task must be to free ourselves...by widening our
circle of compassion to embrace all living
creatures and the whole of nature and it's
updated April 4th 2014
In Defence of
Rats and Mice
Animal Sanctuary (UK) faces eviction please help by
clicking the following link:
contains an appeal by patron Joanna Lumley
useful Links Action You Can Take page.
Sanctuary Faces Eviction
To add interest
throughout the website I have
interspersed commentary with thought provoking
quotations from philosophers, ethicists, scientists
and other notable thinkers both past and present.
going through the website checking links. Please be
aware that a few of the links may at present not be
functioning while others lead to different places which
are now not relevant to this website. If anyone notices
a dead link or a link which is now not relevant please
let me know. Thank you.
is an animal rights website it is based upon vegan
ethics, therefore from time to time we may also include
human rights issues.
mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that
of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life
of a lamb for the sake of the human body.
want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with
the beings called human, but I want to realize identity
with all life, even with such things as crawl upon
Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi.
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website is dedicated to sheep; it is a celebration of
sheep, one of the most gentle of creatures on the
however will not only focus upon sheep, it will also
feature many domesticated and other animals who are
abused by man, for instance those confined in zoos, used
as labour and bred in factory farms in shockingly
cruel conditions before ending their days in terror as they face their fate in the abattoir. We hope by
setting up this website that in some small way it
makes a few people think differently about our
relationship with all animals as creatures with whom we share
this world rather than commodities for our use and sadly
We intend to bring attention to the plight of farm
animals, creatures often overlooked and ignored, not
considered in the same category as a pet
dog or cat. We hope to help people
realise that these animals are sentient beings who have
feelings, who are aware of themselves and other
creatures, who are intelligent,
and consequently capable of a whole range of
emotions. Such as compassion; kindness towards
one another, for example
story of Johnny and Hope, one young pig caring for a
With this concept in mind
we hope by way of articles, personal
stories, photographs and videos to encourage people to think more
deeply about the way we treat other
creatures, particularly, but not exclusively, farm animals and why we should
begin to treat them differently.
But why the
focus on sheep? Yes it would appear the focus is
upon sheep and my husband, son and I have a special
for this gentle and timid creature.
Originally the website was created to focus on
interesting facts about sheep but
during research into the plight of sheep as farm animals
the theme has been extended to include not only sheep
but all farm and
other exploited animals. You
can find a more in-depth explanation
concerning the purpose of this website by clicking
this link: About
Differently About Sheep"
At the present time you will find sections devoted to
animal Rights which discuss the
shocking abuse of factory farmed animals, with sections
about pigs, sheep, poultry, cattle, fish and
crustaceans. Also a similar section concerning sentience
in farm animals again including fish and crustaceans.
website will also inform you about sheep with facts both interesting, profound, amusing
and trivial. At the present time the website
includes a history of sheep and their
effect upon religion and mythology and a separate
article concerning sheep in art. In time a more
general history of sheep will also be included. A list
is included of some of the more common breeds of
sheep found in the UK along with more rare and
endangered breeds and eventually breeds world wide.
In time similar general information
of interest will be included about other farm animals,
but for now check out the section
Farm Animal Facts
for random general information about farm animals.
There will be Included
from time to time various and ongoing information concerning animal rights and other issues relating to any non
human animal. I prefer to use the term non human animal, although
for ease of reading I will simply use the word animal or
other animals when referring to non human animals.
I consider we are
also animals and that all animals are equal inasmuch as
they have the right to live out their lives in
accordance with their natural behaviours and ways of
being without negative interference, exploitation or
molestation of any kind from the animal called man.
The idea of
this website is
to get people to think more deeply about
the welfare of all animals and to appreciate animals as beings with their
own purposes, as other creatures with whom we share this
world, beings who are here to live their own lives in a
natural way without interference.
fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with
which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we
do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such
sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole
world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of
compassion to all living things, humanity will not find
Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization
included in our website are fun things such as
and in time, buttons and banners, all for free download.
This is a
new website, one which will always be in the process of
creation and new material will be added and existing material updated.
If you have
any animal stories, funny, sad, whichever, but in keeping
with the theme of this website, I would be pleased
to include them. I am particularly looking for stories
which show animal intelligence and sentience in farm
animals but all
stories are welcome about any animal.
Important please note:
I am not an
animal expert of any kind just your average person who
loves animals, all animals, and feels deeply about the
plight of many of our fellow creatures. Neither am I a
writer, or any other expert. Therefore please keep in
mind that the information included in this website has
been researched to the best of my ability and any
misinformation is quite by accident but of course
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