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Monday, July 30, 2007

Britain's Shame2 - Shambo RIP

The Welsh Assembly Government finally took the life of the beautiful Shambo.

The people responsible for Shambo's death have no respect for anyone's beliefs but their own. I've never really supported ALF and the more militant animal rights supporters, but I am beginning to lose patience with being a peaceful animal welfare campaigner and getting nowhere.

The poet Shelley (himself a veggie) said of animals being used for food: "If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery."

Shelley also came out with the "rise like lions after slumber" phrase, and it's about time animal lovers did so. Do nothing, and bad things are allowed to happen.