Author Archives: Elissa Rattigan
Healing will take place, 1.30-4.30 at St Leonard’s Church , Valley Road, Spital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire on Saturday 25th June.
Light vegan refreshments.
Donations to pay for hall hire welcome.
Contact 01246 230474 for further info.
Talk and film show on holistic approach to Cancer at St. Leonards Church, Valley Road, Spital, Chesterfield on Saturday 28th May, 2P.M. – 5P.M. £3.
Healing will also take place at the back of the church for anyone interested.
Vegan refreshments are available.
Phone Patrick on 01246 230474.
Healing and therapies share at St. Leonard’s Church, Valley Road, Spital, Chesterfield, S41 0HH., on this Saturday, 12th March at 1.30p.m. until at least 3.30 p.m. maybe 4.30p.m.
A small donation in the tin to cover the costs of the room . Anything over will go to Animal Rights in Spiritualism. There will be vegan refreshments.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today, Thurs, if coming and for directions, because I may cancel if I don’t have enough people.
Animal Rights in Spiritualism is holding a Healing and holistic therapies session from 1.30-4.30 pm this Saturday, 20th February, at St. Leonard’s Church, Valley Road, Spital.
A small donation is asked in the tin to cover costs of hire and vegan refreshments. Anything left over will go to fund A.R.I.S. and general animal rights leaflets, printing etc.
Patrick Rattigan N.D. will be available on request for free cancer and other medical conditions advice.
We will hold animal distant healing (bring photo of your animal) light-working for animal causes and group self-healing meditation for the first hour, then one to one healing/therapies for the remaining two hours.
Hope to see you there.
All the best,
Concern for all animals?
We are holding a meeting for Animal Rights in Spiritualism cum Chesterfield Animal Rights local supporters from 1.30-2.30 on Sat 30th January at St. Leonards Church, Valley Road, Spital, Chesterfield, in order to give out this year’s activities and welcome new supporters.
Support independent natural health unit as part of the new Chesterfield cancer centre?
Patrick Rattigan N.D. will talk briefly about the new cancer centre for Chesterfield during the meeting and open short discussion on what we, as members of the public, want to be available in the way of natural, holistic support.
There will be a full talk , film and discussion on the subject for all interested parties at a later date.
This month’s meeting is followed by Reiki, Spiritual and other forms of healing from 2.30-4.30 when Patrick will also be available for natureopathic and nutritional advice and cancer support.
You are welcome to both as ARIS supporters but if you only want to attend one or the other that is fine.
Members of the public, friends , etc., are welcome to receive healing. Feel free to bring any interested parties along.
Refreshments will be available.
Small donations asked to cover cost of hall. Anything over goes to ARIS funds for leaflets, printing etc.
We hope to hold this session bi- monthly after that but instead of an A.R. meeting for the first hour, the whole session will be a healing workshop run by me, Elissa Rattigan, as Reiki teacher, but other forms of spiritual/ natural healing may be available also in the last two hours by various healers .
The donations will still go to costs of hall and Animal Rights in Spiritualism funding. There will be vegan/ animal rights/ spiritual leaflets etc., freely available at all meetings.
Be great to see you there.
Please visit www.celticspiritualhealing.com and go to the upcoming events page.
The next big issue for us all to deal with, regarding the furtherance of animal rights within the law, is the up and coming general election. Who do we vote for?
We know that Labour, which has three vegan MPs want to keep the hunting ban, are against a badger cull, want better protection for dogs and cats, will deal with wildlife crime associated with shooting and will ban the use of wild animals in circuses.
There is a party entitled Animal Welfare Party who has an interesting U.K manifesto which includes redirecting animal and fish farming subsidies to plant-based agriculture. Their E.U. policy seeks to end live exports, bull fighting , foie gras production and a ban on production and sale of fur. Unfortunately, this party has very little money and can only afford a few candidates. They are appealing for £1 from each animal rights campaigner and animal lover in order to help them make a big difference. You may contact them at email@example.com
The Green Party have the most comprehensive manifesto are promising to make welfare conditions for farm animals and fish better in some ways and promote a progressive change to plant based diets.
They will prohibit the import/ export of fur, whether from wild or farmed animals.
On the vivisection front, they plan to phase out all animal experimentation, but, amongst a host of other things, urgently see a need to ban the use of dogs cats and primates in non-medical testing and all live animals in military experiments , want to end government funding for this and introduce a system for comparing animal tests with a human biology based tests.
Refreshingly, they will prohibit import of exotic animals for the pet trade, see an end to puppy farming, a ban on hunting, snaring, shooting , coursing, stop the badger cull and prohibit the use of animals in circuses.
While aiming to protect several marine species from exploitation , they will also call upon governments to end the practice of “whaling”
The U.K. Independence Party will ban live exports but it will allow a free vote on over-turning the hunting ban.
UKIP plan to triple jail sentences for animal cruelty, with a ban on owning or looking after animals if convicted.
Whilst challenging companies on the necessity of using animals instead of alternative technology in medical experiments and drug testing, they will keep a ban on testing for cosmetics.
Installing CCTV in all abattoirs, they will also make sure formal non-stun training with certification is given to religious slaughter-men.
UKIP wants to leave the E.U. and some argue that doing so would mean our taxes do not go to fund the dreadful cultural practices of bull-fighting and those mentioned earlier in the newsletter, as the E.U. gives so much in subsidy to farms breeding animals for these purposes.
Although Animal Aid have reported that the Liberal Democrats have the most M.P.’s who have signed the E.D.M.s, I cannot find much clarity in their manifesto as regards animal rights, apart from reducing animal experiments.. They do want to tackle wildlife crime, though, as well as protecting bees and insects and designating protective areas for marine life.
The Conservatives will ban wild animals in circuses; keep a ban on cosmetic testing and promote alternatives to animal testing, but otherwise, David Cameron has promised a vote to repeal the hunting act and allow religious slaughter to continue.
So, there we are. We can, as the group Animal Aid suggests , vote for individual M.P.’s, no matter what party they represent, so long as they are going to fight for animal rights, or we can decide on the party we think has the best chance of delivering for the animals we care so much about.
( Although I do my utmost to report accurately, I am paraphrasing what I’ve read from various manifestos and sources , therefore I urge readers to scrutinize the manifestos for themselves. )
Please use this letter to send to the Pope by adding your name underneath my signature
( Elissa Rattigan) or write your own polite letter to him regarding the same subject.
The email address is
Please also sign the petition just below this letter.
Dear Your Holiness Pope Francis,
I am pleased to hear that, having taken your papal name in honour of St. Francis of Assisi, you are making it your mission to help the poor. However, St. Francis is known also for his equally passionate stance on the rights of all creatures, animals, insects, fish, plants, Mother Earth and the other planets alike. He took this further by promoting not only our kindness to, but protection of, all living things.
“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.
We have a higher duty – to be of service to them, whenever they require it.”
St Francis of Assisi. 1181-1226.
As the true humane , Essene Jesus before him, Francis was probably one of the first animal liberationists, having saved lambs from slaughter. I would hope to be sure that having chosen his name-sake, you will , inspired by his compassion, be an instrument of the Great Spirit of God and saviour of billions of animals who face misery, torture and pain in farms, slaughterhouses, laboratories, etc., by your living and promoting veganism .
By many following your example and adopting a vegan diet, benefits will be brought to human health, starving nations and the planet, itself.
“Livestock is the main driver of de-forestation.
Livestock is the largest single source of water pollution.
Livestock produces more green-house gases than all the world-wide transportation combined.”
United Nations “Livestocks’ Long Shadow” 2006.
“Meat consumption is an inefficient use of grain”
”…the grain is used more efficiently when consumed by humans. Continued growth in meat output is dependent on feeding grain to animals, creating competition for grain between affluent meat-eaters and the world’s poor.”
“A piece of land the size of five football pitches can feed only two people fed on meat. But it can feed ten people on maize, twenty four people on grains or sixty one on soya.”
I know other bodies have written to you regarding the above and have submitted films such as “Earthlings” which show the extent of mans’ cruelty to animals so I have no need to do the same. I will just add that we see you as the one person able to have influence in this regard over, at least, the many catholics throughout the world. Just think of the difference you could make with that power. We await with baited breath as there has never in many generations been an opportunity like this. We thank you in advance.
Now I turn to matters essentially Catholic, celebrated by your priests and which I would like you to deal with without delay. I speak of those fiestas which are surely the work of evil force where bulls have their horns set alight and are then chased through the streets by gleeful people and clergy and of the pitiful spectacles of live goats being thrown from belfry tops, again sanctioned by the Church. Surely this is something you could ban straight away as a matter of priority. Thank you.
With hope and faith in you,
on behalf of our fellow creatures with whom we are one with God,
Please follow this link to sign our petition asking Pope Francis to promote veganism and ban the cruel abuse of animals at religious festivals.