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A Dog’s Last Will and Testament

 

Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, give their home & all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask …
To a poor and lonely stray I’d give:

•    My happy home
•    My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys
•    The lap, which I loved so much
•    The hand that stroked me and the sweet voice which spoke my name

I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my
Human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds. 

So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have another pet companion again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.”

Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give MY place to that dog.

This is the only thing I can give: 

------ The love I left behind.

Author unknown

 

I am often accused of caring for non-human animals as much as I care for humans, and of believing that non-human animals are equal to humans in terms of their spirituality and souls. Well, let’s do a brief review of the sordid history of the human species for the last several hundred years. Non-human animals have never attempted to eliminate an entire group of other humans, as was done during the Holocaust. Non-human animals have never committed the largest genocide in history, as was done by Europeans against the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Non-human animals have never held an entire race of humans in the bondage of slavery as was done to the Africans captured and transported to the United States. Non-human animals have never stormed an elementary school armed with a military-style rifle and massacred innocent young children. So, let me ask you: Are non-human animals at least equal to humans … or is it possible that non-human animals are in fact infinitely superior to humans in all respects, except intellectual ability? 

 

By Rev. William

 

Empathy is really important. Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.

By Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist 
 

If a cow can influence a cattle rancher’s wife to go vegan … anything is possible.” ~ 
By Renee King-Sonnen, Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

 

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.

 

By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and theologian 

 

It’s a wonderful harmony. The plants make the antioxidant shields, and at the same time make them look incredibly appealing with beautiful, appetizing colors. Then we animals, in turn, are attracted to the plants and eat them and borrow their antioxidant shields for our own health. Whether you believe in God, evolution, or just coincidence, you must admit that this is a beautiful, almost spiritual, example of nature’s wisdom.
 

By T. Colin Campbell, nutritional biochemist
 

Noah had his ark. Today Vegans ARE the ark, working together...to take the world forward over a flood of cruelty, pain and torture, to bring all our precious animal friends to a place where they can live in safety in peace.
 

By Dr. Tony Matthews, Australian author and historian
 

You kill life and call it an act of religion. Then what is irreligion?
 

By Kabir, 15th century Indian mystic poet and saint
 

I've seen cases on the Internet, of a dog being locked in a car for several hours and comments from people so enraged, that they threaten physical violence toward the perpetrator; some even crying out for the owners to be faced with the death penalty! These self-same people will likely not think twice about the animals on their plates. In fact, they usually react more strongly toward such events (dogs locked in cars) than do most vegans. The often unconsidered, deep-seated reasoning behind their indignation, is to draw away attention from their own wrong doings toward animals and focus it elsewhere. If they shout loud enough, perhaps people won't notice that they themselves, are behind far worse animal treatment!
 

By Mango Wodzak, from, Destination Eden- Eden Fruitarianism Explained
 

Writer Brigid Brophy exposes [their motives] with great precision:
"Whenever people say 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it. These slogans have a long history. After being used to justify slave traders, ruthless industrialists, and contractors who had found that the most economically 'realistic' method of cleaning a chimney was to force a small child to climb it, they have now been passed on, like an heirloom, to the factory farmers. 'We mustn't be sentimental' tries to persuade us that factory farming isn't, in fact, cruel. It implies that the whole problem had been invented by our sloppy imagination.”
 

By Peter Cox, from You Don’t Need Meat
 

There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals' backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.

 

By Natalie Imbruglia, Australian-British singer and actor
 

This, for many people, is what's most offensive about hunting—to some, disgusting: that it encourages, or allows, us not only to kill but to take a certain pleasure in killing.
 

By Michael Pollan, American author and journalist