Tuesday 20 May 2008

Is Godalming the new Brighton?

I used to live just outside Godalming in Surrey. It was a nice enough place, the usual mixture of people, with perhaps a slightly higher than average proportion of bunny-huggers thanks to it being the HQ of the WWF.

Now Godalming seems to be heading for the title of animal rights capital of England. In addition to the usual collection of wildlife hospitals, cat rescue homes and the like (nothing against them per se) it's also home to Compassion in World Farming and now the League Against Cruel Sports (no doubt their swanky London premises got too expensive as support dwindled).

The League is advertising for a new Head of Campaigns & Communications to work in Godalming - salary £33-£38k and a brief that includes "Development and implementation of effective campaigns concentrating on our core issues of hunting, bullfighting, shooting and greyhound racing".

Not bad money for what is basically flinging mud about in the hope that some sticks. Plus you get 28 days hols a year, flexi-time, a season ticket loan, and can wear casual dress.

The charity industry is just like any other - the only difference is they take your money without actually having to make and deliver a product!

I don't think I'll be sending them a C.V. all the same!

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