Monday, April 14, 2014

Pleading on behalf of Edward (warning photos are graphic)

It has been a long time since we've had a blog post entry. With Easter just around the corner,
I would like to introduce you to Eddie G. Edward was most likely a live gift from an Easter past. Eds was found close to death, eating dried bread in someone's yard. Ear mites had completely taken over and he was nothing but skin and bones. His eyes were crusted shut and he was too weak to attempt to escape his rescuer. 
What happened to Edward is quite common. A bunny is purchased on impulse without thinking about the future. When the person becomes tired of the bunny, they are set free. Domestic rabbits cannot survive in the wild. It is a death sentence. You are not setting them free, you are sentencing them to a horrible death. 

Edward is safe now. He will never know that kind of suffering again. If you see this kind of thing happening, please speak up. It is a brutal end for a bunny and also a crime to abandon an animal in the wild. It would have been kinder to leave him at a kill shelter. A quick death would have been far better than the suffering this bunny went through.

“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” 

Cesar Chavez


Blogger StewyLipBite said...

How is he now?:(

11:48 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

He has numerous complications including a nasty ear infection but is improving more every day. He was shutting down from starvation but loves to eat and is starting to gain weight.

12:20 AM  
Blogger veganelder said...

Thank you. One of the ugliest and most consequential (for them) delusions that we human animals labor under is that we "know" what our fellow animals need. Or that we know "about" them.

For instance, how many readers "know" that domestic cats evolved from desert dwelling animals and that fish are not normal prey for them and in fact (no matter how much cats "like" to eat fish) it is one of the major causes of food allergies for them. Or that this desert background for cats makes them prone to have difficulty drinking enough water for good health (if fed only a dry diet) because their ancestors got most of their moisture from their prey. Or that a very high percentage of cats are lactose intolerant and should never (again, no matter how much they "like" them) be given dairy products.

I've lived around cats my whole life and only acquired this information a few years ago. How much more ignorant about rabbits are most of us? Look at the content of cat "foods"...the manufacturers of that stuff don't know (or care) about these features of cat physiology and evolutionary background. No...we pretend to "know" or believe we "know" and motor right on causing harm and misery.

Cats are a good example of often not being able to rely on a cat to tell us what is good for them...they have no evolutionary history of encountering fish, the taste appeals to they eat them...often enthusiastically. We say "they like it so it must be good for them". No...we've removed them from everything the cat family learned over the thousands of generations of their learning how to live and stuck them someplace no cat is equipped to handle (in many ways) and expect them to "know" what's good for them and what isn't. How many would let a 3 year old human eat anything they wanted if they acted like it tasted good to them? Same with bunnies...most like to be outside...resist coming back inside...they know what they want, right? It must be ok, right? Nope...same principle...would you let a 3 year old human stay outside just because she "liked" it or would you abandon them in the woods just because you were tired of them?....sorry, my ranter started acting up.

Poor Eddie G. We failed him and he paid the price. The likelihood is that he was used, abused and abandoned...and that pretty much sums up the fate of way too many living beings who are unfortunate enough to come into contact with our kind.

Except...for the few kind, brave and knowledgeable ones. Like you. Thank you for swimming against and objecting to the tidal wave of harm visited on those whose only "crime" was being stuck in the control of a human.

Cesar Chavez exemplifies the best of us...he spent his life trying to assist other humans with little power against those who would exploit and harm them, late in his life he realized that all living beings deserved to live free of exploitation and abuse and expanded his 'circle of compassion' to include all animals. Hooray for him...and hooray for you and everyone who has helped Eddie G. Thank you all.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thank you Vee. Doing what we want all the time just because we want to isn't possible, safe or good for us. The same goes for animals and human children.
The information about cats makes perfect sense.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Titch said...

Poor Baby,I'm glad he's getting better,it breaks my heart to see a bunny or any animal in this state,xx Rachel

9:15 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Titch said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter CHristina,and we hope Edward is fully on the road to recovery too,xx Rachel and Speedy

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good post.

11:17 AM  

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