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We Have Deadened Our Sensitivity
December 17, 2012

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

  1. The Myth About “Free Range” Egg-Laying Hens
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet
  3. Foie Gras Means Torture
  4. Bible verse: Genesis 1:29-31
  5. God’s Animals Need Our Compassion
  6. This Week’s Video: New Undercover  Video at Canada Pig Factory Farm

1. The Myth About “Free Range” Egg-Laying Hens
Compassionate consumers are learning about the cruelty inflicted on egg-laying hens imprisoned in battery-cages and are therefore looking for eggs produced in less abusive ways. For that reason, many consumers choose to buy eggs from “free-range” hens thinking that these animals are indeed raised in open fields enjoying the sun, breath air and exercising their instincts and needs. However, since there is no governmental regulation or legal definition of “free-range” when it comes to eggs, the reality is that this term only means that these hens are not in cages. Sadly, “free-range” hens tend to live in filthy sheds and crammed together without being able to engage in natural behaviors.

To learn more please visit  What Does "Free Range" Really Mean For Your Eggs? 
Egg-laying hens are probably the most abused of God’s animals used for food when ironically eggs are not even part of a well-balanced plant-based diet. By not consuming eggs we are reducing the suffering of billion of hens every year and preventing the death of more than 200 million male chicks, who are a disposable commodity for the egg-industry. Choose compassion to live out your faith!

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“Enslaving and eating animals is relentlessly polluting our mental and bodily environments, hardening our hearts and blocking feelings and awareness, instigating fear, violence, and repression in our relationships, laying waste our precious planet, gruesomely torturing and killing billions of terrorized beings, deadening us spiritually, and profoundly disempowering us by impeding our innate intelligence and our ability to make essential connections.”
~ Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet

3. Foie Gras Means Torture
The raising of ducks and geese for foie gras production is banned in 22 EU nations. Now, prominent Members of the European Parliament have joined forces with the animal advocacy group "Animal Equality" to bring an end to foie gras production in the 27 nations of the European Union. Please visit  MEPs put foie gras controversy back on the table:
Foie gras production means torture for ducks and geese. It's inadmissible that, those who call themselves stewards of God's Creation, delight in the taste of a food that brings misery to God's animals. Taste and profit should not supersede compassion and ethics.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Genesis 1:29-31
And God said, 'Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.' And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
God’s ideal diet for us is a plant-based diet, which causes the least amount of suffering to people and God’s animals and also helps restore the environment. It’s good for all of God’s Creation!

5. God’s Animals Need Our Compassion
This fantastic article clearly summarizes the appalling, egregious cruelty toward animals destined for food. Without proper laws that should, at least, make sure they suffer as little as possible, farmed animals are at the mercy of a system that truly and sadly is incapable of showing mercy. From mutilations without anesthesia to intense confinement and a slow, painful agonizing death, farmed animals suffer unimaginably simply for taste and profit. What’s incredibly atrocious is that the livestock industry is a form of legalized torture. Please visit Animals as Food:
How terribly God’s animals suffer at the hands of humanity! These creatures rely entirely on our capacity to feel compassion and love, which in reality is our essence. This essence, however, has been buried by our reluctance to respect the God-given rights of animals. Fortunately, we all can connect and bring out our true essence of love by recognizing that every sentient being shares this same essence; and that therefore, we are all interconnected. 

6. This Week’s Video: New Undercover  Video at Canada Pig Factory Farm
A new undercover investigation exposes shocking cruelty at a Canada pig factory farm that supplies pork to some of the countries largest grocery chains. See the hidden camera video at Please share widely!

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