one find it deeply upsetting that she may end up living at the packing plant. it hardly seems a peaceful place for her to stay–surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of thousands upon thousands of animals headed to their death. yeah, that sounds awesome. i’m sure molly would love that. so relaxing.
don’t even get me started on the slaughterhouse. the manager has been quoted many times in the news, and to be honest in his brief snippet-y quotes he sounds like a kind-hearted guy, but let’s not lose sight of what’s going on here: molly represents a chance for traffic, publicity, and positive word-of-mouth for his SLAUGHTERHOUSE. god. it’s perverted. she should not live there.
the latest rumor (which i really really want to believe) is that farm sanctuary is figuring out a way to get her to their california shelter. these rumors swirl around and change slightly at least once per day, though, and it’s so frustrating. i swear, i’m about to drive to montana and put molly in the back seat of my civic.
as i mentioned in my previous entry, i tend to empathize even more strongly than usual when i have a particular animal to focus my energy toward. i just feel so bad for molly. she endured a tremendous ordeal, one that billions (not exaggerating) of other animals don’t even get the opportunity to attempt, and i feel like she deserves to live out the rest of her life in peace, surrounded by people and other animals who love her. and i want that to happen ASAP, please.