WE SUFFER AS EQUALS
“And I discovered
when we suffer,
we suffer as equals.
And in their capacity to suffer,
a dog is a pig is a bear is a boy.”
~ Philip Wollen, Kindness Trust
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Image Credit: Skool of Vegan
COMPASSIONATE ACTION ON STEROIDS
The United States, Canada, Australia, France, Romania…The whole world. Today literally millions of compassionate humans across The Planet are marching for what is the greatest social justice issue of our time. Millions upon millions of humans are no longer sitting idle while slaughterhouses abuse, torture and mercilessly kill nonhuman animals.
Bless us ALL who are taking action/lending voice
Until ALL slaughterhouses are closed….
MARCH TO CLOSE SLAUGHTERHOUSES WORLDWIDE
JUNE 13, 2015
See video of the masses marching today in Paris, France (below)
are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them;
and, in short,
I am not ashamed to profess
a deep love for these quiet creatures.”
~Thomas de Quincey
BEFORE HE DID, THE BASTARD MILKED HER
An exerpt from The Philip Wollen Story
“There was no single seminal event, just a gradual realization that I had experienced a paradigm shift in my thinking. There was a time when I used to joke that the only thing that will change a man is if he a) finds religion or b) Has a full frontal lobotomy. Nowadays, I say it is when he discovers his character.
If there ever was a Damascene event in my case, then it would be the time I visited a large industrial conglomerate in the course of my professional work as a merchant banker. I inspected one of their subsidiaries – which turned out to be a slaughterhouse. It was the most terrifying experience of my life and it affected me profoundly. I made the most important decision of my life that morning. To become a vegetarian; to leave my career; and become an advocate for social justice.
But I was not yet a vegan. I didn’t know enough. I thought that dairy was the bucolic, peaceful image of green pastures and crystal streams, rolling hills and the poetry of Wordsworth and Shelley. Little did I know that behind the dairy walls was a cruel industrial juggernaut, a vile gulag of despair.
I discovered that milk was meat in liquid form. During a business trip to India I saw a milkman dragging and whipping a cow. She had been badly injured in an accident with a lorry. To get her to move, he was throwing chili powder in her eyes, and shoving sharp objects in her anus. He had a chain around her neck and forced her to walk with a broken leg and severe injuries to her spine. Beside her walked her scrawny, starving and terrified calf, ribs protruding and her skinny legs trembling. At the slaughterhouse gate, he unchained her. But before he did so, the bastard milked her. If that sight does not change the heart of a man, nothing will. . . . ” ~ Philip Wollen, Kindness Trust
“Don’t just believe what you’re told . . .
check it out from behind the scenes . . .
then follow your heart.”
~Ellie Laks, Founder, The Gentle Barn
“I am the voice of the voiceless
Through me the dumb shall speak
Till the deaf world’s ear
Be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.
And I am my brother’s keeper
And I shall fight his fight
And speak the word
For beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.”
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
THE GENTLE BARN, SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, USA
The Gentle Barn takes in as many animals as they can,
provides them with medical treatment,
and provides them with a loving, forever home.
Children who have been traumatized,
who are struggling with tradtitional methods of therapy,
visit the Gentle Barn
and make extraordinary, healing connections with the animals.
“Often when children are abused, they turn their hurt around to abuse others. By teaching empathy and uniting kids with all life, our At-Risk Youth program helps turn these kids from the inner city into protectors instead of abusers.” ~The Gentle Barn
EXCELLENT video illustrates the work of The Gentle Barn and exposes the dairy industry, who is actually the veal industry, and the heinous abuse of innocent, baby living beings that the human species calls “veal.” By supporting the meat and dairy industry, we are supporting an industry of neglect and abuse that is void of compassion and humanity.
To learn more about and support the work of The Gentle Barn, follow the links below
Blessings on those who take action to protect and lend voice
to innocent, sentient, living beings
who cannot speak for themselves.
~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits