greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the
way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature,
the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of
-- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter
of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise
with their fellow men."
- St. Francis of Assisi
to hurt our humble brethren [the animals] is our first duty to them,
but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be
of service to them whenever they require it."
~ St. Francis
of Assisi, from God's Covenant with Animals, Lantern Books,
healing an injured donkey in Ireland.
To empower people to remember the silent language and understand
the sentience and spirituality of animals and nature.
promote ethics, integrity, awareness, caring, kindness, compassion
and commitment in humans working for, and living with, animals.
help people walk once again in harmony, and with deep reverence
and connection with the natural world.
help people become Earthkeepers of vision, wisdom and power, who
dream awake a planet with a golden age of enlightenment.
a personal level, I have a vision of creating an animal teaching
and healing centre as a base for Rainbow
Fianna and associated activities, and acquiring more land for
a larger For Life sanctuary, which
would be an inspiration to others. And I am passionate about ending
"death row" in pounds and shelters around the world.
vision is to see true peace on this planet, for all animals to be
treated with reverence and dignity, and for homeless domesticated
animals the world over to live safely in havens and sanctuaries
with a commitment of caring and compassion. I see vegan and vegetarian
communities abound, as the sacred path of the feminine returns to
lead our planet into the future.
This is the dream. I dream it awake.