They breathe. They have a heart. They have a soul. They know hunger. They feel pain. They love♥ and know when they are lov♥d. They do have a voice, just not of words. These are our animals. Some provide us with milk, eggs & meat for food, others offer wool & furs for warmth, many give us entertainment. All provide moments of joy. Those we are closest to become our pets...we pamper and adore.
But, all are not so lucky...
Within our society live humans who indulge, not in actions of love♥, but obtain pleasure in inflicting needless cruelty. Animals are starved and beaten with no remorse. Some survive remaining maimed for life. Too many die.What does all of this have to do with This Day in History?
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In 1867, ASPCA operated its first ambulance for injured horses and advocated alternatives for inhumane actions toward animals such as horses, live pigeons, cats and dogs. By the time of Henry Bergh's death in 1888, 37 out of the 38 states in the union had enacted anti-cruelty laws that were enforced by the ASPCA. Early goals of ASPCA focused on efforts for horses and livestock, since at the time they were used for a number of activities. Starting at the turn of the 20th century, small domestic animals, like cats and dogs, became the focus for members of ASPCA. [Source: en.wikipedia.org]
For the love♥ of animals...
I want to live to love♥ and be lov♥d!
Please don't hurt us, we love♥ you!
(Terrific heart-warming stories!)