These beautiful vegan children (10, 11 and 12) gave us a “hero’s welcome”, offered us their bedroom, and shared with us a delicious dinner. They are fascinated by what we are doing for the animals, and want to eventually do animal protection work themselves.
Their home near Seattle is the first of the many to be generously and trustingly open to us on our 40-states-in-7-months Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #7 (CARE-7 – see http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr).
My touring partner Anthony Damiano, VP of the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition, who just flew in from Florida last night, needed something warm to ward off the 45F west coast chill. Their mother led us to a neighborhood supermarket where Anthony D found a fine fleece jacket, and where we treated her to a vegan buffet lunch. In between the olives, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes, she asked me about the state of the planet. You know that I’ve written many times on the subject, but I found it daunting this time to talk about it, having just met these lovable children but minutes before, whose entire future on this rapidly deteriorating planet can be no better than bleak. Still, I gave my answer with as much frankness as I could muster.
And here is my concluding statement: There is no human emotion purer and stronger than the love of devoted parents. Very younger children should be allowed their childhood, and spared the trauma of such devastating knowledge. It is up to their parents to do all they can towards ensuring that such dire predictions regarding their children’s futures will never come true.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
http://www.facebook.com (search for “Anthony Marr Heal Our Planet Earth”)
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