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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update from Judy Carman
August 10, 2015

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:


Greetings of love and gratitude from Judy Carman

One word—CECIL.  His death at the hands of a remorseless hunter has gone viral and millions of people are mourning him and recognizing that this was a murder. Cecil’s image was projected onto the side of the Empire State Building.  I was at FARM’s Animal Rights 2015 conference last week when powerful speaker and animal rights activist, Jane Velez-Mitchell of “Jane Unchained,” inspired everyone to see this worldwide outrage as a sign of the tipping point we have all been working so hard for. My father was a trophy hunter.  He killed over one hundred African animals, including families.  He shot wolves and polar bears from planes. There were no memorials for those animals except in my heart. There was no social media.  “Great white hunters” were considered brave and adventuresome, not murderers. So I see progress!!  I see awakening, and I see hope for all Cecils everywhere.  Photos of animals with the words “I am Cecil” on them are being shared around the world.  
Jane asks us: “While we have people’s attention, how can we tap into these powerful emotions to awaken them to the plight of other animals who are equally deserving of a life free from harm? How can we help people connect the dots between Cecil, who endured 40 hours of agony, and the billions of farm animals whose entire lives are consumed by suffering?

“Please use this rare moment in time when the world is paying attention to ensure that Cecil did not die in vain and that his murder is a wake-up call to the millions of people who have not made the connection between the animals we love – like lions, whales and dogs – and the animals we consume. They are all the same.”

In addition to spreading the connection message, there are petitions demanding charges be brought against the dentist, Walter James Palmer, who paid $55,000.00 for a Zimbabwe permit, lured Cecil out of his protective park, shot him with an arrow and allowed him to suffer 40 hours before shooting him.  There are also petitions asking the Zimbabwe government to stop issuing lion hunting permits. There are a lot of actions we can take as we ride this wave of awareness.

This Week’s Prayer—May All People See—They Are All Cecil.  Dear Cecil, Great Lion of Africa, we want you to know that, through your death, you have become a worldwide symbol of outrage over animal cruelty.  People who never even knew you mourn your death and are demanding justice for your murder.  But more than that, we have never seen such an international outpouring of empathy from human beings for animals.  It has been too long in coming, but we believe it is a sign that there is a shift taking place in human consciousness—a shift toward true compassion for all beings which will lead to the end of human domination, killing and exploitation of animals. Your death, dear Cecil, will not be in vain.  Together with your spirit and the spirits of so many billions of murdered animals, we hold the vision more tenaciously than ever before, of a vegan, nonviolent world of freedom for all.  As we close our eyes and imagine this beautiful scene, we feel the intense joy of it.  We know that what we focus on expands, and our laser focus is right now drawing into the world true peace and true liberty.  Cecil, WE SEE YOU and WE LOVE YOU.  Dear animals of earth, we are telling everyone—You Are All Cecils.  WE SEE YOU and WE LOVE YOU.  Do not lose hope.  We will not give up until you are all free.     

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 everywhere. 
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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May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
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.

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