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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)


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


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.


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…


seeing you in others…

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Look at Little Black and Little White, How strong is their brotherhood! May you give unconditional love to all living beings! Look at Little Black and Little White, How strong is their brotherhood! May you give unconditional love to all living beings!

Do you spend time to chat with your parent?

If you are working and stay with your parent, most probably you might see them in the morning and evening.

If you are working and not to stay with your parent, most probably you can see your parent during weekend or long holiday.

Imagine, how lonely they are.

Every night, I’ll do my best to spend time to talk to my parent.

We are glad to have our 2 little Bodhisattva cats at home to accompany our parent while we are working.

Little black, the little kitten brought back by Little White, he is with us since young, we train him to be indoor cat.

Everyday, when we are home, mum will definitely share with us on what is happening…

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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.”


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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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Alligator Bags, Just Desserts and….

How Not To Instagram.


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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

Ko-Ko

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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


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

supreme.


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.


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Walking with the Alligators

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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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Cow Proves Animals Love, Think, And Act

This story says it all.  See site for a happy outcome to this story in the comments.  One farmer sees the light at least.

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I just found a story here, on the globalanimal.org website, which is a wake up call for all animal lovers who still use dairy.  Just like Deidra, the mother in this story demonstrated not only the love she had for her calf, but the complicated thought process she used in her attempt to save him:

By Holly Cheever DVM:

I would like to tell you a story that is as true as it is heartbreaking. When I first graduated from Cornell’s School of Veterinary Medicine, I went into a busy dairy practice in Cortland County. I became a very popular practitioner due to my gentle handling of the dairy cows. One of my clients called me one day with a puzzling mystery: his Brown Swiss cow, having delivered her fifth calf naturally on pasture the night before, brought the new baby to the barn and was put into the…

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Within Blue Prison Walls…

love happens

 hugs and kisses

within the pen.

Love triumphant

over blue confinement.

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Mother and Child

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Proud mother,

smiling unmistakable smile

as little lamb, curled up,

sleeps safely beside her,

for now.

Tomorrow

 both mother and child

will cry anguished tears,

 suffer a searing separation,

as they take little one away,

hopefully out of sight and sound

of mother,

to bring little lamb to slaughter

for a holiday meal.


Innocence Sacrificed

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Newborn lambs

eat joyfully

and frolic freely,

 with abundant abandon

and love for life,

in utter oblivion

 of the upcoming holiday

for which so many will die.


Blue Jean Blues

Sheep and Blue Jeans

I am stuck in a blue pen,

all cramped up,

 branded in blue,

while the blue jeans roam free.


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Nose-to-Nose Bliss

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