"A mother sits beside her newborn calf. She can see him, she can smell him, her body is already making the milk she craves to feed him, but she is prevented from nursing him.
Her time with him is brief as he will be taken and killed so that her milk can be consumed by humans. She will grieve the loss, and the next loss and the next and the next.
The dairy industry is without compassion for the misery and suffering of the millions of animals it exploits."
What about you? Are you also so cruel? If not, be vegan.
A group of people lost a large amount of money. There was one person in the group who was still happy, even though the others were miserable over their loss. The others asked him how he could be so happy while they were so sad.
He replied, "I'll give you an analogy. A person once came into a room where a few people were sleeping. The sleepers were dreaming nightmares and cried in their sleep. The person who was awake did not join them in their crying for he realized it was merely a dream. Similarly, I realize this world is like a dream. People upset over worldly matters are as in the midst of a nightmare. I am awake, and cognizant of how illusory worldly suffering really is."
(Pele Yoatz - Tza'ar; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.246)
THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD !!!!
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.
During an early morning response to a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile, firefighters witnessed the unbelievable. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house, which started because of a car bomb.
The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting
her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she could find - a firetruck!
She didn't stop racing back into the fire until all of her puppies were
safely away from the fire. The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes.
Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave!
After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to
them, protecting them with her body. Onlookers called an emergency veterinary
service and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital. Aside from one puppy
being treated for serious burns, the entire family are alive and well - thanks
to the bravery of Amanda, the heroic mother!
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art & all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder & stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein
by: Olga Gladysheva
The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon.
This 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to
death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province.
After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he
seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.