Happy Third Birthday ABH
A Re-Cap Of Year 3
Happy Third Birthday ABH – My animal awareness blog – A Beating Heart is three years old today. I launched it on February 14, 2013 – a nod to the day of hearts and love and in recognition of the known fact that every sentient being has “A Beating Heart”. Never question that: We love – They love. We feel – They feel. We grieve – They grieve. We play – They play. We cry – They Cry and We suffer – They suffer! Humanity has no singular claim to an emotional, spiritual and physical existence.
The Smallest Contribution To Animal Activism And Our Planet Anywhere In The World Is Incredibly Important
So Do What You Can?
You can wake up and get involved. Pick a cause – invent a cause – rescue an animal – make a donation – sign and share petitions – go to events – join a march – adopt a pet – support an animal charity – talk to friends – be willing to change.
The challenges animals face are greater than ever – the need for awareness has never been more pressing. Governments continue to be dis-engaged in the need for animal rights.
Taiji and the Faroe Islands continue – elephant and rhino poaching are at all time highs. The barbaric cruelty towards animals is unprecedented in its ferocity. Crush videos are posted with alarming regularity. The global seal slaughters are rampant. Canned hunting facilities are growing in numbers. Zoo, aquarium, rodeo and circus cruelty are commonplace and factory farming denies its victims any degree of compassion or decency. The egregious violations against animals are evident in every country on earth. No creature is immune.
We have debased our fellow sentient beings (and in the process ourselves) to such a degree that there is no place to look but up – and when I do look to the skies – I see light. As more and more people become engaged with our planet and our fellow creatures – the energy in the world is lifted to a higher plane. Marches and significant protests are happening all over the planet. Young people are making kinder choices – kids are doing amazing things and adults are learning that there are other options than the ones they were taught in their parents’ homes.
We have choices. We can ask questions. We can expect and demand answers. We can join forces with like-minded people. We don’t need to just be good little “robot citizens” – paying our taxes on time and nodding a “perpetual yes”. Governments work for us and it is time that they remember that fact and are held accountable.
This Year A Beating Heart Has Continued To:
Write and publish blog posts about animal issues all over the world.
Promote marches – protests and events whenever possible.
Post things to inspire and make people think and question their views.
A Beating Heart Also:
Continues my ABH Facebook Group for A Beating Heart
Continues to publish my ABH Newsletter.
Continues to build my ABH presence on Twitter.
2016 will be another busy year and I look forward to using the talents that I have to create awareness for animals wherever they are in need. I am proud to be a voice for the planet and all the sentient beings who cannot speak. It is my calling – my passion and my privilege!