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How to Advocate for Animals


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Deb
- 2430 days ago - bellaonline.com
Animal advocacy can be tiresome from its complexity. It can also be the most rewarding thing a person does professionally or personally.



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:16 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered to change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Lisa Neste (207)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:16 am
Most rewarding indeed, thank you Deb for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:23 am
Thanks, good advice.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:28 am
" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful commited people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" ( words by Margaret Mead ) Thank you for your persistance in fight for the rights, Deb! My congrats and my hand...
 

Guy Turgeon (74)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:35 am
Thank you so much
 

. (1)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:13 am
Noted. Thank you Deb.
 

Constance F (418)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:18 am
Thank you Deb - Great article! - although I am guilty of this - emotion backed responses get you no where! And knowledge is power, logic and fact is hard to dispute - thank you Michael. Also some organizations encourage people to lobby their legislators and provide you with all the information you need so you don't feel like you don't what you're doing.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:25 am
noted with thanks
 

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:54 am
Thank you...as always....for sharing this important info. with us!
 

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 9:12 am
Thanx...energize and unite for the common good...
 

Victoria P (114)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 9:56 am
Noted with thanks
 

Elizabeth P (99)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 11:37 am
Great read, Thank goodness for the sign button on the petitions, And people like us who do care very much to do our part for the aniamls and the earth. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 5:17 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 5:58 pm
A good MOTIVATIONAL article.T Y Deb
 

Kim O (396)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:34 pm
Thanks for the great article Deb!! Very informative!!
 

Virginia Esquer (10)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 10:14 pm
mostrewardingindeed
 

james larkin (18)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 10:55 pm
Informed and researched opinion can be more effective than mere emotional response. OK but I believe the emotion and passion is still an essential ;part of the whole. It gives us fire in our bellies and the will in our hearts to continue the fight for what is right.
 

W. C (7)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 11:56 pm
Thank you.
 

Paula W (23)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:05 am
Nice article, beautiful picture. Thanks!
 

Lynn D (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:48 am
Thank you very much!
 

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:14 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Peter Mengos (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:41 am
thanks for sharing
 

Mary E (124)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:03 am
Wonderful information, thanks for sharing!
 

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:07 am
thanks Deb for this great information
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:30 am
Thank you for posting!
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 10:20 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!
 

Kimberly McMahen (25)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:19 am
“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.”
― Chief Seattle
Tanks for all the vital information.
 

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:39 pm
Thank you, Deb, for the article: very skillfully articulated, enlightening, refreshing, and thought-provoking -- I am serious.

Facts, or objective realities, certainly are more effective weapons than subjective, emotionally charged truths; however, the former requires an ability to raise above things, to keep your distance, to be rational, to look at things broadly and from different perspectives, and that may be hard when it concerns matters of personal import. The ideal may lie in being open-minded and peaceful yet principled and idealistic. People should fight for their conviction (!), on which point I agree with James Larkin here, although the fashion in which it is (to be) done matters too (as you have mentioned).

Education or knowledge dispels ignorance, but also subjects one to pain. Simultaneously, getting acquainted with something in its entirety--i.e., both its bright and dark sides--, if that is theoretically possible, requires a character, or moral strength, as it means electing the good. At that point comes a realization and, if based on principles, there is no turning back. It also follows that even the most liberal of us must deem certain things unacceptable (and show so).

I am happy about Obama's no to the Keystone expansion, hoping this stance of this as well as of the next Administration will stay this way in the future. It sure is encouraging to see that vox populi is heard and that one's efforts are fruitful -- sometimes, in happy and festive times.
 

Mary T (178)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:43 pm
Thanks Deb for the great article.
 

tracey p (81)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:59 am
Thank you for this article.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 1:52 pm
Biggest positive impact is to never eat any of the. In this way, our perceptions deepen so that we see beyond diet impacts and into all areas of sacred life, and so, stop extension of all other tentacles of harm throughout the animal kingdom...All evolve spiritually and all are then free to pursue the courses and life paths as Nature and the Universe intends for all living beings...self-determination and free will.
 

Elsie Au (259)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:23 am
Thanks for this excellent article.
 

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 7:28 am
Thanks for sharing, Deb - yes, life has value beyond measure!
 

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thanks Deb!
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 2:00 pm
Thanks Deb! Great article as usual!
 

Farah Hage Ali (155)
Monday January 30, 2012, 6:02 am
Noted,
I enjoyed reading this impressive article, thank you
 

Beth K (20)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 9:36 pm
Noted! Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 5:20 pm
Great article. Thanks.
 
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