Our natural sense of kindness and caring
Their attitude toward bystanders may even be indignation: ‚Äö√Ñ√∫If you want to be a vegetarian, that‚Äö√Ñ√¥s fine, but don‚Äö√Ñ√¥t tell us what to do.‚Äö√Ñ√π
While at first blush this seems reasonable, we quickly see that it is only because of the disconnections and bias inherent in our culture.
Perpetrators wouldn‚Äö√Ñ√¥t dare say, ‚Äö√Ñ√∫If you don‚Äö√Ñ√¥t want to beat and stab your pet dog, that‚Äö√Ñ√¥s fine, but don‚Äö√Ñ√¥t tell me not to beat and stab mine.‚Äö√Ñ√π
We all recognize that we aren‚Äö√Ñ√¥t entitled to treat others, especially those who are defenseless, however we like, and that if we are responsible for doing harm, people have every right to ask us to stop.
Prayer Circle for Wednesday
Today let us send our prayers to all animals vivisected in laboratories and classrooms.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all animals used in experiments. Dear primates, dogs, cats, mice; rats, pigs, lambs, rabbits, frogs, and all of you who are imprisoned in cages, tortured in useless experiments, separated from your loved ones, and suffering constant pain, fear, and loneliness, sometimes for many long years.
Dear ones, we bear witness to your suffering, we take action to permanently end it, and we continually send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support this violent oppression.
We send our tears and our prayers on wings of love to you. Our love is all around you.
Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.
( 7 daily prayers by Judy Carman www.peacetoallbeings.com)
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