There’s a new TV show I think you guys might dig (if you’re not already tuning in). It’s called “Rescue Ink Unleashed,” and it’s about a group of tattooed, biker-type tough guys who cruise around and save animals. They’re kind of like comic book heroes (and I mean that in a complimentary way, of course.) Rescue Ink has been functioning as a rescue group in the NY area for awhile now, but this reality-style show about them just came out on the National Geographic channel.
The main thing I dig about the show is that, to some degree, it offers a glimpse into what I consider the new paradigm of the modern warrior; a refreshing combination of those traditional “Yang,” protector, justice-seeking, get-in-someone’s-face-if-necessary attributes that we typically associate with the warrior archetype, combined with the more nurturing “Yin” elements of compassion, empathy and kindness. It speaks to a whole new demographic out there who likely thinks you have to be a “pencilneck animal rights activist” to concern yourself with such matters. Again, progress…
Naturally, I’ve heard a few ripples through the hardcore animal right’s community about, “Hey, if these guys are so intolerant of animal suffering, why aren’t they all vegan?” And while I don’t know the individual veggie/vegan status of all the guys, my response is, ya know what, everybody gets where they’re going to get, when and how they get there. In other words, we all have to take our journey in a way that makes sense for us. In the meantime, I appreciate what they do and how they do it.
Check it out here: http://www.rescueink.org