Greetings of love and gratitude from
International Respect for Chickens Day
is May 4.
And the month of May is International Respect
for Chickens Month. United Poultry Concerns
offers posters and brochures to help with events. As a Prayer
Circle we can pave the way for all the activism that will take place on
that day and month, infusing every event with metaphysical power.
When I wrote Peace to All Beings, I gave it the subtitle of Veggie Soup
for the Chicken’s Soul.
That subtitle was, of course, meant to shake people into questioning
why all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books were so named with
such oxymoronic titles. The endless stream of books seemed to be aimed
at making people feel better, yet in every single title, there was
violence and total disrespect for chickens. It was as if the
chickens did not even exist except as soup for human souls.
In my Peace to All Beings book (p. 209) I share two stories about
chickens. “A scientist wishing to study chicken behavior placed
21 guinea fowl eggs into a chicken’s nest. He assumed the chicken
was too stupid to realize the guineas were not her babies.
Imagine his surprise when the mother chicken led her little adopted
guineas not to chicken feed, but rather to an ant nest where she showed
them how to scratch the nest for pupae… just the right food for guinea
babies. Another scientist placed duck eggs in a chicken’s nest to
see what she would do. To his amazement, she led her little
ducklings to the water and encouraged them to swim.”
Our Prayers—In Honor, In Memory, In
Deep and Enduring Respect—For Chickens.
Dear chickens of
earth, even though there are billions of you suffering right now at the
hands of human beings, our spirits and the Love that enlivens the
universe connect with every single one of you. In spirit, we hold
each one of you in our arms and ask Divine Intelligence to send
Infinite Love to each of you, to bless you, to ease your pain, to let
you know you are not alone, to let you know there are millions of us
who respect you and see you for who you really are. You bring us
beauty in your sweet faces and peace in your gentle ways. We join
with you, dear chickens, in crying out for an end to the violent
stealing of your eggs, your babies, and your bodies; for an end to
using you for any purpose. We cry out with you, knowing that
Universal Love and all human souls hear our cries. And with you
we hold in our hearts the True and Real Vision of the coming world in
which all your children are free to live their own lives in peace and
freedom. May all human beings awaken immediately and vow to never
again use, kill, confine, or eat these wondrous beings known as
chickens. May peace, compassion, love and respect prevail for all
chickens everywhere on earth. We will not forget you; we will not
stop until you are all
As always, with tears of gratitude, I send my thanks to each of you,
dear Prayer Circle members, 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.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all beings
Thank you all for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace
for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from
Will, Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team
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