The Animal Rescue Sector is Deeply Broken. What can we do about it?

There are so many misconceptions about animal rescue that need to be addressed that the organizations with the biggest reach have failed to be honest about. The dishonest portrayal of the daily struggles coupled with the lack of attention on the big picture of animal suffering and practical ways to end it is truly criminal. After eight years running this organization, I have many ways to answer the question, “What is rescue?” How can we even define what a good rescue is when there are so many misconceptions about this line of work?

Cat Besch is a ferocious animal activist, pig snuggler, amateur vegan chef, and runner who is the founder and director of Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue-US.