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Profit and Greed Should Not Trump Compassion
July 23, 2012

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

  1. Good News!
  2. Famous Quote: Dave Warwak, Humane Education teacher
  3. Protecting the Feminine in Us        
  4. Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
  5. It’s Not All About the Money
  6. This Week’s Video: Mercy For Animals New Undercover Video

1. Good News!
 
Rhode Island has become the ninth state to pass farm animal protection legislation. Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed into law S.2191/H.7180 that prohibits the extreme confinement of breeding pigs and veal calves in small crates, and the unnecessary and inhumane practice of cattle tail docking.

Please visit Rhode Island Enacts Legislation to Prohibit Extreme Confinement Crates for Pigs and Claves and the Routine Docking of Cow's Tails:
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/06/
rhode_island_gestation_crates_ban_062112.html
 
Little by little ethics and compassion are replacing cruelty and greed. If we want this world to be a peaceful and joyous one, we need to look at all of God’s creatures as our Earthly neighbors who have the right to be free of exploitation just as we do.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
It is not a “personal choice” when you are eating my friends and you are ruining my world. When you made your “personal choice” did you ask the animal if you could confine, torture, and murder him or her? When you made your “personal choice” did you ask me if I mind all your pollution and devastation?
 
~ Dave Warwak, Humane Education teacher


3. Protecting the Feminine in Us        
 
Adopting a plant-based diet is to stand for all those abused female farm animals who are brutally exploited for their eggs and milk, and ultimately killed. Their life is full of suffering and grieving. They are routinely raped so they can be inseminated and their babies are taken away to be killed or to live a life of abuse before their meet their death.

Please visit To be a Feminist is to be Vegan:
http://www.care2.com/causes/to-be-a-feminist-is-to-be-a-vegan.html
 
We deaden our compassion and sensitivity when we support the exploitation of God’s animals. Women, especially, should immediately oppose the horrifying acts of cruelty that female animals are subjected to. We would not want to be raped or to be confined… We would not want our milk to be stolen from us… But more importantly, we would never want our babies to be taken away from us. Indeed, being vegan is to stand for all those tortured mothers and babies who have no voice without us.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
 
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
 
Many times, as advocates of God’s creatures, we may feel alienated or even attacked. However, the progress we are making for those who have no voice is tangible; and in spite of the opposition, deep down the faith of Christ tells us that we are fulfilling our purpose, and helping bring peace and reconciliation to Earth.


5. It’s Not All About the Money
 
Would you like to know how much Big Ag spends promoting animal products vs the budget of animal advocacy group targeting them?

Please visit Meat Industry Advertizing to visualize the scale of the difference between the dollars spent on promoting meat and the dollars spent on the advocacy of farm animals. In spite of the huge difference, it’s clear that consumers are getting informed, slowly but steadily, on the reality behind animal agriculture:
http://www.countinganimals.com/meat-industry-advertising/


6. This Week’s Video: Mercy For Animals New Undercover Video
 
A new Mercy For Animals undercover video shows egregious acts of cruelty at Christensen Farms, a Walmart pork supplier. Among many things, the video clearly shows pregnant pigs confined to filthy, metal gestation crates so small they are unable to even turn around or lie down comfortably, workers slamming conscious piglets headfirst into the ground and leaving them to slowly suffer and die, workers ripping out the testicles and slicing off the tails of piglets without the use of any painkillers and Sick and injured pigs with severe, bleeding wounds or infections left to suffer without veterinary care. 

To learn more and watch the video please visit:
http://www.walmartcruelty.com/   
 
It’s important to note that these acts of blatant cruelty are considered standard procedure in factory farms and by no means is this video an exception, but instead the horrifying reality that God’s animals suffer daily.


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