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Genesis is having a benefit dinner on Thursday, August 24 at Vasarely's on Beech Mountain. Serving will begin at 6:30. It will be buffet with vegetarian entries and chicken. There will be a silent auction with art, jewelry and other items.<br><br><br><br>
Tickets are by reservation only. Please call Genesis (828-387-2979) or Vasarely's Restaurant at 387-4900. Help support Genesis while having a great night out.<br><br><br><br>
Love and Light,<br><br>
Leslie<br><br><br><br>
Additional contact information for the "sanctuary" is at <a href="http://www.genesiswildlife.org/" target="_blank">http://www.genesiswildlife.org/</a>
 

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Eating chicken at a bird sanctuary? It makes no sense! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

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I went there a few months ago, it's a tiny place like someone's backyard. I think it's a <i>wild</i> bird sanctuary, not a chicken sanctuary.
 

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I would say that it is crazy, but I did the same thing for years. I have always been an avid bird watcher and yet I always ate chicken until becoming a veg*n this summer. Isn't it ODD how some can distinguish between one type of bird and another? It reminds me of the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" which of course wasn't about birds, but it was about RIGHTS (human rights). But the phrase "to kill a mockingbird" comes from the fact that killing songbirds or state birds is illegal in most states, but killing wild ducks, geese, pheasants, etc. and killing chickens is not illegal. When I realized that humans were not being compassionate, but simply choosing WHICH animals they would kill and eat, it really opened my eyes. As I said, I did that for years myself without thinking. I would play with my beloved cats and dogs and then go eat fried chicken or a steak. I can't even look at meat, poultry or fish anymore without realizing that it, like me, was once alive and had a beating heart.
 

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Ironic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I agree with what puppyluv, you made some good points.<br><br><br><br>
I think it's a classic example of how people fail to make the connection between what's on their plate and an animal. Personally when I see a burger I see a cow, and when I see a (beef) cow in a field I see a burger, not only does it upset me beyond belife but it makes me wonder how people can still eat that burger.<br><br><br><br>
I asked my mother and she said, she didn't see that. She said when she sees a cow she makes no connection with a burger, or any meat. So I can only assume a meat eaters ignorance as to how that chicken got there (and the pain it went through) and not connecting it with something living breathing and feeling, means that they see neither the irony or the contraditcion in the situation.<br><br><br><br>
People, I think, build up a wall. A wall that protects them from their concious and guilty feelings inside them, and if you didn't you'd be so riddled with guilt you would have to make a lot of personal sacrifices, things many people are too selfish to give up. So they block it out. Like they block out that there's a connection between those saved animails (which of course they think is absolutly wonderful) and their dinner (which of course, is just food).<br><br><br><br>
Wow what an essay.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Identity_thief</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br>
People, I think, build up a wall. A wall that protects them from their concious and guilty feelings inside them, and if you didn't you'd be so riddled with guilt you would have to make a lot of personal sacrifices, things many people are too selfish to give up. So they block it out. Like they block out that there's a connection between those saved animails (which of course they think is absolutly wonderful) and their dinner (which of course, is just food).<br></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Exactly what I believe.
 

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There's a Wildlife Park near here where they have a habitat with many acres for "free-roaming" herds of elk, Mountain goats, deer, caribou and bison (buffalo).<br><br><br><br>
It's a great park and they do lots of public education, research and fundrasing supporting endangered species-bla-bla-bla... but I could NEVER understand why their Cafe has BUFFALO BURGERS on the menu <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 
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