Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fuck You Michael Vick

I learned early in life that humans were some of the meanest, cruelest creatures on the planet. At the same time I learned that small furry creatures were capable of amazing gifts such as unconditional love, wild and happy tail wagging, spontaneous purring and unselfish lap warming during cold days and nights.

I also learned that those who abuse and otherwise hurt animals are some of the sickest human beings on the planet. Most serial killers hurt and tortured animals in their childhoods. It was their initiation into the horrible world of having a sick control over other living creatures that eventually progressed to torturing, abusing, and killing people.

Many of these abusers end up in prison for related crimes. Others become President. And still others, like Michael Vick, become highly paid athletes who pile even more shit on what professional sports has sunk to these days. What he did to dogs in the name of "sport" just turns my stomach. It brought out fantasies of violence in me that I didn't know I possessed. I seethed with hatred for him. I cried when I heard what he did to the dogs who weren't good enough for his sick world. I created several designs that will never see the light of day because they were as mean and violent and disgusting as he is.

But I finally settled on one. I have already donated one to a local shelter and will send out a couple more. I put a note in the package that they can be used as fundraising or nice soft bedding. I want no money. I want my design to save a dog's life, to serve as a sort of payback to the cruelty of someone like Michael Vick. I want a dog to sigh happily as he or she spins around before falling comfortably and safely asleep on my donated shirts. It won't bring back the dogs he killed so meanly, but it will give some deserving dog a bright spot in his or her doggie life. That will have to be enough for now.


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3 comments:

Animal Chaplain said...

Hi Ursine,

In light of the Michael Vick stuff, I am especially pleased to share this with others! As much as I would personally love to spay and neuter Michael Vick (without anesthesia) our goal is not to dwell on Vick and the evils of dog fighting, but to teach people how animals SHOULD BE TREATED, and what a blessing they are. Thanks for reading it and passing it on if it interests you. If it doesn't, I apologize. ~ Nancy Cronk at www.Animal Chaplains.com.

Press Release August 16, 2007


"Animal Chaplains To Bless All Creatures on World Animal Day"

~ from the Interfaith Association of Animal Clergy


In what will look like a scene from the popular family movie, "Evan Almighty", scores of Animal Chaplains around the world will bless hundreds, perhaps thousands of animals in many different settings on October 4th 2007. At a pet cemetery on the east coast, to a city park in the desert, to a sandy beach on the west coast, they will walk in on a leash, fly in on a harness, and slither in their cages. Barking, mewing, bleating, mooing, whinnying and purring will join human voices in hymns of praise and worship.


That day is World Animal Day, a day dedicated to honoring, blessing, and protecting animals all over the world. World Animal Day was founded at an ecologist's convention in Florence, Italy in 1931 as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4th was chosen as World Animal Day because it is also the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic Church holiday which is often celebrated with an annual "blessing of the pets". Since then, it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and has been widely celebrated around the world. Churches and synagogues in many faiths traditions have adopted "Pet Blessing Day" or "World Animal Day" in increasing numbers every year.


The Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains prepares for World Animal Day by referring its members and visitors to the official World Animal Day website. The site provides ideas and resources to individuals, families, community groups and congregations everywhere. People can post their pledge for volunteering at a World Animal Day event. In addition to blessing pets, volunteers will work at animal shelters, zoos, rescues, and other nonprofit organizations. Dogs will be walked, cats will be brushed, horses will be groomed, and fish will benefit from freshly cleaned tanks. Donations will be given to animal welfare agencies, and pets will be adopted. School children will collect pet food to be donated to charities, and bake sales and car washes will be held as fundraising events. Veterinary clinics will hold free spay and neuter days, or may offer to vaccinate pets at no charge. All over the world, on the very same day, the well-being of animals will be on the minds of millions of people.


Interfaith Chaplain Nancy Cronk feels a day honoring animals is very important at a time when the headlines speak of animal cruelty such as athlete Michael Vick's alleged ties to illegal dog fighting. Animal Chaplains would like everyone to know that every major faith endorses the responsible stewardship of the earth and all of its creatures. "Deliberate harming of animals is in direct opposition to teachings in all of the major world faiths. Caring for animals is our global spiritual responsibility. If we can teach this ethic to all of our children, animal abuse and suffering will someday become a distant memory".


To find out how to get involved on World Animal Day, go to www.WorldAnimalDay.org.uk. To find out more about Animal Chaplains, go to www.AnimalChaplains.com.


(This article may be reprinted.)


Nancy J. Cronk
Founder, Chair and Chaplain
Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains
www.AnimalChaplains.com
Email: AnimalClergy@aol.com

Some Crazy Bear said...

I'm not a believer, but I do feel that anything we do for animals makes us better people. I will definitely let people know about this. Thank you for posting it.

Debi said...

"neuter Michael Vick (without anesthesia"

Great idea!