Crying Flesh by A.Z.
Photo by A.Z. (of a sad tired young cow I met that was held captive, soon to be killed for beef. I really connected with Her. With her deep emotive eyes that tell a story of wanting to experience the world naturally & freely, instead of behind bars. I held her soft face in my palms and sensed a sentient smart spirit within)
This is dedicated to all the animals that are held captive in cages & prisons. All the Lives that are exploited/manipulated for profit, for human's greed&enjoyment. All the Lives scared, oppressed & kept quite in far away facilities abused, misused & killed. A truly just world includes the justice and freedom for humans as well as the animals & the wilderness of this incredible Earth. This is all connected. We are all connected. Enslavement of any life is enslavement of all of us, of humanity and of true expression. The core of the solution is to dismantle the patriarchy that perpetuates this aggression, abuse & consumption of these entities. An injustice towards one group stems from the same goals as an injustice towards another group. So, many movements can unite. Go vegan for the animals, and all.
Marginalized groups of people, animals & Earth habitats are worthy of love, survival, joy & freedom. They want to experience a full life. They are being deemed as inferior, hurt & killed by those in power and through our actions disconnecting us from the core of humanity and connection to this planet/all Life. Human, animal, and environment (water,air,soil,habitat) lives & voices are polluted every day and this is a call to action for compassion, justice, and liberation. A call to action for all of us to make a conscious effort in our minds & daily purchases to decrease support of industries that perpetuate the violence/hatred towards others in this world. May we find the wisdom within that can lead us all towards more empathy. May we continue to fight the powers that have corporatized & dominated the lives of humans, animals & nature. This is also dedicated to all those that give their energy&time towards animal, human, & environmental liberation from prisons so that day by day there can be less suffering in this world.