@thrashbird13 & @enx108 are the real deal. This "festival" is an abomination. The argument is if people are suffering, then "why help animals?" The fact is, how we treat the living organisms around us, is a reflection of how we treat each other, and who you are as a person. So...who do you want to be⁉️
Each year in #yulin China there is a festival where #dogs and #cats are horrifically tortured before being butchered for human consumption. It starts today. #stopyulin ••••••••••••••••••••••••
The most common thing people in China ask about what we are doing is, "Why help the animals when the people are suffering?"
"People suffer because we make them suffer." In order to decrease the suffering that we see, we need to change the way we think about other species. If we cannot be kind to animals, how are we ever expected to be kind to ourselves.While there are no victories - there still are moments we use to preserve humanity. Rescuing who we can, in the hope that we can save ourselves.~#marcching @animalhopeandwellness ••••••••••••••••••••••••
There R currently 44 states (exceptions, #Virginia, #California, #Hawaii, #NewYork, #Georgia, and #Michigan) in the #usa that still legally condone the consumption of dogs and cats. There R calls for each of these states to ban the sale, processing, purchase, and consumption of dog and cat meat products under the HR-1406 and HR-30, that we hope to be passed into legislation.
U can speak up about anything U like by texting the word 'RESIST' to 50409. U will receive a text back asking for UR Full Name, and UR #ZipCode, which will prompt a message that has their local Senator and Congressman to whom U can address; the #ResistBot will then ask what U want to speak about and here is where U can voice concerns. The information is collected and put into letter form addressing the point of contact (decision-maker in their region, who has the power to pass the laws) and is sent directly to the fax machine, which nicely sits there waiting for them to read with a time/date stamp. They can screen R calls and ignore R emails, but ALL communication that happens via fax is a copy of hard evidence, forces them to see it.