A biker gang comes with a lot of negative stereotypes. Being loud, a nuisance, or predisposed to violence to name a few. However, that is not always the case. As is often the case for stereotypes, the majority simply aren’t true. We hear stories about biker gangs helping bullied children, paying tribute to veterans, and so much more. However, this biker gang really love animals.
Despite their outrageous tattoos, huge bikes, and mean-looking demeanor, Rescue Ink is different. They are a non-profit organisation aiming to save animals from abuse. The group range in age, gender, and profession. Some are full-time bikers, but others are weightlifters, veterans, former police officers, and lawyers.
They turn up to dog fighting rings to save the poor animals, as well as stepping into any situation where they see an animal being abused. It doesn’t stop at dogs, either. In the past, the Rescue Ink biker gang has rescued horses, pigs, fish, chickens, and even a boa constrictor!
If they have sufficient evidence to see an animal is being hurt or abused, they take it into their care for love and rehabilitation. However, sometimes they step beyond the jurisdiction of the police, and some have a problem with this. Even if they are doing it for the right reasons, to save animals, is vigilante justice the right course of action?
“Rescue Ink does whatever necessary within the means of the law — that’s what our lawyers tell us to say — to fight abuse and neglect of all kinds,” says their mission statement.
“Some people like to think of us as superheroes,” they say. “The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors). Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission.”
And their work has done wonders. They have broken up illegal dog fighting rings, stopped someone from killing a stray cat, and much more. They even go to more “normal” distressed animals and have waded into sewage to save ducklings. The biker gang gets around 250 calls a day to help abused animals.
They may look intimidating, but they are loving and caring like the rest of us.
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