Out of Sight, Out of Mind
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind – 10 February 2007
Do you receive mailings from animal welfare organizations
soliciting donations that have something like this on their envelope:
“IMPORTANT! This envelope contains no pictures or stories of cruelty
This sort of avoidance of the truth reminds me of a slaughterhouse
that has its outside walls painted with pretty pictures reminiscent of
“Old McDonald’s Farm” in order to hide the horrific tortures going on
inside. As though the avoidance of facing unpleasant reality will make
it go away.
I’m afraid there are many “doggie/kitty” people whose compassion does
not extend beyond the animals they choose to relate to. That way they
can keep indulging in the products of animal suffering. Isn’t it ironic
that these same people who “love” their “pets” unknowingly wear imported
cat and dog fur trim, which is also sold as “faux” (synthetic) fur?
To turn away from facing the fact that billions of animals suffer
excruciating physical and emotional pain – and whose numbers are
increasing dramatically world-wide – is to add insult to their injury.
As long as this kind of “out of sight, out of mind” mentality
persists, the perpetrators – including very powerful industries that are
actually encouraged by such people – will continue to exploit in the
worst possible ways those who cannot speak or defend themselves.
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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