Purrs 4 Peace Week 44

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 44. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring to end the suffering of lab animals.
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If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth – beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals – would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? ~Attributed to George Bernard Shaw

April 24th, 2010 is World Lab Animal Day. This day was founded by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and is now recognized by the United Nations and marked by animal advocates on every continent. There will be a rally commencing at 11:30 a.m. at Cavendish Square in London. I wish I were in London to attend this event which is intended to bring attention and highlight the immense suffering endured by lab animals. These voiceless innocents endure suffering which is unnecessary, unscientific and inhumane.

This year in commemoration of this day I am going to participate in PETAs efforts to lobby Lufthansa to stop transporting animals to laboratories. PETA released heartbreaking photos of 50 beagles who had been confined in crates and loaded as cargo for transport from Marshall Farms (an animal breeding facility in New York) to Charles River Laboratories (CRL) in Scotland for purposes of experimentation. It is reported that CRL is one of the largest testers of animals subjecting them to poisoning, mutilation and death and has been cited for dozens of violations of the Animal Welfare Act in the U.S. Less than a day after the release of the photos (and the outrage it engendered), the airline announced a new policy prohibiting transport of dogs and cats to labs. However, now is the time to press Lufthansa to extend the policy to other animals.

In addition….we will purr. Purr to end the suffering of innocents for the sake of greed. Purr to end the destruction of our own human souls by the torture of animals. Purr to free animals imprisoned and tortured in laboratories. We will Purr 4 Peace.

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. ~George Bernard Shaw


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.

The appointed time for Week 44 is Sunday, April 18, 2010. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Katnip Lounge
Katnip Lounge
10 years ago

We will be adding our 12 purrers.
xx Lounge Kats

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
10 years ago

What a lovely quote!! Very apt.

me & Charlie are purring very loudly!!

Take care
x

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
10 years ago

We purred…

ABBY
ABBY
10 years ago

We are purring super duper hard!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
10 years ago

Ai mighta missed the exact minute but Ai will start purring right away!

The Womun does give some green payperz to places trying to stop this stuff so Ai guess Ai should be nicer to her sometimes.

MoMo
MoMo
10 years ago

I purr and I purrrrrrrr for this most worthwhile cause.

tekorin
tekorin
10 years ago

Thank you for letting us know about this very important information.
We send Biiiiiiig Purrs and Hugs!!

Esme
Esme
10 years ago

Wow-I did not know this-outrageous.