“We protect those who cannot protect themselves…”
It is believed that metalheads, bikers and other representatives of similar subcultures are only harsh people who do not have empathy. This “good gang” of bikers “Rescue Ink” has been saving our younger brothers for several years.
Rescue Ink operates in Long Island, one of the most populated areas of New York. Dogfights are often held there, and this inhumane entertainment does not suit bikers at all. Therefore, they regularly make “raids”, entering into conflicts with the owners of such points and taking the unfortunate animals.
For some time now, the scope of the gang’s activities has expanded: these men make sure that the owners do not show cruelty to their pets. In order to prove the guilt of negligent owners, sometimes they even hire private detectives! This allows them to defend the interests of dogs in court.
The men take all the rescued animals to their own shelter. Previously, these men rented a house on the ocean shore, but after a storm in 2011, they realized that it was dangerous. Now the dogs live away from the water, in a huge converted hangar with aviaries.
There they socialize them, and then try to find a new family. “We protect those who cannot protect themselves. This is what unites us, our common faith!”, says Joseph Panzarella, an activist of the Rescue Ink organization.
Previously, both Joseph Panzarella and his tattooed colleagues at Rescue Ink led an antisocial lifestyle. Some of them had been imprisoned several terms and were in local mafia groups. But the new common cause allowed them to integrate back into society.
The man, who calls himself Batso, has been working at Rescue Ink since 2006, that is, since the foundation of the charity organization. Now the man is 75. He came to zooactivism to cope with the death of his son. Back then his dog – a half-breed pit bull and Labrador – was around all the time.
Batso believes that helping animals makes a person a better person. However, he and his comrades note that they do not consider themselves angels just because they help our smaller four-legged brothers. This does not prevent a significant part of New York from knowing the heroes by sight and admiring their work.