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What If Humanity Chose Compassion Over Cruelty?
July 20, 2015

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

  1. What if…?
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948)
  3. Pigs: Wonderful Animals
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Matthew 5:14-16
  5. Bullying, Torturing and Killing God’s Farm Animals
  6. This Week’s Video: James Franco Supports Farm Sanctuary

1. What if…?

What would we think of God’s animals if they treated us the way we treat them? This piece puts this question into perspective and helps us realize that our treatment to animals is nothing short of barbaric. Clearly, when we don’t relate to God’s animals with care, compassion, respect and decency, we ignore our innermost values and wisdom, which causes much pain, suffering and death to us and to all of God’s creation. After all, we are ignoring the golden rule.

Please visit What if Animals Treated Us the Way We Treat Them?


2. This Week’s Famous Quote

To forgive and accept injustice is cowardice.
—Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948)


3. Pigs: Wonderful Animals

Pigs are very emotional, social, intelligent and complex creatures. They form tight bonds with other pigs and other creatures, including humans. They solve problems, anticipate actions, and show empathy among many other wonderful traits. This article lets us take a peek into the lives of pigs, which hopefully helps us understand how wonderful they are.

Please visit Pigs are Intelligent, Emotional, and Cognitively Complex

Pigs should not be abused and killed for human greed, taste, convenience or tradition. Pigs care about their lives as much as we care about ours. After all, they are also God’s creations and are a reflection of God’s essence.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

This verse reminds us that our faith is meaningless unless there’s fruit in our lives. Our actions need to be in line with Jesus’ teachings of compassion, love, mercy and justice. With a compassionate vegan diet and lifestyle we witness to the world.


5. Bullying, Torturing and Killing God’s Farm Animals

Too many humans involved with the raising of God’s animals for food are bullies. They kick, punch and hit animals; they make them scream; they drag them against their will; they break their bones; they scare them; they want to hurt them and want them to cry. Yes, these people are true bullies.

Please visit 7 Ways Factory Farmers Are Just Like Bullies.

If we support the animal agriculture industry by consuming their products we are accomplices of these bullies. Let’s think about this and make food choices according to our values.


6. This Week’s Video: James Franco Supports Farm Sanctuary

James Franco talks about why farm animals deserve the same respect and consideration as dogs and cats, and why he supports the work of Farm Sanctuary.

Please visit James Franco Supports Farm Sanctuary.


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