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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


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…


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.”


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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


For Those Who Have No Voice


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Willow, a one day old baby Giraffe with its mother.
Picture credit: Ralph Daily

 

I had no intention of writing today, but coming upon this story and the petition that accompanied it, changed that in a heartbeat.

For as long as I can remember, the Giraffe has been the object of my affection and admiration.

There is something so regal, so fragile, so graceful, so endearing about them, how could you not love them.

In my lifetime, I have, with little shame,  amassed a collection of  Giraffes in every form,  all manner of clothing, toys for my children and my dogs of course, stationary, Christmas cards, birthday cakes, Giraffes made of  paper,  wood, copper, bisque, brass, you name it,  if it is a Giraffe anything,  I have it.

In my defense, many of the above were gifts, as my love of this animal was well-known.

But apparently, not everyone loves or cherishes…

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The Haunting

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The haunted look

in the eyes

the plastic tags

in the ears

the bit of grass

in the coat

of a tender soul

behind bars

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One day

the haunted

will arise in glory

their souls ablaze

with triumph

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One day

 we will pay

our dying hearts

 haunted

by the very souls

 hunted

by the likes of us


Snow-Doe

This “tres sensible,” furry doe appeared in our backyard one morning, showing no fear of us as we went about our activities.  It pains me that Vassar College has hired hunters to feed deer, luring them to their death for mercenary gain in some non-sensical culling.  As if hunting season weren’t bad enough.  My heart sank for this fearless doe, unafraid of us.  She must learn to be afraid of humans because humans are cold-hearted killers, hiding under the guise of sportsmanship and pest control.  What kind of sport is this to entice deer to an area using food as bait and then, when trust is established, shooting them?  It makes me ashamed of the human race.   Issac Bashevis Singer, who fled the Nazis himself, and whose mother and brother were killed in the Camps, writes most eloquently on the subject in his ode to a mouse:

What do they know—all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world—about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.”

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