The Jeuvenile Diabities Research Foundation recently held a fundraising dinner and auctioned off a LIVE puppy .
Helping Homeless Pets has contacted JDRF (the fundraising manager), who did not acknowledge that this was a bad idea and did not commit to stopping this form of fundraising.
Here is the article from last Saturday's Globe and Mail (a VERY respected newspaper).
I plan to continue this fight by contacting Board members of JDRF and some of their corporate sponsors, to make the sponsors aware of this event. I don't think that big, well known corporations would want to be linked to this activity.
More appalling is the fact that this auction is only part of the article about the "in-ness" of donating and not a screaming headline.
People still don't "get" that these are living creatures, not a lamp, to be auctioned off.