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Some veggie love and rambling. [Apr. 27th, 2006|09:23 am]
Eat Your Veggies, Ho!
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[doja]


I know it can be easy to get down and frustrated when thinking about all the cruelty in the world. I can’t help but cry some days when I think about the things that are done to animals in slaughterhouses, laboratories, puppy mills, etc.

I have seen a lot of negativity in a few communities lately. People are getting depressed, burnt out and aggravated that other people will not respect vegetarians and animal rights activist. We are consistently laughed at and attacked for our beliefs. It is a strange time right now. People feel love and attachment to companion animals but feel nothing for farm animals. Why?

I assume it is due to the level of compassion that one is capable of feeling. The world we live in urges many people to turn off their compassion. It is a way of life for most people. How else can we explain the level of violence in our society?

http://members.fortunecity.com/journeytovegan/aboutvegan.htm
This is an interesting read about different kinds of compassion. Very simple but so true.

To only extend compassion to beings that you have direct contact with seems rather selfish to me. It means that the animals are only valuable in that they are worth something TO YOU. Which makes them worthless independent of your being.

I lived in a small town in Missouri for a while and took care of a few farm animals. One of which was Elmer, a baby potbelly pig. He was like my puppy dog. He was outside of the house every morning oinking and squeeling for me to wake up. We raced each other to the barn to feed the animals. He played in the yard with me. Chased me when I rode around on the ATV and cuddled with me while watching tv. He was such a sweetheart. When I see someone eating pork I can’t usually hold back my tears. I think of the friendship Elmer and I shared. I wish more people could have such a great experience so they could understand that these animals deserve the love and compassion that we extend to our domesticated companion animals.

So the whole point of this… thank you. Thank you to those of you who’ve dedicated your lives to making the world less cruel to those who can’t speak for themselves. We all have our own way of doing things. Some of us are vegan, some are vegetarian, some of us volunteer and demonstrate, some of us move silently through the crowds. Either way, we’re all doing what we think is necessary. It is not always easy. Some days it feels like fighting a losing battle. But it is all worth it.

Much love to all of you for making important decisions and sticking with them even when it is not easy. Family, friends and even people you don’t know may try to persuade you and tell you are wasting your time. But all living being deserve a certain level of dignity. Until this happens I will not stop trying to spread the truth.

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From: doja
2006-04-27 04:00 pm (UTC)
hey hottie.
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