"SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's early and damaging wildfire season is prompting the state agriculture department to activate an emergency fund to buy feed for livestock with range land charred by multiple blazes. Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food Leonard Blackham said about 20,000 head of sheep and cattle have lost seasonal rangeland due to fires burning in the state."
There's also this photo with the caption "Pet owners try to coral larger farm animals as fire engulfs the neighborhoods." I'm betting anything that these are the same "fiber and meat" lamas, alpacas, sheep, goats and so on that are bred, shown, shorn, shipped and stripped of their lives when the timing is right for these pet "owners". Clearly they are "livestock". And that always means eventually they'll be deadstock. So it's really strange isn't it... To ask for money to "save" them only to have them killed at a more convenient time.
There are dozens of sanctuaries that are in desperate need of funds - Not only during disasters, but throughout the year as well... The great thing about donating to them is that you know the cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, geese and ducks won't ever be killed because they've outlived their "usefulness".
And finally, if there's ever any question as to how ranchers view animals as commodities... And how very little regard they have for the lives or the suffering of these beings - Meat, dairy and egg industries burn them alive - as part of the "acceptable risks" of their business. It's no secret - For them, the bottom line is always profit. They steal lives without shedding a tear - And now they want your sympathy-money too... Tsk, tsk, tsk... For shame!