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God’s Animals Suffer
September 8, 2014

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

  1. Farm Animals Are Much Like Pets
  2. Famous Quote: Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer
  3. God's Animals Suffer
  4. Bible Verse: Isaiah 1:11
  5. A Pig Farmer’s Amazing Transformation!
  6. A Poem About A Vegan Lifestyle

1. Farm Animals Are Much Like Pets

People bring pets into their lives, feed them, take care of them, play with them; and most importantly recognize the amazing bond that can exist between human and nonhuman being. People love their pets and their pets love them back. However, most people still differentiate between “pet” and “food”, so most people love some animals and eat others ignoring the clear evidence that pets and farmed animals are not much different at all.

Read about 10 facts that make pets and farm animals almost indistinguishable.

Please visit 10 Ways Farm Animals Are Like Your Cat

2. Famous Quote

“I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb.”
~ Vaslav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer

3. God's Animals Suffer

Marc Bekoff writes a compelling piece in regards to an article published in the New York Times by Rhys Southan, a former vegan, called "The Enigma of Animal Suffering." Bekoff challenges the reader to stop analyzing what seems so obvious already to human observation and what abundant scientific evidence also has shown: animals suffer much like humans.

Please visit Animal Suffering Isn't An Enigma So Let's Get Over It

4. Bible Verse
(RSV) Isaiah 1:11

What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of he-goats.

Our Creator delights when we offer our bodies as living sacrifices as opposed to the life and blood of creatures, who want to live and fear death as much as we do. Living a compassionate and loving life is the best way to honor God.

5. A Pig Farmer’s Amazing Transformation!

“About a month ago, I had my final crisis of conscience, in a decade of more or less intense crises of conscience. Having abandoned the last vestige of what seemed to be at the time legitimate justification, happiness and a quick, painless death, I became a vegetarian. I am now in the beginning stages of the complicated process of ending my life as a pig farmer.” These are the words of Bob Comis, a pig farmer who tells readers about the life of the happy pigs in his farm and the tremendous burden he feels every time he sends some off to the slaughterhouse.

Please visit Happy Pigs Make Happy Meat?

6. A Poem About A Vegan Lifestyle
(Author Unknown) 

No meat, no milk, no wool, no silk,
No eggs, no honey, my choice, my money.
No shooting, no snares, no coursing of hares,
No circus, no zoo, no rodeo too.
No fur, no leather, no saddle, no tether,
No eggs, no fish, no cruelty's my wish.
No feathers, no suede, no ivory trade,
No poison of 'pests', no animal tests.
No killing, no using, my values, my choosing,
No cage, no pen, no veal crate again.
No hunting, no breeding, no hurting, no bleeding,
No feedlot, no kill floor, no tail dock, no declaw.
No blood, no bones, no screams, no moans,
No suffering, no pain, their freedom, my gain!

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