Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday cuteness.....

The numbers on Youtube indicate this brief video has been viewed over 43 million times...if you were left out then here is your chance...(no images of cruelty)



Here is another video from Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a tour conducted by Jenny Brown (the Director)...(no images of cruelty). Enjoy.



These (and all) sentient beings deserve the chance to live their lives however they choose. The most important way to help ensure that they have that chance is to live your life as an ethical vegan. Please begin to do so if you haven't already. Thanks.

12 comments:

So I'm Thinking Of Going Vegan said...

Cute indeed! I'm starting to make a list of sanctuaries here in Ontario because I'd really like to visit one soon. :)

Addie, Persephone, J.F said...

So nice to see!

Christina said...

Those are adorable. The kitten and his or her expression cracked me up.

Pigs are some kind of nifty animals.

Laloofah said...

Oh, that kitten is too adorable! Is that her making that adorable little squeaky noise every time the tickling stops and she throws her little paws up into the air? :-) Such cuteness is a balm for the spirit these days, thank you for sharing it! (You find the best videos!)

And I had no idea that Jenny Brown wore a prosthetic leg! How wonderful it was to get to "meet" some of their rescued residents through that video. Poor little Albie, how traumatic her escape from whatever horror she must have been in, and how wonderful that Jenny had a prosthesis made for her! It reminded me of Riley the horse, who had a prosthetic made for her by a vet here in Sheridan. I used drive by and see her grazing every time I went to town, until she went to her new home at Best Friends. Tragically, Riley died a year later, but that last year and her final days were spent surrounded by many loving friends.

All the Woodstock FS animals look so healthy and happy, it's heartwarming to see! And it was great to see Boone, who was a big hit on my Thanksgiving post a couple of years ago! :-)

Thank you for sharing such fun and joyful photos of animals being loved, respected and given such wonderful care. It made for an uplifting start to my day!

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting SITOGV, Addie, Persephone, J.F., Christina and Laloofah.

And thanks to each of you for not pointing out that I titled a Saturday post "Sunday Cuteness". Sometimes I lose track of days.

SITOGV: Keep me posted about your sanctuary visits...I would be very interested in your impressions of them.

Addie, Persephone, J.F.: They are a treat, aren't they?

Christina: Catty kits are major characters indeed. Pigs, wow, I still think everyone should have the opportunity to have a relationship with a pig...they are not to be believed.

Laloofah: Thanks for the links re Riley (how do you embed them in a comment?)...a beautiful horse person but then I got all sad re his death. The pic of Boone was terrific...a big smile maker. :-)

My notion about the cuteness posts is that 1. they are fun 2. I am not a vegan because I am a good person, I am a vegan because the other animal people are terrific and fun and interesting and wonderful and I don't want bad things to happen to them...the cuteness helps remind me of what treasures each and everyone of them are...what hubris is involved in thinking we have any right to interfere with their lives. How awful this planet would be if we were the only animals on it...ahhh...I can't express myself very well but...there ya go.

Benjamin Vogt said...

I've seen this cat video before and love it. I just popped in via google, can't remember how, but am very much enjoying your blog. I recently discovered that most fast food burgers are made of leftover slop from slaughterhouse floors.

Reading your "about me," I lived in Weatherford, OK for 10 years, and fondly remember playing with horny toads, as we called them. Learned a few years ago of their vast decline, their penchant for sunning on roads, and am distraught (I can' imnagine a world without them). Of course, pick your animal, plant, or any human / non human culture, and there's a lot to be distraught about. I'm working on a memoir about my time in OK, my Mennonite ancestors, the flora and fauna, the indigenous peoples....

Which reminds me, a trip out to the garden seems in order this afternoon. Something good must be happening out there.

veganelder said...

Thanks for commenting Benjamin. Hmm...you might enjoy using some of the resources on this (and other websites) to learn more about your food.

Ah, horny toads...it is apparently more important that chemical companies make money pushing the use of their products (pesticides, etc) than consider what happens to folks like the horny toads. I haven't seen one in years and years, they've virtually disappeared just like the jack rabbit. As you say, much to be distraught about. Good luck on your writing...and your trip to the garden.

Krissa said...

I was just about to comment "thank you for sharing" these great videos, but my favorite part of this post is actually one of your comments:
"My notion about the cuteness posts is that 1. they are fun 2. I am not a vegan because I am a good person, I am a vegan because the other animal people are terrific and fun and interesting and wonderful and I don't want bad things to happen to them"...
That's really awesomely well-put!

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Krissa. And thanks for the compliment...glad you liked the words.

It was accidental they turned out that way.

One of these days I want to write about all the notions and actions that I find objectionable and/or repulsive that are inherent in human animals "using" other animals for anything. There are a bunch of them...sort of spooky how many there are.

Bea Elliott said...

Kitten video - Cute overload!!!

And I like this Woodstock promo for more reasons than the obvious ones - the gorgeous creatures in the spotlight... But I also like the upbeat tone of it --- Very natural. Just as it ought to be in our relationship with Others who are "just like us." Presented with cool music too - It sends the message that it's "hip" to be kind! ;) Very effective! Not being vegan is so 20th century - passe'!

veganelder said...

Thanks Bea for commenting. The Woodstock video was very well done indeed, easy to embrace and enjoy. I really like your notion of non-vegan being so "passe'" and "20th century". That's great!

Have Gone Vegan said...

I agree with Bea -- we need to get the message out that it's hip to be kind and cool to be vegan! :)