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Happy New Year?

Resolutions.  A new beginning.  Wiping clean of the slate.  A chance to start anew with hope for better tomorrow.

This is not the case for the millions of our brothers and sisters in captivity.  For them, 01/01/2013 will be the same as 12/31/2012 and will be the same on 01/02/2013.  Unless their particular number came up and they died today.

For those of you who went dazed, confused, scared, crying and screaming to your final indignity, I want you to know that I thought of you.

I posted for you today, I spoke of you and your situation to anyone who would listen.  I gave you the respect you deserved but never received.  In my own small way, I fought for you. You were loved, even though you never knew it or felt it.

I wish I could have been there to do more. To hug you, give you some comfort, play, whatever you wanted, I would have done it for you or with you. There are many like me who would do the same.  Not enough.  Not nearly enough, but we are growing.  There is much work to be done.  We each can do more, a little more.  I know I can. And I will. I know your journey has ended, but mine is just beginning.  I'm so sorry it was too late for you, gentle animal.

With much love and respect,

Mark

Image credit: Tobias Akerboom (at hutmeelz)

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  1. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    I appreciate the immense feeling of compassion in you for the sufferers. Voted....n yea you can vote for self also!
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    1. Mark T
      Thank you Shabs!
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  2. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. This is a moving tribute to the billions of animals who suffer and die at human hands every year. I often feel the same way, I did my best for them, but there was so little I could do. All I can really do is send them my love and compassion, and just keep on trying to change the world, in whatever small way I can.
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  3. SnakeWitch
    thanks for the note of love, respect and compassion! Voted! On another note, I invite you to read my new blog: http://www.shvoong.com/books/guidance-self-improvement/2347420-china-study/
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  4. Anita Vegana
    Sorry to bother you with this, but I am wondering about the payments.... I know it may seem a little shallow to be doing this for the money, but I am in a situation where I can't write just for the fun of it, and working from home is a must for me at the moment due to a very difficult time I am going through. It's not a disability - believe me, at times I wish it were, but as they say, careful what you wish for, it might actually happen! - but it is still something that needs to be taken care of, and may take a very long time. However, what I feel is wrong is that the Rolling Without Limits crew - who are the same as the The Flaming Vegan guys - told me that if I am not happy with the way things work, to just stop writing. They lied to me twice about the amount of time they promise to pay their writers - they claim it's ten days, when in the FAQ (on TFV) it clearly says EVERY WEDNESDAY. I am very bothered by this as I am now starting to think that they won't pay me. My first unpaid post to make it to top page was a week ago. They're supposed to pay every Wednesday. What's wrong? Why aren't they doing what they promise to do? I wouldn't be so upset if they hadn't been so rude, or if they actually had a good reason to be doing this. But they don't. What's their game???
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