Good Shepherd, we come to You with broken hearts this day because
those who claim to be Christians are torturing defenceless animals in
the name of research. Dear God teach them to realise that no good can
come out of evil; that no one prospers who does callous, cruel deeds to
Open their eyes Dear Lord, that they might see the folly and the
error of their path. Show them that they too could have been born as one
of the animals in Huntingdon, and that this -more than likely - could be
their hell in the life that follows their present one.
Precious God remove the scales from the eyes of vivisectors and those
who fund or further them. May they realise that future history - if You
spare us!" will denounce such despicable legalised research as takes
place in Huntingdon today as we ourselves unanimously denounce the past
tests of legalised research as occurred at Dachau under the Third Reich.
Gracious Father, give us who gather here this day as much strength to
'fight the good fight against vivisection as You gave to an earlier age
to fight the good fight against slavery and child labour.
Good shepherd, make us like Yourself: willing to lay down, or
exceedingly endanger our own lives, in order to protect weaker forms of
life over which You have entrusted to us a caring dominion and charge.
Forgive us for any unnecessary past clashes with the law - we realise
that our brothers and sisters in the constabulary have a tough and often
a thankless task to fulfil. But do not allow us to become spineless and
void of all courage. We appreciate that You, Yourself, didst
occasionally flaunt lesser laws concerning property, and even religion,
in order to fulfil higher laws concerning life.
We appreciate. Dear Lord, that no Christian would be worthy of the
Name if he saw meek and gentle beings heinously subjected to horrific
deeds of barbarity; could do something to stop it; and yet did nothing.
Precious Saviour, in our quandary grant us the wisdom, courage and
compassion that comes from above so that whatever we do to protect the
defenceless, that we may be aware of Your smile upon us. Then, at the
last, we will hear Your precious words: “Well done true and faithful
servant. In what you've done to help the least of my creatures here, you
have done it as to me. Enter now into the joy of your Lord”.
Dear Fellow Activist, never ever forget: ‘He prayeth best who loveth
best all creatures great and small; For the Dear Lord who loveth us: He
made and loveth all’ - S.J. Coleridge