Thursday, 26 September 2013

How does one carry on?

Today it just feels too much!

Too much cruelty, too much indifference – and it’s all unnecessary.  That is just the worst heartbreaking part.

It’s unnecessary for animals to suffer for humans to survive.

It’s unnecessary for one child to be starving in the dirt, while another is wheeled around in a gold-plated stroller.

What words can I find… what am I not saying… to make people take the blinkers off.

Don’t they realise this entire way of being on Earth is rigged, and we need a new system?

Don’t the tentacles of despair curl around their hearts and mind, threatening to choke them in the dark hours of night?

Do people switch off their feeling because otherwise they would go mad from knowing?

Maybe they do what I used to do…. drown their sorrows in a bottle of vodka to numb the pain of too much feeling?

Maybe these horribly violent games and movies desensitize people to the point where they do not appreciate the anguish in the physical reality?

Maybe they are too scared to notice because of a little voice that whispers  “that could be you”.

Are their hearts closed?

What about those who rejoice in the suffering and pain of defenceless ones, whether they have fur or skin, 2 legs or 4, or wings.

How do I get up tomorrow with this weight on my consciousness and make it through another day while animals are being tortured and dying?  How do I not lash out or bow out?

How can I look at my toddler and not shudder wondering what the future holds for him in this time of crazy-modified foods and social fabric tearing apart?

I can’t, but somehow I'm just going to have to.



Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Full Moon Magic

Full Moon rising through Midnight sky
You are Earth beneath me
and Lady on high
I invoke your power
please hear me now
Let all who look to harm the beasts
receive the light within their mind
And cause the darkness to nature cease
and evil intent to turn to kind
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
Let all the people throughout the world
share the vision of what we need
Love and respect for the natural world
to replace man’s selfishness and greed
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
May the dreadful felling of the forests end
and the wild green wood be whole once more
the bears be safe within their dens
and howls of wolves in the twilight call
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
May the cage doors open and the Sad be free
to live their lives as they were meant to be
in deep green forest or tawny plains
in golden sunshine and summer rains
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
May the horrendous torture and killing stop
the fur farms close without another blood drop
the lonesome cats in cages for tiger wine
and the bear bile farms – a tragic crime
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
Those who would kill or maim for gruesome sport
may angels descend and these souls be taught
consciousness in any shape or form
is to be loved, not shot, tortured or torn
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
And nor be forced to fight until the bloody death
or kept in chains until their dying breath
let people look into the eyes of the Other
and let them recognise a sister, a brother
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
Let us not eat or wear our non-human kin
and know that to keep them as slaves is a karmic sin
Our oceans and air should be pure and clean
Heaven on earth, a perfect dream!
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
May every animal be happy and free
as I say, so mote it be
Horn and tusk
skin and bone
May the animals
keep their own
keep their own
keep their own...

by Christine Jordaan, 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Send the Pig Home!

Is it ok with you that this "person" comes to Africa to shoot up our animals in the name of conservation...

here are some comments from the delightful people on his site...

“headed back out to shank some more animals today.
“I'm here to kill animals not take photos on a safari. There's your heads up....now get ready for more carnage. - PIG OUT
KILLEM ALL PIGMAN SCREW THE TREE HUGGERS
“ Love the show keep on kill animals Have fun
“I hope it turns tragic for some African animals this week
“KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL!!!!!
“I hear Simba is delicious
“Kill them all pig man

If its not ok... then like this page.


Hunting (canned and trophy and under the disguise of Wildlife Management) is NOT conservation.