Quotation of the Day

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,”

~Desmond Tutu
Tutu also penned the forward to the forthcoming Global Guide to Animal Protection edited by Andrew Linzey, for which Tutu writes,

I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority. Animals are in precisely that position. Unless we are mindful of their interests and speak out loudly on their behalf, abuse and cruelty go unchallenged.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Outside Tuto House, Soweto by Johan Wessels
licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Quotation of the Day: The Please Don’t Hurt Them Edition

“Aristotle’s ladder of nature is not just being flattened; it is being transformed into a bush with many branches. This is no insult to human superiority. It is long-overdue recognition that intelligent life is not something for us to seek in the outer reaches of space but is abundant right here on earth, under our noses.”
~Frans de Waal
The Wall Street Journal

Meet Sunny

Sunny is the mascot for National Justice for Animals week, running today, February 18, through Friday, February 24. Sunny is a sweet, spirited dog who was rescued from a horrible abuse case. The abuser was successfully prosecuted with the help of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They do wonderful work for animals. Please support them through a donation or spreading information about their message.

ACTION ALERT: Save Bill and Lou!

At the end of October 2012, Bill and Lou, the hard-working team of oxen for Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm, are scheduled to be slaughtered. Bill and Lou have worked as draft animals on the school’s farm for over ten years. They have provided many services for the college and are mascots and friends to many students, past and present. Since Lou sustained a recurring injury to his left rear hock, he no longer has “value” to GMC, so they decided to purchase a new team and send both of these oxen to the slaughterhouse to be “processed” (euphemism for killed) for their meat. Please encourage Green Mountain College to allow Bill and Lou to be adopted by the VINE Sanctuary in Vermont where they can live out the remainder of their lives. They’ve worked so hard for the college for 10 years and deserve a better fate than ending up on someone’s plate!

Bill and Lou deserve better! Please sign the petition and send an email to lend your voice to the campaign to save Bill and Lou from slaughter and allow them to live in peace at the VINE Sanctuary!

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