Tag Archives: Animal abuse

Call for Action!

I am sickened and furious!

Typically, not an activist in any way, but, this story just broke yesterday and I am appalled, as should be any human being! We need to act now!

I am calling for a BOYCOTT OF COCA COLA and FAIR OAK FARMS and ALL of their products and affiliates!!!

Coca Cola Products:

  • Coca-Cola (Coke)Diet Coke
    Coca-Cola Zero
    Sprite
    Fanta
    Dasani
    Ciel
    Smartwater
    Minute Maid
    Simply Orange
    Del Valle
    Powerade
    Vitaminwater
    Odwalla
    Fuze Beverage
    Honest Tea
    Select Milk including Fair Life Milk
    Core Power
    YUP dairy products which are sold in major grocery chains nationwide.

Affiliates with Coca Cola:

  • McDonald’s
    Subway
    Burger King
    Wendy’s
    Chick-fill-A
    Sonic
    Chili’s
    Olive Garden
    Jack in the Box
    Red Lobster
    Outback
    Chipotle
    Papa Johns
    Cracker Barrel
    Hardee’s
    Friday’s
    The Cheesecake Factory
    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Red Robin
    Steak & Shake
    Five Guys
    Doninoes
    Jimmy John’s Gourmet Restaurants

Watch the video:

For more information about humane treatment for animals, please visit Animal Recovery Mission.

“Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Advertisements

Open Letter to Incarcerated Animals

Dear Confined Animals,

I have only been to the circus once in my life when it visited our little town in Ontario, Canada. I thought it might be fun for the boys to see a real-life circus, with acrobats, trained elephants, the pretty costumed-lady with feather plumes on her head, riding a beautiful horse. We saw all of that and more. Yet, I did not enjoy the circus. I cannot pinpoint exactly why I did not like the circus, it was just a feeling, an emptiness of sorts — even a sadness. Was I sensing your sadness?

81Marineland1

©Swoosieque
Kandu at Marineland 1981

Photos of that circus experience are somewhere in my piles of albums waiting to be scanned and digitized, meanwhile, I will share with you photos from our 1981 visit to Marineland, an entertainment park with performing animals. We were especially excited to see the whales and dolphins do their tricks. I did not consider how unnatural, and actually cruel these shows truly were to you, the captured, incarcerated, spectacular creatures of this earth who were forced to perform for mankind’s naive pleasure.

©Swoosieque

81Marineland3

©Swoosieque

81Marineland5

©Swoosieque

Through our ignorance, we thrilled at how talented you were. You could jump through hoops, swim in unison while allowing a trainer to ride your backs, jump high bars and synchronize swim “as well as” human synchronized swim teams. Yes, we were mesmerized by your talents, totally oblivious of your intelligence and higher capabilities used daily in your natural environments — functions which are more outstanding and useful than any stilted tasks we demanded of you.

81Marineland6

©Swoosieque

81Marineland7

©Swoosieque

I am sorry for the whips and devices used to break your spirits.

81Marineland8

©Swoosieque

81Marineland9

©Swoosieque

81Marineland9a

©Swoosieque

I am sorry for mankind’s need to abuse for the sake of enjoyment.

I am pleased to tell you that one of the largest and longest surviving circuses, Ringling Brothers, will no longer be exploiting elephants in their shows. It is a small start, but it is a start to stop this practice of animal abuse for enjoyment.

I hope that all circuses stop all animal shows, and are limited to acrobats and performers providing entertainment at their own choosing — an opportunity never offered to you.

I also wish that Zoos become extinct — replaced with wildlife sanctuaries, where injured species are healed and returned to their natural environments, if able.

I wish you freedom to live and die as nature intended, without man’s interference, which is another unfortunate discussion, for another time. Mankind has polluted the oceans, your homes, poached body parts for foolish medicinal beliefs and hunted for “sport.”

81Marineland1

©Swoosieque

Someday, you magnificent creatures may exist as nature intended. Someday, you will only be captured on film, shot in photography, visited through responsibly produced documentaries. Someday, mankind may evolve into appreciative stewards of the earth and its creatures. Someday, you may be freed from mankind’s stupidity. This is my hope.

Love,
Swoosieque

In response to The Daily Post – Circus
BAR_LINE