Many of you have probably
lived with a cat or dog at some point in
your life. I would like you to think of him
or her for a minute, and roll your thoughts
across the landscape of their souls. See how
their emotions, though bereft of spoken
words, were expressed in all their wondrous
ways. See their smile, carried on the waves
of shaken tail, and how they shared it with
you when they licked your face. Hear their
gentle purrs and feel the soft beat their
heart made when they laid next to you. Think
of the unconditional love that they gave so
freely, and how it was returned. Now turn
your thoughts darker, and complete the
picture. See how they cried when a bone was
broken or a paw accidentally stepped on. See
their fear when they were hurt and had no
idea that the pain could ever be stopped, or
when they were alone and felt abandoned. How
far did your own heart sink when you saw
your beloved animal in such pain?
compassion for them, and expand it in one small step. Think of a dairy cow on a
farm. Can you see the mother as her child is torn from her side? If the baby is
a male, he will be chained in a tiny crate, and not allowed to move for a year
and a half. This is done for fear that movement will build muscles, and make the
'veal' too tight. His nightmare existence will end when he is killed, perhaps by
a steel bolt shot through his head. His body will be dragged away, cut into
slices, and sold in neat packages. The mother, when she has finally been drained
dry of her milk and no longer profitable, will be thrown on a truck and follow
her child to the slaughterhouse.
This is the face
that is drowned in your bottle of milk. It is the scream that is ground up in
your hamburger. I ask you to consider this: Is their suffering any different
than what your dog or cat would have gone through? For me the answer was no.
What opened my heart and mind was the concept that each and every animal is a
unique being that feels joy and pain, and suffers as we would when harmed. They
are all worthy of our defense and compassion.
Do you thik that´s funny?
The hunter belive he`s a great man! He is just a stupid
Published Trenton Times 8/05
This past May, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
removed a black bear from Woodbridge and relocated him nearly 40 miles South to
the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. This revelation confirmed what many of
us had long surmised; The division was taking bears from the North and moving
them to Monmouth County. Far from there being a "growing migration" of bears, as
the Times editorial board claims, we now know that the Division has deliberately
manipulated the public and press.
For more than 150 years black bears have neither killed nor
seriously harmed any person in this state. That's an astounding, unmatched
record of co-existence, yet we need look back just three months since the last
time a hunter killed someone in New Jersey; after getting into an argument with
his girlfriend, the hunter placed his shotgun to her chest and pulled the
Throughout the last decade there were 19 "hunting accidents"
involving children as young as 10 years old. In 1998 a 17 year old boy was shot
and killed by a hunter. In 2001, a hunter shot a car window, spraying glass over
an 18 month old baby.
The editorial stated that "Bears are bears, and people are
people. The safety of people has to come first." I agree. Since bears have
proven themselves to be infinitely safer than hunters, we should act immediately
to protect bears and stop hunting.
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