July 9, 2013

Gandhi On Animals

Recently became a member of The Gentle Barn that takes in abused and abandoned animals (from chickens, and pigs, to horses and llamas) and provides them with a loving home for the rest of their lives.  At the same time, the barn works with children who've suffered similarly (inner-city, group homes, mental healthcare facilities, foster homes, etc), to "teach them that even though we are all different on the outside, on the inside we are all the same and are deserving of the same rights, respect and freedom."

Guys, I'd like you to meet Snoopy, the pig I sponsor (I've always wanted to have a pet pig!).
She was rescued from a hoarder (who had 400 animals left for dead).  At the time, she was so
scared that she would charge at anyone with her teeth bared for the first 6 months after her
rescue.  Now, she loves to get her belly rubbed and runs towards people to get treats.
She reminded me a little of Morgan, which is why I picked her :)

And on that note, here's a quote from Mahatma Gandhi on the subject:

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.  I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.

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