I finished watching “Earthlings” and I have never felt more uneasy in my life. I have never felt so angry at myself for ever consuming animals. I have never felt so angry towards those who still choose to consume them. I have never felt my heart break over and over for over an hour straight before. I used to consider myself understanding. I used to say that I understand why people ate meat, I used to find their reasons justifiable. Now, I see no justification. I can’t fathom how someone can be aware of the inhumane slaughter and torture that these animals, these living creatures go through and just simply eat them because of tradition or just personal food preference.
The rabbit is a representation of fertility and rebirth. Every year baby
bunnies are bought on impulse as gifts for children.
Many of the bunnies adopted as Easter pets
will never live to see their first birthday.
Some die from neglect or improper care, others are dropped off at animal
shelters, while still others are simply abandoned. Almost 80 percent of
bunnies that are up for adoption at shelters were once purchased as Easter
When shelters cannot adopt out all these animals into loving
homes or a rescue facility, many are euthanized.
A common misperception is that rabbits are good pets for children. But many
rabbits do not enjoy being held and will kick and claw when picked up. Rabbits
are delicate creatures and struggling to get out of the grasp of a child (or
adult) can leave them with broken bones or other injuries.
Rabbits are timid creatures. Loud noises or children running around can
Adopting a rabbit is a big commitment. Rabbits have a life span of over
ten years. If you adopt a baby bunny for your ten-year-old, be prepared to care
for the rabbit when your child leaves home.. Many shelters have older rabbits
that would love a caring forever home.
Rabbits are high maintenance. Children may lose interest in a rabbit
when the novelty has worn off or find it burdensome to care for him or her.
Rabbits should be seen more as a family pet, with the parent(s) being
the rabbit’s primary carer.
THIS WEBSITE IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD GUIDE TO
EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO KEEP A HAPPY, HEALTHY RABBIT AS A PET - FROM HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY:
With thanks to The Telegraph, Audubon, One Green Planet, The American Bible Society, Wikipedia, Mother Nature Network, The House Rabbit Society, Woodstock Sanctuary, Occupy for Animals & The American Humane Society.
Coyotes! One of the most under-appreciated animals in North America and yet one of the most resilient creatures that exists. They are opportunistic eaters and therefore able to be flexible in their diets, their pack structure and litter sizes are ever-changing based on resources available in their area and the size of the current population, and they are incredibly intelligent. They have a variety of communication styles including barks, yelps, and howls, and they are extremely creative hunters, using tactics like diversions and scaring prey into traps to catch what they need with minimal risk or failure.
Pictured above are two of the coyotes at Wild Spirit, because in addition to wolves and wolf-dogs, we’re also home to many other wild canids in need of sanctuary. Lyla Rose, the female blond, and Jasa, the male redhead, have lived in captivity since they were pups. They were den-robbed by hunters who killed their parents, and of course, did not work well as “pets” in homes. So they’re here, lifelong partners as most coyotes are, and they are helping us teach people (particularly New Mexicans) about the importance of this species and the incredible gifts they carry.
Saryta Rodriguez is the author of Until Every Animal is Free.
“Until Every Animal is Free is an insightful, candid work heralding the Animal Liberation Movement as the next logical step on the path of social justice, dispelling many of the myths that keep us from getting there.”
In it, Saryta Rodriguez challenges the Myth of Human Supremacy, and explores some of the ideological pillars behind the belief that humans are superior to all other animals.“