Yeshe wrote:This film is extremely graphic and contains scenes of great cruelty.
Luke wrote:Yeshe wrote:This film is extremely graphic and contains scenes of great cruelty.
Aaargh!! You're not bloody kidding! Oh, those scenes are horrifying! Blech! I know now that I couldn't handle watching the actual film.
Anyway, I do think it's important to make people aware of the degree to which animals suffer as a result of humans. It might make them wake up from their sleep of ignorance. It might wake them up to the fact that every action they commit has consequences.
Saving even one animal from being tortured or slaughtered is a significant act.
Yeshe wrote:For some reason my own focus tends to be on dogs and their welfare, so you can imagine how I felt at the scene of a dog who had been skinned alive, raising its red fleshy head in unimagineable pain, as it lay on top of a pile of similarly brutalised animals - living carcasses.
Luke wrote:Yeshe wrote:For some reason my own focus tends to be on dogs and their welfare, so you can imagine how I felt at the scene of a dog who had been skinned alive, raising its red fleshy head in unimagineable pain, as it lay on top of a pile of similarly brutalised animals - living carcasses.
Yuck!! Oh, horrible!
I had no idea it was a dog! I thought it was a ferret or something (not that that would make it any better). In which country are they skinning these dogs alive?? Christ, if there ever was a cause to send a petition around for and to generate international outrage over, it's that!
On a more mild note, I went out for a walk the other night when it was pretty cold, maybe -5 celsius. There was a German shepherd sitting on the ground outside as a "guard dog"--although this dog was so kind that he doesn't bark at anyone; he just looks sad and lonely. German shepherds may have fairly thick fur, but I think it's cruel to leave them out in the cold all night. How long will it take before the dog really begins to suffer? Two hours in the cold? Three hours in the cold?
I wonder if the dog would be smart enough to get under a blanket if I threw one over the fence? I would also like to give him a sausage. I dislike buying meat, but dogs enjoy meat more than anything else.
Inge wrote:I also was moved by the Earthlings movie, but some times when I see videos like this no compassion arises. I have thought about doing tonglen to this film, because doing tonglen with visualization only makes me more irritated, but I havn't dared do so yet, because I am afraid to have no compassion. Do you sometimes see such things without compassion?
Yeshe wrote:The German Shepherd should be OK. I once bought a collie pup from a farm and asked to see the mother. She was asleep on a snowdrift in -10 temperatures. They are bred to be as hardy as the sheep they herd.
Yeshe wrote:''Nation Earth presents EARTHLINGS -- the multi-award winning documentary about society's treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and a soundtrack by Moby.''
This film is extremely graphic and contains scenes of great cruelty.
I advise watching the trailer before deciding whether to watch the whole documentary film.
The spread of compassion is not easy, but I believe we should all do what we can.
May all sentient beings one day be free from suffering.
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