The Uphill Battle for the Welfare of Animals

This isn’t just about animal welfare but tolerance, seeing differences (beliefs) and also looking to see if there is room for change, for opening to something new. Rumpy’s mom tirelessly advocates for animals and for this, and all the other great things I’ve read she’s involved in, a heartfelt THANK YOU. This is really worth the read.

Dogpaddling Through Life

As humans, we each have beliefs about how things are supposed to be. Here’s some examples of ideas I’ve heard others share.

  • dinner is to be served at 7 pm
  • children must go to school bathed and in clean clothes
  • adults must dress up for work to show they are committed and professional
  • animals do not belong on the furniture
  • my religion is the one “true” religion and all the rest of you are going to Hell

Now there is nothing wrong with each of these ideas…. except when we come across someone who doesn’t believe as we do. Then we must either re-think what we believe to be true, or write off the other person as wrong.

Challenging the belief systems of others is healthy, and the way we go about making positive change within our society.

Here are some other beliefs people have held (and some still do)…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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23 Responses to The Uphill Battle for the Welfare of Animals

  1. fournier0917 says:

    I have a hard time with all that precision, especially dinner at 7pm, as I’m rarely hungry according to the clock. The next two, don’t rightfully deserve a response, unless you’ve never heard of the rest of the world. And as to the last rule, one would have one hell of a job to convince our two MainCoon cat masters, Kallista and Kaspar. JJ

  2. tazzielove says:

    Animals do not belong on furniture? Tell that to our two, they won’t listen to me, lol. It’s a well written post that covers a serious topic and does it well.

  3. Clanmother says:

    Just a thought –

    “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
    ― Mark Twain

  4. seeker says:

    Furniture? I am the furniture. They sit on my lap, the stand of my body while I’m lying down, the put their weight on me so that they groom, it’s not easy to take care of animals. Admirable post…

  5. Thanks for liking “Tails from Paris” : We’re now following your blog.

    If you want to sharpen your international sense of humor, we do also have a French version called “Sous nos Couettes” :

    Thanks for sharing if you enjoy it too …

    Best from Paris, France 😉

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    A worthwhile reblog indeed. I like Rumpy’s pages anyhow.

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