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October 11, 2010

Do petitions and charities really work?

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11 October 2010

Someone said to me the other day that petitions and charity sites and all those publications and societies aimed at alleviating abuses of animals, humans and so on are simply a means of distracting us and giving us a false sense of achievement and contribution.

Once we've signed our name to a petition, do we ever really check to see that the petition indeed fulfilled its aim?

Do we ever find out if the charity organisation we have donated to has really made your contribution to the cause, or has only 5% of your charity been used for what you intended?

What I'm trying to say is that perhaps these things are only meant to make us feel better so that we don't make a real difference?

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