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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update
January 16, 2012

Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves. Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:


By far the greatest volume and intensity of cruelty to animals is due directly to we humans purchasing and eating meat, dairy, and eggs. The most effective personal action we can take to reduce animal suffering is clearly to reduce and hopefully eliminate all animal-sourced foods. Not only is this better for our health and for the Earth's ecosystems, but it also frees animals from enslavement and slaughter, and wildlife from extinction due to habitat loss -- (growing grain and grazing animals cause forest destruction, and feeding livestock fishmeal causes overfishing and aquatic extinction).

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE9DlnqZxkU&mid=579

This recent video documentary by PetaIndiaThis recent video documentary by PetaIndia shows that even in India, the birthplace of the concept of ahimsa (nonviolence and compassion for all life), the dairy industry is a source of enormous violence and suffering for the cows born into it. The Indian dairy industry is the largest in the world, with both large-scale and small-scale production. As we have seen in the USA, even on small-scale dairies, imprisoning animals for food brings out the worst in people. This is of course true in India also, even in the states where killing cows for meat is forbidden. We see that the production of meat and dairy hardens the hearts of workers to the plight of these innocent beings.

Please, consider giving up all animal foods if you haven't already, and encourage others to do the same. Thanks!

May all beings be happy and free.

With Love and peace from Judy & Will

Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers, and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week. It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.

Please forward this widely so that we may continue to add more people to our ever-expanding circle of compassion.

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