FedEx And UPS Supporting Animal Suffering 

  ”As you have likely heard, a much-beloved lion named Cecil was recently lured out of the safety of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, shot with a crossbow by a Minnesota dentist, and left to suffer for 40 hours before he was shot again—this time with a gun—and killed. Cecil was then beheaded and skinned, leaving his family of cubs fatherless and vulnerable. In the wake of this atrocity, many airlines have announced that they will no longer transport animals killed by trophy hunters. However, FedEx and UPS are still providing transport services for hunting trophies.

    
Trophy hunting is a spineless pastime in which overprivileged cowards pay a hefty price to be handed a weapon so that they can gun down innocent and magnificent animals. These hunts leave wild animals without their mates, parents, and offspring. Hunters, who lack compassion and respect for these living creatures, simply want another carcass that they can mount on their wall. As other renowned companies are taking a stand against this despicable pastime, it’s time that FedEx and UPS follow suit. Take action today to reach out to the companies’ CEOs and urge them to end the transport of hunting trophies TODAY.”

    
Below is a link to a petition created in the hope that FedEx and UPS end their transport of hunting trophies.

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Share this post/petition if you believe that the transport of hunting trophies is both immoral and unnecessary. The key to ending the suffering and exploitation of billions of animals each year is to educate as many people as possible. Share buttons are below. Thank you.

-The Vegan Lily

Animals Have a Voice (featuring theveganlily)

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Warning: Before you read, this article does contain two disturbing pictures of animals being shut in cramped, small cages. If you want skip these pictures, you can scroll down if you wish.  

Animals. Who doesn’t love them? I know I certainly do – I’ve grown up with two, care free border collies and five cats. But, what about animals outside the home? The ones you’ll see at the zoo? Are they being treated fairly and equally like our household best friends? To investigate and answer this question, I’ve teamed up with theveganlily to address this issue, to explain how and why animals are still treated badly in captivity.

Growing up, I’ve always had a huge passion for animals; I loved learning about and talking to them. In the UK (where I live), most zoos claim that they provide excellent care to our animal friends; big or small. But when I read one of

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Ready to take on the Baconator

One pig at a time

Sidewalk art drawn by Tori Lion in front of Ontario's Fearman's Pork. Sidewalk art drawn by Tori Lion in front of Ontario’s Fearman’s Pork.

I spent 23 hours in Canada this week for a single reason: to devote much of a day with Toronto Pig Save outside of Ontario’s biggest pig slaughterhouse, bearing witness to the pigs as they arrived in hulking transport trucks. We tried to comfort as many as possible with soothing words and quick offerings of water and watermelon before the traffic light changed – and the rigs pulled away.

Of course, it’s sad to see those tired and thirsty pigs trapped in there, knowing that after a life full of suffering, even more pain awaits them. But I found the 12-hour vigil to be much more uplifting than depressing. I found energy and inspiration in the roughly 70 other compassionate activists who also came out for the pigs. Also, the honks did much to keep me going: I…

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