This is a sad commentary on the priorities of Tucson's non-profit leadership. They should be ashamed. This former program helped neighborhoods and their residents throughout Pima County. Apparently, however, it wasn't important enough for United Way and The Community Foundation to keep it alive. Shame on you!
Tim Vanderpool covered this whole charade relentlessly and the Reid Park Zoo continued to evade, lie and concoct facts, especially with the tax-paying public. Shame on them! Bravo, though, to Tim and The Weekly for at least attempting to reveal the sad truth, and one tragic event, which many biologists had predicted would occur with the elephant move.
I admire your knowledge of the mining industry and the explicit history you quote.
However, I would be more inclined to appreciate your comments and your position if you were honest about your background. Most of us our just citizens with serious concerns about the environmental impact the proposed mine would have. You appear to have a serious agenda supporting the mine, and the jobs that it may bring, as well as a lawyer's perspective about mining law.
So, come on, what is your position? Who do you work for?
Chris, just a question...you obviously lobby for the mining companies, right?
Before I post any comment, I always try and think about the fact that many people may read it.
After reading the numerous comments by Katie Parker, anonymous 1234, and Courtney for the umpteenth time, I am disheartened to see the editor isn't checking to make sure the comments policy is followed. These folks are making numerous slanderous and personal attacks on Judy Glore, and the writer, Tim Vanderpool. Disagreeing with an article is one thing;threatening and making personal and perhaps libelous slurs is another. I read the article with an open mind, and actually, yes, I was thinking I would go visit the U of A center and meet some of the people. However, after reading these comments, I am bowled over with the viciousness of the writers. And you people are the ones who take care of these animals? Shame on you for attacking Judy Glore, and you Courtney, whomever you are, you should be very careful about threatening someone in print. Making statements about the support Judy will lose is dead wrong on your part. Your comments are frankly poorly written and the anger behind them is scary. I have donated to many rescues all over the world, and I also am a writer. Have any of you thought about how you are making the U of A Equine Center look to the tax-paying public?
The above comments are obviously coming from someone associated with the U of A program based on the nasty and defensive tone. I know of Judy Glore's organization simply through other friends. Believe me, if she wanted to seek publicity, I believe she would do it in positive ways without accusing The UA Equine Center. She apparently was sickened by what she saw. Seeking negative attention is not what drives people who rescue animals. Unfortunately, the above comments appear driven by something other than the desire to, "caring enough to do quality research."
I drove by the center last Sunday, a wickedly hot day. None of the horses I saw even had
fly masks on their heads. I stopped and watched as the flies all hovered around their eyes.
But, yes, the horses who live there are "the luckiest and well-cared for horses around."
Great stories and publicity. I hope those individuals written about and their support network appreciate that this is very positive journalism and PR for their advocation and causes. Few print (or any media) in Tucson bother to showcase local individuals in this manner. Thank you Tucson Weekly; we appreciate your editor Jimmy Boegle and all your great writers!
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