Kinship Circle Slammed In Bizarre Web Attack
Original Post About Kinship Circle
► 7/26/06, From Kerrin Winter-Churchill
~ Cougy, if you want to eliminate animals in our society, keep Kinship circle on your list. If you are pro animal and would like to continue to own a cat, then I would reccomend removing Kinship Circle. This is an extremist group that would like to see a day when none of us can own an animal. We can all see them on TV when we watch the History channel. That's the only place they will be able to be found. Kerrin Winter Churchill, DogPhoto.com/kerrins
About Kerrin Winter Churchill
► purebredallianceofwriters.org ~ Kerrin has trained, hunted with, bred and shown dogs since she was a child in the late 1960s. In her spare time, she breeds and shows ponies and dogs. Her deepest passion is for a beautiful animal that can perform its' heritage function and so, the Churchill family is busy training gorgeous English Cocker Spaniels for Hunt Tests while their beautiful championship Welsh Ponies are schooled for driving and jumping. Kerrin Winter Churchill is a member in good standing of:
American Society of Media Photographers
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America
Buckeye Retriever Club
Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America
Western Reserve Carriage Driving Assoc
Cuyahoga County Agricultural Preservation
Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau
Replies And Feedback
► 7/27/06 From: Kinship Circle ~
Dear Kerrin Winter Churchill: As founder of Kinship Circle, I can assure you we are not an "extremist group" that wants "to see a day when none of us can own
[sic] an animal." I am not sure what your source of information is, but it is frightening to know society contains people like yourself who believe in stereotypes with no basis in reality.
I have nothing to hide: I'm a Midwest mom to a 5-year old boy. I'm also mom to many dogs and cats. My house with eight or more fur-kids (as some pass, others are adopted) is filled with love. If you know where to find these extremists set to ban animal family members, please let me know. They should most definitely be stopped.
My beloved dog Stanley, who died this past Christmas, inspired Kinship Circle and my decision to live vegan. I do not proselytize. I only share what I learn with others in educational formats (educational materials
, disaster aid
). No one is forced to participate. Choices are autonomous, as they should be, or they have no meaning for the person who makes them.
Lastly, you are apparently unaware of Kinship Circle's ongoing involvement in Gulf Coast animal relief
. I hope I've allayed your fears. Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle
Stanley - July 2, 1991 to December 27, 2005
An Awakening And Inspiration
~ The unceremonious moment occurred in my living room as I watched HBO's To Love Or Kill: Man Versus Animal
. During the "Kill" part of the documentary, my world stopped. I clung to my Lhasa Apsa, Stanley, and my orange tabby, Tikvah. For some reason, I looked into Stanley's eyes for an answer. What I found was a soul, endless and deep. All the tumult, pain, joy, courage and stamina of the animal kingdom spoke to me through this little creature's eyes. That night, long forgotten cries crushed my indifference. Billions of nameless deaths walked through my apartment. I was awake. I was alive. And my life would never be the same.
► 7/27/06 From: Carol ~
Winston, put the crack pipe down and clear your head. You are so far off the mark, it's not worth debate. You need to seriously research this site and then apologize. Carol
(Jeez, I must have caught some fumes off Kerrin's pipe or bong, because I called her "Winston!")
► 7/27/06 From: Eric Rice ~
Ha, Ha. Must be some kind of extremist herself. Hey Kerrin, I am a CEO and "own" 17 dogs and a bird. I grew up hunting and I eat meat. I think we should treat animals (and people) better in our society. I have never seen a single item in Kinship Circle newsletters that was extremist or said you should not have a pet unless you abuse or neglect such. I'd say 90% of newsletters are about animals who need help and how to get them that help. You have bad info. Go after some other group and apologize. Regards, Eric Rice
► 7/27/06 From: Hopeful Haven Equine Rescue, HHERO ~
You are so wrong about Kinship Circle. As a lead hurricane relief group for horses and cows, I can tell you that Kinship Circle went over and above for us to get critical supplies to ravaged areas and keep animals alive. Not just us. They did the same for all Gulf rescue groups. You owe Brenda an apology. We couldn't have done it without Kinship Circle!
► 7/28/06 From: Denise Wilson ~
Dear Kerrin Winter-Churchhill, Your remarks about Kinship circle are bogus, without merit. I have worked with Brenda for some time now. Because of her and Kinship Circle there are many animals curled up beside their guardians now who would have been killed and tossed in landfills at best.
During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Brenda instrumentally networked supplies and hands-on help vital to devastated areas. I am not sure where you're located, but I am in Texas, about one hour from the Louisiana boarder. I can tell you from firsthand experience, these catastrophes leave everlasting impacts. Not only do we still harbor animal storm victims, but we also harbor our region's own animals, disposed of to make room for hurricane rescues.
Your remarks about Kinship Circle are ridiculous and I'd like to see where you came up with the idea they are extremist. Kinship Circle is always first to circulate action alerts about issues and injustices against animals. I am shocked at your statements and would like to know your sources.
Thank you, Denise Wilson