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How We Treat Those Who We Eat
September 30, 2013

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

Monday, September 30, 2013

  1. Food and Spirituality
  2. Famous Quote: Marc Bekoff
  3. Hens are Wonderful Mothersedr
  4. Bible verse: Romans 8:25
  5. How to Truly Be Free
  6. This Week’s Video: CAFO the Book - Video Trailer

1. Food and Spirituality
Kathy Freston, best-seller author, ponders the question about the link between choice of diet and spirituality. As it turns out, Freston, like many others, is able to see the inconsistency of eating animals who suffered much for people’s taste, and the following of a path of compassion and love. In fact, Freston specifically questions Christianity due to her own spiritual roots and comes across tremendous support from the Bible and many Christian scholars against eating meat, which is very consistent to the teachings of a loving and compassionate God.

Please visit God, Christianity and Meat
Indeed, the eating of animals is a subject many times raised in the Bible and nowhere in it has God encouraged people to eat His /Her animals. In fact, God’s original plan, mentioned in the book of Genesis, is to live harmoniously with all creatures and to eat a plant-based diet. If today’s Christians followed this path of love and compassion, the world would certainly be a better place because, undoubtedly, our footprint of healing and reconciliation would be evident.   

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“Although other animals may be different from us, this does not make them less than us.”
~ Marc Bekoff

3. Hens are Wonderful Mothers
Read about the fantastic mothering skills hens show when allowed. They lovingly take care of their chicks teaching them important life skills while protecting them. Sadly, in today’s farms hens are treated as commodities or egg-laying machines, who are never allowed to take care of their babies or even exercise any of their instincts and needs.

Please visit The Caring Chicken - Being a Mother Hen  
In today’s modern world most hens live a short life full of misery and pain, far from what God intended since He/She endowed them with wonderful and complex mothering skills, needs and instincts that contribute to the beauty of God’s magnificent Creation. By showing compassion to God’s animals and not eating them, we contribute to the beauty, joy and love that permeate our world.  

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Romans 8:25
"But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience."
In spite of all the suffering in God's Creation, we are working towards the Peaceable Kingdom in which all creatures will live in peace and harmony. This is something for which it is worth being patient. 

5. How to Truly Be Free
Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the best-seller “The World Peace Diet” explains why the entwined and ingrained roots of animal slavery in our society give fruit to slavery of humans in many ways. The victimization of animals promoted and accepted in society lead to our own psychological numbing, disconnectedness and hardness of heart, which in turn result in much suffering at every level of our existence: psychological, physical, environmental, social, emotional, spiritual, etc. Freeing animals ultimately frees us.

Please visit What are the roots of freedom and slavery? 

6. This Week’s Video
What this eye-opening video about the reality of CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), which are a tragedy that affects humans, animals and the environment.

Go to  CAFO the Book - Video Trailer 

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