Hunting Is A Coward’s Pastime

I think ‘vegan’ is a beautiful word.. It is more than just a description for our diet.. I see it as a visible template for an ethical, healthy, responsible, and rational life.. Because it describes our character, it says we do not take the life of another living being to satisfy our wants.
( Philip Wollen )

It makes no sense to go through an animal to get to the nutrients that the animal gets because the animal ate plants.
( Colleen Patrick-Goudreau )

Milk Comes From Grieving Mothers…
All cows used for milk production are torn from their babies shortly after birth.. Some try to fight off the attackers, some try to shield their babies with their own bodies, some chase frantically after the transport, some cry pitifully, some withdraw in silent despair.. They all beg for their babies in a language that requires no translation.. They bellow, they cry, they moan.. Many continue to call for their babies for days and nights on end.. Some stop eating and drinking.. Some withdraw in silent grief.. Their baby girls will be raised to replace their own ‘spent’ mothers, their baby boys will be killed for veal.
After repeated cycles of forced impregnations, painful births, relentless milking, and crushing bereavements, their spirit gives, their body withers, their milk dries up.. At the age when, in nature, a female cow would barely enter adulthood, the life of a dairy cow is over.. When her milk ‘production’ declines, she and her other ‘spent’ herd mates are trucked off to be brutally slaughtered.. Some are pregnant.. All are lactating.. As they are shoved towards their death, they drip milk onto the killing floor.

Destruction of Nature, and Nature’s resources, result from ignorance, greed, and lack of respect for the Earth’s living things.
( Dalai Lama )

So far as animals are concerned the Tories are the nastiest party the country’s ever seen.. One of our defining characteristics used to be our love of animals.. Now it looks like we are in danger of electing a party that is for elephant poaching, fox hunting and the use of wild animals in circuses.. I despair.
( Peter Egan )

Chewing gum thrown on the ground looks like bread to birds, which try and eat it.. It fouls their entire systems and prevents them ingesting any real nourishment or water.. So they die slowly.

Fact: Hunting is a coward’s pastime.
( Roger Moore )

They’re abusement parks.. How much longer must highly intelligent and self-aware individuals suffer before we understand that other species are not on this earth for our amusement ? .. It’s clear to anyone with a brain and an ounce of compassion that marine parks are nothing more than concrete prisons which cause captive marine animals a world of suffering.. Orcas at these facilities are forced total day after day, repeating the same endless tasks with no choice in the matter and no means of escape.. How utterly miserable their lives must be.. The only way to end the abuse of captive orcas and other marine animals is to stay away from and speak out against facilities that keep them captive.
( Roger Moore )

In a world with boundless opportunities for amusement, it’s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive.. The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.. All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.. Thankfully, those of us with a conscience are appalled by the idea of gunning down animals for the sake of a thrill or a photo.
( Roger Moore )

As a child I never imagined that all of the real monsters in the world would be humans.

People pray to God for mercy and justice but continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered solely for their gustatory desires.. I fail to understand why the masses believe it’s okay to bring gentle animals into the world with the sole intention of hurting them and then brutally killing them.
( R.S. Hutchison )

We Ignore Their Cries For Mercy

Being vegetarian is okay, and in fact we have the Hadith in Islam that encourages us to eat less meat.
( Mohammad Al-Shirazi, Islamic author and scholar )

I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

It is necessary to correct the error that vegetarianism has made us weak in mind, or passive or inert in action.. I do not regard flesh-food as necessary at any stage.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.. After all, man can live without meat.
( The Dalai Lama )

I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I look my age.. It is the other people who look older than they are.. What can you expect from people who eat corpses ?
( George Bernard Shaw )

Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods.. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines.. There are sweet-flavoured herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey.. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter.. Only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.
( Pythagorus, c.570-c.495 )

I’m no shrinking violet.. I played hockey until half my teeth were knocked down my throat.. And I’m extremely competitive on a tennis court.. But that experience at the slaughter-house overwhelmed me.. When I walked out of there, I knew I would never again harm an animal.. I knew all the physiological, economic, and ecological arguments supporting vegetarianism, but it was first-hand experience of man’s cruelty to animals that laid the real groundwork for my commitment to vegetarianism.
( Peter Burwash )

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.
( Buddhist Dhammapada )

We are all God’s creatures.. That we pray to God for mercy and justice while we continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered on our account is not consistent.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Vegetarianism is a greater progress.. From the greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension motivated him to become a vegetarian..
( Benjamin Franklin )

Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings.. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal, be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse, knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

To be non-violent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan’s philosophy.. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious.. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally.
( A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 1896-1977 )

Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at all, nor sanction the acts of those who do so.. Let him refrain from even hurting any creature, both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.
( Suita-Nipata, Buddhist )

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
( Plutarch, c.45-c.120 )

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.
( Albert Einstein )

The Prophet Himself Is Not Known To Have Partaken Cow Meat…
In his entire lifetime, the Prophet himself is not known to have partaken cow meat.. According to well known Islamic scholars, there is no Hadith available which confirms that the Prophet in fact ate beef.. However, there are a number of authenticated statements of the Prophet, which does confirm that beef, ie cow’s meat (also called bovine meat), contains illness, while the cow’s milk and fat contain cure and healing.
For example, Imam Suyuti in his al-Jami as-Saghir narrates that the Messenger of Allah said, “The milk of the bovine (cow) contains healing, its fat is a medicine, and its meat a cause for sickness.”.. Abu al-Qasim Sulaiman ibn Ahmad ibn Al-Tabarani, one of the most important Hadith scholars, referred to the aforementioned Hadith as authentic, and so did Bayhaqi in his Sunan and Hakim in his Mustadrak.
From Fatwa-e-Humayuni to Darul Mukhtiar to Maulana Hassan Nizami and Hakim Ajmal Khan, the message has been reiterated time and again that cow slaughter is not mandated in Islam, that poor Muslims are not obliged to offer sacrifice and that neither the Holy Quran or Arab traditions support cow sacrifice.. There have been many instances related to cow protection during the life and times of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer.. Hazrat Hamiduddin Nagori of Rajasthan is said to have been a vegetarian all his life and entry to the Dargah after eating meat is explicitly prohibited even today.
What is debatable is the specious argument that beef eating is an integral part of Islamic lifestyle and, therefore, protests against cow slaughter is prejudicial to their freedom of religion and the right to choice of food.. A close perusal of Islamic texts, and views of noted Islamic scholars and clergy worldwide, reveal that, forget any prescription for eating beef, Islam does not prohibit vegetarianism.. In fact, there are well known devout Muslims who practice vegetarianism..  Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, the fourth Khalifa as per Sunni belief, has been quoted in Sharh Nahjul Balagha, as saying, “Do not make your stomach a graveyard of animals”.

How brave and how proud we must be to abuse and terrorise defenceless animals from the day they are born, and then ignore their cries and their screams for mercy before we brutally slaughter them.
( R.S. Hutchison )

Life Behind Bars

The New, Purpose-Built House Of Correction…
Bodmin Jail was built by prisoners of war and remains notorious for the many tales of woe and dramatic executions both inside and beyond its imposing granite walls.. Despite the dreadful conditions, the purpose-built house of correction, completed in the Cornish town of Bodmin in 1779, was a state of the art prison and was designed on principles propagated by the great prison reformer John Howard.. In keeping with his views, it housed 100 inmates in individual, light and airy cells.. Males and females were segregated, different areas were established for felons, misdemeanants and debtors, and the building boasted a chapel, an infirmary and even hot water.. In subsequent decades it required rebuilding and expansion to cope with peaks in demand, such as the increased level of committals after the end of the Napoleonic Wars.. Work began on a new 220-cell jail in 1856 after the original building, struggling to meet the demands for confinement set out by new prison legislation, was inspected and declared unfit for purpose.
When the Debtor’s Act of 1869 abolished imprisonment for debt, the buildings housing the Debtor’s Prison and the under-populated Women’s Prison were given to the Admiralty and in 1887 an HM Naval Prison was established.
Before the doors of Bodmin’s civil and naval prisons were closed for the last time and the jail’s buildings were sold off in 1929, one of Britain’s finest treasures was temporarily housed within its walls.. The Domesday Book was among more than 19,000 items relocated from the Public Record Office to Bodmin Jail for safekeeping during the First World War.
Some areas of the former prison would eventually enjoy new leases of life after the closure of the prison, including the former Administration block which witnessed happier times as a club and casino in later decades.. In 2004 the building was bought for development and is now managed as a tourist attraction.
( Extract from an article by Claire Saul, October 2015 )

Life Behind Bars Inside Bodmin Jail…
Early prisoners worked inside Bodmin Jail, men occupied with activities such as shoemaking or cutting and polishing stone and slate, while women would knit, weave and spin, all producing goods that would be sold for profit.. The early 19th century philosophy that unproductive labour would be more of a deterrent against reoffending, saw the arrival of two treadwheel and other hard-labour machines at Bodmin.. In later decades picking oakum was also introduced, requiring prisoners to spend hours unraveling the strands of old pieces of rope down to their individual fibres, which would then be sold to ship builders for use in the caulking of wooden craft.. A return to earlier prison labour philosophy came in 1898 when the Prisons Act decreed that work should have a constructive purpose.
Daily rations of bread were handed out to Bodmin’s early inmates, with those attending divine service on a Saturday being allocated an additional half pound of meat made into broth for their Sunday dinner.. The Gaol Act of 1823 aimed to improve prison diets with the addition of items such as cheese and suet although this initiative was ignored for most of the next decade, as it was in many prisons.
From the mid 1870s, food was allocated according to the length of sentence.. Those incarcerated for less than two weeks had a daily ration of bread and gruel while men and women committed to hard labour for over six months were given additional portions of meat, soup and potatoes.. More variety would not be added to the diet for almost another 40 years.
( Claire Saul, October 2015 )

Was Holodomor Genocide ?

Armenia, 1915
 The Young Turks, part of the Dönmeh, a group of crypto-Jews that ‘converted’ to Islam, were responsible for the genocide of 1.5 million Christians.. The majority of those killed were Armenian, but the death toll also included Assyrians and Greeks.. These Christians were starved to death, grotesquely tortured and murdered.. Crucifixion was just one method of torture and death.

Russia, 1921-22 …
The first of three Holodomors perpetrated by the Bolsheviks, the vast majority of whom were Jewish, including Trotsky and Lenin..  Angered by the resistance to collectivisation, Lenin ordered grain seizures to be increased.. While stealing the only food people had, the Jewish Cheka, an acronym for ‘Special Commission for Fighting Counter-Revolution’, as well as a Yiddish expression for ani­mal slaughter, also committed unspeakable atrocities.. Children were shot if they were found eating, some people were crucified or scalped, and others had their stomach cut open and part of their intestine pulled out and nailed to a tree or telegraph pole, around which the victim was forced to run until the entire intestine had come out.. The death toll for this first Holodomor, death by starvation, was up to five million ethnic Europeans, the majority of whom were Christians.. When asked to help with the famine, Trotsky responded, “You are starving ?.. This is not famine yet.. When your women start eating their children then you may come and say we are starving.”

Ukraine, 1932-33 …
The second, most widely known Holodomor resulted in death by starvation of 7.5-10 million Ukrainians.. Again, mainly Christians.. The Jews at the helm of implementing Stalin’s first Five-Year-Plan were Lazar Kaganovich, Genrikh Yagoda and Nikolai Yezhov.. This Holodomor was also accompanied by similarly horrific atrocities, tortures and murders.. And, as Trotsky predicted, parents did eat their children.. Despite the unspeakable horrors and high death toll in this relatively short period of time, Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi, Yakov Dov Bleich, was quoted in the Baltimore Jewish Times on November 14, 2007 as saying, “We can’t equate the Holocaust of the Jews in Germany with the Holodomor in Ukraine.. Ukrainian Jewish leaders do not support recognising the Holodomor as genocide.”

Ukraine, 1946-47 …
The third Holodomor resulted in, approximately, one million deaths by starvation.. Thus, 13.5-16 million ethnic Europeans, mainly Christians, died in these three genocides, combined.

Soviet Union, 1917-57 …
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stated that 66 million people, most of whom were Christian, were killed by the Bolsheviks and Stalin combined.. This figure includes the three Holodomors, above.. In ‘Two Hundred Years Together’, Solzhenitsyn’s last book, he writes, “Without Jews there would never have been Bolshevism.. For a Jew nothing is more insulting than the truth.. The bloodthirsty Jewish terrorists have murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.”

The following Trotsky quote from 1917 clearly shows that the driving motivation of the Jewish Bolsheviks had nothing to do with liberating the workers and peasants, but everything to do with imposing tyrannical rule upon the Russian people :
“We must turn Russia into a desert populated by white negroes upon whom we shall impose a tyranny such as the most terrible Eastern despots never dreamt of.. The only difference is that this will be a left-wing tyranny, not a right-wing tyranny.. It will be a red tyranny and not a white one.. We mean the word ‘red’ literally, because we shall shed such floods of blood as will make all the human losses suffered in the capitalist wars pale by comparison.. The biggest bankers across the ocean will work in the closest possible contact with us.. If we win the revolution, we shall establish the power of Zionism upon the wreckage of the revolution’s funeral, and we shall became a power before which the whole world will sink to its knees.. We shall show what real power is.. By means of terror and bloodbaths, we shall reduce the Russian intelligentsia to a state of complete stupefaction and idiocy and to an animal existence.. At the moment, our young men in their leather jackets, who are the sons of watchmakers from Odessa, Orsha, Gomel and Vinnitsa, know how to hate everything Russian.. What pleasure they take in physically destroying the Russian intelligentsia, officers, academics and writers.”

The above is from the ‘Memoirs’ of Aron Simanovich, quoted in ‘The Nature of Zionism’ by Vladimir Stepin, Moscow, 1993, and translated from Russian into English by Clive Lindhurst.

British-Jewish History…
The Jewish people have been an integral part of British history ever since the day William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, his conquest directly financed by Jews who had been expelled from Spain.
The 2,600 Jews who followed in the wake of the invasion grew to 16,000 by the year 1290, at which point Edward I expelled them, primarily due to their usurious practices.. Two hundred and fifty-seven years later, in 1647, Oliver Cromwell accepted Jewish money to further his Roundhead fight against the Cavaliers.. In return, Cromwell agreed to allow the expelled Jews back into England.
In 1689, William of Orange ascended to the throne as King William III, his invasion fully financed by Jewish money.. He continued to take yet more Jewish money to finance his costly wars with France, resulting in the Jews being given a charter to establish the Bank of England in 1694.. This led to the creation of the national debt, with the resulting interest being paid through the raising of taxes.
The next major step in the illustrious British-Jewish history was when, through deception, following the Battle of Waterloo of 1815, the Rothschilds gained control of the British economy and, ultimately, the Bank of England.. Which, of course, led to their owning or controlling all of the world’s central banks.

Until It Ends, There Is No End

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.
Everything else is public relations.
( George Orwell )

If I’m wrong, educate me.. Don’t belittle me.

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
( Wayne Dyer, 1940-2015 )

Our population is being replaced by people with norms and values that are not ours.
( Geert Wilders )

Leaving would cause business uncertainty, while embroiling the Government for years in a fiddly process of negotiating new arrangements, so diverting energy from the real problems that have nothing to do with Europe.
( Boris Johnson, February 2016 )

Because of new laws brought in by the Conservative Government, the UK is now ranked 40th in the world for freedom of press.
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index ranks the UK behind countries such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, Estonia, Slovakia, Samoa, Czech Republic, Namibia, Uruguay, Ghana, Latvia, South Africa, Liechtenstein, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

Others rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun when they only have shade.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

We are all of us clocks whose faces tell the passing years.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

This soulless nature of the scientific world need not worry those who are persuaded that the main significances of our environment are of a more spiritual character.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
There won’t be an early election.
There should be no general election until 2020.
( Theresa May, 30.06.2016 )

We have leaders and politicians who have lost sight of the truth..
And have replaced truth with laws and regulations to further their greed.

It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times.
Why aren’t the bankers in the dock ?
The working classes are suffering in this country.
They’re a joke in the media – they’re portrayed as chavs and rioters.
( Paul O’Grady )

There was a time when science wasn’t taken seriously and religion ruled the world.
We called it the Dark Ages.

Education makes us a white man’s equal..
The lack of it makes us his victim.
( Joe Medicine Crow, 1913-2016 )

Passports ? ..
When government takes your right to travel and sells it back to you.

The belly is an ungrateful wretch..
It never remembers past favours, it always wants more tomorrow.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Until it ends, there is no end.

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Fire Officers Warn That Cuts Pose A Risk…
Chief fire officers have warned that further budget cuts pose a risk to community safety as official figures revealed the biggest increase in fire deaths for a decade.
The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 294 people died in fires in England during 2015, an increase of 21% compared with the 242 deaths recorded in 2014 and the largest increase since figures were published in 2001-02.. The chief fire officers from the six largest English cities outside London said the rise was worrying as the fire service faces budget cuts of up to 50% by 2020, from the 2010 benchmark.
( The Guardian, April 2016 )

A Horror Caused Entirely By Us…
It is almost physically painful to listen to our political leaders as they jut their chins, do their Churchill imitations, and march towards yet another disaster.
I ask all these people to see if they can arrange a weekend break in Libya, the country they ‘liberated’ a couple of years ago.. The Tripoli airport, alas, long ago closed and seems to have been burned down.. But perhaps they can hitch a ride on one of the pirate boats that criss-cross the Mediterranean, bringing uncontrollable legions of migrants to Italy, bound for Calais.. That filthy business, too, is the fault of our Prime Minister and those who supported his Libya adventure.. The disturbing scenes at Calais, as migrants battle to board British-bound ships, are David Cameron’s direct responsibility, and the responsibility of all those who uncritically backed his adventure.
Nobody goes to Libya, now a cauldron of blood and screams where no sane person will venture, a horror caused entirely by us.
(Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014)

Laid-Back Italians More Productive Than UK…
For all George Osborne’s bluster, Britain remains a low-wage, low-output economy.. British workers put in the longest hours in Europe yet produce less than any other major industrialised nation.. The French could take every Friday off and still produce more each week than we do.. And even the laid-back Italians are nine per cent more productive than us.. Of the original fifteen EU states, only Europe’s basket cases Greece and Portugal have lower hourly wages.. Instead of investing in plant and technology essential for long-term growth, business is investing in labour because it is so cheap.
(Nigel Nelson, 13.12.2015)

If you’ve come into our country and you commit a crime, you should be deported, end of story.
(Ray Winstone, December 2008)

We don’t have to be unequal.. Poverty isn’t inevitable.
It doesn’t have to be unfair.. Things can, and will change.
(Jeremy Corbyn)

George Orwell…
George Orwell was a patriotic, liberty-loving socialist who learned to loathe most of his Leftist comrades.. His writing, unlike theirs, was as clear as a newly cleaned windowpane.. That is because he, unlike them, refused to lie for the cause, and admitted its faults.. They loathed him for it when he was alive, and they always will loathe him for it.
(Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014)

British voters and European leaders should have one thing in common.. Not trusting David Cameron.. As slippery as a mud wrestler covered in grease.
The only thing open about Mr Cameron is his gaping mouth when he’s telling porkies.
(Daily Mirror, 18.12.2015)

ISIL hasn’t come from nowhere.
ISIL isn’t funded by nobody.
ISIL doesn’t sell its oil to nobody.
ISIL doesn’t receive its arms from nowhere.
You’ve got to ask some questions about the arms sales we’ve made to many countries around the Gulf.. And we’ve got to ask some questions of the bankers and the banking system that allows that oil money to go in and out.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy.. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.. It works the same way in any country.
( Hermann Wilhelm Göring, German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party )

I was born with my heart on my sleeve
A fire in my soul
And a mouth I can’t control.

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
( Mark Twain )

Theresa May has the warmth, wit and oratorical ability of a fridge-freezer.
( Rod Little )

Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere.. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.
( Christopher Hitchens )

Judged by its own stated goals, government austerity policy isn’t working.. Of course, the reality is that austerity policies are actually designed to dismantle the welfare state, bring down wages and fully marketise the economy, destroying all social and economic gains of ordinary people since the second world war.. So from the government point of view the policies are working.
( Ken Loach )