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The Humane Treatment Of Animals For Sanguinarian Purposes The Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] does not condone the inhumane treatment of animals used for sanguinarian (blood) feedings under any circumstances. While we recognize the needs of sanguinarian vampires to consume blood, we will not support those who choose to glorify the killing of any animal exclusively for this expressed purpose. We will not support those who make statements about receiving pleasure from the act of an animal screaming, struggling, or in fear of its life. Members of the AVA are not all vegetarians, and we don't take an exclusivist or ideological approach to the killing of common food animals. However, there is a clear line between a person doing what is humane and necessary to satiate hunger or blood thirst and a person expressing a potential underlying psychosis wherein one revels in a desire to cause suffering to an animal while encouraging others to participate in kind. Additionally, we can think of no justifiable reason for sanguinarian vampires to take the life of a dog, cat, or similar domesticated animal for purposes of blood drinking. We strongly discourage members of the vampire community who do not already have experience as livestock handlers or sport hunters from assuming the enormous ethical responsibility and technical skill set that comes with deciding to slaughter your own food animals. Hunting and farming both are skills that require attentive study, a strong ethical foundation, and respect for the creatures you are dealing with. We additionally reiterate in the strongest possible terms that it is the responsibility and ethical burden of anyone who does engage in the slaughter of their own food animals to properly educate themselves on humane means of taking the life of an animal as well as possible medical dangers from consuming blood directly from wild or hunted game animals, livestock, or animals raised for meat. If you witness someone who is inhumanely harming and taking the life of an animal under similar circumstances like the ones we have outlined above please report them to your local authorities, animal shelters, and the local vampire community. IB7110-HumaneAnimalTreatment January 20, 2013 http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/humaneanimaltreatment.html To unsubscribe from these announcements, login to the forum and uncheck "Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email." in your profile. You can view the full announcement by following this link: http://www.suscitatio.com/forum/index.php?topic=2473.0 Regards, The Vampire Community News Team.
Real Vampire Community Animal Rights Awareness Statement An affirmation of vampire community values regarding the humane treatment of animals I. We are members of the vampire community who wish to make an explicit statement about the ethics surrounding animal consumption, blood sourcing, and humane treatment issues. This statement is drafted so that all parties understand that there is no place in the vampire community for deliberate animal cruelty. The suffering of other creatures is not something that vampires advocate or will passively tolerate when discovered. It is not fun or a game, it does not affirm one's place on the food chain, it is not excused when readily available educational resources outline humane killing techniques, and it does not gain you our approval. Inhumane acts perpetrated on animals are not necessary, it is not an acceptable way to fulfill your health needs as a sanguinarian vampire, and it is considerably far removed from any socially-acceptable treatment of either domesticated or food animals. Many vampires are empathic individuals and as such the needless suffering of animals shou! ld be abhorrent to our nature. II. We acknowledge that the vampire community is made up of diverse individuals with a wide range of ethical and cultural backgrounds. We might be vegetarians and vegans, meat eaters, sport hunters, farmers, animal rescue volunteers, rights advocates, pet owners, dog people and cat people, or even barbecue enthusiasts. We come together from these diverse standpoints to make a statement: that there is a clear and unambiguous distinction between animal use and animal cruelty. We draw a similar ethical distinction between the harvesting of animals in a sober, respectful context and the infliction of unnecessary pain and suffering upon any animal. Sanguinarian vampires who kill animals for use of their blood should do so in the most humane manner possible, and as prescribed by the laws governing their residence. III. Under certain circumstances, many cultures and ethical systems allow for the slaughter of food animals for the purposes of consumption or legally recognized and protected religious expression, and many contemporary subcultures participate in the hands-on slaughter of food animals. Many modern people, including sport hunters, farm workers, chefs, and even ordinary household consumers, sometimes slaughter their own food animals in a controlled, skillful, and hopefully humane context. IV. While there are a spectrum of philosophies about animal use, we hold absolutely no ambiguity about animal abuse; this is not appropriate behavior for any group of people, and especially not for the vampire community, which has so often been the target of social abuse, discrimination, insensitivity, and uncompassionate behavior. We acknowledge how often the needs of vampire community members, both physical and psychological, have gone disregarded and dismissed by the wider society, and resolve to never be dismissive about the suffering of another feeling creature. Those who choose to take the life of an animal have an ethical responsibility to educate themselves beforehand on the most humane method of killing the animal. V. We categorically acknowledge the intentional infliction of pain and suffering on any animal, including but not limited to common food animals and those sold for food purposes, the intentional glorification of an animal's death by means of photographic depictions of blood splattering, exsanguination, evisceration, mutilation, or the like, and the encouragement of others to engage in such activities, to be abnormal, reprehensible, and potentially pathological. Furthermore, inflicting unnecessary suffering through negligence, ignorance, or indifference are equally as reprehensible. If it is your business to kill husbanded or game animals, it is also your responsibility to do so humanely and with due respect for a creature's capacity to suffer. VI. The vampire community exists to promote the open exchange of information amongst vampires and interested individuals. This is an opportunity for vampires to communicate about ways they can become more aware of general ethics issues in our various societies concerning animal rights and welfare. We encourage this statement of awareness to serve as a catalyst for global community discussions on humane animal husbandry, safe and humane means to source blood from an animal, issues surrounding factory farms, ethical and humane sport hunting practices, unethical pet breeding practices, dog and cat rescue projects, and the support of local animal protection groups. By Zero & Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC January 22, 2013 - http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/educational/animalrightsawareness.html This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included. See Also: The Humane Treatment Of Animals For Sanguinarian Purposes By Merticus & Zero; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC - January 20, 2013 http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/humaneanimaltreatment.html To unsubscribe from these announcements, login to the forum and uncheck "Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email." in your profile. You can view the full announcement by following this link: http://www.suscitatio.com/forum/index.php?topic=2482.0 Regards, The Vampire Community Team.
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When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burnt biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed.
Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burnt biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... Never made a face nor uttered a word about it!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits.
And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burnt biscuits every now and then."
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burnt. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"
As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each othersdifferences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
And that's mywish for you today... That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the
feet of God. Because in the end,God is the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding isthe base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child orfriendship!
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The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why. "Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon." "How come He doesn't answer it?" she asked.
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Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. "Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer." said his mother. "I don't need to," the boy replied. "Of course, you do "his mother insisted. "We always say a prayer before eating at our house." "That's at our house." Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook.
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A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?"
The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"
ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers , she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, "And all girls." This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing.
My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?"
Her response, "Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying 'All Men'!"
Catholic Last Rites
A bus on a busy street struck a Catholic man.
He was lying near death on the sidewalk as a crowd gathered.
"A priest. Somebody get me a priest!" the man gasped.
Long seconds dragged on but no one stepped out of the crowd.
A policeman checked the crowd and finally yelled, "A PRIEST, PLEASE! Isn't there a priest in this crowd to give this man his last rites?"
Finally, out of the crowd stepped a little old Jewish man in his 80s.
"Mr. Policeman," said the man, "I'm not a priest. I'm not even a Christian. But for 50 years now, I'm living behind the Catholic Church on Second Avenue , and every night I'm overhearing their services. I can recall a lot of it, and maybe I can be of some comfort to this poor man."
The policeman agreed, and cleared the crowd so the man could get through to where the injured man lay.
The old Jewish man knelt down, leaned over the man and said in a solemn voice:
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The Hutchings Museum will be holding
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Brandon Scott is the Instructor. $50.00 covers photos, fingerprints, the application, a drivers license copy, everything you need to submit your application to the state immediately following the class. Students are able to mail their permits on their way home that night. The Government charges $46 for the Permit Application fee. Students are NOT to bring any guns or ammunition to the class. I do ask that everyone bring a pen with black ink, their Drivers License, ID card, or Passport as it will need to be photocopied and attached to their permit application. Most classes run about 4 hours some more some less depending on the number of students, the discussion and the schedules of the students attending.
The CCW course is the best starting point for someone with little to no experience with guns, we talk about basic parts and operation, safety, stances, malfunctions, types, and we talk about the law and when and how you are able to protect yourself in the state of Utah. I talk about the escalation of force and we make decisions as a class and an individual, based on our knowledge of the law. I find that women who are uncomfortable around guns enjoy my course, and feel empowered by the knowledge and ideas we discuss. Even if they never plan to own or carry a firearm. The value of the course in my mind is the explanation and discussion of the law, and an increased awareness in regards to having a defensive mindset so as to lower your chance of becoming a victim.
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Upcoming Pagan internet radio shows with appearances by some Circle Sanctuary Ministers:
Charmed in New England
Monday, January 21
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Circle Craft Study
Tuesday, January 22
Selena Fox will speak about Brigid Magic.
8 - 9 pm centralhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/witchschool/2013/01/23/ptrn-presents-circle-craft-study-and-pagan-priest
Pagan Warrior Radio
Wednesday, January 23
Join co-hosts David & Jeanet Ewing & Pamela Kelly, plus
Dave Sassman who will be awarding the Pagan Military Service Ribbon to Pagan veterans.
8 - 9 pm centralhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/witchschool/2013/01/24/ptrn-presents-circles-pagan-warrior-radio
Tree of Life Hour
Thursday, January 24
Dave Sassman will be featured guest on this show about Pagan Prison Ministry.
8 - 9 pmhttp://www.Blogtalkradio.com/witchschool/2013/01/18/ptrn-presents-the-tree-of-life-correllian-thursday
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