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.
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.
Very sad. Add Switzerland to the barbaric list of Countries that do not respect life, which shocks me. Aminal cruelty is across the world, but eating dogs and cats that feel safe with humans must fear them. This all makes me sick.
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 !!!!!
this barbaric, I know it happens other places too.. bad enough that we have to eat any animals at all.. thru life,,
We don't have to. Just saying
SHAME SWITZERLAND! In the center of Europe! SHAME!
I'M SHOCKED! AND THEY SAY ABOUT CHINA?!!!!! JESUS!
I live in Switzerland, i am NOT swiss, and we re talking about a SMALLL part of the rural inhabitants, as if one said that ALL the people in Greece ( where I have also lived ) killed their dogs/ cats by stoning them ( have seen it happen, saved 2!). BEFORE throwing stones, oneshould look into the matter carefully, not letting lowkey papers ( Blick has a worse reputation than the Un in the UK!) manipulate you,,,,
A "SMALLL" part is still way too many. Just because there are assholes in Greece, doesn't make it okay for the Swiss.
Completely agree with Keith. A "small" part is still way too many. It's absolutely disgusting and cruel. And I don't care if people argue that it's okay to eat chicken, so it should be okay to eat dog. Like people have mentioned, dogs have been "man's best friend" for centuries. Downright disgusting.
SHAME horror & disgust !!!!
Well said Keith. The Greeks are all bloody tossers, way too much cruelty in that country as well.
I agree with Keith as well, and Wendy Burrows , before you say alllll Greeks, your stereotyping; watch that word. Theres cruel people in our country as well just as much if not more. Its everywhere.
Then DO SOMETHING about it! Standing by and letting this happen you are just as guilty as if you were eating these poor creatures! I know I am on many causes against animal cruelty in this country, and I donate and where I am needed I volunteer. You could be the one to put a stop to this! BTW, are there no humane societies or animal welfare in the entire country of Switzerland? Just sayin'!
Does not matter if it is a small community it should be banned and made illegal. Just because you don't eat dogs does not mean you should not force your government to make this illegal and a serious crime. Get up and do something. The whole world is embarrassing.
If this was going on in my area, I would have already burned the place down with or without the government's help.
This Country as well as Norway will never ban eating these poor animals when they think its ok and normal to rape animals!!!! They have LEGAL animal brothels!!!! They are fucking sick disturbed people!!!!!!! They are vile evil disgusting people who have absolutely NO respect for animals the PERVERTS!!! Im sorry but they must all have something seriously wrong with them....I will NEVER EVER go to them Countries or buy anything they produce.....filthy horrible bastards!!!!!
I had no idea that Norway also has LEGAL animal brothels? Jodie Nye do you have a link to that information.
I had no idea about animal brothels?????? What is wrong with people ??
This is totally depraved. Turn vegetarian.
I only recently saw a photo of a defenseless dog in a "dog breeding stand" used for female dogs who won't "cooperate" with the greedy bastards that are profiting off her suffering. That evil device is more accurately called a "rape stand !" Too bad those greedy breeders haven't been shackled into the rape stand themselves so they can appreciate the horror the mama dog feels. Since profit (not animal welfare) is the driving force behind most breeders, many don't provide adequate medical care....
I only recently saw a photo of a defenseless dog in a "dog breeding stand" used for female dogs who won't "cooperate" with the greedy bastards that are profiting off her suffering. That evil device is more accurately called a "rape stand !" Too bad those greedy breeders haven't been shackled into the rape stand themselves so they can appreciate the horror the mama dog feels. Since profit (not animal welfare) is the driving force behind most breeders, many don't provide adequate medical care. Maybe the mama dog is not "cooperating" with having sex on that particular day because her back, her vagina, or some other body part hurts. Maybe, like most human females, she does not want to have sex with just any dog. Who knows, but there is some reason why she is not "cooperating !"
Google it hun, I think I saw it on The Barking Army site of Facebook.......it breaks my heart!!!! How people can do this and think its ok??? Its evil
Stop this disgusting,sick,pure evil,horrible now.Dogs are not fucking food.Dogs are man,s best friend.Stop eat and tortured dogs now))People monsters how eat and tortured dogs are so fucking pure evil,sick and disgusting.
All animals deserve to live!
Yes .So true .All animals deserve to live and have a good,happy life))
I agree with you!
zdravy rozum toto nepripusti
..and you eat beef, chicken, pork, etc? Those animals dont feel pain, dont feel fear..? wow.
A nation known to have the most spineless boring creeps....now many more disgusting words r yours now...r you...
This pledge is not directed against the Swiss people in any way. It is an action to convince the Swiss government to outlaw this practice. Hopefully the majority of Swiss will agree with our request that their government take action. Animal cruelty can make us very angry but to be abusive will defeat our causes.
Think ppl will think even worse of them i do ....wot kind of Government needs convincing...wot a vile lot !
Lurchie, please don't miss the point or you will inadvertently alienate Swiss people who also want to stop this practise
I just don't get how so many countries have so little respect values empathy Etc. for animal! I still feel that eating a dog, cat, horse which is suppose to be a loving pet which is not lunch or dinner is Beyond my understanding & this practice of eating pets needs to stop! I know every culture is different & all follow different practices but I hope if they want to choice to eat meat they eat something other then a pet? Eat more bugs they are every where & are also probably even free & full of protein & will save more cats & dogs lives!
What is your position on eating non-pets like cows, pigs, and chickens?
Mark, you answered your own question. She's talking about pets, not cows, pigs, and chickens. (yes, I know some people have farm animals for pets) But we're talking about pets like dogs and cats. For centuries it's been normal to eat farm animals, it hasn't been normal to eat HOUSE PETS. I understand there's cultural differences, but obviously most of us living in North America are going to think it's down right inhumane to eat house pets. We love our pets as part of the family, not part of dinner.
who's to say that a pig,cow,chicken can't be a pet?? I am a vegetarian and don't eat meat of any kind. To say that one animal can be a pet and another can not is absurd!!
Why is a cow or a pig dinner, but a dog or horse not? Think for yourself. You have been told what goes on your plate, and what is ok to love. There is no difference. The only difference is your attitude towards certain animals.
It's called Speciesism.
One animal is not worth more than another.
Ashley Power Just because it's "normal" doesnt make it right. People have been eating cats and dogs for centuries. It is "normal" to them. If you eat flesh, you have no right to look down upon others who also eat flesh. It's all the same. WAKE UP.
idiot we eat animals and i like it i dont understant that in this world people still do this i eat what i want if we are saying that we cant eat plants too because they die when you pick them or is just because the way they bleed is green and not reed hipocrits
Ashley Power GREAT JOB,ASHLEY,GUY IS MISSING THE POINT...????!!!!!!
THIS IS SICKENING!!! AND I TOO THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY DONE IN ASIAN COUNTRIES.
I did not know they eat dogs and other domesticated animals in Switzerland either. I have seen the disgusting and totally inhumane videos of this being done in China.