posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 07:20 PM
I had a moral dilemma a couple of years ago. There was a notice outside the local pig farm asking for windfalls for the piglets.
I had no idea in what sort of conditions the pigs were kept and, since I don't eat meat, I felt a bit iffy about supporting the pig farmer.
After giving the matter some thought I decided that some apples would make life happier for the piglets and so, for their sake, I started taking our
windfalls. There was a good crop that year and I was able to take a few pounds nearly every day for about three months.
At one stage the message on the notice board changed - the farmer said how much the piglets were enjoying the apples and please keep them coming.
Animals are treated harshly in this world - we all know that. Sometimes all we can do is try and redress the balance a little bit - do something each
day to improve their lot. Feed the birds, move bugs out of the road, deal humanely with spiders who are trapped in the bath...
I do believe in the right of every creature to live their lives unmolested. We all got here the same way and we'll all go the same way. Any living
creature's life will mean as much to him as my life means to me so I do respect that. Just because it's small and can't speak doesn't mean I have
to exploit it or squish it.