Saturday, 5 June 2010

Some awesome animal rights quotes :D

Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Murray Banks

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. ~Rue McClanahan

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. ~Paul Harvey

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. ~George Orwell,
Animal Farm

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ~Ellen DeGeneres

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. ~Joseph Wood Krutch

If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?

Lisa: "Do we have any food that wasn't brutally slaughtered?"
Homer: "Well, I think the veal died of loneliness."
~Matt Groening,
The Simpsons

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. ~George Bernard Shaw

The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. ~Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar

I've always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don't fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we're smarter—what a joke. ~ P!nk

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain.
--Paul and Linda McCartney

Thou shalt not kill.
--Exodus 20:13

- S

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ollie Bird

Ollie is the love of my life! Somehow, he is the only being in this world that can make me smile no matter what is going on around me.

I found Ollie when he was just 3 weeks old, he had been dumped on the highway by his previous owners and left in a box to be run-over. He was covered in ticks and fleas, and the vet found various bruises where he had most probably been kicked.

As soon as our eyes met, i fell in love. He was quiet for the first three days from the shock from what he had went through, but soon enough we became best friends. He got healthy again by going to the vet and eating liquidated rice and chicken, and eventually he could eat dog food.

Ollie is now one and a half years old, we snuggle in bed every night, run after butterflies, and his favourite thing is to go swimming. Since a baby he has never been afraid of water, he jumps right into the pool and paddles around. My life has been amazing ever since ollie came into my life and i would do anything for my son. i also have three rescue cats called JuJu, Diablo and Itty Bitty and a rabbit called Rodger but i will talk about them another time...

I get very upset when i see dog breeders, especially in Cyprus due to the fact that there are so many homeless dogs. There are thousands of dogs in shelters, pounds and on the street, and all they want is some love and care like Ollie.. so it is really hurtful to see someone paying 800 euros for a "branded" dog, when there are so many dogs that need homes.

Here are some links to see some dogs that need homes in Cyprus:

pets2adopt - a website with dogs and cats that need homes. you can also post photos of lost and found pets.
Nicosia Dog Shelter - they have over 200 dogs that need homes. they are located in Nicosia next to the UN base. they are always in need of money, so any kind of donations help.
Paphiakos Animal Welfare - located in Paphos, they have a beautiful clinic and shelter. they have dogs, cats, donkeys and even pigs. a great place to go to find a pet you can give a good home. you can also contact them with cruelty complaints.
PARC - located in Peyia, they have some lovely stories about what they have done to help animals, and are always in need of foster homes.

Animals can change everyone's life for the better, so go visit these shelters, whether you want to walk some dogs, play with them, foster a pet, or hopefully give a dog a home he/she deserves.


Friday, 28 May 2010

Meet your Meat

my first step in becoming a good person in life was becoming a vegetarian... I suggest if you love animals, you do the same thing... How can you love animals and eat them? I became a vegetarian at 17 and it was the best thing i have ever done.. i don't eat any meat or fish, and i feel much healthier now than i did when i ate meat.

This is the video that made me become a vegetarian... I am a strong follower of PETA and they did an investigation behind slaughterhouses called meet your meat... but if only slaughterhouses had glass walls... watch the video by clicking on the link.

If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?

Anyway, ill get more into slaughterhouses and vegetarian stuff later... just think about where that piece of meat you ate came from... remember that once upon a time it had eyes, it felt pain, it probably even loved... at the end of the day, animals are my friends, and i dont eat my friends... do you?



So, I've never had a blog before, but i felt this was a way to share my thoughts with others.. I guess I should do a small intro about myself to start off, even if no one ends up reading this...

My names Stacey and I'm 20 years old.. I've been fortunate enough to live around the world, I grew up in Scotland, Colombia, Venezuela, the US, and now Cyprus, a small little island in the Mediterranean.. the one thing that has stayed the same throughout my life, no matter where I have lived is my immense love for animals. People change through out the world, whether it be due to culture, race, or just attitude, but animals stay the same.. they are true, and loyal, and they will never turn their back on you.

I guess the moment that I really felt the need to protect animals was when i was younger and walking my dog with my mom... We were in a field and heard the distant cries of kittens... So we looked for what seemed to be forever and eventually came upon a box. someone had dumped a mother cat and her 6 newborn kittens in a huge box, and the cats were wrapped inside a few plastic bags, not allowing them to breathe.. by this time three kittens and the mother cat were already dead... so after burying them we took care of the three surviving kittens until they could go to a new home. that was the day when I realised how cruel our world had become, and when I realised I had to do something more to help animals who cant help themselves...

Quote of the day:
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar