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Awaken Your Compassion
June 29, 2015

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.


  1. Walmart Pork Supplier Tortures Pigs
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet
  3. Five Must-Watch Documentaries
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Genesis 6:6
  5. The 4Ns Are Just Excuses!
  6. This Week’s Video: Rescued Former Battery Hen Celebrates Her Birthday

1. Walmart Pork Supplier Tortures Pigs

Once again, the animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals exposed routine horrific animal abuse at a major Walmart pork supplier, Seaboard Foods. Also disturbing is the fact that the company claimed not knowing how the animals were treated.

Please visit Walmart Pork Supplier Admits to Being Clueless.

Cruelty to God’s animals is inherent to the animal agriculture industry because these animals are seen as commodities and not recognized for the aliveness, presence and sentience. We can easily put an end to this egregious, systematic and legal abuse simply by eating plant-based foods. Otherwise, we are accomplices of this cruelty.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote

The opposite of love is not hate but indifference. When we lift the veil and see the suffering our food habits cause, when we connect with the reality of the defenseless beings who suffer so terribly because of our food choices, our indifference dissolves and compassion—its opposite—arises, urging us to act on behalf of those who are suffering.

~ Dr. Will Tuttle,The World Peace Diet


3. Five Must-Watch Documentaries

These are five of the best documentaries that have helped people change their perception about animals and food. These films open people’s minds and hearts to the plight of God’s animals, the urgent need to stop the environmental devastation, and ways we can help our bodies heal and stay healthy. Make sure you watch them and recommend them to friends and family!

Please visit 5 Films that Will Inspire You to Leave Animals Off the Menu.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Genesis 6:6

And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Humankind is capable of the worst atrocities, but also of the most magnificent acts of kindness. By following a path of compassion, mercy and love we are honoring our loving and benevolent Creator from where all life arises.


5. The 4Ns Are Just Excuses!

The 4Ns, "natural," "necessary," "normal," and "nice”, are the reasons why people continue to eat meat, according to a new study published in the international journal, Appetite. These excuses seem to help omnivores deal with the guilt of eating animals unnecessarily.

Please visit New Study: Why People Eat Meat.

It’s time to let our inner-most values be the motivation behind our food choices. This way, compassion and ethics trump taste, convenience and profit.


6. This Week’s Video: Rescued Former Battery Hen Celebrates Her Birthday

Watch this short video featuring a former battery-caged hen celebrating her re-birthday and new freedom with a cake!


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