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Striving to Be Advocates of God’s Animals
May 28, 2012

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

  1. Farmed Animals Also Need an ER
  2. Famous Quote: - Dr. Martin Luther King, March 25, 1965, on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol
  3. More Developments on Wyoming Premium Farms Undercover Video
  4. Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10
  5. Book Recommendation
  6. This Week’s Video: Michael Clarke Duncan

1. Farmed Animals Also Need an ER
 
Farm Sanctuary has a new place where severely injured and disabled farmed animals at the hands of the factory farm industry are welcome and nursed back to health. This place is Melrose Small Animal Hospital, an ER for farmed animals, who otherwise would surely meet a fearful and painful death. The systematic, legal and standard practices that farmed animals are subjected to (hyper-confinement, mutilations without anesthesia, electric prodding, beatings, filth, etc.) leave too many animals barely clinging for their lives. However, Farm Sanctuary rescues some of these animals, nurses them to health and welcomes them as ambassadors for the rest of farmed animals. These fortunate ones are touched by people who see all animals as sentient beings who deserve to live and peace and in freedom. To read the full article and to watch a slideshow of the rescued farmed animals before and after their care please visit Farm Animal ER: Factory Farming Hurts Everyone:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gene-baur/farm-sanctuary-new-york_b_1491428.html#s=944873
 
Farm Sanctuary is doing an incredible job at exposing the horrific animal agriculture industry while at the same time offering a safe haven for abused farmed animals. Those who still consume animal products need to be confronted with the brutal reality these animals endure and also to the many devastating consequences this industry brings to all of God's Creation.  


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
I know you are asking today, 'How long will it take?'....

I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again.

How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.

How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow....

How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
 
- Dr. Martin Luther King, March 25, 1965, on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol 


3. More Developments on Wyoming Premium Farms Undercover Video
 
The new undercover video showing egregious acts of cruelty at Wyoming Premium Farms has led Tyson Foods to suspend purchases from this farm. Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States explains what this means in terms of alleviating animal suffering and the pressure this exerts on Tyson Foods to stop buying from farms that keep sows in gestation crates. Please visit  Humane Society of the United States Investigation Leads to Tyson Foods to Suspend Purchases from Wyoming Premium Farms:
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/05/Tyson_pig_investigation_050912.html

The more we, advocates of God's animals, expose the victimization of farmed animals in the hands of the animal agriculture industry, the more people will realize that eating animal products supports unimaginable cruelty. Although not keeping sows in gestation crates would alleviate somewhat their suffering, ultimately we should seek the complete liberation of these animals. For as long as we keep exploiting God's animals for taste and profit, there will be no healing or peace on Earth.  


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) Isaiah 41:10
 
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
 
Sometimes it’s hard not to be dismayed when we witness so much unnecessary suffering in the world. It’s during these times that we should remember our Creator strengthens us so we continue our job as healers and restorers.


5. Book Recommendation: “Vegan Is Love”
 
"Vegan Is Love", is author-illustrator Ruby Roth's new book, in which she introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and much more! To learn more please visit and share with friends and family!
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/213557/vegan-is-love-by-ruby-roth


6. This Week’s Video: Michael Clarke Duncan
 
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan explains in this short video what prompted him to adopt a vegetarian diet and how this reversed his health problems. Please visit Michael Clarke Duncan's Exclusive Interview with PETA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGh2_qgYJd8&feature=player_embedded 


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