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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

When Walls

February 20, 2017
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when-walls

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



Source My Heart
By Karen Lyons Kalmenson


when walls are built
are voices heard
as they echo their
angry words.
when walls are built
do we stare ahead
at the blankness
with joy
or with silent dread.
when walls are built
that
love cannot penetrate
only hate
will permeate.

A hundred years ago, an elephant named Mary was strung up by a crane and publicly hanged to death

February 13, 2017
by
eleph

Alafair

Source Alafair

A hundred years ago, an elephant named Mary was strung up by a crane and publicly hanged to death in a Tennessee town after she struck back at a circus employee who hit her with a sharp tool called a bullhook.

It took two attempts to kill Mary. The first chain placed around her neck snapped, sending her crashing to the ground and breaking her hip. The second attempt was successful. Her broken body was buried nearby. No monument exists to commemorate Mary, just this shocking image, which serves as a haunting reminder of the circus industry’s long history of killing and abuse. Mary was killed in 1916. Today, 100 years later, elephants still suffer in traveling circus shows.

Beating animals and driving them mad for tawdry human entertainment have no place in civilized society. While kind people hope such shameful acts of exploitation—like hanging Mary from a crane by her neck—have been relegated to the distant past, the uglier side of humanity still seeks to profit from animal abuse. One of those profiteers is UniverSoul Circus.

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Sample message, courtesy of PETA:

Given that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has finally ended its elephant acts, bullhook and exotic-animal bans are cropping up around the country, and other circuses, such as the Melha Shrine Circus in Massachusetts, are committing to going completely animal-free, I am writing to urge you to follow suit and make the compassionate decision to eliminate all animal acts from UniverSoul Circus performances. This is the perfect opportunity for UniverSoul to salvage its reputation by nixing cruel animal acts and highlighting the phenomenal human talent that your show has to offer. Please make the right decision and remove all animal acts from your performances. Thank you for your time.








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the past has passed
but our sins live on
for those suffering
in this world we
tread upon.
if we only look back
with a casual glance,
we will relive
evil circumstance.
so what we do
is not to dwell.
but to put create
a little heaven
on this swirling
hell.
and so to honor
those tormented,
mistreated
neglected,
we will work until
ALL life
is respected!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: Is An Excuse-itarian Diet Keeping You From Living Your Own Values?

February 6, 2017
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something new can be intimidating
and sometimes we are afraid
but if we do not try to do better.
what progress will be made?

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Thought for the Day

January 30, 2017
by

 

stomach

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Lung Cancer Higher in Slaughterhouse Workers

January 23, 2017
by
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VegNews

Source Veg News

Nobel Prize winner finds that long-term exposure to meat pathogens increases risk of rare forms of lung cancer.

New research presented this week at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Austria by keynote speaker Harald Zur Hausen, MD found that exposure to and consumption of meat increases the risk of contracting lung cancer. Dr. Hausen—a Nobel Prize recipient for his work in connecting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) with increased cancer risk—is currently researching the causes of lung cancer in patients who do not smoke, to determine the links between cancer and other factors such as diet. His findings indicate that slaughterhouse workers, butchers, and others exposed to animal carcasses, inhale oncogenic viruses—or viruses that can lead to cancer cell formation. Additionally, he found that consuming pathogens through animal products—including bovine milk—can also prove carcinogenic for humans. For context, Dr. Hausen focused on India, where smoking is prevalent but the consumption of animal products is not. “In India, there is one type of meat that is not being consumed, and that is beef,” Dr. Hausen said. “India has the lowest rate of colon cancer globally, and a relatively low rate of lung cancer as well.” Last year, the World Health Organization reclassified processed meat into the same carcinogenic category as tobacco.









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the food that you kill to
eat
kills you, too.
find another
job
to
do!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

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orcas dream…for tilikum and all the tilikums out there

January 16, 2017
by
orcas-dream

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Source My Heart
By Karen Lyons Kalmenson

orcas dream

we dream of oceans,
not swimming pools.
where we can live by
our own,
not human
rules.
we dream of our pods.
our unbreakable bonds,
that spread over the seas,
and far beyond.

across the bridge, there is a room
for the forever lost and majestic
tilikum.
a space where he and others like him
can at last swim free.
safe and far from the inhumane
in humanity.
we mourn your loss yet this
we know,
your suffering is now over.
you are where angels go.
rest in peace
while we here on
the earth below.
fight for those in
captivity
NO MORE CETACEANS
IN
SHOWS!!!!

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The Vegan Movement Unleashed-A Powerful Message For Humanity

January 9, 2017
by

Source Adelaide Vegan Festival YouTube channel



Essential viewing for any vegan or animal-rights activist who is ready to find their strength & speak up for the animals.

The whole Q&A session is published on the Adelaide Vegan Festival YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/7tdeTBz9R2A (or see below).



A special thank you to the Adelaide Vegan Festival, James Aspey, Katrina Fox & Colleen Hilditch for taking part in the Q&A session on Saturday 6 November 2016.

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