Melissa Bingaman
Melissa Bingaman

Pope John Paul II taught love for animals .His Holiness proclaimed that "the animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren." He went on to say that all animals are "fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect" and that they are "as near to God as men are."The Holy Father reminded people that all living beings, including animals, came into being because of the "breath" of God. Animals possess the divine spark of life – the living...

Pope John Paul II taught love for animals .His Holiness proclaimed that "the animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren." He went on to say that all animals are "fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect" and that they are "as near to God as men are."The Holy Father reminded people that all living beings, including animals, came into being because of the "breath" of God. Animals possess the divine spark of life – the living quality that is the soul – and they are not inferior beings, as factory farmers, fur farmers, and others who exploit animals for profit would have us believe. *Pope Benedict was echoing official church teachings, as laid out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which states clearly that "Animals are God’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus men owe them kindness.

Dara McNamara
Dara McNamara
  • Melissa Bingaman

I didn't know that the Holy Father JPII had so stated. Never having pets as a child I came to that awareness later in life. Being of the 'breath' of God explains why they can communicate so well with us, and are companions, rescuers and gift. Horrified that Switzerland allows this.

France Vigouroux
France Vigouroux

JE BOYCOTTE AUSSI LA SUISSE !!!! PAYS SOI-DISANT EVOLUE !!! VOUS ME FAITES TOUS VOMIR DE DEGOUT !!!! VOUS PAIEREZ UN JOUR POUR VOS CRIMES HORRIBLES SUR DES ANIMAUX MERVEILLEUX, TENDRES ET AFFECTUEUX !!! CRAIGNEZ LE CHATIMENT DIVIN !!!!!

Edenia Joyce
Edenia Joyce

How can this happen? Our world is all messed up! How can you do that to the man's best friend? Look at that picture! Man those animals are smart, sweet, gorgeous! It is barbaric! We are loosing our Humanity!

Dogpatch Ranch Susie Stacey

STOP THIS FRICKIN MADNESS.

Charlie Harvey
Charlie Harvey

My initial response was fairly generic and in tune with many others - disgust. I then started to examine the psyche behind this and sometimes I believe that we are wrong to slaughter cattle, sheep, pigs etc and eat them. After all, in places like Switzerland, such animals are kept in a fairly close proximity and in winter especially , share the same buildings as their keepers. Therefore these animals may also be deemed to be "domestic".
I would find it impossible to eat such an animal, but...

My initial response was fairly generic and in tune with many others - disgust. I then started to examine the psyche behind this and sometimes I believe that we are wrong to slaughter cattle, sheep, pigs etc and eat them. After all, in places like Switzerland, such animals are kept in a fairly close proximity and in winter especially , share the same buildings as their keepers. Therefore these animals may also be deemed to be "domestic".
I would find it impossible to eat such an animal, but then the victims of the airplane crash in the Andes turned to eating their friends - "Alive" (book and film).
I am not condoning this behaviour, just trying to understand it.

Franz Mohr
Franz Mohr

What a shame!

Mildred Trueblood
Mildred Trueblood

that is sick shame on them, they should be punished for that.

Bunny Swingle
Bunny Swingle

What a shame an animal given to us to be pets for our children and homes.Instead to be slaughtered and eaten. Some of these may even be peoples pets, That were stolen out of there yards I would never visit a country that does This.Hope som of you eat rare meat and dog had wornes and they hatch in your tummy and your miserable.

Fei Berurier
Fei Berurier

Please, DON'T HATE the Switzerland people. Don't hate all a nation for few people doing this. WE, humans, are ALL GUILTY toward the animals. The animals don't need our hate or racism for the other men. They just need our empaty and compassion, and love and friendness, for helping them to escape from this cruelty. We already have enough to see how much animals, pets, are suffering from humans' hands, for food, fur or distraction... We don't even need to hate each other, the pets and...

Please, DON'T HATE the Switzerland people. Don't hate all a nation for few people doing this. WE, humans, are ALL GUILTY toward the animals. The animals don't need our hate or racism for the other men. They just need our empaty and compassion, and love and friendness, for helping them to escape from this cruelty. We already have enough to see how much animals, pets, are suffering from humans' hands, for food, fur or distraction... We don't even need to hate each other, the pets and defendless beings advocates.
ALL TOGETHER AGAINST THE CRUELTY!
(Sorry my english is not good).

Jon Hatton
Jon Hatton

Something to do with being Neutral?

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