I have to agree - this list used to be such a positive influence in my life
- I joined years ago when I had a kitten test false pos - and I stayed
because the people were so wonderful.  It has gone way, way downhill.

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com>wrote:

> I have been with this list since my kitten developed Feline Leukemia in
> 2006. I have seen it go way off topic and people that have been invaluable
> leave. I realize I don’t post often, but as I am with many animal groups I
> do send people that are struggling. It was most disheartening to know that
> they were not able to get help, but did learn that people hated their
> beliefs. They just needed guidance because they are dealing with this for
> the first time. This has always been a place to hear the newest treatments
> and for those given grim news the knowledge that there is always hope.****
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf
> Of *Lee Evans
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:47 PM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)****
>
> ** **
>
> Don't fret Elizabeth.  Occasionally we get a little off topic but we soon
> get back on the "road". Just like you would take a journey and have to pull
> over to the shoulder of the road to allow your car to cool down we do the
> same here.  We all have different opinions and sometimes we just like to
> "cool down" by having a chat with people we feel safe with - people who
> rescue cats and who understand the ethical decisions we make in not killing
> those cats who test FeLv+.  It feels to me like sitting down to dinner with
> a church group.  We all agree on the religion but we may all approach it in
> a different way and see it in a different way and even get way off topic
> and discuss hair styles and shoe styles.
>
> If you have a question about feline leukemia, please ask it and we will
> discontinue our chat about everything under the sun and moon and help you
> with your issue.  Blessings.****
>
> ** **
>
>  ****
>
> *Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
> neighbors too!*****
>
> ** **
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:38 PM
> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] (no subject)****
>
> ** **
>
> This list has always been so very helpful—now it is full of judgmental
> people that do nothing but bash those with different views. What is
> happening to this list? If people hunt they are evil. Like it or not many
> people all over the world hunt—they are all condemned because there are
> those that hate it. Then the list is now into politics. What happened to
> helping deliver information about feline leukemia? People that look in to
> get help see this and leave. It is heartbreaking that this is deteriorating
> away from what brought all to the list in the first place.****
>
>
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