Sunday, August 1, 2010

Purrs 4 Peace - Year Two - Month 1: Right of Life

As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together. 
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

It is widely agreed approximately 6-11 million humans died during the holocaust of the Nazis during WWII.

Another genocide in Darfur killed an estimated 400,000.

Ethnic cleansing in what was Yugoslavia estimated at 200,000 human lives lost.

What would happen if 6-8 million PEOPLE were euthanized each year for their own good or the good of the community (because no one wanted to take care of them).

Horrible! Reprehensible! I believe all would agree there is a fundamental RIGHT for humans to LIFE. So when we learn of such abominable actions as those of the Nazis we recognize them for what they are: CRIMES. These are slaughters we would and did fight to stop. But what of the animals?

Holocaust is defined as a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life especially through fire.

There is a holocaust in progress among the dogs and cats of this world. Every 8 seconds an animal is euthanized in a Shelter in the United States….One LIFE is ended. It is estimated that 6-8 million are killed in the United States alone EACH YEAR. I was horrified to find out that not only are these animals killed but many shelters still use a “gas chamber” for the process. In 1996 the United States Courts overturned the use of gas chambers to execute convicted murderers (i.e., death penalty) recognizing it was too cruel in that the suffering before death was inhumane. COME ON PEOPLE! We won’t allow murderers to die a cruel death but we readily accept that it’s okay for innocent animals? IT MUST END.

Please support “no-kill shelters” and the spay/neuter programs in your area. PLEASE act to end use of gas chambers for euthanasia But more importantly let us not meekly accept this ongoing slaughter of the innocents. Support animal rights…the first and pre-eminent of these being right to LIFE.

GET READY

2:59 GET SET

3:00 GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr... See the power of compassion, love and peace growing within you. #purrs4peace

Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, Purring.... See that power pouring forth into the universe. #purrs4peace

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Imagine the power of your purrs working in every mind and heart creating a new respect for LIFE –human AND ANIMAL.

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Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Imagine every cat and dog living in a loving, safe and nurturing home. #purrs4peace

Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, ........... purr compassion, purr protection, purr safety, purr adoption, purr belonging, purr love, purr peace. #purrs4peace

Purrrr. Imagine the headline: Animal right to life declared….euthanasia outlawed. #purrs4peace

Life triumphs over destruction, compassion over ambivalence, Peace over death. #purrs4peace

Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Fred* Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti * Heddwch * Síochán * 和平 #purrs4peace

3 comments:

Sweet Praline said...

I'm purring really hard for this one.

Megs said...

Beautifully written. I'm a moderator on a chatsite and I am wondering if I would be able to reproduce this entry in its exact format with full credit to yourself and website links. I think this is just wonderfully put and it really can stop people in their tracks which is always a good thing.

Ig you don't mind, please e-mail me - meganfollett@gmail.com and let me know.

Warm regards, Meg.

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

We are so furry prouds that our county shelter has gone NO KILL. That is unusual for a government shelter but a lot of 'beans hollered and hollered and they gotted what they wanted, a NO KILL shelter where pets can wait FUR their FURever fambly.