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CVA Blog
Monday, March 23, 2009

The Suffering of Our Fellow Creatures 

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. Iceland to Resume Whaling
2. Famous Quote – Sutrakritanga (Jainism)
3. MTV to Show Veg Ads
4. Bible verse – 2 Peter 1:4
5. GA Bill to Hinder the Outlaw of Cages for Farmed Animals
6. No Regard for Downer Pigs


1. Iceland to Resume Whaling

Iceland's government announced that fishermen will be allowed to catch 100 minke whales and 150 fin whales during 2009, in spite of international pressure.

To read the full article please search online for Iceland to allow whaling in 2009

If fewer people consumed or used whale by products their demand would decrease and there would be little or no need to hunt them. Whales, like any other of God’s animals should live free of human exploitation.

2. Famous Quote

“All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure unchangeable law.”
~ Sutrakritanga (Jainism)

3. MTV to Show Veg Ads

It seems that MTV viewers are going to get exposed to the crude reality behind factory farming. The animal advocacy group Compassion Over Killing (COK) will run ads nationwide for five straight weeks, offering viewers a 30-second behind-the-scenes tour inside the world of factory farming and encouraging them to think about exactly what they’re eating and directing them to TryVeg.com for more information.

To read the full article please search online for MTV gets veganized with new Compassion Over Killing ads!!

What great news it is that more people will be exposed to the pain and suffering that farmed animals undergo daily for the sake of taste and profit. Hopefully, these viewers will choose compassion and adopt a plant-based diet.

4. (RSV) 2 Peter 1:4

...by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.

We are made in God's image of love so we can live by Jesus' example and escape from the earthly desires that so many times bring misery to us and to all of God's Creation.

5. GA Bill to Hinder the Outlaw of Cages for Farmed Animals

In an attempt to stop animal advocates to outlaw cages in factory farms in the state of Georgia, Rep. Tom McCall introduced House Bill 529 to forestall a movement that began in California to prohibit confinement of animals, such as chickens, hogs and calves used in veal. When asked if he was prompted by a specific incident, McCall said, "If you look at what California did with Proposition 2 and the problems that has caused out there, maybe yes." Georgia is among the top states in egg production and is No. 1 in broilers.

To read the full article please search online for Bill would hinder animal-rights activists' attempts to outlaw cages

It's seems Rep. Tom McCall needs to check his pulse as he seems to have no heart! Sure it will be inconvenient for farmers and the state if cages are outlawed, but the bottom and most important issue is the pain and suffering of God's farmed animals, sentient beings, who deserve or compassion and respect.

6. No Regard for Downer Pigs

In California, U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ruled in February that pigs too weak or stressed to stand up can still be butchered despite a state law to the contrary. Critics say that this new ruling endangers the nation's food supply and shows complete disregard for the suffering of these animals.

To read the full article please search online for Judge says pigs too weak to stand can be butchered

On top of the daily abuse that pigs suffer in factory farms, it is shocking to learn that even more abuse is possible. Unless humanity is able to show some compassion to God's animals, violence and suffering will continue ruling our world.

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