You have hit the nail on the head, WE HAVE NOT LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THE PAST.


---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> 
> 
> "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way
> its animals are treated"
> 
> 
> *   Mahatma Gandhi
> 
> Yet in a way, I'd hate to think that the innocent animals that are being
> abused so terribly all the time, are here merely as reincarnations of
> horrible people, having reversed their roles. That our beloved pets, are
> too.
> 
> Somehow, this whole things puts a big hole in reincarnation, to think that
> after thousands of years, reincarnated beings haven't learned anything.
> 
> N
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:17 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters
> 
>  
> 
> Who is it the said you can tell a lot about a society by how people in it
> treat animals.  Such disgusting cruelty.  If there is reincarnation, guess
> who's going to be the prey in their next life?  Maybe that way, they will
> learn a modicum of compassion.and slowly it will change.
> 
> ~b.
> 
>  
> 
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:36 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters
> 
>  
> 
> So do Canada geese (mate for life).  We live on a pond, and they spend a lot
> of time here.  We feed them, so they don't go on neighbors' properties,
> bothering them.  We actually recognize them every year because of certain
> markings, etc.  When one  loses a mate, they stay alone.  I'm not sure if
> they ever find another life-mate or not.
> 
> I used to go to the Hegins (PA) Pigeon Shoots to protest.  It was sick.
> Families having picnics, while their "menfolk" shot at pigeons that had been
> confined without food and water in dark little traps for days- they were
> released, totally disoriented, in sudden bright sdaylight. They could hardly
> fly up, they were so weak.  Then these brave men would take potshots at
> them.  Some injured pigeons were able to fly off, land on roofs and fields,
> dying a slow death.  Others fell right down, flopping on the ground until
> teen boys nonchalantly sauntered over to them, swung them by their necks,
> either broke their necks, or ripped their heads off. One kid threw a
> decapitated pigeon at me.  We had a tent set up with volunteer veterinarians
> and wildlife rehabbers to treat the injured birds or euthanize them
> humanely.
> 
> It was like in Roman times, a bunch of degenerate, bored, and blood lusty
> people amusing themselves.
> 
> Hegins Pigeon Shoot is no more, but there are still others!
> 
>  
> 
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marcia Baronda
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:29 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters
> 
>  
> 
> doves mate for life...that's what is so sad. another thing that is sad is
> people with guns chugging down the booze. No laws to protect anything from
> THAT!
> 
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Georgetta Brickey <gebr...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> Your posts reminded me of something that happened 40+ years ago on our
> family farm in Central California... during dove hunting season.
>  
> We did not allow hunters on our property, but when dying doves fell in our
> fields and pastures after being shot nearby, hunters would climb over our
> fences to retrieve the bloody bodies.  One afternoon the shotgun pellets
> were raining down on our roof and through the branches of our oak trees and
> we were afraid to go outside so Mom called the county sheriff.  When he
> arrived to talk to them about unsafe shooting... Mom noticed his hand was
> bandaged...an idiot dove hunter had actually shot the deputy in the hand!!!
> Go figure!
>  
> When I drove my 25 miles to work, each morning I felt like a cardboard duck
> in a fair shooting gallery... groups of "hunters" parked on their backsides
> sitting on coolers of doveswith umbrellas erected overhead would wait on
> both sides of the road for flocks to fly over.  I managed to get to work
> unscathed for 5 years, but was never certain I would survive the Sept - Nov.
> annual killing season.  Our hunting neighbor across the road went out with a
> few friends and came back with only one eye... not a single "friend" would
> admit he fired the blinding shot.  Nice, huh?
>  
> Georgetta
> 
> 
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> 
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> 
> Marcia Baronda
> 
> Baronda Supplies & Service, Inc.
> 
> 1550 S 2700 Rd.
> 
> Herington, Kansas 67449
> 
> Phone: 785-466-2501
> 
> Cell:    785-230-6499
> 
>  
> 
> " I wish to address ethics as it applies to our companion animals. As a
> veterinarian, I am an advocate for the rights of these wonderful beings who
> inhabit the earth and our homes, sharing this journey with us. It is my
> conviction that these animals,and all plants and animals, domesticated or
> wild, have inherent rights that are separate from their ability to benefit
> humans. They have the same right to exist as we do."  Don Hamilton DVM
> 
>  
> 


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