reply to post by Muckster
Hi Muckster What a wonderful post and you are right, going to a
local sanctuary is a good family outing, you get to see animals, get a little fresh air and check out that the money you might contribute is really
going to be used in a kind and wise manner.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. ~Paul
Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I've finished
"shooting," my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy. I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living
creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans. ~Jimmy Stewart
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez
Never wear anything that panics the cat. ~P.J. O'Rourke
Michael W. Fox, vice-president of the Humane Society, said that, "to call an animal with whom you share your life a 'pet,' is reminiscent of men's
magazines where you (a figure of speech, don't take it personally) have the Pet of the Month." It is supposed that the continued use of the word
"pet" to designate dogs or cats threatens to reduce their level of respect to the current status of twentieth century North American women. Now
that's radical. ~The McGill Red Herring
From beasts we scorn as soulless,
In forest, field and den,
The cry goes up to witness
The soullessness of men.
~M. Frida Hartley
The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln
Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual
responsibility. ~S. Parkes Cadman
Please don't "buy" from pet shops they support puppy/kitty mills and you link your karma up to and your money supports that.
Adopt from a local animals sanctuary or shelter.
I've seen a lot of animals unwanted, thrown away like inanimate objects.
When you adopt a "animal" they know you made a difference in their life and are aware you saved them, believe me all of my animal companions were
"throw aways" and I have been priviledged to live with some pretty wonderful non-human beings.
A star for your opening post, Muckster and as I collect quotes, I've added the one you so kindly provided.
[edit on 14-6-2010 by ofhumandescent]