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Melissa Keon
Melissa Keon

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 Keon

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 !!!!!

Tachke Zem
Tachke Zem

:-(((((

Dianna Bellerose
Dianna Bellerose

This is unbelievable, this is so LOW SWITZERLAND...Grrrrr....

Yvonne Sinclair
Yvonne Sinclair

I agree with you Monica.
This is BARBARIC no matter where it takes place.
It MUST BE OUTLAWED NOW!
Dogs and cats are COMPANION animals.
VOTING WITH MY FEET AND MY PURSE!

Saachi Pris
Saachi Pris

Of course I join this cause, but is not just cat and dogs if you really think about it.. what is the difference in between a cat and a dog from a Cow? from a dog? from a chicken? from a dolphin? from killing bulls in the name of art?

Megz Smith
Megz Smith

This is ridiculous! I am vegetarian and believe me there's enough fruits veges and tofu for all!!!! STOP.EATING OUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS !!!!_

Rose Parrish
Rose Parrish

Switzerland, shame on you.You are no better than China. dogs and c,ats have fceelings too.Leave the animals in peace. This is their world too.

Noura Tatios
Noura Tatios

What's wrong with your guys people...dog is the best pet in the world ...I have seven dogs I consider them my kids...what's wrong with you Europe I though you guys civilized ....shame on you ..dame yours...

Mihaela Brand-Girescu
Mihaela Brand-Girescu

Moses Levitan, are you crazy or a psychopat?

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