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.

Diana Beall
Diana Beall

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.

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 !!!!!

Judith Black Horn
Judith Black Horn

this barbaric, I know it happens other places too.. bad enough that we have to eat any animals at all.. thru life,,

Siobhan Gulliver
Siobhan Gulliver
  • Judith Black Horn

We don't have to. Just saying

Helena Frangogiannis
Helena Frangogiannis

SHAME SWITZERLAND! In the center of Europe! SHAME!

Dianna Claudia Sgiathach
Dianna Claudia Sgiathach
  • Helena Frangogiannis

I'M SHOCKED! AND THEY SAY ABOUT CHINA?!!!!! JESUS!

Bianca Bellelli
Bianca Bellelli
  • Helena Frangogiannis

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,,,,

Keith Swerling
Keith Swerling
  • Helena Frangogiannis

A "SMALLL" part is still way too many. Just because there are assholes in Greece, doesn't make it okay for the Swiss.

Ashley Power
Ashley Power
  • Helena Frangogiannis

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.

Julia Miller
Julia Miller
  • Helena Frangogiannis

SHAME horror & disgust !!!!

Wendy Burrows
Wendy Burrows
  • Helena Frangogiannis

Well said Keith. The Greeks are all bloody tossers, way too much cruelty in that country as well.

Sia Pantel
Sia Pantel
  • Helena Frangogiannis

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.

Nancy Bernard
Nancy Bernard
  • Helena Frangogiannis

Bianca Bellelli
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'!

Anthony Colacicco
Anthony Colacicco
  • Helena Frangogiannis

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.

Anthony Colacicco
Anthony Colacicco
  • Helena Frangogiannis

If this was going on in my area, I would have already burned the place down with or without the government's help.

Jodie Nye
Jodie Nye

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!!!!!

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Jodie Nye

I had no idea that Norway also has LEGAL animal brothels? Jodie Nye do you have a link to that information.

Jan Hughes
Jan Hughes
  • Jodie Nye

I had no idea about animal brothels?????? What is wrong with people ??

Sue Down
Sue Down
  • Jodie Nye

This is totally depraved. Turn vegetarian.

Mkatz Vol
Mkatz Vol
  • Jodie Nye

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 !"

Jodie Nye
Jodie Nye
  • Jodie Nye

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

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

Scottie Sama Cossette
Scottie Sama Cossette
  • Guro Margrethe Margrethe Skjold

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

Roya Massih
Roya Massih

I've already said before, I will never ever travel to Switzerland again. Visited twice for the Montreaux music festival, and I had no idea that this what they do. Wow...so much for being a neutral pristine watchmaking country! All animals are sacred; they're not here on earth to serve our needs of greed and gluttony. Our meat consumption is destroying the environment. We need to have a mindful eating habit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why not start eating humans. Some of them are much worse than animals.

Angela Butterworth
Angela Butterworth

ANIMALS HAVE SOULS AND FEELINGS THIS HURTS YOUR SOUL THE REAL PART OF WHO WE ARE THIS IS CRUELTY THAT BREAKS MY HEART.GLAD WHEN THIS SICK WORLD ENDS XX.

Angela Butterworth
Angela Butterworth
  • Angela Butterworth

please sign xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dot Crabtree
Dot Crabtree
  • Angela Butterworth

S&S honey xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barry N Peterson
Barry N Peterson
  • Angela Butterworth

While I agree with all sentiments, above, I do detest vulgarity. I plays no part in rational discussions. Again, I share the sentimentality of this issue with all of you, but have you considered that Switzerland does not have the room for huge ranches for cattle that we have in the U.S.? As a boarding school student in Scandinavia, I was introduced to horse meat and honey. The idea of eating horse meat turned me off, as the horse culture in the U.S. bestows great honor and pride on these...

While I agree with all sentiments, above, I do detest vulgarity. I plays no part in rational discussions. Again, I share the sentimentality of this issue with all of you, but have you considered that Switzerland does not have the room for huge ranches for cattle that we have in the U.S.? As a boarding school student in Scandinavia, I was introduced to horse meat and honey. The idea of eating horse meat turned me off, as the horse culture in the U.S. bestows great honor and pride on these beautiful animals. However, I did try the summer sausage product a few times, and found the meat quite tasty. This product is not permitted in the U.S. However, as I live among East Africans and Arabs, I have tried camel, goat, and lamb meat. The camel ranches of Western Australia export the frozen meat to the U.S. and elsewhere. One of the lessons that I have learned over my years of traveling in foreign nations is that even though we may be of the same race or general culture of people from other countries, variations in what is acceptable are present. Certainly, I would never eat tiger meat, as outlawed but found in China and Hong Kong, and possibly elsewhere; and, I would not eat or kill another primate of any kind, with the exception of euthenizing it if it was severely ill and would not recuperate. Again, I share your sentiments and have signed the pledge; however, please look at the economics and the ancient culture of Switzerland. Measure and temper your words with repect when speaking or writing to someone whose behavior conflicts with your own morality and sentiments. You'll get a lot farther in your efforts, with diplomacy. As this issue will not be resolved for many years, best to not push the Swiss away with outrageous and disrespectful angst.

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