Lindsay Davenport received the 2007 Sportswoman of the Year award from the March of Dimes last week, in recognition of her many accomplishments and her philanthropic activities.
It always disappoints me when someone like Davenport, who professes to be an animal lover and who has adopted several dogs, accepts money and awards from major animal abusers. First she did the milk ad; the milk industry is not only responsible for abusing millions of animals--it also supplies heavy doses of toxins to the humans who drink its product.
Now it is the March of Dimes, known by many of us as the March of Crimes, so extensive is the organization's abuse of animals, including dogs.
Davenport has yet to issue a word of protest against China's mass dog (including pet dog) slaughter as a way of "preparing" for the Olympics. In all fairness, no other athlete has protested, either (to my knowledge, and to my great disappointment), and the mainstream media has gone out of its way to hide the slaughter from the public.
Fans admire Lindsay Davenport for having both high principles and a spine. I wish she would take a closer look at where her money and awards are coming from.