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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update
December 3, 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:


In the midst of the holiday season--the season of peace, family togetherness, and love--there are many homes where violence is the norm. The violence may be directed at a spouse, children or the animals in the home. It is estimated that approximately 48 percent of domestic violence victims don't leave because they are afraid for the safety of their companion animals. There are about 2,500 shelters in the U.S., but most of them do not have the ability to shelter animals.

Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) and Red Rover (which encourages its rescue teams to be vegan) are working to solve this problem by helping shelters provide accommodations for pets as well as people. Recently Red Rover learned of a woman who could not leave her violent partner until she found refuge for her two horses. The group provided boarding for the horses so that the woman and her children could flee to safety.

This week let's send loving energy and visions of courage and a better life to the women (and some men), children, and animals who are escaping homes that have become places of violence, pain and sadness. Also let us include in our prayers the wonderful groups that are helping these families and expanding their circle of compassion to include the animals in their rescue work.

These are all folks who have taken a stand for compassion for companion animals. This takes courage to do in the face of a culture that denies the rights of animals. Theirs is a step away from our violence-based culture and toward a belief that human beings can live beyond violence. The next step after that brave departure is the dawn of awareness of the rights of all animals and an entrance into the revolutionary new world of the ahimsa, vegan, non-violent lifestyle in which exploitation and violence toward all animals and people is simply unthinkable.

Let us hold the vision of all people coming from many different directions and all arriving very soon at the same High Truth of who we all are-together in Love and Harmony with all beings everywhere.

May all beings be happy. May all beings be free.

With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team

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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