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 !!!!!

Kathy Peterson
Kathy Peterson

i, for one am sickened by this neanderthal activity. vomiting my breakfast is not the worst thing about this: the worst thing is that EVERY critter who has lost their life to becoming a meal for these piggish asses has been denied their right to love and liberty.

Virginia Greenwood-Warner
Virginia Greenwood-Warner
  • Kathy Peterson

Don't want to start a debate here but I think you are using "piggish asses" with references to humans in a derogatory fashion. I fully understand and agree with your sentiments that these humans are really bad but.......please don't assimilate them with wonderful, gentle creatures ie: pigs and donkeys. Both of these species are truly gentle and sweet.

Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

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.

Natalie Jarnstedt
Natalie Jarnstedt
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

All animals deserve to live!

Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold
Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

Yes .So true .All animals deserve to live and have a good,happy life))

Libby Evans
Libby Evans
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

I agree with you!

Ana Jambo
Ana Jambo
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

zdravy rozum toto nepripusti

Anne-Marie CoKo
Anne-Marie CoKo
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

..and you eat beef, chicken, pork, etc? Those animals dont feel pain, dont feel fear..? wow.

Chris Michelle Alf
Chris Michelle Alf

Je n' irai jamais dans ce pays de merde ! Qui osent manger nos chiens et nos chats !!! Allez tous brûler en enfer vous les monstres ! CESSEZ VOS MASSACRES ODIEUX !!!! CELA SUFFIT !!!! TROP C EST TROP !!! NOUS EN AVONS TOUT ET TOUTES MARRE DE VOS SALOPERIES DE TORTURES !!!! STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!! CHRIS REVOLTEE ET DEPITEE..... SATAN POUR VOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Michelle Alf
Chris Michelle Alf

HONTE A LA SUISSE !!! JAMAIS JE N IRAI DANS CE PAYS DE MERDE !!!! OU ILS MANGENT NOS CHIENS ET NOS CHATS QUI ONT UNE AME EUX !!!! VOUS LA RACE HUMAINE VOUS ETES DEPOUVUE DE COEUR NI AME NI FOI NI LOI !!!!! ALLEZ EN ENFER SATAN VOUS Y ATTEND !!! HONTE A VOUS !!!! PAUVRE DE MOI ... CHRIS ECOEUREE... DEPITEE... REVOLTEE... :'(

Chris Michelle Alf
Chris Michelle Alf

HONTE A LA SUITE !!! NON POUR LES VACANCES EN SUISSE POUR MANGER NOS CHIENS ET NOS CHATS !!!! DE QUELLE RACE HUMAINE ETES VOUS ???? DES MONSTRES SANS COEUR NI FOI NI LOI !!!! ALLEZ BRULER EN ENFER !!!! CE N EST PAS DIEU QUI VOUS Y ATTENDS MAIS SATAN !!!!! CHRIS DEPITEE ET REVOLTEE !!! :'(

Sylvia Berger
Sylvia Berger

I am Swiss and support any help for tortured and abused animals ( and humans) . But PLEASE do understand, this picture is NOT from Switzerland, this is from an asian dog transport for DOG MEAT TRADE such as Korea, Thailand,China AND SO ON !!! IF in Switzerland dogs or cats are eaten by any farmer (or similar), than it will not be more often practiced than in any other country around Switzerland. AND on other continents. As in every country exist pet owner that slaughter their own animals...

I am Swiss and support any help for tortured and abused animals ( and humans) . But PLEASE do understand, this picture is NOT from Switzerland, this is from an asian dog transport for DOG MEAT TRADE such as Korea, Thailand,China AND SO ON !!! IF in Switzerland dogs or cats are eaten by any farmer (or similar), than it will not be more often practiced than in any other country around Switzerland. AND on other continents. As in every country exist pet owner that slaughter their own animals for meal, that abuse them for sexual slavery, for dog fights and so on and on !!!!!!! I totally dislike any sloughter of pets, but I also dislike life animal transports on vessels as practiced in Australia and any long distance animal transport, just to end up in a slaughter house - any torture to what ever animal. So if you dont want this, then PLEASE GO VEGAN ! And now I will sign this petition, with all of my heart!!!!

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Sylvia Berger

Wild Rose I agree with all you say but one thing it is important to note: The people who practice this in Switzerland are protected by law.

Jean Rinaldo
Jean Rinaldo

I have spent lots of time in the french part of Switzerland in the past 70 years both in the cities and in the mountains ( Valais ) and I have never heard of anyone eating cats and/or dogs. I would be very curious
to hear where in Switzerland cats or dogs are consumed ?

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Jean Rinaldo

farmers in the Appenzell and St. Gallen areas in particular slaughter the creatures to eat themselves or to pass on to friends.

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Jean Rinaldo

Does it matter where in Switzerland? This is not against Swiss citizens who themselves have petitioned to legislate against this practice.

Greer Hart
Greer Hart

When I heard that Switzerland condoned the eating of cats and dogs, I could not believe it. That country has such a reputation for having high standards, and an advanced way of thinking. Eating dogs and cats has disappeared from most Western countries. Even in those countries in South East Asia where dog meat was traditionally eaten, sections of the population have become revulsed, and legislation has been introduced to stop it. Even in China, animal activists have obstructed and rescued...

When I heard that Switzerland condoned the eating of cats and dogs, I could not believe it. That country has such a reputation for having high standards, and an advanced way of thinking. Eating dogs and cats has disappeared from most Western countries. Even in those countries in South East Asia where dog meat was traditionally eaten, sections of the population have become revulsed, and legislation has been introduced to stop it. Even in China, animal activists have obstructed and rescued dogs on the way to be cruelly killed. In the past, when eating dogs or whatever, was a necessity to survive, today, it has become a luxury. An international movement has grown up to campaign for the improved treatment of animals being transported for slaughter and in the slaughterhouses. Also, more people are becoming vegetarians, on realising the suffering involved in the meat trade, and for health reasons. The question should be asked, who is behind this trade in Switzerland?

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