Helen, whether or not I feel it is fair regarding the rescues named is beside the point - it's not my call, not my decision and not my board. FYI I have transported and/or homechecked for a number of the rescues mentioned - and still would, as my motivation is to help dogs into homes. In many cases I have no personal knowledge of the rescue or the circumstances so cannot possibly comment there. I do feel, however, that DP (and the Refuge and any other rescue related board for that matter) does have a responsibility to its members and the general public using the facility. If therefore, the owner (of any board) has an issue (real or imagined) then they are 'obliged' to act in the way their consciense dictates. I realise this will not be a popular opinion, but it is my opinion.
I don't personally feel that a *refer to moderator* message is defamatory. With regard to double standards, well as you know I feel those exist here too....
Members that have donated money have done so of their own free will, knowing clearly what the purpose of the fundraising is and there have been several threads/posts explaining this is some detail. No one has to part with any money unless they choose to, and many chose not to and some even explained why.
as I said to Helen - I don't personally feel that a *refer to moderator* message is defamatory. With regard to double standards, well as you know I feel those exist here too.... I did try a search in the archive to elaborate upon this, but as the thread no longer appears to exist I'm unable to do so.
I agree Wendy - I've asked what is hoped to be achieved as you may have seen and the answer from The Refuge is to have the 'banned' rescues reinstated, but the feeling from those rescues seems to be that they wouldn't post there anyway even if they could?