It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take in the truth, even if it may be difficult.
I like to try to keep most of my Sunday posts more on the light side. But my blog is about being a voice for animals. So, I apologize, but today I am writing about a serious topic…the treatment of farm animals.
It came across my Facebook Newsfeed about the undercover investigation at Fair Oaks Farms and the abuse of calves there recorded on video. I couldn’t bring myself to watch the videos. I got the gist from all of the headlines and comments.
Abuse of farm animals is not uncommon. They get away with it because it happens behind closed doors. We see the “happy cow” commercials, but I don’t think there are a whole lot of actual happy cows on factory farms. Even the word “factory” gets me. Animals are not objects to live in a factory. God made them to live, play, graze, move, and BE with other animals. He didn’t create them for abuse and mistreatment by his other creation…us. This has to stop!
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, read a little poem and meet Cino as dun, dun, dun, dun…Animal Paladin!
(In case you don’t know, because I didn’t, Paladin means leading champion of a cause, hero, devoted to kindness.)
TRYING TO SAVE THE DAY
Animals of all sizes and shapes,
The dogs, cats, lions, and apes
Intended by God to be blessed,
And instead are being oppressed
Listen up, don’t you fear,
The AAFBT team is here
With Super Animal Paladin,
Doing a lot of the battling
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and “feel.”
I‘m feeling pretty proud of the number of shares the following image I made has received so far. It is the most shared image of mine to date so I wanted to share it with you and talk a little bit about the word “feel.”
All animals do feel the same as your pet. They feel pain, fear, loneliness, sadness, boredom, stress, happiness, comfort, and love (to name a few). Continue reading →
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and turn the focus on something else.
I‘ve been experiencing a wide range of emotions lately. Part of it is getting older, feeling less patient, and worrying about my future. I know there are changes I need to make in my life, yet it can be so confusing and scary.
Then there are politics, the state of our country, so much violence, all the negative news reports, etc., etc., etc. It can all make you crazy!
I‘ve been reading a book for work called “Managing Emotional Mayhem.” According to what I read it makes me wonder if most of us grew up not ever learning how to deal with our emotions properly.
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a moment to think about animals…really.
I recently read about a day created by The Anglican Society for Animals called “Animal Welfare Sunday” which is today. It looks like they encourage churches to speak about animals and God’s intent for them.
I think this is great and I wish there were more discussions and sermons in the church about this.
“God gave us dominion over animals, but I truly believe the human race has misinterpreted this and that he, along with us, is grieving over the treatment of animals in our society.” (A quote from my ABOUT page)
I have always loved animals. I grew up with an adorable black toy poodle and if friends or family had pets I could always be found wherever they were. But it wasn’t until I took the time to learn about how our society treats & uses other animals that I made some important lifestyle changes.