One of the great gifts that comes to us when we align ourselves with justice, peace, and liberation for all beings is that our souls are free to be alive and awake. As Eleanora Duse wrote (quoted in the spring, 2013 edition of "La Joie" of the Animals' Peace Garden):
I have incredibly wonderful news—news that helps us see that we are truly making progress toward the liberation of animals. A June 1 article in www.wakingtimes.com/ is entitled “Dolphins gain unprecedented protection in India”
“India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down,” according to the article. The Ministry of Environment and Forests advised Indian state governments to not allow the opening of several proposed dolphinariums and other forms of “entertainment” that involves cetaceans."
In addition to our prayers for dolphins and other cetaceans who endure terrible suffering in the “entertainment” industry, protesters demonstrated for weeks in Kerala, India, to prevent the opening of several marine mammal parks that were in the planning stages.
“’This opens up a whole new discourse of ethics in the animal protection movement in India,’ said Puja Mitra from the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO). Mitra is a leading voice in the Indian movement to end dolphin captivity,” the article explained.
Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile have already established a similar ban. India has also banned the use of elephants in the “entertainment” industry.
As we have discussed so often, the truth of animal sovereignty and rights is already here waiting to be revealed. And here is evidence to help us and the dolphins believe. Here is an event to make our hearts sing. We are everywhere around the world; compassion is encircling the earth for all beings. Thank you for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
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With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team