In typical "Groundhog Day" fashion my day began with learning about the 100 massacred "mushing" sled dogs. Now we just have to get people as aware and angry about what happens to greyhounds too...
On with more gastly news: This time about the continued and relentless BLM horse roundups despite all reasonable efforts by Madeleine Pickins to put an end to them:
A slight change from the other stories about "lion burgers" or skinning cat fish alive --- That was last week's horror news - wasn't it? :(
Still, I guess the brightest side of today's headlines in the hopeful world of animal justice and social evolution comes from a post on Oprah's Vegan Challenge. This comment by pumpernicklebread was really on the mark:
"The circle of life? Not exactly. The Human food chain is a choice. Whether you eat fish, cow, horse, dog, cat, worms or you are a vegan - it is a choice. We are not fighting for survival to eat anything we can find thanks to the agricultural revolution, yet some always seem to justify flesh consumption with incomplete arguments. If you want to say "it tastes good and you like it and you don't care this creature was bread to live out a tiny fraction of it's expected life span only to be dissected for your culinary desires (desires not absolute needs)" Then just say it and be ok with it, it is the only unarguable truth for the meat eater who lives in an industrialized nation with so many diet choices. I don't care if they whisper sweet nothings into a cow's ear and guarantee that the cow will be going to heaven. A cow will always be more amazing to me than a steak".
Whoever you are "pumpernicklebread"... A hat tip and a warm hug. Thanks! On these perpetual "Groundhog Days" - I needed that!
Please - Break the cycle of unending animal cruelty... Make compassionate Vegan choices.
Petition against the brutal Iditarod here at Animal Legal Defense Fund