Friday, September 30, 2011

A few photos found on facebook...

Mundane horror... 
More mundane horror.
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We murder, imprison or fear and avoid any being...that we perceive to be..."different" from ourselves.

In a poem, Ralph W. Emerson once wrote: "Things are in the saddle and ride mankind...". Observing the kinds of behaviors we direct toward those we perceive to be "different" makes it difficult to believe that whatever impels human animals to behave as they do comes from outside themselves...we, ourselves, seem to be the "things in the saddle".

Last pic...

 To be their voice you must live as an ethical vegan, that's just the way it is.

8 comments:

D.E.M. said...

These are great. Harrowing, but great: the messages are loud and clear.

veganelder said...

Thanks for commenting DEM. I especially thought the giraffe photo was tragic and compelling.

Nicola said...

Woah I particularly, 'like' the burger one. For a long time when I was vegetarian I still never truly made the connection, but now I cannot look at a piece of meat without seeing the poor being that it once was, thanks to pictures like these, they really do make an impact.

x

Christina said...

The giraffe is so striking but they all are.

And yes people forget that homosexuality is quite common in nature. Kinda shuts down the idea that gays and lesbians "choose" it rather than are born that way.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Nicola. The connections are difficult initially, in part I think, because of the astonishing amount of reality distortion our culture saddles us with. Fighting through the fog is tough and sometimes pictures assist better than anything.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Christina. Yeah, gayness abounds, just like blue eyes, brown eyes, tallness, shortness, etc. We're such a silly bunch of primates. :-)

Bea Elliott said...

Maybe I admit to a very simple brain... But for me, images resonate much deeper than prose or poetry. Guess a picture is worth a thousand words.

Giraffes are such graceful creatures. And I know they're gentle. It's a heartache to see them confined (or hunted).

Usually hunted by the homophobic "macho" guy to prove his virility that's partially hindered from eating Emily. :/

Yeah... images represent a universe of information and truth. All one has to do is open their minds to fully see the suffering and hear the cries.

Thanks VE for all you do to be their voice.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Bea. Giraffes are one of the wonders of the world.

My thanks to you and all who speak on behalf of the giraffes and all the other wounded and harmed ones.