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 !!!!!

Liliane De Jonge
Liliane De Jonge

SHAME ON YOU SWITZERLAND, people's best friends, and that for a developed country in the centre off Europe, barbaric and unforgivable.

Cedar Cat
Cedar Cat

It sounds to me that these are a handful of farmers, using the meat of dogs that would otherwise have been killed anyway. That is a far different thing from what occurs in Korea, where they raise dogs on a commercial scale, particularly they like "big yellow dogs" and then cruelly beat them slowly to death in order to tenderize their meat. Can we please focus on the real cruelty and push for a ban in Korea? In China they eat everything and anything, including rats, so good luck with that....

It sounds to me that these are a handful of farmers, using the meat of dogs that would otherwise have been killed anyway. That is a far different thing from what occurs in Korea, where they raise dogs on a commercial scale, particularly they like "big yellow dogs" and then cruelly beat them slowly to death in order to tenderize their meat. Can we please focus on the real cruelty and push for a ban in Korea? In China they eat everything and anything, including rats, so good luck with that. But Korea is an industrialized nation, and so I suggest a shift in focus and energy, as well as publicity for the highest good. At least the Swiss farmers are giving death to the dogs in a humane way, in accordance with the law.

Liliane Hecq
Liliane Hecq

Où est cette pétition à signer? Where is this petition to firm?,

Letty Romanh
Letty Romanh

Dios mio que imagen tan horrible y Cruel¡¡¡¡¡ , Boicot al consumo de nuestros amigos y y protectores caninos.

Lourdes Da Rosa
Lourdes Da Rosa

estoy difundiendo hace tiempo!

Roya Massih
Roya Massih

Yes, the Swiss! Saint Bernard is their favourite dog meat. Only once I've been to Switzerland ~ and I didn't know it then. When I discovered that harsh truth, I decided not ever step into that so-called "prestine" disgusting country.

Mary Livingstone
Mary Livingstone

Horrible people.

Isabella del Bono
Isabella del Bono

Fanno SCHIFO! Cannibali!!!

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