The older Ive gotten, the more it has become important for me to express myself against human cruelty to animals, so rest assured I was taken aback by the realization that this person has chosen to post this photo of me on the Internet, as the last thing I would want in this world would be for anyone to get the erroneous impression that I condone in any way the inhumane and barbaric practices of the fur industry. A well known politician, who, ironically, is often referred to as being "pro-life", teaches her young daughter how to kill innocent animals, and poses with the dead body of this magnificent God created creature which she had just savagely killed.
The truth is that we have been desensitized to the term "fur", and so many of us accept the term as merely a type of fabric, not fully realizing that it is the skin of a (once) living being who has been entrapped, terrorized and killed in barbaric ways in order for a fur garment to be created. Sadly, the barbaric senseless slaughter of animals is tolerated by our society, and flaunted as "trophies" by the spiritually deprived...
Dear "Kindred Spirits", Cruelty to animals is an issue that concerns most of us that take pride in being "spiritual beings".
Although none of us would be capable of personally inflicting pain and suffering on an animal, inadvertently, at some point, we may have contributed to cruelty and abuse to animals.
Of these organizations, I would like to point out The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, at 111 Market Place / Suite 840, Baltimore, MD 21202-6709 Tel.:410) 223-1693, and also the American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research, located at 175 W. Your contribution, regardless of how modest, represents a brick in the construction of better moral guidelines in regards to "animal testing" and in the attainment of the ideal of one day eliminating altogether painful and deadly experiments performed on them.
- On Animal Testing and labs: During my research on animal cruelty for this article, it became obvious from the very large amount of mentions on so many websites, that Huntingdon Life Science, a lab originally from Great Britain and the largest lab of its kind, is regarded worlwide by anyone who cares about the welfare of animals, as the epithet for animal cruelty."Recently it came to my attention the fact that a picture of me wearing a fur coat has been posted on the website of the photographer who took the original photo.The gentleman in question had been my boyfriend for nearly four years, and it was in this capacity that this photo of me was taken by him, in 1979.Here's the URL: forewarned that this page contains photos depicting animal cruelty that are very graphic in nature.But, during my research on the subject of cruelty to animals, I saw a lot of photos depicting hideous acts of cruelty to animals, specially in laboratories, some of which I'm sure exceed the most bizarre of imaginations in terms of their diabolism; things that I, myself, didn't know of, and was appalled to find out about.So, I chose pictures that reveal the truth, but yet are not the most gruesome ones I had viewed.I find this to be quite possible, because, as a result of my own enlightenment through the process of researching for this essay, for example, I already took action on things I was ignorant about, myself: "We have enslaved the rest of animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." - William Ralph Inge, renown Christian religious leader and literary author.We, at astrudgilberto.com, are glad to inform you that you have our permission to include this article on your website or other types of publications, provided that copyright credit and disclaimer (on bottom of page) are included.Copyright credit to be as follows: "Copyright by Astrud Gilberto. Also, feel free to provide a link from your website directly to this page.Large crowds of people all over the world often take to the streets to demonstrate against their most inhumane activities.They are regarded as the greatest perpetrators of unscrupulous and inexcusable cruelty to innocent animals.