Jen and Chase Utley started The Utley Foundation to bring awareness to the heinous animal cruelty crimes happening right under our noses and to educate the public on the proper treatment of animals. Jen and Chase work in tandem with the PSPCA to bring awareness and raise money for the cause. They do it by turning the Electric Factory into a casino and throwing a badass party.
But the most important guests of all were the brave men and women who are truly fighting the war on Animal Cruelty - the animal cops. They have saved countless lives and have taken down some of the worst dog fighting rings in the city, putting themselves in extremely dangerous situations to protect the innocent. The PSPCA's positive outlook and constant determination to protect those who cant protect themselves is what keeps them going strong - And The Utley Foundation shares some of their amazing success stories on their website.
Thomas Nast Created them!
Well, he created the modern day images of them that we know today....
I was having a friendly political debate through text when my friend and I started referring to each other as the animals of the other party. Statements like "your sides full of stubborn asses" and "your sides big, fat and grey and walks all over everyone" were used. It was - quite funny, but our political debate soon became a discussion about who the hell chose these strange animals as our mascots in the first place.
Of course, with the Internet at our finger tips, we were texting each other websites with this fascinating information. I'll put it in a little fun nutshell for you.
He chose the ass for a reason though. When Andrew Jackson was running for president his opponents nicked named him the "Jackass." He liked it so much that he used it on his campaign posters. I guess you can make fun of a jackass...But a stubborn ass likes being a stubborn ass - and a big-fat-grey animal that walks all over everyone likes being a big-fat-grey animal that walks all over everyone.
God bless America!
(And the rest of the world too...)
Hey, you never know when you might have to know this for a trivia question.
Van Gogh, in Paris, loved Nast's work and hung them in his bedroom. He owned over 40 illustrations and studied the works, admiring Nast, who was one of the the most influential artists of the time....Random! Poor Van Gogh...He was born too soon and wouldnt live to see even one of his painting sell....but he was kind of weird too, so that didnt help.