Words fail me. I simply could not comprehend the intro at PETA’s site and in an incredulous stupor clicked on ‘play’. Within seconds, my heart felt like it wanted to jump out, my stomach churned and constricted, then tears provided a blurry filter to save me from totally unimaginable human cruelty.
Ancient tribes use to hold ceremonies before going to hunt, to thank the animals for giving their life for human survival. Life use to be revered. All life, however insignificant it may have seemed in the grander scheme of things, because humans once innately understood the invisible threads that bind us to other life on this planet. They understood the intricate balance that holds it all together.
In a world that has replaced spirituality with materialism, what scares me beyond anything, is that paradigms don’t need much to be broken, so once compassion is obliterated by such acts, how easy is to transcend beyond the species borders(?) Does cruelty, as depicted in PETA’s video below, herald things we can expect between humans?… I shudder at the thought.
“Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International recently toured fur farms in China’s Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no regulations governing fur farms in China—farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit—meaning miserable lives and excruciating deaths. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded, “Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness.””
WARNING! Content of this video may be extremely disturbing to some viewers.
If you can’t even read about the atrocities without feeling ill, please SIGN THE PLEDGE TO GO FUR-FREE at PETA.org. You may be a single voice, but drop by drop creates an ocean.