"Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for Peace on Earth."
-- C. David Coats, Old MacDonald's Factory Farm
"The truth is, the world can change. Indeed, the world has changed many times before, and it has changed in ways that seemed impossible at the time. The truth is, the world will change, but only if we work towards creating that change. It will stay the same if we, the self-proclaimed agents of change, encourage it to stay the same. It will change if all of us tell the whole truth that there is no such thing as humane animal farming, or animal use of any kind, the truth that the only humane alternative is vegan living, the truth that animal farming on any scale is an ethical and environmental disaster, the truth that animals are persons like you and me who happen to be nonhuman and who have the same inherent right to life and liberty as you and I. The truth that vegan living is not a "lifestyle choice", but a moral imperative."
-- Joanna Lucas of Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, Letter From a Vegan World
Hi, Laura! Just stopping by to wish you a peaceful, beautiful, bountiful and gentle Thanksgiving holiday! And to thank you for your compassion, inspiration and friendship you give to me and so many others throughout the year. Hope you're doing well! (Things continue to be... umm... "interesting" at my end, but slowly smoothing out. I think! LOL) Enjoy your day! Lots of love, Laurie
Happy Friday, Laura! I've been trying to send you a green star every day this week, but keep getting the dreaded "it hasn't been 7 days since the last one yet" message! That's impossible ~~ must be a glitch! So here are some stars of a different sort and color in the meantime!
I'll be in touch again soon... have a wonderful weekend! Love, Laurie