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  A Day For Compassion
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’

Nor, ‘Can they talk?’

But rather, ‘Can they suffer?’”


Jeremy Bentham



Every year, millions of companion animals are born homeless

And they die horrible deaths on our streets and in our shelters

Herculean efforts on the part of world wide humane societies

Have done little to stop this tragedy, which continues to occur


Far too many pet owners today still refuse to spay or neuter their own pets

Over eighty percent of the animals we rescued after Katrina were not ‘fixed’

One need only study the dire statistics of viciously cruel puppy mill factories

Unscrupulous breeders, pet dumping, and gross neglect, part of this tragic mix


Today is International Homeless Animals Day, which was established

To shed needed light on a truly horrendous problem that’s not going away

Please visit the website listed below, to see the events planned in your area

Please Spay and Neuter your own pets; please help save One More Life today



“Think occasionally of the suffering,

Of which you spare yourself the sight.”


Dr. Albert Schweitzer



"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them,

But to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity.”


George Bernard Shaw



"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is,

Whether its victim is human or animal,

We cannot expect things to be better in this world.”


Rachel Carson



"When a man has pity on all living creatures,

Only then is he noble.”





“The greatness of a nation,

And its moral progress,

Can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”





“If you have men who exclude any of God’s creatures

From the shelter of their compassion and pity,

You have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”


St. Francis of Assisi





International Homeless Animals Day

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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 8/20/2007
I have to agree that there is much not to trust about a person who can't show compassion for animals. You can be hard, but still not heartless...Jerry
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 8/19/2007
I live in a place where there are plenty of homeless cats and dogs. It hurts to be unable to do something better than giving them scaps of food. I have been thinking about this problem for years but can't do much about it. Please keep writing about it Mr. Ed. Something good could come of it. Thank you.


Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 8/19/2007
I love the qoutes you put on this poem they are so insightful.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/19/2007

"When men has pity on all living creatures

Only then is he noble"

Your Ed Are Noble

For you truly are a speaker for those unable

to utter the pain they suffer

Peace be with you Brother

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/19/2007
In Norway, four days ago, three teenager girls where charged for setting a cat afire, just for fun and see how it reacted.
I saw the picture of the cat and couldn't believe that a human being could do such thing...then I remembered the wars.
God put the man last at the Paradise, it should have told man about to cool it thinking he was number one.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/18/2007
Sorry, Ed, I didn't read this one as the pictures made me cry and I could not stand anymore pain than they showed...e
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/18/2007
It drives me nuts too!

BTW my oldest granddaughter saved my grandson from a dog attack. One which i have learnt happened after this same dog attacked another child early. The owner tried to hide the dog and the car he used to pick it up. With the many facts that are showing up my thoughts is the owner of the dog should be put to sleep. He knew the dog was vicious and did not restrain it correctly. It is suspected the dog has been used in fights. The dog unfortnly I have to say needs to put to sleep as well. This dog only knows violence and is a treat to children. In reality the best I continue to hope for is that the laws get stricter when owner act incorrectly.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/18/2007
Tears fall as I read this powerful piece I have five dogs and five cats and wouldn't trade the world for them. So many suffering animals in this world its heartbreaking!
Reviewed by Morning Star 8/18/2007
This upsets me so much
Very heartfelt I'm sorry is to painful to comment
I have 4 dogs and love them so much!
Excellent message of the suffering of this homeless creatures
Love Peace and Hugssss to you...Morning Star
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/18/2007
A heart touching write.. !....M
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/18/2007
To upset to say anything...this is just beyond reasoning!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/18/2007
timely work, well said
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/18/2007
My gosh Ed ... you reach into the heart with this one and squeeze. Yes ... they can suffer, and they do too often, and needlessly. The quotes are excellent. You are a man given to his craft, and I want you to know that I respect that.
Blessings brother ...
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/18/2007
I didn't realize it till I opened the site that they had the open house down town today. Thanks for getting the word out. WE have a lot of people who come up this way during the summer and "lose" their dogs while out camping or visiting. Then we have wild packs in the winter to worry about. Lady J
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/18/2007
A powerful write filled with heart and soul...if only each family could make an effort to help all those abandoned and lonesome animals that wonders the streets, back roads of every city...or just take the time to have their animals neutered...their would be less sorrow in the world for God's creatures. A great site I might add...enjoyed the write my friend, as always written from the heart!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/18/2007
Mr. Ed, you've elected a wonderful cause on behalf of animals. I'm sure your message is heartfelt by those who read it, an a little care for animals will go a long way. "A helpless animal is a terrible thing to neglect."
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/18/2007
(((HUGS))) for those poor animals; God help those who think it is fun to abuse them; shame on them! And God bless those who care, like you; Thank GOD for humans who DO care for our animal friends!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/18/2007
Ed as far as I am concerned anyone who would hurt a child or an animal is not fit and aninmals need love and care the same as a child. the law is just going to have to be a lot stricter then it is.
It really upsets me to see those people get off with it.
Thank you for your words.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/18/2007
Amen, Ed, Amen. Ever the champion for our four legged, feathered friends: they thank you, and so do I. Well done.

What man does to them should be done back to them...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. *tears*
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 8/18/2007
“If you have men who exclude any of God’s creatures
From the shelter of their compassion and pity,
You have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

Amen to this statement, because I believe it's the truth! Blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/18/2007
thank you
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/18/2007
Many are not even aware of how cruel man is to animals. Imagine dogs killed in China as food delicacies. It was a horrible news. Victor
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 8/18/2007
You will always be one of these greats listed here, Mr. my book!
Your pen moves my hill, and if I ever get to the mountain...You'll be right on top!
Thank you for loving and protecting all God's creatures!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 8/18/2007
ED ... Thanks for reminding us that uncaring despicable people still exist.

Perhaps, if Bush, Congress, and others like them had been FORCED to 'camp out' down in N'ORLEANS for at least a week, living in that awful MUCK, they would have learned some compassion.

Although, I seriously doubt it. They are so self-centered and avarice-ridden that they would probably become even WORSE!

Peace. Tom.

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Where The Redwing Sings

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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Cemetery Island

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Gold River Canyon

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