Sunday, May 30, 2010

Please help!

It is through eyes full of tears that I am writing this right now.
I have just watched as much as I can stand of one the most horrible things I have ever seen.

a secret hidden video of pure concentrated evil and abuse happening at a dairy farm in Ohio.

The things that were being done to these animals is beyond heart breaking and upsetting.

Please read this open letter written by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest to the owner of the CONKLIN DAIRY FARM in Ohio.

Mr. Conklin,

Our daughter came to us last night urging us to watch the video of the abuse at your plant. She was overcome with grief that human beings could inflict such cruelty and unconscious hatred at the most benign of creatures and their infants. The shocking images were too much for her father and me but we watched enough to know where it led.

There are moments in all our lives where we face our deepest, darkest truths.

This is your moment.

What will you do?

Can you look in the mirror and see what you have done? Have you shown this to your children and family? You are a third generation farmer. Did you learn this from your ancestors?

Can you face and take the anger and sadness and grief and rage that so many will be feeling for you and your staff and accept and understand the outrage?

We know this media attention is difficult to navigate, there are many people in communications to help you but handle it you will.

Can you hold an open news conference and truly accept the responsibility, really accept it and be willing to implement change?

Can you attend education classes where you are taught kindness and compassion for all beings?

Can you then spend your lives teaching that same compassion to children throughout Ohio about the possibility to change the very nature of your beings through this exposure in the media?

We challenge you to have the courage, as the brave person who filmed this did, to open your doors and your hearts. Become the standard for safety and kindness and actually change -- change your mental state and spend the rest of your lives, and the lives of your descendants, trying to make your farm the leader in humane, clean, loving treatment of the very animals you profit from. You have the opportunity. Certainly one more than those helpless victims of your sick, tortured abuse.

This is your moment. From the ashes of your lives can you re-build yourselves?

We know it is possible, if you have the willingness. But do you?

We are all waiting for your outrage and the outrage of your children and families and friends.

We are all waiting for your next move because we certainly know what ours is....

It's all here in this petition, which we encourage everyone to sign.

~ Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

Please, if you are as outraged and shocked as we are, add your name to this petition.

This video is very, very disturbing. If you choose to watch it, it may forever change the way you think about animals, human nature and your own decisions about what you put in your body.

We have to stop this from happening... The sad truth is, it is happening more then we know. Factory farming is a careless and heartless industry. Our nation is subsidizing
this farm!! We have to let our representatives know that we will not stand this treatment to continue.

More humans then you know will take any chance to lash out at something weaker then themselves, something helpless. These people have to know that other human beings will not stand for it. Pass this on to everyone you know who has a heart-beat.

Be good to all living things.
XOXO- Things-We-Heart

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