One of the hallmarks it seems of human beings is our apparently infinite capacity as a species for inflicting intentional cruelty. This story was on the news tonight. Warning: you probably don’t want to read about this act of cruelty to a dog which was perpetrated in the Bay of Islands. On Saturday as I drove to a training course I was listening to an appalling story from a concentration camp survivor.
As I hunt in vain for an easy, online, way to make a donation to the local SPCA it occurs to me that it would be useful (in a small country like New Zealand anyway) to have a website which acts as a kind of “clearing house” for charitable donations. Visitors could go to the page and select the charity they want to donate to, the amount they want to give and provide a credit card number. Such a thing isn’t within my skills. Anyone?