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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love and pride in the mother’s eyes, complete trust in the infant’s sleep


Elephantine Love


Veneration of the Lamb

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“Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!”

“What has happened to our instinct for unity?  The creatures know the rhythm of the earth.   They have not forgotten the oneness of which we are a part.  So in the Celtic world, they are messengers of Christ, the One who comes to reconnect us to the Heart of Being.”  (Christ of the Celts by J. Philip Newell)


Giving Thanks to the Animals

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On the day those in the U.S. set aside for giving thanks, I thank God for the animals who have led me on a higher path in my life.  Animals have been among my best teachers.

HAPPY DAY OF GRATITUDE TO ALL!

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(Dedicated to Duchie and to Ko-Ko)


Do Lions Feel?

This video should put to rest any doubt that  all animals are sentient beings.  I feel badly that this lion is trapped in a zoo but at least he was saved from death.  Obviously never forgot his saviour.

http://www.vitality101.com/Fun/lion-kisses-rescuer


Bees Buzzing, Fuzzing and Fading

Beautiful fuzziness going strong

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But not for long

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Fading fast

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They will not last

Please  act fast

and sign the petition below:

 http://act.credoaction.com/sign/syngenta_bees?nosig=1&t=1&akid=11795.2247563.eaCuKn


Wool Woes for Sheep

Again, a hard decision over whether to post or not to post, because the material is very disturbing.  But it seems to be better to educate people as to what is going on in farms in the United States and Australia and how sheep suffer unspeakable torture.  Why?  So man can buy wool.  Sheep, innocent sheep are in, as Isaac Bashevis Singer writes about all animals, “an eternal Treblinka. “

Please don’t buy wool.  Other materials such as Polartec are as good for keeping warm, if not better, and are good for the environment, and most importantly, no animal is harmed to make the material.


Sir Paul McCartney on Animal Suffering

WARNING: This post is graphic in nature.  I have long debated whether to post it or not.  It features Paul McCartney speaking on the nightmare of slaughter houses and showing how animals are horrifically mistreated.  But if we subject animals to these horrors by creating a market for meat than the very least we can do is suffer the discomfort of watching a video showing how our meat comes to our tables.  Paul McCartney got me well on my way to being totally vegetarian which seems to be in the offing as I think more and more of any kind of meat as flesh of innocents.


The Horrors of Horse Racing

All that you see on this video is true.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  My brother worked on many racetracks, including Belmont, and he told us stories that were heartbreaking.  He finally got out of the race track business because he loved horses but could not abide the cruelty of how horses were treated.  The video explains…


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PETA – STOP THE SEAL SLAUGHTER!

Please sign the petition and do whatever you can to stop this horrific cruelty. It is a crime of against God’s creatures and a heinous act on the part of men who call themselves human.

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Stop the Seal Slaughter! Urge Canada to End Shameful Killing

For centuries, pregnant harp seals have migrated from Greenland down the coast of Canada, stopping each spring to give birth on the ice floes off Newfoundland. And every year, the Canadian government funds a trade in which the baby seals are massacred by club-wielding sealers from the local fishing community while their pelts remain soft enough to sell on the international fur market. The commercial seal slaughter is not a subsistence activity for native peoples but an off-season fishing industry cash grab, and it accounts for less than 1 per cent of Newfoundland’s economy.

Over the last few years, all major markets have banned seal-pelt imports, including the US, the European Union, Mexico, Taiwan and even Russia, which had been importing 95 per cent of Canadian sealskins. The only reason the Canadian government continues to defend this dead industry is…

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Animal Ghosts

The documentary, “The Ghost in Our Machine,” follows photographer, Jo-Anne McArthur as she takes pictures to show animal abuse on factory farms and how animals are helped by sanctuaries like Farm Sanctuary.  It is a disturbing film but an extremely important one.  We must rethink how we contribute to the cruelty inflicted upon dogs, cats, foxes, minks and farm animals.  Please watch the trailer below.  Jo-Anne McArthur has a book of her photographs and writings called, “We Animals.”


Radioactive Fish

http://stockdalewolfe.artistwebsites.com/featured/radioactive-fish-ellen-stockdale-wolfe.html


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Save the Seals


How Wolves Change Rivers


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Blind Comraderie

Two blind cows suffering a lifetime of abuse come together for the first time…


James Bond speaks out for Whales

To sign petition, click link below:

https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=B1225EDC9A25D487838A6C3C8A6F66E8.app321b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3337&autologin=true&s_src=EMOSONPETBGD0214BG3&utm_source=link&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=email


Man and Gorilla

A moving testament to the feelings of animals…

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For the Love of a Dog

No words needed..


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Elephants NEVER forget….the bond of love.

http://www.wimp.com/elephantsreunited/

After a very long separation, a loving reunion! Get out the handkerchiefs! If this is not love, i don’t know what is!


Soulful Eyeful

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It being the holidays

missing

loved ones

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one of the most loved

one of the best teachers

a little dog

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all innocence

all love

all pure soul

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oh, to nuzzle her fur

smell her dander

feel her tongue

upon my face

and her fluffy fur

against my skin

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and Dutchie

another innocent

another tactile teacher

peace personified

oh to hold her in my lap

as she sleeps

and have her total trust

lying on blue-jeaned legs

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oh for a visit

from either

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or another gift

from Ko-ko

who shared a vision

of the beyond

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after she passed

now

no wee ones

just an ache

where love still lives


Away in a Manger

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Unmistakable pride

in the smile

on the mother’s face

bonding with her

babe asleep beside her

in utter security

in utter trust

of their caretakers

unknowing of their future fate

at the bloody hand

of man.


Gone is the Magic

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Snow falls

in hushed tones

magically transforming all,

dressing trees in white,

lace-like filigree.

These trees now gone,

on the old dirt path,

victims of a wilderness

lost to landscaping,

taming the wild

into manicured parks,

leaving many animals now

homeless,

leaving a loss

of beauty that once reigned

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Caught on Video: Elephant Sunder Beaten

Warning video is very upsetting!!  You don’t have to watch it but please sign the petition for Sunder to be taken out of his current torture chamber where he is being so cruelly treated and moved to safety!

Caught on Video: Elephant Sunder Beaten.