Where: La Granja Live Poultry 1355 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10027
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12pm – 2pm
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Please join us as we bear witness, promote veganism, do outreach and document the sad and horrible situation these sentient beings are in.
This will be Shafali’s last vigil with us because she’s moving to California at the end of the month! Anyone wanting to get together after the vigil to wish her a fond farewell, let me know. I’ll make reservations at the Downtown Peacefood Cafe as the date gets closer.
It’s always an incredible opportunity to open the hearts and minds of the neighborhood people to making compassionate choices instead of contributing to the abuse, torture and murder of these innocent living beings. Awareness is the beginning of change. “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom
“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.” ~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor
“Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].”” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save