Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Yesterday, I decided to go downtown. It was an overcast day and there was rain in the forecast, so I called a taxi. I had a feeling that I should bring a copy of The Cove with me, but I left empty handed. While in town, I visited an herbal shop and purchased some sleeping pills. Contrary to popular belief, I do sleep but not as much as I would like. Upon leaving the shop, the thought had occurred to me to call a cab, but I felt compelled to start the 2.7 mile journey on foot.
The clouds loomed and threatened to drench me, but fate gave me a calm sense of resolution. The very pace in which I strode seemed to be predestined. I was on a mission and knew not what it was.
Halfway through my trek, I spied a pawn shop. I do so love pawn shops. There is always something interesting at a pawn shop and the prices can be very reasonable. The gentlemen inside were courteous and helpful, but I was there to just look around. There was an assortment of jewelry, electronics, big manly power tools, DVDs, video games . . . DVDs!
I perused the movies which were priced at a mere $2.50 each or five for ten bucks, but I only needed one; something to entertain me for the evening. As I was scanning the titles, it crossed my mind to look for The Cove film. No way! What would be the chances? Three quarters of the way down the large wall of plastic cases, there it was in all its splendor. The Cove! I snatched it up and set off to purchase it, but not before making certain there was another copy.
Once again on my stroll home, I must have been a curious sight with my Save Japan Dolphins polo shirt, “End It” cap and The Cove DVD in hand. Had someone asked me if I were a religious fanatic, my reply would have been, “Yes. I am a Utopian!”
At one point, I had to cross the street. Apparently, Cartersville had run out of funding to have a sidewalk on both sides of North Tennessee Street. Traffic had suddenly become very heavy. If felt a lot like Bugs Bunny when he was trying to cross the road and the cars started zooming by whenever he took a step in that direction. Finally, I was able to cross.
With less than a mile to my home, I approached a young man walking in my direction. I nodded and said, “Hi,” which is customary in these parts. This was definitely not New York City. Making eye contact and greeting people on the street is quite normal here and is very rude to do otherwise.
The funniest thing happened! As I should have passed him, he stopped and made an about face all in one fluid motion and was now walking beside me. “Could I ask you a question, if you don’t mind?” he broke right into conversation.
“Sure!” My curiosity had the best of me.
“Don’t you find that women are slippery, like fish?”
Wow! He was asking my opinion on relationships and he somehow managed to interject a reference to marine life! Far be it from me to not indulge him.
His girlfriend had taken off to be with another guy and he was kicking himself for not telling her, “Goodbye.” He was still
more concerned for her feelings than he was his own. We talked about relationships, integrity and perspectives on life. I told him about the movie that had changed my life and handed over the DVD. He was rather eager to watch the Oscar winning film especially since my tattoo had given us cause to discuss Whale Wars, a show that he was well familiar with. Kirk is concerned about our planet and interested in marine life, especially sharks. He gave me his number, which I promised to call. I will be sharing much more with him in the not too distant future.
I purchased five new copies of The Cove from Amazon.com for $6.33 each and I did so on my meager Social Security income. If I can do it, so can you. The Cove changes people! It makes them want to do something about the atrocities perpetrated by the evil of Taiji, Japan. In the process, they become aware of other issues that need attention. They become activists!
Buy your copies of The Cove today. For each copy that you hand out, you are starting a ripple that becomes a wave. Every person who watches The Cove tells others to do the same and they are contributing to the worldwide army of environmentally conscious soldiers that we so desperately need.
When you pass out the DVDs, don’t just hand them over to anyone. Feel them out. Make sure that they at least love animals. There’s no point in giving such a valuable item to a trapper, whaler or a serial killer.
Enough said! What are you waiting for? CLICK HERE now to purchase your copies of the Academy Award Winning film The Cove!
“The systematic torture of sentient beings, whatever the pretext and in whatever form, cannot achieve anything more than it already has: to show us what is the lowest point of debasement man can reach . . . if that’s what we want to know.” – Joaquin Phoenix | quote from EARTHLINGS
“By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them.” – Dalai Lama
“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” – Martin Luther King
With eleven of you, I make a dozen. With ninety-nine of you, I make a hundred. But I cannot do it without each and every one of you. You matter! Never give up! For the Dolphins.
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