On the 24th there will be delicious goose in the evening wafer-thin with horseradish – delicious!
First holiday: the usual pork ribs with sauce, Potatoes and Peas & Carrots. Second holiday: stuffed duck
The “animal-loving” people always look forward to that “Festival of Love”
We call it hypocrisy, we call it perverse !
It’s the year 2021, in a few days even 2022.
We know about pain perception, self-awareness and needs of non-human animals …
Every week we see burning fattening systems, animal transports,
Reports from animal husbandry and slaughterhouses, we smell, hear and see all the fear, agony and panic …
We got sickness from consumption of “animal products”.
Nevertheless, we consider ourselves “fond of animals” and “environmentally conscious”.
Not logical, not ethically correct, not up to date!
Our morale breaks down with a crash- more than otherwise in Christmas time .
“Festival roast” is not a tradition, it is the shame of an over-fed human race
So … let’s take the “Festival of Love” by its name and replace our Christmas dinner with a peaceful Christmas menu for which no sentient being was subjected to violence.
We have been sent some videos celebrating some of the animal achievements this year.
Enjoy watching the videos and celebrate your victories; but please remember, at this time, there are still animals confined to cages and stalls, and bears confined to horrific cage systems in order to be milked daily for their bile.
The fight for animal rights is not over – will it ever be ? – but we must celebrate our wonderful results this year and the new lives that are happening for so many animals.
Regards Mark and Venus.
The first video is from Jill at ‘Animals Asia’; who says:
In Vietnam, 16 precious bears are celebrating their first-ever Christmas at our sanctuary.
And in China, 99 bears who made the long journey from the ex-bear bile farm in Nanning to our Chengdu Sanctuary will be celebrating Christmas with their new furry friends outside of concrete enclosures and surrounded by lush green trees.
What an incredible gift you’ve given these beautiful brave survivor bears. They may be thanking Santa Paws, but we are thanking you.
As a small gift to you, we’ve put together a special Christmas video that we hope will bring festive cheer and leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Some supporters sent baubles with touching notes of love and peace to Tuong Lai. You’ll see we made sure she received them.
And you’ll spot Goldie, Wonder, Yen and more joyful bears opening their Christmas gifts and filling up their big round bellies with some of the most deliciously sweet festive treats…
Once again, thank you so much. Your love and dedication to Asia’s animals are the reason so many bears have been freed from pain and suffering this Christmas. And it’ll be the reason no bear is left behind as we work towards ending bear bile farming in Vietnam.
I’d like to wish you and your family a bear-y merry Christmas, on behalf of everyone here at Animals Asia, including, of course, the rescued, contented bears whose lives you’ve changed for the better.
With festive bear hugs,
Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD Founder and CEO
The second video is from live export campaigner friend of several decades, Phil at ‘Compassion In World Farming’ (London.
Every petition you have signed, every letter you have written and every £1 you have donated has contributed to making big changes for farmed animals this year that will significantly improve their lives in future. Without you, none of our work would be possible, so thank you.
To show you just how incredible you are, please have a look at this short video highlighting some of the wonderful changes you have helped to achieve.
I do hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the great things we can achieve together in 2022. Once again, on behalf of everyone at Compassion: thank you so much for being wonderful! With my warmest wishes,
I do hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the great things we can achieve together in 2022. Once again, on behalf of everyone at Compassion: thank you so much for being wonderful!
With my warmest wishes,
Philip Lymbery Global CEO, Compassion in World Farming