Tag Archives: compassion

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How Gisela Survived The Dairy Farm

Gisela was a cow who worked on a dairy farm for 16 years. This is far longer than usual as most dairy cows are sent to slaughter at an average of 8 years of age. The decision to allow her to live longer was not due to any sentimental reasons, but rather because she was seen as […]

This beautiful dairy calf was taken away from her mother. You can save dairy calves by bing vegan. Photo © 123RF Melissa Schalke.

Did You Know My Mother?

by Mary Lynn Did you know my mother? I’m told her name was Belle. I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell. Did you ever hear my mother? Did her cries pull at your heart? I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart. Did you drink from […]

"I am the voice of the voiceless... Till the world shall set things right." Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Photo D Liz Palmer and Adam © Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary.

The Voice of The Voiceless

Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox I am the voice of the voiceless: Through me, the dumb shall speak; Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear The cry of the wordless weak. From street, from cage, and from kennel, From jungle and stall, the wail Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin Of the […]

Dogs are our best friends. Are we theirs? This Newfoundland dog photo © morgueFile terranovesca.

A Memorial to Boatswain

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog by Lord Byron Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery If inscribed over human ashes, Is but a […]

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly. So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart. And they transcend the path of sorrow and death. Photo © Dreamstime Raweenuttapong.

The Great Bell Chant — The End of Suffering

Living with the constant knowledge that animals are enslaved and exploited all over the world causes suffering to the courageous vegan activists who strive to free them. This guided meditation will bring you comfort as well as help put into words your desire to end the suffering for all living beings everywhere. The End of […]

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Why Care About Farm Animals?

Even if we don’t care about animals, their lives have inherent value. Their lives matter to them whether we value them or not. We are often surprised when told that animals possess human-like intelligence, or demonstrate strong affection towards their families. These stories awaken the realisation that animals are alive, and help us to relate […]

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Rescued Sheep and Lambs Joyfully Reunited

Watch this 50 second excerpt from ‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ that shows rescued sheep and their lambs being joyfully reunited. ……….     ………. All of the animals shown in this clip were rescued from farms. None of them were killed. Contact me for more information on how you can take lambs off your plate. […]

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Giving Animals a Handout

Are you someone who reaches for your wallet every time you see images of animal suffering? Is this the best way to help them? There are far more effective steps you can take to save the lives of animals that wouldn’t even cost you a cent. Please consider these points first to see whether your favourite […]

May all animals have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all animals be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. Photo © morgueFile Aquilo.

Prayer for the Liberation of Animals

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering. May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger. May all farm animals throughout the world […]

Om mane padme hum. May all benefits received by Elated from this website be diverted into spreading compassion towards all living beings everywhere. Photo © 123rf Yang Jun

Buddhist Quotes

“The first precept in Buddhism is “Do not kill.” This precept is not merely a legalistic prohibition, but a realization of our affinity with all who share the gift of life. A compassionate heart provides a firm ground for this precept.” Chatsumarn Kabilsingh. Read more buddhist quotes…