years ago, when I left to go to work, I found him passing by the sidewalk, in front of the condominium door where I live. He smelled by sidewalk and looked for food; I bought a cupcake and saw that it was hungry. I realized he needed help, and I took him home.
Branco is a dog experienced, lived with other people who abandoned him on the street when he aged and lost his sight, I suppose. He does not see good because had glaucoma in both eyes. I don’t know how old he is, but he has a lot of energy.
I am told that he is old. I also read that poodle breed with age can have glaucoma, and he has; and also that the old dog usually has whitish hair on its nose. Well, he has a lot of hair, so I don’t know if he’s too old.
I did seek eye treatment for Branco, and we got it, but fate was not favorable; and in an accident after the shower, the shampoo fell into his eyes, I didn’t notice, and he itched, and lost the eye he had treated.
He also has a lot of itching, and I sought treatment for that as well. The vets said it was because of the fleas; I insisted that, besides, he lived on the street and ate dirt, and asked test, blood or skin, that could identify any contamination. There was a disagreement, and I didn’t look for them anymore. I keep their pelage short, cats too, give him more baths, and spray bleach dissolved in water to fight pests and soothe him; and me too.
Branco is a gentleman dog, kind, sweet, friendly and admired by people; it does not fight with cats at home or other dogs out; he likes to go out (but don’t like to come home, want to be on the street), it like kids, and other dogs, especially if it’s a female dog which he may can to smell a lot of.
I’ve had dogs, but here in SP had only cats; so I adopted Branco. We had to adapt, and sometimes I need to be energetic. Now we are a team.
I love being at home in the Home Office, which I once dreamed, researching and working, dealing with subjects and people from near and far. Currently, I go out alone, only when necessary; when Branco “takes me” to walk on the streets, on by the neighborhood where I also live since childhood, this it relaxes and calms me…
Walking and thinking, remembering and talking to the LORD, to myself, Branco, people, and other dogs…
Then, I look and see places I’ve been; children playing soccer, houses, buildings, restaurants, the shop where my aunt-mother had her beautiful store off pieces of decoration in the gallery of stores with the circular concrete walkways I liked to run; people passing by; other sidewalk pets with their owners; also some stray dogs and cats, and homeless people.
Branco wants to smell every dog urine he finds on the sidewalk, he stops, I stop too, and wait; sometimes I need to pull him because he wants to lick. Dog thing.
He gives me support on the strolling; because people wouldn’t understand someone alone in the afternoon or evening, walking and stopping by the sidewalk, looking the movement around, and whispering to herself. They would find it strange, to say the least.
I always lived with pets, and I realized I need them, more than they need me.
In that daily simplicity, this has been our recent little history, here in SP*; always under Mercy LORD and His Support: protecting, instructing, guiding, enlightening, and correcting.
I seek to remain on the Lane, to configure the honest and permanent Image — the Chemistry of GOOD. And how “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37), I think the Princess could complement our team.
* SP is the acronym of the name of the city of São Paulo (St. Paul), here in Brazil.
São Paulo refers to the Apostle Paul.
The city was founded in 1554 by the Spanish Jesuit Jose de Anchieta shortly after the beginning of colonization.
It is the largest city in South America; blessed, but with immense social contrast, just like all of Brazil.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
It seems quite evident that God created pets, animals of different species, and all things, and united us, to inspire in humans the desire to care, and to teach them to respect and love all around them.
Since evolution and civilization have alienated human animals from the understanding and feeling that they also belong to the same Creator Principle of Heaven and Earth.
DIVINE WISDOM shows that pets, and animals in general, are as worthy or more than human animals; and have always deserved the respect and care of human beings, but they are cruelly neglected.
A NEW AWARENESS, yes, is a legitimate and healthy global movement:
. Necessary FAITH in GOOD, derived from the honest understanding and practice of CHRISTIAN doctrine; is the necessary ethical choice;
. PETS, animals of all species, and the environment being treated with respect by humans, on the benefit of all; and,
.VEGAN* REVOLUTION — because it is not possible to destroy all forests and turn them into pasture for fattening cattle, for excessive and harmful use of animal protein in human foods, and enrichment of some in the livestock industry and its affiliated political positions; IGNORING the ill-treatment to animals kept in confinement, CRUELTY in transportation and industrial slaughterhouses; in DETRIMENT of a more varied diet balanced and healthier for people — without meat or animal products —, and of the necessary and late sustainable use of the environment.
* I greatly reduced meat intake but use eggs; I avoid foods saturated with industrial chemistry and the use of products that exploit animals. My pets feed on rice, vegetables, and chicken, boiled; coconut oil, and cornmeal cake with rice milk.
FOODS should serve HEALTH and not the disease.
Like any other DRUG, people have become hostages, sick and slaves to the BAD food and its “antidotes“: miracle products and diets, gyms, aesthetic clinics, and quacks, to sustain vanity. They lose their pennies, and often their lives, to regain health and self-esteem.
Excessive consumption of animal protein from hormone-filled meats to accelerate growth; transgenic products; industrialized garbage called of the drink or food; EXCESS salt, fat, sugar, thickeners, preservatives, acidulants, dyes, etc., and treated water, saturated with chlorine, hormones, etc.
As they say: “You are what you eat!“ Physically and Spiritually.
Healthy food and water = GOOD BLOOD!!
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:39
Do not support the pet trade!
Do not encourage animal trafficking!
Change in eating habits drives a vegan revolution that already drives $ 50 billion a year and transforms world industry
Until recently, the vegetarian was seen as “weird people with weird habits.” In the US, they even invented the term tree hugger to refer to the group, which also included environmentalists. Among these consumers was an even narrower niche: that of vegans. Unlike vegetarians, who avoid meat only, they prefer to stay away from any animal products such as leather, eggs, wool, and silk. But in recent years, vegetarians and vegans have grown in number, with a growing trend accelerated. And this can be clearly seen in two countries that are champions in animal protein consumption: Brazil and the US.
That is, the market for customers wishing to avoid animal products has reached a size that can no longer be overlooked by any consumer giant. There are examples everywhere: McDonald’s, Burger King, BRF, Nestle, JBS, Tyson Foods, and Danone joined the veggie wave with products, investments, and projects in development.
The richest country in the world, by the way, points to an accelerated expansion of this news. Sales of vegan foods grew 10 times more than the total food market in twelve months (through June 2018), compared to the same period last year. There was also an explosion in the sale of alternative “milks”, which rose from $ 1.5 billion to $ 5 billion between 2011 and 2016. What drives growth is coconut milk. Ice creams without milk are also new. Ben & Jerry’s, a brand purchased by Unilever, has been investing in new flavors without the protein. The US already has the largest animal substitute market, which moves $ 700 million a year.
ALTERNATE BUTCH The signs of revolution are all over the world. In Italy, the vegan and vegetarian population has doubled in size in five years. The Chinese, who have enriched animal protein producers since the early 2000s, has another challenge: increasing protein supply without causing global production to collapse. Thus, the country is already the largest global alternative milk market, which caused a 60% drop in the price of these products within the country. In the Netherlands, one of the most advanced alternative meat companies was founded: Vivera, which has run out of stocks of herbal steaks in the British supermarket chain Tesco by selling 40,000 units in a week. The UK has 22 million people who are classified as “flexitarians”, those who like to eat meat but want to reduce consumption. Australia is considered the most attractive market for herbal snacks. Substitute ingredients include quinoa, cannabis seed, chickpeas, algae, and even insects.
FOOD STARTUPS The quality of animal substitute products has also greatly improved. Several startups have created major innovations and attracted the attention of companies interested in not missing the tram of the revolution. In December, Unilever bought the Dutch The Vegan Butcher, which invented products like chicken-free nuggets. The company was founded in 2007 by a farmer who represented the ninth generation of a family of breeders but decided to go vegetarian after seeing his pig farming decimated by swine flu.
In the US, Tyson Foods, the big American rival of Brazilian JBS, bought 5% of California startup Beyond Meat. The fledgling company, whose office combines a research center with a dog hotel, sells meatless protein discs to chains such as TGI Friday’s and announced in November that it is preparing to make a $ 100 million IPO. Beyond Meat has developed vegetable meat that even “bleeds” beet juice. The product was praised by billionaire Bill Gates, one of the investors alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio of rival Impossible Foods, another Californian company that develops alternative meats.
Global economic organizations have also entered the topic. At the Davos World Forum, which will take place this week, a study by the University of Oxford will be presented preaching a decrease in meat consumption for health and environment. Research estimates that replacing animal protein would cause a 2.4% decrease in deaths from an inadequate diet. Meat, the study suggests, should be replaced by other sources of protein, such as synthetic meat, tofu, lentils, walnuts, jackfruit, and insects.
The American Medical Association also concluded at a congress in 2018 that hospitals need to offer more vegan meals.
In Los Angeles, public schools began serving such meals in the academic year 2018-2019. But the first major government initiative on the subject will take place this year, when the European Commission promises to initiate the plan to create a formal definition for vegan and vegetarian food, creating a standard that can be a benchmark for businesses and consumers around the world. So before you call that vegan friend “weird,” remember that he is a disputed consumer of the world’s largest companies.
By Carlos Eduardo Valim
Sem carne com lucro (Edition summary)
They give unconditional love, companionship, and purpose.
Pet owners have less depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
They get people outside for exercise and social contact.
Pets make neighborhoods feel safer and workplaces more fun.
Don’t BUY, ADOPT!
Do not support the animal trade!
A rescue dog mourning the loss of his adoptive human has found a new family after a photo of him grieving went viral.
The dog, Moose, was pictured sitting next to his human’s hospital bed, patiently waiting for his dad’s return, unaware that his owner had passed away.
The photo was posted by Eleventh Hour Rescue along with the dog’s story and a plea to find him a new home a week after Moose’s owner’s death. The rescue wrote of the photo:
“Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that “Dad” had passed away. Poor Moose has now been returned to Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard.”
The rescue later told TODAY that Moose also “was waiting by the door, waiting for his owner to come home” according to Moose’s owner’s caretaker. She couldn’t console him so returned him to Eleventh Hour Rescue so they could try and get him adopted.
Moose, a 3-year-old Labrador mix, had a sad back story that Eleventh Hour shared. Moose was found tied to a railroad sign in front of an animal shelter in Georgia in 2017.
Moose was at that shelter for many months and during that time he had no interest from adopters. This was very unfortunate for Moose. You see, the longer a dog sits at a kill shelter, the closer they get to being euthanized due to overcrowding. Luckily for Moose, a local shelter volunteer was determined to not let that be his fate.”
The volunteer arranged for a rescue partner to take Moose and he was transported to New Jersey where he quickly won many fans among the volunteers.
” We were won over by his happy personality and his love for life. We were all rooting for Moose to find his perfect home. And then one day, his “dad” discovered him and they fell in love. Moose finally had a loving home of his own. The future seemed pretty bright for Moose. But a year later tragedy struck and his dad passed away, leaving Moose in need of a home once again.”
The rescue asked if someone could help “Moose’s heart heal” with either a foster or permanent home.
Moose’s photo and story quickly spread online and the rescue soon received several adoption applications. And within three days they announced “this sweet, loving boy” has been adopted.
“MOOSE HAS BEEN ADOPTED by a wonderful family who will care for and love him for the rest of his life! Here is Moose pictured with his new human siblings (Mom & Dad were a bit camera shy). Thank you again to everyone who shared his story!”
Eleventh Hour revealed that Moose is going to a four-person family who recently lost their own dog of 14 years and wanted a dog they could give a home to. They also are friends of one of the rescue’s volunteers.
We’re so happy that Moose now has a chance to heal and has found a forever home. To see more of the dogs Eleventh Hour has available for adoption, visit their website.