Archive for Thursday, 26 January, 2012

The Community Saving Animals

Posted: Thursday, 26 January, 2012 by deacongray in Uncategorized
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Editors note:

I think a lot of us have animals we spent time with growing up. I think we generally have a warm spot in our hearts for these creatures and yet all around us we hear about puppy mill’s being closed down, or star athletes running Dog fighting rings.

Anyway, I asked Darke if she would give us some of her thoughts on the topic, and in return she gave us a piece of her heart.

I hope you enjoy the article.

The Community Saving Animals
By Darke Angel

I was asked to write an article on the community and advocating animals. There are many of us that spend many hours trying to save the fur-babies from death row. How many I do not know for sure but I do know there are many.

I have had those that ask why? Well there are many reasons. I believe they deserve a voice after all they did not ask to be put through hell and since they cannot speak up others and myself do so for them.

Think about it for a minute…. how would you feel in their place? Cold, alone, scared, abused, left to die? All they ever asked for is to be loved and in return to love you back.

 Then there are the dogfights… wow, what genius thought that up? Maybe if they like the fighting so much they should be the ones fighting not the dogs. There is so much cruelty that goes on in this world with so many animals, it brings tears to my eyes just to write about it. I mean I know there are many of us that are empathic, and can feel their pain, yet the general public tends to turn their backs and walk away.

Well thankfully there are many rescues and places for these beautiful creatures that man-kind has decided it was ok to throw away. I work with many of them. There are many ways we can help these babies, there is networking, contacting rescues, transport, shelters to volunteer, the list goes on. There are petitions that can be signed to help change laws and abuse when you see them please take a moment and sign them. If you have a facebook account there are those working daily to network the babies as they come in, just trying to save the life of an innocent.

They always say there are breeds that are vicious, well I can be vicious if I am put in danger.. it is not the breed of animal, it is the human that is abusing them. Yet they still do it… it takes a lot to bring about change, it doesn’t happen overnight. Every fur-baby I see saved puts a smile in my heart, everyone we lose I shed tears for.

Before and After Shot of Rescued Dog

I have been asked how I do this for the babies and not go mental, hmmm that is hard to answer, I get angry, I cry, I yell, I want to rip throats and torture the ones that cause harm… as many of us feel the same… How is it handled, when the heart is breaking? Very sadly I must say, I have sat up hours working with others to save these poor beautiful creatures, we cry together, we get angry together, we laugh when there is a good ending and dance … We pay our respects to those that have passed, for they too deserve to be recognized …

I was asked if I thought being as I am has any direct effect on why I do this once. The answer I can’t prove, so in my opinion… yes… I think we have a sense about us that connects to these creatures, a way of feeling them down in our souls.

When I look at the eyes of an animal just as when I look in the eyes of a person, I can connect with them, animals are such beautiful creatures to do this with, for they are of pure heart. Even when man deserts them they remain loyal.

I believe man-kind could learn from the beautiful creatures that love so unconditionally. Next time you look at your pet or see an animal look in their eyes , look to their soul, for you will sense everything within them. So when you have someone in your groups or on a forum posting these creatures, being their voice, do not get mad… instead maybe show some compassion, many of us already do so…

If anyone would like to be a voice for the voiceless or get involved in any way here is my email, please contact me at disturbed.angel@gmail.com
There are many ways we can help… many already are… We may not be able to change the cruelty of the world in one night, but we can take a stand against it. Will you join others and myself in this endeavor?

Thank you for listening to my thoughts on this… I will end now for there are many more thoughts I could add and at the moment I am in tears… Dark Blessings to all.

 These are sites/pages that many of us works with … I will start with Face Book then go to websites… most of these are 503c which means they are legally non-profit… and they do take donations …

Face Book Links:
https://www.facebook.com/theanimalrescuesite
https://www.facebook.com/zanisff
https://www.facebook.com/PAAStx?ref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/bruisedbutnotbroken
https://www.facebook.com/Urgentdeathrowdogs
https://www.facebook.com/PetsOnDeathRow
https://www.facebook.com/AngelsForAnimals.AFA
https://www.facebook.com/PetConnect.Us
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Europe-Animals/290297320989926
https://www.facebook.com/horsehumane

*note many of these are networking sites… If you have time please try and help… there are so many sites and places to go… these are a few of ones I help..

Websites:
http://zanisfurryfriends.org/
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwwws.whitehouse.gov%2Fpetitions&h=-AQFjYG-i
http://operationroger.rescuegroups.org/
http://pilotsnpaws.org/

There are many more places to go these are the ones I use most… and I know they are used often…

Again Thank You From All the Beautiful Creatures for any and all help to be their VOICE!

Jan 2012 {The Graveyard Press}

By Deacon Gray

With a political fundraiser looming and all the details to set straight,Patrick Rodgers is a busy man. “The Delegate Process is very grueling and the next three weeks will be incredibly stressful.” He faces the same pressures as any one selected as a political delegate in any race to get his candidate on the ballot. “We can always use help circulating petitions. If you know people who live in Districts 1 or 2 (which is a big chunk of Philadelphia) we can give you copies of the petitions to circulate. Or, you can help spread the word about Petition Signing Events, which we’ll have several of in the upcoming weeks.”
“What’s so unusual about all of this?” You might be asking. Well Patrick Rodgers Isn’t your normal politico.
Patrick Rodgers is best known for putting a lean on Wells Fargo ( http://weinterrupt.com/2011/02/in-philadelphia-a-vampire-sues-wells-fargo-and-wins/), but he is a major part of the team that brings you Philadelphia’s Dracula’s ball and, he is a vampire. Had he come out as a “Pranic Vampire” in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, there is a better chance that he would have been shunned as a simple wacko. However, in the new millennium, just such a man can take on an organization like “Well’s Fargo” and win. Today a man like Patrick Rodgers can appear, in fangs, on national news without the news anchor even batting an eye. Today Patrick Rodgers is a delegate for presidential candidate Ron Paul, and his status is having an effect.
One individual stated on a Ron Paul support page “Though I am not “’Republican” I would endorse Paul based on his merits of standing up for the “’little man” ‘ those being in rhetoric or not. …. Paul has been ignored on several occasions because he speaks for the “’little man”..’.
The individual went on to say that even if Paul choice of Rodgers was a political move, he would “give Paul the benefit of the doubt and watch how this news progresse.“
He is not the only one who took notice however. John Featherman, former Philadelphia candidate for Mayor ( he lost by 64 votes in a city of 1.5 million) and current 1st congressional candidate, made an appearance on Rodgers blog saying “Patrick Rodgers you deserve to be a delegate. You are not only the coolest goth rocker this city has seen, but you are an urban hero to so many for your fight against Wells Fargo. You have earned your wings. You are our David fighting Goliath.”
While truly a fascinating and exciting time, many of the people within his own community have questions about this political point of view. Why support Ron Paul of all people? Some people have said that they support him because he “tells it like it is!” And indeed according to Politifactcheck.org he is rated as having told the fewer half truths and lies than any of the other candidates for president.
Others have said they support Ron Paul because he has been marginalized and ignored like the majority of the American people. For example, earlier this year he was given only 90 seconds total speaking time by CBS News during the presidential debates. He has been either attacked or discounted by the press.
Still others like his stance on issues like prohibiting funding for the development of national identification numbers, prohibiting America’s participation with any UN Global Tax, and he actively opposes the surveillance of peaceful First Amendment acidities by citizens. Not to mention the long list of actions he has taken on the part of state and individual rites.
Not all members of the pagan and vampire community have been supportive. “Why would I support a candidate who wants to take away my reproductive rights?” is one complaint about his platform. Ron Paul has indeed taken a heavy stance on the subject of abortion. He has said in Apr 2008 that “Abortion is murder…. Roe vs Wade decision was harmful to the constitution.” When asked what he thought about the legal aspects of abortion he said “The federal government should not be making choices in regards to abortion. Abortion laws should be a state level choice.”
He also notes that the Constitution declares that any authority not given to the federal government is relegated to the states, and since abortion is not addressed within the Constitution the matter is a state issue For this reason, he notes that Roe vs Wade was wrongly decided as the federal government does not have authority over the matter.
To reinforce his moral belief that life begins at conception, Congressman Paul has noted in debates and speeches that the law attaches legal rights and protections to a fetus at the moment of conception. These legal rights range from hereditary rights to legal protection from harm. He notes that as a doctor, he is legally liable for accidents or malfeasance when delivering or caring for an unborn child.

light of his stance on abortion, his views on the so-called “morning-after pill” are a little more fuzzy. He has stated that the , designed as an emergency contraceptive in that it, among other things, prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus, “allows individual moral choice.”

Ron Paul also has activists up in arms about his stance on Stem Cell research, in May of 2007 he stated that “Embryonic stem cell programs are not constitutionally authorized.”
Paul has stated that Stem Cell research is not an area that the federal government should be involved in and that it should be left to the states. He has argued that while some believe that it is moral stance to support certain types of research for the benefit of others or to oppose that same research based on moral grounds surrounding life, but the true moral question is whether or not it is moral to use government to force people in a nation to pay for medical research.
Paul has voted against every stem cell research bill that has come to a vote while in office, noting that the federal government is not granted this power in the Constitution.
In a typically liberal community such as the vampire community, Ron Paul’s stances have left people a little baffled at why Patrick Rodgers would support him. On that question he said to one individual on his website “…it didn’t make me any less vigorously pro-choice nor did it change my view that if heterosexuals have to suffer being married, than gays shouldn’t be exempt from such misery either. Protesting outside the convention has obviously not changed the Republican Party. Getting inside is the way to go. Although, frankly, I’m more interested in changing the country than in changing the Republican Party, but that’s a story for another time.”
A supporter of his added “Yeah, declaring Republican isn’t saying you want to give the government control over a woman’s body or your against same sex marriages. It just means you can vote in their primary elections.”

While the community tries to figure all of this out, Rodgers is moving forward. He announced that he will make a bid to not only be his district’s delegate for Ron Paul, but a state delegate for Paul. The community however waits, watches and wonders with a level of skepticism what all of this will bring “We have seen people try to use the community before in political ways, they ended up painting us as a bunch of crack pots that run around wearing capes. I don’t think Patrick will do the same, but we will have to wait and see.”
Resources:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155436260

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

http://www.issues2000.org/tx/Ron_Paul.htm

http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/

http://www.nysun.com/editorials/ron-pauls-90-seconds/87564/