Today is #WorldAnimalDay and most of you know that I am a passionate animal rights advocate of more than 30 years. This is an excerpt from my bestselling book, “Ariaaisms Spiritual Food for the Soul” and seems a befitting way to educate all animal owners and potential owners. Please read and share so the end of animal abuse comes in our lifetime. Bless all the creatures of earth and sky.
“You were entrusted with a life but carelessly left the door open and ensured a painful death for your cat as foxes and coyotes ripped it apart.
You were entrusted with a life but you used shock therapy to stiffen the barks of a creature that is designed to bark.
You were entrusted with a life but you left chocolate and Christmas ribbon which is toxic to dogs laying around.
You were entrusted with a life but you rode your dog in the back of your pickup never realizing he would become a living torpedo when you had that fender bender.
You were entrusted with a life but you ripped the finger nails out of your cat because it suited your needs but left that baby traumatized and defenseless if your cat ever had to get away from a predator.
You were entrusted with a life but you feed your cat right next to his toilet, the litter box.
You were entrusted with a life but you left your dog out in the bitter cold with one thin blanket in a drafty shack you call a doghouse.
You were entrusted with a life but you locked your dog in a kennel for long periods of time because you were uninspired to train it.
You were entrusted with a life but you spanked your dog when he had to pee and had no way to get out on his own, as if he was supposed to hold it.
You were entrusted with a life but you left your kids and grandchildren pull its tail and ride on his back.
You were entrusted with a life but you gave your furry baby away when it became inconvenient for you to keep it or when you had to move and didn’t make allowances to take your baby with you.
You were entrusted with a life yet you didn’t secure the gate when high winds came through and a car found your dog before you could.
You were entrusted with a life….. Do not get a pet if you cannot be responsible enough to ensure its needs are met, that it has food, fresh water, a warm bed, a safe environment and a loving home for the duration of its life.”
How can folks give pets away when they have raised them up?
With allergies and excuses which make you want to chuck.
I hear it from the folks I love and from those I don’t know
I see it on the TV and it always hurts my soul.
I feel an animal is love and God entrusted it to me
To feed and love and care for ’till his soul has been set free.
I can’t imagine ever giving my babies away
I can’t imagine how they’d feel if abandoned like a stray.
And yet I see it every day those people who don’t see
All animals have feelings, I am sure you can agree.
They were not put upon this earth to endure human strife
If you’re going to get one then its best you heal your life.
Heal all those neuroses which can undermine your pet
You pass it on through osmosis then live with the regret.
For when your baby gets disease or sickness look and see
You’ll realize you passed it on energetically.