Nobody should die for an icecream...

please watch this video, it's not graphic...
please at least consider this for a moment...
i don't know what it takes to each one of us to make a change in our life, to me, personally, to see only this few minutes of a clip is enough.
I personally feel immense pain in my heart when i think or see the abuse animals go through for human pleasure. I can't be part of that. It's small my part in this, but as much small as it is it must be there. I can't think that my choices and my actions are part of the hand that torture those animals, part of the kick in the face those poor animals got from these savages, monsters. I can't be part of the hand that holds the scissors that heartlessly cut a tail, like if somebody would just come and cut my arm, no anesthetic, no pity, only pain. (see video in petition HERE)
Walking towards death's doors and getting tortured while walking to my death.
If there's something, someone, that is what the Christians talk about as Jesus, all those animals are. The same way he was walking to his death, the same way those innocents are walking. He got beaten, laughed at, tortured, spit at, no pity for him, till they put him on that cross...slowly left there to die.
To me, all the animals that are tortured and killed by man, to me all of them are what Christians call the Christ. I don't follow any particular religion. I believe in good actions vs bad actions. That's how i go on in life. So i don't know why this particular example came to my mind, maybe my cultural background... No matter this, my point is just a call to you all to open your hearts and feel empathy and compassion for those poor innocent creatures. It's not the easiest way in the beginning, a vegan diet... but the 'Right Thing' has got nothing to do with easy or difficult. I just pray that everyday more and more people find it in their heart to feel and see those animals as equals, cause when you see them as you, and me, and your kids, and your spouse, when you see them like that you wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them.

Please remember that just some years ago people with a different skin colour were used as slaves and treated as those cattle are treated, remember that just few years ago women were burned alive and called witches, only few years ago women couldn't even vote, just few years ago thinking 'gay' was considered an abomination. So keeping this in mind, think that one day, the way we treat our brothers and sisters animals will be seen as something so cruel and primitive as well. The change is in our hearts. Those words might not change you today. But i have to speak them, in the hope that at least they will make a little seed fall in your heart, and one day that seed might be ready and grow into a source of Compassion for All.
God Bless The Animals and keep them away from pain....

Please watch the short clip, and sign this petition on Change:
Thank You...

Talking animals... simply hilarious!

This has to be one of the funniest animals video out there, turn the volume up and enjoy! :)

While speaking out and fighting against animal abuse, it's good to see animals in their own habitat and share a laugh with them, to see how cute they are just give us more inspiration to keep on raising awareness and encourage more people to campaign for them.

Video and audio credits:
"A compilation of excerpts taken from the BBC One show
'Funny Talking Animals - Walk On The Wild Side' and
pieced together by DJ Shamrock for comedic effect.
Images and voice-overs are property of the BBC.
Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is property of Sony."

Luiz and the octopus:
a story of empathy and compassion

Luiz Antonio is a just a small kid, but his moral and understanding have got nothing to do with 'small'. If you were looking for the easier and more down-to-earth explanation of 'why it's good to be a vegetarian', he has the answer :)

I'm personally amazed of the way he clearly and quickly makes the connection between what's on his plate and how it did get there, and if eventually it did get there with pain and suffering.
The empathy this little boy is already showing at such a young age is something mind blowing, not only that - it's something most adults are lacking.

I don't know exactly when the concept of 'selfishness' develops in humans, but most grown ups - even when staring the truth in the eyes - can come out with many many excuses when their 'comfort zone' is threaten. And with this i mean our habits.

There are many habits, some are more harmful than others. Maybe not to us but to other creatures, and that's when the concept of selfishness gets in the way. Most non-vegetarian people have big difficulty in stopping to eat meat and/or fish cause they cannot think of living without the taste of a steak, bacon, turkey etc etc. I used to eat meat (on and off) too, as at that time i still didn't realize the cruelty that lies behind that appealing plate of ... 'whatever was alive before and not anymore'.
But the day came when i found myself watching for the first time a clip on YouTube, where miss Pamela Anderson was explaining what goes behind the scenes at KFC.
At the end of that few minutes clip it was clear to me that i didn't wanna be part of that cruelty cycle no more, and that same day i stopped eating meat for good. That same day i also decided that i had to do something about what i saw, i couldn't just be there, crying my eyes out and do nothing, cause that wouldn't have helped any animals anyway. And that's when my 'Animal Voice' project started.

I wish more people were like sweet Luiz - learning something new, understanding it and acting upon what they just discovered. Breaking old habits that we keep on feeding just out of plain selfishness, cause all meat/fish we'll ever eat started with the killing (you can even call it murdering) of some innocent creature that had a desire to live as much as we all do.

Furthermore, it has been confirmed already that a vegetarian diet is a very healthy choice for humans, especially when thinking the way animals are pumped up with chemicals to fatten them up, and fish is getting no more a good alternative either, considering seas and oceans pollution, radioactivity etc.
Nowadays the alternatives to meat are so many, and so good, in fact there are even experiments being made, where meat alternatives have been served to people expecting to eat meat and not knowing that actually they weren't, and the results are very positive and surprising.
A vegetarian and or/vegan diet is just so good in many ways, for your health, for a cruelty-free lifestyle and for your taste buds...

Wildlife and nuclear power plants:
..when man goes away... nature thrives...

photo by Dr. Sergei Gaschak

Ukraine - April 26th, 1986 - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explodes.
High levels of radioactivity and lots of human and animal casualties followed. The area was evacuated and still today humans are not yet suitable for re-homing it. But now, almost 30 years later, that same place that witnessed much death and destruction seems has had a surprising change of course. Many species are living there, and multiplying... cause eventually, where there's no man... there's more chances of survival for animals and all nature alike.

On April 26, 1986, disaster struck the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

This is quite much of a controversial subject for me, i don't really agree with the way scientists interact and interfere with the local wildlife - i am strongly against any kind of animal testing experiment, and the poor white rats in the documentary will end up in a lab. Also i didn't really enjoy the part where they had to set a trap to catch 'Boy', the wolf - in a nonchalant kind of way they explained that 'the paw caught in the trap didn't seem to have reported any damage' ... what if it did though!
This being said, it's quite interesting to see that after man destroys, nature reclaims. If we continue the way we do, at this rate - between pollution, deforestation, pouching etc - not much will be left to guarantee an healthy standard of life for all earthlings, at least the ones that remain. But it kind of brings some hope to think that eventually, if we'll annihilate ourselves with our greediness and stupidity, nature might have another chance to thrive.
Long live the animals!


- Do Animals in Chernobyl's Fall Out Zone Glow?
- Chernobyl's Wildlife Survivors

"Adopt - Don't Shop" ...Abba style :)

This is definitely one of the best 'ADOPT - DON'T SHOP' ads out there!
The people at SPCA Wake County did a great job with this commercial, i hope they can reach as much people as possible with this message, and i hope in general that the concept of adopting from shelters become more and more accepted and integrated into people's lives.
Remember, there are tons of animals waiting for a loving home, animals that are waiting for you in shelters all over the world, and those cats and dogs are just eager to shower you with their unconditional love. These great animals are sitting behind bars for the most different reasons, mostly selfish and lazy excuses.

When people decide to get an animal at home, they should keep very well in mind that it's the same decision as when they decide to have a kid - it's a LIFE LONG COMMITMENT. The same as you wouldn't give away your kid for any reason, the same you shouldn't give away your pets. Do you give away your kids when you move into a new house? or when you have a new baby? or when your boyfriend doesn't really like kids? most humans don't give away their human kids, the same should be for our furry kids. They should always been taken good care of. Animals/pets are not toys. They are living creatures and deserve the respect and care we give to our kin. Especially when they give us SO MUCH. No human left behind, no animals left behind.

Now run! Run to your local shelter and do the best thing you could do for yourself - get the best loving and faithful companion you might ever get! :)