We have lost a Warrior.
We lost John Yates, founder of the American Sporting Dog Alliance, on September 15. Though he fought his battles for pet owners with pen & paper, with script & screen, John was no less a warrior than a man on the battlefield.
With his research and writings on legislative issues, he fired his shot across the bow of fleets of Animal Rights misinformation.
With his love of dogs and pride in the dogs he has raised, he waved the banner high for those who choose to raise animals.
With fearless determination, he stood guard against the weakening of property rights legislation in the face of sentimental attacks on emotion.
John understood that in battle individual differences must be put aside for the sake of the goal, without wavering until the Hill is taken. He understood that though the battle can be won, the war can still be lost if the troops fall into disarray.
He truly understood that evil happens when good people stand aside and do nothing. He put aside his own distaste for thrusting himself into the spotlight to found an organization fighting for pet owners everywhere, even those who will not fight for themselves and those who certainly wouldn’t fight for him
John’s writing has touched me personally. His loss breaks my heart and it costs us all deeply.
Good hunting John. May your old dogs be waiting for you and the hills full of game.