Pope Francis asks us to Pray for Creation on 1st September

A collection of prayers for Creation can be found here

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Animals Are Not Freight

On 29th August AIA joined CIWF in their campaign ‘Animals are not Freight’.  Hundreds gathered in Parliament Square in London to protest and listen to speakers including CIWF Chief Executive, Philip Lymbery; campaigner against live exports and former Thanet district councillor, Ian Driver and Green Party spokesman and animal welfare advocate, Keith Taylor MP.  This was just one of many global events held to tell politicians around the world that ‘Animals are not Freight!’.

Go to http://notfreight.org/ to participate in the ongoing campaign.

Top left, from left to right: CCA CE, Chris Fegan; ASWA trustee, Sarah Dunning; CIWF CE, Philip Lymbery; AIA CE, Barbara Gardner; campaigner against live exports and former Thanet district councillor, Ian Driver; QCA trustee, Thom Bonneville.
Top right: CIWF CE, Philip Lymbery speaking.

Other AIA Activities for the Animals Are Not Freight Day of Action

We signed up to the CIWF campaign and have contributed the AIA logo to CIWF’s website as a supporter organisation;

We registered on the CIWF map of events to do an online event on the day of action;

We posted information about Animals Are Not Freight on the AIA website and social media over the preceding 10 days;

We advertised Animals Are Not Freight information posts on Facebook on the day of action and obtained a total of 38,000 hits and 7,500 likes.

We joined the CIWF thunderclap on Facebook and Twitter for 29th August;
 
We wrote to the following faith leaders to ask them to support the campaign:
 

Archbishop Justin Welby,

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis,

Tariq Ramadan,

Friends’ House,

Mgr. Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster,

Dharmavidya of the Amida Trust

and others.

We wrote to the following political leaders:

Lord Gardiner

Theresa May

Andrea Leadsom

George Eustice

Boris Johnson

The Absurdity of Humans

Quote by C. David Coats from his book ‘Old McDonald’s Factory Farm’

Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the millions in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and cancer.  So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people  recognise the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for ‘Peace on Earth’.