A gang of motorcyclists has many negative stereotypes. Be noisy, shameful or predisposed to violence, just to name a few. However, this is not always the case. As often happens with stereotypes, most simply are not true. We hear stories of biker gangs helping children who are being harassed, paying tribute to veterans and much more. However, this group of bikers love animals.
Despite his extravagant tattoos, huge motor bicycles and petty attitude, ‘Rescue Ink’ is different. It is a non-profit organization that aims to preserve animals from abuse. The group varies in age, sex and profession. Some are full-time members, but others are weightlifters, veterans, former police officers and lawyers.
They turn to the allies to save the poor animals and find themselves in all situations where they see an animal being abused. Nor does it stop at dogs. In the past, Rescue Ink’s motorcycle gang saved horses, pigs, fish, chickens and even a boa constrictor.
If they have enough evidence to discover that an animal is injured or mistreated, they take care of it. However, sometimes they go beyond the jurisdiction of the police and some have a problem with that. Even if they do it for the right reasons, to save animals, is self-defense justice the right solution?
“Rescue Ink is doing everything it can within the law, our lawyers tell us, to combat abuse and neglect of all kinds,” says their mission statement.
“Some people like to think of us as superheroes,” they say. “The truth is that we are animal lovers (and protectors). Throughout the years and through many workloads, obstacles and challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission.”
They may look intimidating, but they are loving and caring like the rest of us.
Their work is wonderful. They have demolished illegal dog fighting networks, prevented a guy from killing a stray cat and much more. They even go to more “normal” anguished animals and throw themselves into the wastewater to save the ducklings. The motorcycle gang receives around 250 calls per day to help battered animals.