It's not uncommon to see people walk in the other direction when they face a big biker with a ton of tattoos. that is until they find out that this very biker belongs to a gang that has saved numerous animals in the US.
After investigating cases of animal abuse, they would go to really violent owners and convince them to give their pets away. They were determined to see it through as they made agreements with animal shelters, helped with the rehabilitation of abused animals and found them new, loving families. And it all started with a group of volunteers from New York.
(Arluke & Madfis, 2013) • In a 1996 study of 36 convicted murderers, 46% admitted to having tortured animals as an adolescent.
(Cohen) • 35% of search warrants executed for animal abuse or dog fighting investigations resulted in seizures of narcotics or guns.
Another member waded into a pond near a sewer to save a duck. The truth is, we are super animal lovers (and protectors).
Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission," they stated on their site.
Consisting of bikers, ex-bodybuilders, powerlifting champions, former military personnel, police detectives, and lawyers, the group is a non-profit animal rights protection organization.
Running from 2008 to 2014, they saved countless animals from harm and negligence.
• Seven of the school shootings that occurred between 19 involved shooters who had previously tortured or killed animals.
• 43% of school shooters have animal abuse in their background.
The idea came up because the Rescue Ink members wanted to teach adults and children that animal abuse is wrong and in some cases, dangerous.
They believed that animal abuse is just the beginning for those who take their insecurities and problems out on others.
Some of the bikers even had to deal with people who tried to poison a group of homeless cats. If they found pet owners who were negligent, the bikers would build a dog house or do something to help.