The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Letter from Chris Gale to the Vicar of Pershore Abbey about Their Support of Hunting - 6 Dec 2007
Dear Rev Crawford,
I was deeply dismayed to read that a 'celebration of the countryside' is being staged by the Countryside Alliance at Pershore Abbey on Tuesday, December 18, with 'Carols for our Countryside' in aid of that quite odious organisation.
The Countryside Alliance, formerly known as the British Field Sports Society,
is an organisation dedicated to re-legalising the chasing to exhaustion and
vicious death of wild mammals for fun.
That a fundraising service will be held in a sacred place for an organisation
dedicated to bloodsports is truly appalling.
Those attending this carol concert will sing of peace, love and compassion,
yet they are the ones who actively engage in and glorify death and violence
towards Gods creation.
The sheer hypocrisy of this is quite staggering as is members of the
bloodsports fraternity giving readings from the Bible.
These same people do not represent the majority of the countryside
population, they are simply a wealthy sub culture that uses other issues to mask
their true nature.
They represent violence and a culture of sadism that is complete anathema to
the teachings of Christianity.
I would ask you to square this:
http://www.diggingout.org/terrier_work_photos.html or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yrp1GkDfS0 with Christianity’s
'"By their fruits you shall know them!"
I am a confirmed member of the Church of England, have lived in a rural area
all my life and every generation of my family has had some connection with
working the land, my family across generations has been deeply opposed to the
barbarous cruelty of bloodsports as are so many other rural people.
Shame on the Church that it gives succour to those who inflict cruelty on our
wildlife and whose savagery is known all too well to those of us who stand for
the values of decency and compassion.
I have copied this mail to the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals
I have also copied it to the Rev Barlow who I see from the attached news
article is leading this quite obscene service.
“Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not
himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow
men." St Francis of Assisi
Animal Welfare Campaigner.
Return to Letters
We welcome your comments
| Home Page | Animal Issues | Archive | Art and Photos | Articles | Bible | Books | Church and Religion | Discussions | Health | Humor | Letters | Links | Nature Studies | Poetry and Stories | Quotations | Recipes | What's New? |
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org.