When kids learn to treat animals with gentleness and respect …

When kids learn to treat animals with gentleness and respect, they also learn about compassion and caring on a larger scale, which are traits that can later be applied to the relationships that they have with fellow humans. For parents of toddlers and young children, imparting these lessons can be a bit of a challenge. Here are 10 ways to help your little one understand the importance of treating animals well. Set a Good Example – Children learn primarily through mimicry. They watch their … [Read more...]

VEGAN – What’s in a Word?, Gentle World

The common usage of the word ‘vegan’ has begun to shift in the last decade, largely under the influence of celebrities and the news media. Instead of a philosophy and way of life that seeks to avoid the exploitation of nonhuman animals, 'veganism' is viewed by many as a fad diet now – and often as one that allows the occasional consumption of products derived from other animals. These recent changes in usage parallel the evolution of the meaning of the word ‘vegetarian’ in surprising ways. The … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Milk, by ANGEL FLINN

“All dairy operations, whether conventional or organic, exist solely by doing to millions of defenseless females the worst thing anyone can do to a mother.” - Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Every year in the month of May, the arrival of Mother’s Day marks an occasion to reflect on not only the love of our own mothers, but the essence of motherhood itself, and what it means for us and our culture. But as we send cards, flowers, gifts and poetry to the women in our lives who have cared for and … [Read more...]

A New Message From VERONICA – Loss of Pets

     A New Message From VERONICA         Loss of Pets     "The physical environment offers an intense participation of energy not felt anywhere else. Often the lightness of one's spirit becomes entangled in all of the drama, making one feel burdened and isolated.   The representation of energy in physical form has great impact upon others whether it is arriving or leaving. The ones left behind, so to speak, feel the absence of energy and respond to it often … [Read more...]

Shirlee Hall: GUIDED THROUGH THE STORM

    GUIDED THROUGH THE STORM   My life has been blessed with angels who protect, guide, inspire and heal. In fact, my life has been actually ‘saved’ at least four times. Today, we are experiencing snow in the Chicago area reminding me of an experience from the past where guidance was desperately needed. My youngest son and I used to enjoy cross-country skiing together. On this particular day of my story, a strong wind and dark clouds foretold more snow for our area. Although I was … [Read more...]

IFAW – Linky’s happy new home‏

"Although I saw Linky's photos before adopting her, I still burst into tears when I saw her (in person) and how extremely skinny and neglected she was! It broke my heart! The IFAW team really does amazing work and they are the little guardian angels for the poor animals out there!" - Linky's New Mom, Elanza Here's Linky now! Dearest Women of A Celebration of Women, I wanted to update you on the condition of Linky, the wonderful pup I recently told you … [Read more...]

Australia: Ban Live Animal Export to ALL Countries‏

At every step, Australia's live animal export industry is an exercise in extreme cruelty. Now, footage of the horrors cattle endure en route to Indonesia has forced the country to deal with the abuse. Local farmers and cattle traders in Gunung Kidul District, Yogyakarta, welcomed the Australian government plan to stop sending cattle to Indonesia. They hope that this condition will improve the price of local beef which had slumped over the past two years. “If the Australian … [Read more...]

care2 – Animals Are Companions, Not Property‏

Hi, A Celebration of Women, There is a reason we call cats and dogs "companion" animals. They are our friends and family. They comfort us in tough times and help create happy memories. Canada's laws should reflect what animals really are: loved ones -- not property » Three years ago, Parliament passed a bill to increase penalties for animal abusers, but nothing has changed. That's because it's incredibly difficult to prosecute these criminals and prove that they've inflicted pain or done more … [Read more...]

Help Your Favorite Animal Shelter Win $15,000‏

Do you know an animal shelter that could use $15,000? America's Favorite Animal Shelter gives you an opportunity to make that happen. Vote for a shelter that you really care about. The shelter that gets the most votes by the end of the contest on July 10th will win $15,000! Whether it's buying pet food, providing medical services or keeping our furry friends happy and healthy, the winning shelter determines how the money can best help them. You can decide who should win, and make it happen. … [Read more...]

KAYLA: Canadian Burrowing Owl are disappearing – Take Action!

  You might know that the top threat to Canada's native wildlife and plants is habitat loss, but did you know the second most critical threat is invasive species? Burrowing owls look like little owls on stilts. They are 23-28 cm tall standing on long thin legs. The burrowing owl is unlike most owls in many ways: it lives in burrows in the ground, is active during the day, the female is smaller than the male, and its favourite foods are insects. Burrowing owls require open areas with low ground … [Read more...]

IFAW: Help 'Soni' and her friends….

Raja was only one month old when rescued. Will you help move him to a safe new home? Yes, I want to help! Please help me move Soni and her friends now. We are racing to move five elephants and two rhinos before the rainy season floods their road to freedom. The elephants and rhinos are at the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center near Kaziranga National Park in India, where we raise young, abandoned animals until they're ready to be released to the wild. Soni was only four months old - just a baby … [Read more...]

IFAW – Thank You!

        Happy New Year!   I am writing to you today to simply say "thank you" for all you do for animals. Whether you donated to IFAW to help a suffering animal, sent an e-mail to an official to demand animal-friendly laws, spread the word to your friends about the importance of protecting animals and their habitats, or helped animals in your own community - I can't thank you enough. Our lifesaving work depends on you - without your support we simply couldn't help the many animals we … [Read more...]

LESS-Adoptable Pet Week – Celebrating September (19-25)

  A Celebration of Women sends our Love to all the little 'pets' around the globe that need love; and we do remember that some of these little Souls are 'WO-man's Best Friends'.       Big black dogs. FIV+ cats. Senior pets. Special needs animals. Many factors can make a pet seem "less adoptable." To promote these unusual (or, in some cases, too common) animals, Petfinder has designated September 19 - 25 as "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week." The week is yours to celebrate as you wish – create … [Read more...]

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