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Letter From Jenny Moxham
March 20, 2018

As published on The Morning Bulletin AND five other regional Australian newspapers.

Today is International Day of Happinessand on the website we read, “Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.”

But “people” aren’t the only ones to whom happiness is important.

It’s important to all sentient beings including the billions of animals cruelly robbed of their freedom and incarcerated inside our grim, sunless, stinking factory farms.

Tragically, most of them die without ever experiencing one moment of happiness in their entire lives.

But there is another International Day approaching that also reminds me of these unfortunate animals.

It’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on March 25.

On their website we are told that the enslavement of the 15 million victims of the black African slave trade was “one of the darkest chapters in human history”.

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will look back at man’s cruel enslavement - and slaughter - of 65 billion innocent animals every single year, and acknowledge that this too was “one of the darkest chapters in history”.

— Jenny Moxham Monbulk, Victoria

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