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Being Merciful
June 8, 2014

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

  1. Freedom!
  2. Famous Quote: Arundhati Roy
  3. The Pork Industry’s Tactics
  4. Bible Verse: (RSV) Luke 6:36
  5. Save God’s Animals, Save Humanity
  6. This Week’s Video: Butterball Undercover Investigation

1. Freedom!

God’s animals, much like humans, fight for their lives fiercely. This is the true story of a 3 year-old steer who last week escaped from a slaughterhouse in North Dakota and had the good fortune of being rescued. He is now a permanent resident of SASHA sanctuary where he enjoys a life of freedom, love and respect.

Please visit Steer breaks free from North Dakota slaughterhouse, ends up at Ann Arbor-area animal sanctuary

2. Famous Quote

“There’s really no such things as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”

~ Arundhati Roy, Indian author and political activist

3. The Pork Industry’s Tactics 

Matthew Prescott, director of food policy for The Humane Society of the United States, writes about the blatant actions by the pork industry that result in consumers being deceived and remaining in the dark as far as this business goes. He mentions ag-gag laws, the blocking of food labeling, the ignoring of mandates, etc.

Please visit Pork Industry does its best to keep consumers in the dark.

The pork industry is one of the cruelest, most deceiving industries in the world. What they do to pigs is really unspeakable and unimaginable. Sadly, many people still support this industry allowing them to continue lying to people, destroying the environment and torturing God’s animals. Nothing is going to change unless consumers choose compassion over taste and convenience.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Luke 6:36

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

We are made in the image of God, who is a God of Love and Mercy. Therefore, since we share this essence of love and mercy we are called to reflect these traits onto all Creation. Love and cruelty cannot coexist together. Either we love and show mercy, or we don't. Each Christian should ask him/herself this question at the time of making food choices.

5. Save God’s Animals, Save Humanity

Aysha Akhtar, neurologist, public health specialist and author, explains why protecting animals is beneficial to humans. She clearly highlights that violence to animals shares the same roots as violence to humans, and that this is the reason why the animal advocacy movement has become so important in our society. She states that “by saving animals we save ourselves’.

Please visit It's Official: Animal Protection IS Human Protection.

It’s fantastic that more people are waking up to the reality that exploiting God’s animals has tremendous negative consequences to humans and, that at the same time, protecting God’s animals has tremendous positive impact in humanity. It’s simply an inescapable truth.

6. This Week’s Video: Butterball Undercover Investigation

Thanks to a new investigation by Mercy For Animals, the company “Butterball”, which responsible for 20 percent of the 252 million turkeys raised for food in the United States, has once again been brought to light due to egregious cruelty to animals such as: baby birds being callously tossed into a macerating machine to be ground up alive; workers roughly throwing and dropping newborn animals with no regard for their welfare; newly hatched birds regularly getting stuck in and mangled by factory machinery; and turkeys having their sensitive toes and beaks cut or burned off without any painkillers.

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