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 !!!!!

Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer

I am also in Switzerland, I actively campaigning for all causes animal, human and environmental, but read here in my own country and in some cantons hidden, it is shameful to read it and I really do necessary to know the truth because there are laws that protect our animals......

Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer
Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer
  • Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer

Suite à une réaction d'un membre de VFC voilà ma réponse en français : Je suis d'accord avec vous, je suis à 100% végétarienne depuis 1 an. Évidemment, il ya des fermes qui élèvent des animaux destinés à l'abattage, nous ne pouvons malheureusement pas retirer tout sur cette terre, mais nous pouvons améliorer les conditions de ces animaux destinés à l'abattage, car ici, en Suisse, il existe des lois et des contrôles .. Mais en lisant que les agriculteurs prennent leurs propres chiens et...

Suite à une réaction d'un membre de VFC voilà ma réponse en français : Je suis d'accord avec vous, je suis à 100% végétarienne depuis 1 an. Évidemment, il ya des fermes qui élèvent des animaux destinés à l'abattage, nous ne pouvons malheureusement pas retirer tout sur cette terre, mais nous pouvons améliorer les conditions de ces animaux destinés à l'abattage, car ici, en Suisse, il existe des lois et des contrôles .. Mais en lisant que les agriculteurs prennent leurs propres chiens et les chats me fait honte parce qu'ils sont des animaux domestiques. Je ne peux pas imaginer avoir un bol de ragoût de chat ou de chien. Mais pour moi, le problème est résolu parce que je ne mange pas de viande.

Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer

Je suis choqué de lire que dans mon pays et dans les cantons de Suisse créateurs peuvent manger comme les Chinois de nos 4-pattes des chats et des chiens compagnons, je n'avais jamais entendu parler, mais je vais faire une recherche à partir du journal qui l'a publié....

Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer
Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer
  • Gabrielle Barbara Vuilliomenet-Maurer

pris le pledge, commenté et vais chercher la source de cet article !!!!!

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.

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

Helena Frangogiannis
Helena Frangogiannis

SHAME SWITZERLAND! In the center of Europe! SHAME!

Dianna Sgiathach
Dianna 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'!

Pepper Pom
Pepper Pom
  • 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.

Pepper Pom
Pepper Pom
  • 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.

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.

Wendi Cohen
Wendi Cohen

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!

Mark Newman
Mark Newman
  • Wendi Cohen

What is your position on eating non-pets like cows, pigs, and chickens?

Ashley Power
Ashley Power
  • Wendi Cohen

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.

Dean Manuello
Dean Manuello
  • Wendi Cohen

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!!

Giselle Kuchirka
Giselle Kuchirka
  • Wendi Cohen

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.

Giselle Kuchirka
Giselle Kuchirka
  • Wendi Cohen

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.

Luísa Gustavo
Luísa Gustavo
  • Wendi Cohen

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

Paul Enache
Paul Enache
  • Wendi Cohen

Ashley Power GREAT JOB,ASHLEY,GUY IS MISSING THE POINT...????!!!!!!

Marisa Mazzini
Marisa Mazzini
  • Wendi Cohen

ok

Luchie Pocock
Luchie Pocock

A nation known to have the most spineless boring creeps....now many more disgusting words r yours now...r you...

Karen Cole
Karen Cole
  • Luchie Pocock

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.

Luchie Pocock
Luchie Pocock
  • Luchie Pocock

Think ppl will think even worse of them i do ....wot kind of Government needs convincing...wot a vile lot !

Amber Donoghue
Amber Donoghue
  • Luchie Pocock

Lurchie, please don't miss the point or you will inadvertently alienate Swiss people who also want to stop this practise

See more comments…