“We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we
expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.” This quotation
is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United
If Lincoln thought it was bad in the 1800’s, imagine what he would
think about news in the 21st century, with TV, radio, the internet….
Unfortunately, there has always been a lot of cruelty to people and
other animals. Today, even with all the ways of getting the news out to
the public, cruelty is rapidly increasing the world over, but is mostly
hidden from the public – especially where other animals are concerned.
Just think of the unspeakable suffering of billions of sentient beings
in today’s booming farmed animal industries.
Yet the media are reluctant to expose the truth since they are
beholden to the powerful flesh and dairy industries for advertising –
What is it going to take for people to admit the truth: that they are
destroying the earth through their choices and their souls through their
cruelty? How can they say they love their children and grandchildren
while ignoring the damage they are wreaking on their home – this planet?
The global warming from methane and carbon dioxide produced by animal
agriculture has a greater impact than all forms of transportation put
together, according to the United Nations. Yet most people would rather
think in terms of changing cars or light bulbs to “save the planet”!
I’ll end this Blog with another quotation from Abraham Lincoln:
“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” More people should
heed this advice and apply it to going vegan now!