This sort of thing puts me in a mood and it always has me in tears!
This article reminded me of that 'Truth behind Angora Fur' exposé by PETA, about the rabbits whos fur is being ripped off of them while they are still alive... the screams that come from each pull of the human-hand has effected and haunted me worse than any horror movie I've ever watched... yet I watched it because the people who made it are desperately trying to expose these inhumane ethics in order to bring awareness.
It is really sad just how many people condone something so awful for Beauty or Fashion, for Food or for Sport. As of late, I'm sure you've been made aware of the horrifically cruel examples regarding the Whales in Denmark, The Dolphins in Tai-jai and The Canadian Seal Slaughter, but the mass exposure to these are just a fraction of what is actually happening worldwide.
Animals are living beings, they are the same as us.... the only difference is that we have rights. I ask that you read the following article, even if it breaks your heart, and remember that although the outcome for this one particular story has a happy ending, that is not always the case. Read it, look hard at the photos and then listen to your heart and do something.
You can help, it's as simple as signing a petition, posting awareness via Facebook or any other social media site, a donation to an active organisation, buying from Cruelty Free Companies or even adoption from your local pet shelter as apposed to buying an animal from a pet store a.k.a animal mills. It is unacceptable to purchase a dog or cat from a pet store when over 6 million enter shelters every year. Listen, I know that saving one animal won’t change the world but it will change the world for that one animal.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Hundreds of Caged Dogs Saved from the Cooking Pot by Quick-Thinking Chinese Activists.
Horrifyingly, officers from the local Animal Inspection Department investigating the matter discovered that the transportation of the dogs was legal. The person who owned them did indeed have a licence and police were unable to act despite suspecting the dogs were headed for dog meat restaurants.
Another activist added: 'We can't stop them from eating dogs, as we don't have an animal welfare law. We just hope the government could stop dog mongers from doing dog business.' However, a private dog rescue centre then stepped forward and brought all of the dogs off their owner for 60,000 Yuan (£5,900). The animals will now be cared for until new owners can be found for them.