Hello and Namaste from Judy Carman
Coming right up on October
2—Thursday—A Memorial and Fast for Farmed Animals.
Farm Animal Rights Movement sponsors World Day for Farmed Animals every
year. This year, they are asking us to “…memorialize and protest
the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year” and join
together in a Fast Against Slaughter to “demonstrate our solidarity
with animals who starve during prolonged transport to the
slaughterhouse” We can sign up at DayforAnimals.org
and join thousands
of others who are participating.
Also on October 2—Gandhi’s
In his honor, I quote, “To my mind, the life of
a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be
unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human
body.” He also stated unequivocably that he would prefer death
rather than eat the flesh of an innocent animal. Gandhi carried
the vision that nonviolence was the only way to rise above war,
prejudice, hunger, and the ills of humanity. He taught
consistently that we could not expect to end violence against human
beings as long as we abused and killed animals. And so we honor
his vision and wisdom on this World Day for Farmed Animals.
Our Prayer for this Special Week
Dear Animals of Earth, we live and pray each day for your freedom from
human violence and domination. But on this one special day of
October 2, we will be fasting and/or praying in solidarity with all
those of you who are being transported in trucks without food or
water. We bear witness to this terrible injustice that causes you
so much pain and sadness. We stand with you. We love
you. We ask for guidance and strength to be your voice and to
teach all people that using, harming, and killing you is wrong. We ask
for assurance and faith to know beyond any doubt that one day
soon the cruel hands and shuttered hearts of people will be softened
and opened and transformed by Love for all beings everywhere. We
give thanks for our deep and precious kinship with you, dear animals,
and for the vision that we have been given of a world at peace for
As always, I send my thanks to each of you for joining this circle of
compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one
day soon, all beings will live in peace together.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
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