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Animals, they need our help!!! The gentleman in question had been my boyfriend for nearly four years, and it was in this capacity that this photo of me was taken by him, in I want you all to know that I deeply and wholeheartedly regret having ever worn a fur garment. Although I did not buy that coat, myself as it had been given to me by an ex-spouseI did wear it on occasion, but gradually grew more and more uncomfortable about owning it, and donated it to a charity benefiting the homeless.
The truth is that we have been desensitized to the term "fur", and so many of us accept the term as merely a type of fabric, not fully realizing that it is the skin of a once living being who has been entrapped, terrorized and killed in barbaric ways in order for a fur garment to be created.
Thank you for reading this. A well known politician, who, ironically, is often referred to as being "pro-life", teaches her young daughter how to kill innocent animals, and poses with the dead body of this magnificent God created creature which she had just savagely killed.
Sadly, the barbaric senseless slaughter of animals is tolerated by our society, and flaunted as "trophies" by the spiritually deprived Copyright credit to be as follows: Also, feel free to provide a link from your website directly to this page.
But, during my research on the subject of cruelty to animals, I saw a lot of photos depicting hideous acts of cruelty to animals, specially in laboratories, some of which I'm sure exceed the most bizarre of imaginations in terms of their diabolism; things that I, myself, didn't know of, and was appalled to find out about.
They made me cry my eyes out. Many of the photos I viewed showed human hands conducting incredibly gruesome tortures on restrained, totally defenseless and innocent animals. But, as much as they've made my heart ache with sadness, they also made me reflect on more ways that I can try to help and make a difference.
I concluded that it would be actually dishonest of me to write about cruelty to animals without telling and showing it as it is. I hope that in spite of it being difficult to look at, that you will, because only knowledge can promote positive change.
Nothing good can come from us ignoring what has been happening to animals in terms of the horrors inflicted upon them, without enough humans interfering in their defense. I needed to show the truth, and it was with a heavy heart that I went about selecting the photos to illustrate the text, which was so difficult to do.
So, I chose pictures that reveal the truth, but yet are not the most gruesome ones I had viewed. Hopefully, you, the reader of this, will be moved to take some part however small in defending animal rights, whether in direct, or indirect ways.
I find this to be quite possible, because, as a result of my own enlightenment through the process of researching for this essay, for example, I already took action on things I was ignorant about, myself: I am terminating an account I had with a bank because they have been guilty of providing financial aid to the Huntingdon Life Science lab an epithet for animal cruelty ; I also will no longer contribute to a couple of charities that I found out to be guilty of promoting cruel and unnecessary testing on animals.
Dear "Kindred Spirits", Cruelty to animals is an issue that concerns most of us that take pride in being "spiritual beings". Although none of us would be capable of personally inflicting pain and suffering on an animal, inadvertently, at some point, we may have contributed to cruelty and abuse to animals.
I am aware that this essay barely scratches the surface on the issue of abuse, enslavement and cruelty that is inflicted upon animals, worldwide. I do not have the knowledge nor the means at this time to write a complete essay about this most disturbing facet of human behavior.
All I know is that as members of the human race, we are guilty of turning away from the horrors done to animals either because of our lack of knowledge, denial as in refusing to acknowledge such ugly realityor because of our refusal to take action due to our selfish self-absorption with our own individual problems.
Every bit of cooperation and involvement counts. Maybe one day, humans will realize that animals that inhabit this planet of ours got here by the will of God, just as we, human-animals, did. So, consider this essay to be a very modest attempt to call your attention to some simple ways by which you may contribute to the welfare of animals.
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