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Animals Are God’s Creatures
November 5, 2012

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

1. Another of the Pork Industry’s Dirty Tactics
2. Famous Quote: Buddah
3. Animals Are God’s Creatures
4. Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
5. Alleviating Suffering
6. This Week’s Video: In Reel Life: Episode 8

1. Another of the Pork Industry’s Dirty Tactics
Pork sales are on the decline and the pork industry keeps trying to appeal to consumers by deceiving them. People are learning about the cruelty inflicted on pigs, the pollution hog farms create and the ill-effects of a meat-based diet. Now, the pork industry is using a “Pig Mobile” where they show people through a glass how a sow is kept in a furrowing crate along with her nursing piglets.

Please visit Porkers hog the limelight in travelling Pig Mobile:
The hog industry is desperate and they are showing it. Of course, the “Pig Mobile” doesn’t show the filth of factory farms, the stress God’s animals experience, the castration, teeth-clipping and tail-docking that piglets undergo without anesthesia, the beatings that animals unfairly receive in the hands of frustrated workers, the pollution hog farms create, etc.
Stewards of God’s Creation should see pass the veil the animal agriculture industry wants to keep on the eyes of consumers. Compassion, peace, justice, joy and sustainability cannot exist if we keep eating God’s animals.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
First, live a compassionate life. Then you will know.
~ Buddah

3. Animals Are God’s Creatures
B.G. Kelley, freelance writer, writes a very compelling piece about animals and their place in the Christian Faith. He emphasizes the Biblical teachings that everything belongs to God, which would obviously include animals. Kelley also shares what, through his interaction with and observation of wild geese, he learned about animals as teachers, humble and untroubled, and their vulnerability at our hands. St. Francis, he believes, laid the foundation of respect for God’s animals.

Please visit Finding Faith in God's Creatures:

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
If God is love and we are made in His/Her image, we should do our best to act in loving ways even thought we live in an imperfect and fallen world.

5. Alleviating Suffering
A plant-based diet obviously causes the fewest animals to be killed. But, even reducing the intake of animal products helps. Make sure to check out this graph explaining why especially leaving chickens and eggs out of our diets has the greatest effect on reducing the suffering and death caused by what we eat:

6. This Week’s Video: Reel Life: Episode 8
Watch this short video about the heartwarming story of how mother cows bond with their children. Please visit In Reel Life: Episode 8:

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