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CVA Blog
Monday, June 15, 2009

Taking Steps to Alleviate the Suffering of God’s Animals

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. The Pig Farmer
2. Famous Quote – Rowan Hooper, online news editor of the New Scientist
3. California Bill Could Help Hens from Out-of-state
4. Bible verse – Proverbs 15:1
5. Good News for Farmed Animals in Maine
6. The Farm Sanctuary Virtual Experience

1. The Pig Farmer

The new “swine virus” or H1N1 has created a fear of and even disgust for pigs in many parts of the world. These God’s animals, who are already wrongly thought of as dirty, lazy and dumb, are actually very smart, sensitive and clean animals.

John Robbins, author of many books including The Food Revolution, shares a great heart-warming story of the time he met the owner of a pig factory farm where there’s a change of heart and a good ending.

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2. Famous Quote

"Ask anyone who has regular contact with animals, from farmers to pet owners, and they will tell you that animals have personalities. Animals are individuals"

~ Rowan Hooper, online news editor of the New Scientist, Issue 2606, May 2007.

3. California Bill Could Help Hens from Out-of-state

If a bill moving through the Legislature becomes law, California's upcoming ban on small cages for egg-laying hens could possibly be extended to out-of-state egg producers. This bill has already received support from legislators who opposed Prop. 2 since they say it will help California's egg industry compete with out-of-state egg producers who, under current law, will not need to comply with Prop. 2 when its rules take effect in 2015.

To read the full article please search online for Bill would apply caged hen rules to out-of-state eggs

Maybe more good will come from the passing of Proposition 2 in California. Every step towards a more compassionate and sustainable world, no matter how small, honors and glorifies God.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Jesus teaches us to deal and confront issues or sins with love and compassion, instead of harshness, since people listen better that way. Sometimes, when emotions are high, we tend to forget that we can achieve more for the glory of God if we let the Holy Spirit guide us.

5. Good News for Farmed Animals in Maine

Maine Governor John Baldacci signed legislation to become effective on January 1, 2011 that will prohibit gestation crates and veal crates. Thus, Main becomes the sixth U.S. State to ban the extreme confinement of farmed animals. The others are California, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and Oregon.

To read the full article please search online for Maine becomes sixth U.S. state to ban extreme confinement

This is yet one more victory for God’s Creation! As more people realize the unimaginable suffering that God’s animals endure in hands of humanity for the sake of profit and taste, more will hopefully choose to transition to a healthy and compassionate plant-based diet.

6. The Farm Sanctuary Virtual Experience

Farm Sanctuary is making available a 14-level “Virtual Experience” that enables the viewer to investigate and explore a richly-detailed simulation of two very different worlds: the factory farm and the sanctuary.

Please search online for The Farm Sanctuary Virtual Experience.

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