Would you stand by as your child was ripped from your arms only after having given birth to them? Would you allow someone to poison you over, and over again with your own food? Would you allow someone to capture you, and skin you alive all because your skin was beautiful? Would you allow someone to lock you up in a cage so small you could barely move - and then had you live there for the rest of your life? Would you allow someone to hold your head down as they clipped your lips off like they were giving you a haircut? Would you allow someone to shoot an arrow through your neck? But never your heart though since apparently that's too quick a death. Would you allow someone to beat the heck out of you just because "It was a holiday", or "It's a celebration"?
Would you really?
I didn't think so.
So then, why do we do this to our brothers and sisters? Oh, I'm sorry you thought I meant your HUMAN brothers and sisters? No. I meant your brothers and sisters that are scientifically under the same kingdom as you: Animalia.
You say, "So what? They can't talk so it doesn't matter what happens to them right?" Wrong. When you were a baby you couldn't talk either, but that didn't mean anyone could just go and pop you in the oven for dinner now did it?
"Your inability to communicate with animals does not render them 'stupid', nor does it justify eating them." ~ Holly Goheavy
Now you’re probably thinking of your lovely Labrador Retriever Julian aren't you? Probably would scare you to death if they got sick let alone eaten now wouldn't it? But wait, you say you'll only like little Kristopher the piglet if he comes to you between cheddar, toasted rye and a coke? Seriously? You hypocrites have some nerve to go acting high and mighty about the rights of one animal, but then go right back to eating another when you get home.
I am saying all of this in the attempt - no hope - that we as a species have not fallen so far that we, who were once the white blood cells of Gaia have now become her cancer. I am saying this in the hope that you all will finally wake up from this nightmare that you have created for yourselves. I am saying this in the hope that this prayer for an actual true CHANGE in our world will not go unanswered.
"As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness." ~ Richard Gere
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite." ~Leo Tolstoy
"Each and every animal on earth has as much right to be here as you and me." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams, 'Inside The Divine Pattern'
"Some people say, 'Just because I eat meat, it doesn't mean I'm not a peaceful and compassionate person.' But a peaceful life cannot be built on a foundation of violence. And nothing compassionate ever came from a slaughterhouse." ~J. Tyler
“On this planet, without humans the animals and the environment would thrive. the populations would get healthy, things would really change. but without animals, humans would die. we can’t live without the animals out there. so in a lot of ways, animal rights is a human issue.. you are helping humans by defending animals. a lot of people don’t see that because they don’t understand that connection. but there is a deeper more intricate connection that life has, some people call it the circle of life. what keeps biodiversity alive is every single creature and every single plant on this earth, and they all have a place. so by protecting these things, you’re protecting humans.” ~Jonathan Paul
"As far as eating is concerned, humans are the most stupid animals on the planet. We kill billions of wild animals to protect the animals that we eat. We spend more time, money and resources fattening up the animals that we eat, than we do feeding humans who are dying of hunger. The greatest irony is that after all of the expenses of raising these animals, we eat them; and they kill us slowly...And rather than recognize this madness, we torture and murder millions of other animals trying to find cures to diseases caused by eating animals in the first place." ~Mike Anderson
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