Here’s Ryan Tate on TakePart Live!


VETPAW founder Ryan Tate appeared on Pivot TV’s “TakePart Live” on Dec. 17th, speaking to hosts @MeghanMcCain and @Baratunde about the “win-win-win” of our program, for U.S. veterans; anti-poaching rangers & their communities; and African wildlife. Very proud of you, Ryan! And thanks, @TakePartLive


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    • My son will be leaving for the Army next month, and my faethr has served 30 years in the Army as well. I got your 6 all the way. Am proud to be an American daughter and now Mom.

    • I enlisted in the Navy 40 years ago on the Monday after Thanksgiving. I was in for asomlt 5 years. I was a pretty crappy sailor. There was nothing going on militarily, but maybe that’s a “the dog that didn’t bark” kind of sign of naval effectiveness. Nevertheless, I for one find it a bit annoying when people “thank” me for serving. I don’t need the ego stroke. I’d prefer to hear a grateful nation (yeah, RIGHT!) thank their military personnel collectively. Sadly, that won’t happen unless the military actually has to repel an invasion. Even then, there will be socialists claiming we should be invaded in order to humble this “arrogant” nation. Of course, since we’ve BEEN invaded by socialists, we should do what’s necessary to throw those invaders out. When our economy crashes from all the freeloaders taking and refusing to give, and the mobs come to me trying to beg for food or whatever, I’ll ask them if they voted for Obama. Anyone who answers in the affirmative will be told, “Hey, you got what you asked for when you voted.” And they’ll get nothing but hot lead from me for murdering my country.

    • And if you not only understand the imtocpanre of these folks and their service, but also the imtocpanre of the very ideals for which they serve, then you know that it is incumbent upon you to thank them at least twice. After all, it would seem that half of this country is comprised of idiots, if not complete scoundrels, who are more than likely utterly remiss in such understanding and subsequent reverence.On a somewhat related note, I’m not sure how to mark my timesheet for my absence on Wednesday: out sick or funeral leave. Being that it was a dark day of alternating between abject depression and utter outrage, and that the loved one in question is still breathing at the moment, I guess I’ll settle for the former. However, if there were an entry for ‘avoiding a murderous rampage’, then it would have been, in the currently popular vernacular, a ‘no-brainer’.

    • You’ve humbled and horenod me, sir. Thank YOU, more than I can say.@Mike Porter- If I didn’t work at home, I’d certainly have filed for sick time of SOME sort – because I was as sick at heart as a soul can be.@gwhdad/texas- You did do something special when you took the oath to serve, and to accept whatever challenges came your way. To stand with your comrades in arms and defend this nation. There is more honor in accepting that responsibility – no matter what your service turns out to be – than the majority of people will ever accept in their lifetime. So when people (including me) say “thank you,” know that you deserve it.

  1. Glad you guys are talking the time and effort to protect the natural legacy on this planet….If I was a Veteran, I would be right there with you.

    Stay safe and work smart!!!


  2. Way to go Ryan! Now you all joined in after that fateful day in 09/11/2001…..protecting all living being is honorable and shows true compassion. Unconditional love…..it will bring us to peace…..amen!

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