Honouring the Memory of Vesna Jones.

I couldn’t resist adding this……..

I’m Optimistic About My Pessimism
by Ken Swensen

A few months ago, my wife and I were sharing a meal with a handful of animal activists and someone posed the inevitable question – is there any hope? Which of course meant, “is there any hope of getting the 70 billion land animals raised for food out of their prisons, saving the oceans and their inhabitants, and slowing humankind’s race towards environmental suicide?”

Somewhat cheerfully one of the assembled vegans said, “There could be a nuclear disaster.”

“Or a terrible epidemic,” another chimed in.

“Or a huge natural catastrophe,” added a third.

I laughed and said, “And this passes for optimism in the animal rights world?”

Let’s face it – the more we learn about the big picture, the tougher it gets to see the way out. Worldwide, we need to quickly reduce carbon emissions, but they rise inexorably. We must sharply reduce meat consumption, but we are constructing enormous factory farms throughout the developing world. Ocean acidification? Worsening. Deforestation? Proceeding. Desertification? Increasing. Overpopulation? Mind-boggling.

And then there’s China. With more than four times our population, China is rushing towards American levels of consumption and environmental impact. I’ve experienced the smog and the traffic jams in that part of the world, seen the rampant urban growth and the increasing commoditization of animals – and it haunts my dreams.

Then last year, I had the very good fortune to meet a woman named Pei-Feng Su at an animal rights conference. Pei (pronounced pay) devotes her life to fighting the wave of negative trends in China. After a decade working for other animal advocacy groups, she founded ACTAsia for Animals in 2006 and has relentlessly pursued a vision of a sustainable and compassionate China. Listening to her presentation, I knew I was going to volunteer to help ACTAsia.

Here is an organization addressing root causes in the country that will likely have the greatest influence on the fate of the earth. ACTAsia is teaching thousands of schoolchildren that animals have emotions, feel pain, and deserve our respect. Pei and her small, yet very effective team are raising awareness about the brutalities of the fur trade. They work with grassroots animal activists across China teaching them to be more effective and professional. They offer plant-based food choices to those who are ready to hear. They accomplish big things with little money in a country that is making decisions that will ultimately affect all living creatures.

Now my antidotes for those images of tortured dogs and foxes in rusted cages are these beautiful Chinese animal activists and the first-ever Cruelty-Free Fashion Show in Beijing.

The scary statistics about new coal plants in China are now accompanied by photos of these newly certified Chinese humane educators.

Instead of the downright depressing images of enormous new factory farms, I substitute the first Animal Protection Summer Camp.

And I see Pei Su with this Xiamen Middle School principal (on left) committing all of his students to a full year course of humane education. (The head of the Xiamen Animal Protection Association joins them.)

Realistically, I know that my efforts, and even ACTAsia’s efforts, are most likely a drop in the proverbial bucket. Might ACTAsia educate an animal activist who becomes the future premier of China? Will environmental activism start to move like wildfire through the provinces? I don’t know. But what I do know is that it feels right to put my efforts in the very places that fuel my fears. It feels good to attack the core of my pessimism.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not advocating for a pessimistic worldview. It’s simply the one I’ve got. I’ve tried to change it, but when it comes to climate change, the state of the oceans, the extinction of species, and the endless ways we torment animals, I can’t seem to will my mind to a happy vision of the future.

Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd says:

Warriors must always focus on the action rather than the result. We do what we do because we cannot imagine not doing it. I never think about winning or losing… What matters is that all of your energy be directed towards achieving your goals… What matters is what you do today.

I’m no warrior, but I do keep fighting – to improve myself and share what I’ve learned with others. Lately I’ve been feeling oddly optimistic about my pessimism. It seems to be a motivating force. And I’m especially optimistic about the importance and validity of the work we are all doing together, regardless of what the future may bring.

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Ken Swensen will be at the ACTAsia table at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles, July 10 to 13, sponsored by FARM. Pei Su will be speaking at the conference.

 

Missing Cat.

Harry has been missing for over three weeks now in the Nant-y-Glyn area of Colwyn Bay.  He is a ginger striped Tom with four white paws and a circle of white near his nose and mouth.

Harry has been chipped so if you come across him, please try and take him to a vet to read his contact details.  Please also inform A.R.I.S. by emailing elissarattigan@hotmauil.com and I will put you in touch with the person concerned in Colwyn Bay, or pass on a message.

Harry’s family are desperate for news.

Thank you.

Weekly Lightworking Endeavour – please take part.

Animal suffering in China’s Food Industry.

Dogs and other animals are cooked alive because people in China find that they taste nicer if they have undergone pain and fear.

Although we welcome the fact that  around five per cent of the Chinese population are now vegan , we must do all we can to bring awareness to  the majority of citizens how barbaric the above practice is.

Step 1. Working outwardly: 

Politely inform The National Tourism Department of The Peoples’ Republic  of China that you will not visit their country until the uncivilised practice of cooking animals alive is banned.

Write  to;

The National Tourism Department of The Peoples’ Republic  of China.

9A, Jianguomennai Ave.,

Beijing 100740

China.

If you prefer to sign a petition, please go to               http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/stop-cooking-live animals

but I must warn you that there is a very upsetting picture.  If you want to sign and avoid looking at the image, close your left eye as you click and then you will just see the petition  form on the right hand side.

 

Step 2.  Working Inwardly and with the light of the Great Spirit to bring comfort and healing and/or  a quick passing to the dogs and any other animals suffering immense pain and fear in Chinese kitchens.

Sit quietly.  Be aware of your breathing.  Consciously relax your body , starting with your toes and ending at the crown of your head.

Be aware of the compassion you feel for these animals. Feel it in your heart.  Give it a colour.  Sense it intensifying, growing brighter and radiating outwards to fill your aura.

Turn up the brilliance. Extend it further to illumine the whole Earth and Universe until it becomes one with the light of the Great Spirit.

Using as a laser beam or  spot- light, pin-point the kitchens and suppliers /breeding units of these unfortunate creatures.

Use the beam to render those being cooked, or awaiting their fate, peacefully unconscious.   Encourage their spirits (choose one animal per each light-working session, if easier) to move towards the greater light where help is waiting.

Go to to where the animals are housed.  Blast open the cage or room doors with the force of the light and keep them open.  In the same way a sheepdog herds its flock of sheep, move all the animals out of captivity with the beam.  Once outside, lead them in to an animal sanctuary where they are received with love by the staff and volunteers.

Leave one petition website link in the sanctuary office and one in the National Tourism Department.  Illuminate them brightly so they can’t be missed.

Return your light to your heart until it is glowing  deep within it.  Give thanks to the Great Spirit, the Universe and your guides and angels that these thing  now manifest, under grace, in perfectly Divine ways, suitable to each and all concerned.

Lightworking Endeavour for the Coming Week – please take part.

Animal Brothels in Denmark.

In Denmark it is legal to have sex with an animal,  as long as it does not suffer. Appalling as that is,  in itself, there is also evidence via the site below, that animals are abused  by being repeatedly raped in brothels.

Step 1.     Working Outwardly.

Warning!  This site contains graphic images which are painful to look at.  If you click on it to sign the petition, focus only on the petition.

Go to  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/182/468/290/stop-sexual-use-of-animals-is-legal-in-denmarkhelp-us-stop-this-evil-and-make-it-illegal-/       and sign the petition.

Alternatively,  or as well, write to the Prime Minister of Denmark, asking for sexual use of animals  to be made illegal:

Helle Thorning- Schmidt..

Prime Minister’s Office,

Christiansborg Palace,

Prins Jorgens Gard 11

1218, Copenhagen K

Denmark.

Step 2.  Working Inwardly and with the light of the Great Spirit to bring comfort and healing and/or  a quick passing to the dogs and any other animals suffering repeated rape attacks in the brothels.

Sit quietly.  Be aware of your breathing.  Consciously relax your body , starting with your toes and ending at the crown of your head.

Think of the animals in the brothel with compassion.  Feel that compassion in your heart.  Give it a colour.  Feel it intensifying, growing brighter and radiating outwards to fill your aura.

Turn up the brilliance. Extend it further to illumine the whole Earth and Universe until it becomes one with the light of the Great Spirit.

Using as a laser beam or  spot- light, pin-point the Danish animal brothels and suppliers /breeding units of these unfortunate creatures.

Use the beam to render those being raped peacefully unconscious.  Manage the light  in  ways which cleanse, heal and sew up  any bodily damage .  If the creature is dying, encourage its spirit to move towards the greater light where help is waiting.

Go to to where the animals are housed.  Blast open the cage or room doors with the force of the light and keep them open.  In the same way a sheepdog herds its flock of sheep, move all the animals out of captivity with the beam.  Once outside, lead them in to an animal sanctuary where they are received with love by the staff and volunteers.

Leave the petition website link in the sanctuary office.  Illuminate it brightly so it can’t be missed.

Return your light to your heart until it is glowing  deep within it.  Give thanks to the Great Spirit, the Universe and your guides and angels that these thing  now manifest, under grace, in perfectly Divine ways, suitable to each and all concerned.

 

Tony Benn by Nitin Mehta of Animal Ahisma

Tony Benn UK’s most respected politician, a passionate campaigner for social justice
and compassion to animals passes away

Tony Benn passed away on 14th March 2014 aged 86. Tony had been a vegetarian for many years and was present at the Vegetarian rally we held on 22nd.July 1990 in Hyde Park. The event had massive media coverage. Many papers reported the event  titled,’ Veggie Benn’. Tony became a vegetarian after his son told him about the colossal use of crops used in feeding animals to produce meat. At the rally Tony said that he felt very healthy as a vegetarian and he opposed animal exploitation as much as he oppose human exploitation. Tony often mentioned that he had met Mahatma Gandhi when he was a child. Gandhi had made a great impact on young Tony which shaped his concern for social justice and inequality. He was also a passionate campaigner for stopping all wars and advocated pacifism. The following quote from Tony shows his concern for animals:
‘The case for animal testing is now being directly challenged by scientists and doctors and their judgement must be taken seriously’

The picture bellow shows Tony receiving the Lord Parshvanath Award at Trafalgar Square. It is being presented by late Sudha Mehta and Kumudbhai Mehta

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7/6/2001 – Lord Parsvanath Award. Trafalgar Square. Sudha and Kumudbhai Mehta

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Tony Benn at the Vegetarian Rally 22/7/1990

In Honour of Ruby Bunce

It is with sadness and joy   that  Animal Rights in Spiritualism informs of the passing to The Spirit World of a wonderful lady named Ruby Bunce .

Ruby left the Earth plane and her sister, who had lived with her all her life, on the morning of Monday, 27th January, 2014. She had suffered a stroke after losing her beloved animal, Jamie, the former laboratory  beagle and had never really recovered as he had gone everywhere with her.

The two sisters have worked tirelessly for animal rights and were compassionate Spiritualists, regularly as clockwork feeding the wild, night creatures, attending live exports demonstrations and supporting many animal charities.

Over ten years ago, Ruby adopted a puppy who had been traumatised by his life and experiences in the laboratory he was born into.  His story was one on its own and it was included it in an article  for Two Worlds magazine in 2004.

In a nutshell, Jamie communicated, through a medium, details of his painful experiences  when shut away from the outside world.  However, it was the extremely accurate evidence given when  describing  his new life and comforts with Ruby,  of which the medium knew nothing, that  left no doubt that this little creature’s main motive was to express his love and gratitude for the painstaking care shown to him by  a woman who gave the rest of her life to one who  had never seen or heard the sounds of our everyday outdoor world.

I have been asked by her sister, Rita, to send a donation on her behalf to The Dog’s Trust.  I am also sending the same from our group A.R.I.S. as a whole, but I thought it would be nice if  others followed suit and sent a small donation to this charity who are in need at the moment, having taken in a record number of animals abandoned over the Christmas period.

The Dogs Trust not only care for canines in need but  also give a whole house to  those too old  to be re-homed and have a scheme whereby they care for the dogs of women fleeing domestic violence  until they can be re-united.

If you would like to help, please write ” In Honour of Ruby Bunce”  on your accompanying letter when sending your donation to:   The Dogs Trust. 17, Walkley St., London, EC1V 7RQ                     http://www.dogstrust.org 

Thank you so very. much.

Home Needed Urgently for Rabbit.

Hi, Can you send out this urgent appeal for a home.  Thanks.

Due to a family emergency, a female, indoor lion head rabbit, about 8 months old, needs a home.  She’s spayed and vaccinated and easily handled and comes with her indoor cage. The family who have her at the moment are having to travel to London so the son can have radiotherapy as he has cancer.  As from this Thursday 30th they won’t be in Brighton.  Transport can be arranged.

Please ring Catt Simms on 07455 636316

An Incredibly Moving and Evidential Animal Communication.

It is a must to watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvwHHMEDdT0

Soul Garden Meditation by Kate Berridge.

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Healing Journey CD by Kate Berridge
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Grounding and Protecting
20 minute meditation.
Perfect for daily practice in the morning or evening.
Elemental Healing
40 minute meditation.
A deeper journey for energy cleansing and renewal.
Blessed Be
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