Who Are We to God’s Animals?
March 17, 2014
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- A Story of Rescue and Love
- Famous Quote: St Francis of
- There Is No Happy Meat
- Bible Verse: Hebrews 13:3
- The Chicken Industry: Abuse and Contamination
- This Week’s
Video: New Undercover Investigation at a Turkey Farm
1. A Story of Rescue and Love
Breeding cows in today’s modern
agriculture are very abused animals who are constantly kept pregnant
and their babies taken away either shortly after birth or just a few
months later. They suffer intensely by the separation and they grieve
much like a human mother would do. However, this article tells the
story of Granny, a breeding cow who ends up in a sanctuary and
delivers a calf whom she is allowed to keep forever.
Please visit Ex-breeding
cow gives birth to the very first calf she will keep forever (PHOTOS)
Cows and other animals are endowed with strong motherly and nurturing
instincts. By not allowing these loving mothers to nurture and take
care of their babies we cause them both much pain and suffering, and
we also go against God’s intentions since it’s Him/Her who created
them to have a tight bond with their babies.
2. Famous Quote
"Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to
them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to
be of service to them whenever they require it... 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
~ St. Francis of Assisi
3. There Is No Happy Meat
Humans tend to justify their actions, even horrific one, with many
excuses. One such excuse was the "happy meat" one used by a pig
farmer, Bob Comis, until the weight of having sent to slaughter 2,000
"happy pigs" was too much to bear.
Please visit Happy
Pigs Make Happy Meat?
Indeed, regardless of how God's animals
are treated the fact is that most humans don't need to have animals
killed for food. Farmed animals die for profit, taste and convenience;
hardly good excuses.
4. Bible Verse
(RSV) Hebrews 13:3
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them;
and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body.
Farmed animals are our prisoners. They cannot escape suffering and
death in our hands. They are ill-treated on a daily bases, unable to
even express their most basic God-given instincts and drives. When
they suffer, we suffer. We reap what we sow.
5. The Chicken
Industry: Abuse and Contamination
The NNC Animal Welfare Guidelines
for the humane treatment of chickens are simply deplorable.
Mutilations without anesthesia, overcrowding, overuse of antibiotic
and other drugs, pathogens in the chicken’s flesh, high levels of
ammonia in chicken sheds, etc. are examples of what this industry
considers common and acceptable.
Please visit Contamination
and Cruelty in the Chicken Industry
What is common and
acceptable for the poultry industry should appall every one of us,
especially those who believe that we should not abuse God’s animals or
pollute God’s Creation. Nine billion chickens suffer unimaginable
abuse and pain in order for the chicken industry to make profit and
for consumers to enjoy the taste of their flesh and eggs. These
reasons are simply not good enough.
6. This Week’s Video: New
Undercover Investigation at a Turkey Farm
A new undercover
investigation by the animal advocacy groupMercy For Animals Canadain
Bright, Ontario, at Hybrid Turkeys --a turkey factory farm owned by
the second-largest turkey producer in the world—shows egregious animal
- workers punching, throwing, kicking,
and beating turkeys
- workers crushing the spines of turkeys,
and bashing in their heads with metal rods and shovels
- turkeys with open wounds, rotting eyes, and festering
infections, left to suffer without proper veterinary care
- birds bred to grow so quickly they became crippled under their
To learn more please visit
Factory farms are hell for God’s animals; and to those
animals humans are the devil. Do we want other creatures to fear and
tremble in our presence or do we want them to feel God’s love we are
able to reflect? Our essence is one of love and it is up to each of us
to choose to embrace this loving nature or ignore it with devastating
consequences at every level: spiritually, physically, socially,
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