Life Should Never be a Game of Chance
Chances are if you are a farmed animal, things are never going to end well for you. And for one little wee lamb, that dire fate was about to be fast-tracked as that infectiously wriggly little tail of his felt the sharp canines and menacing incisors of a predator.
Digging deep into the little guy’s flesh, the pain coursed with a vengeance he had never felt before, through every inch of his lamby being, causing him to wriggle and squirm. And doing so with just enough vigour to break free.
But not before much damage was done to his tail.
Arriving into our care and kindness, it was quickly determined that such an act had occurred on the first day of little Uno’s life. Generally, the policy here at Edgar’s Mission is, “If they come in with a tail, they go out with a tail.”
However, in the circumstance of Uno, so irreparably damaged and already necrotic was his tail that our only kind course of action was to see good its removal. Enough of a stump, though, shall be left to provide adequate protection from the sun to cover his vulnerable anal area.
With tail docking now so rightly banned for ethical and humane reasons for our canine friends – unless, of course, on welfare grounds – it is alas legally sanctioned for our ovine ones. Often by the most brutal and archaic of means. Whilst the excuses for this are many, the reason is one – convenience.
A convenience that comes from “managing” these selectively bred animals in such vast numbers that to provide them with the individual care and kindness they need is not humanly possible.
So our society legally mutilates these baby animals. So often without any pain relief or anaesthetic. With nothing to deaden their pain, it would seem the only thing that has been deadened is our compassion.
Whether little lambs or little puppies, both embody a sentient and sensitive being, and life for them should never be a game of chance.
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Dust bathing for the first time in her 73-week life is Katie. Her “sister”, Kayla, eagerly watching on as her blind friend kicks dirt every which way.
When the cheeky young goat we have named Purr broke his leg in a remote community, things were looking grim.
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Amazing us all just recently was the arrival of four teeny tiny turkeys: Cornelius, Tofurkey, Curious George and Cheerio.
Planting the seeds of kindness were the sweet natures of Hawthorn, Poppy and Tulip, young sheep who touched the heart of a kindly pound worker.
From this moment to the next, we grow and change. Yet we stay who we are. We are shaped by our experiences but not defined by them.
In the early hours of today, dear Henry pig nestled into his straw bed and drew in a breath
Meet Marmalade and Marmaduke, two adorable wee kittens dumped just days before Christmas.