Marchbooks' Blog

March 20, 2009

Animal Advocacy by M. J. Claire

Filed under: Comments from our Authors — marchbooks @ 6:55 pm

People who know me are not surprised that a recurring theme in my stories is the humane treatment of animals. The key word here being – humane. We all need to remember that we, as human beings, do not have a monopoly on suffering. Animals, whether they be four-legged with fur or covered in feathers, scales or fins, feel pain. They can also communicate with us.

Anyone who has formed a bond with a beloved pet knows that they are not the unthinking footstools that some people think they are. So, whether it be the animal testing labs that are killing animals in the name of better cosmetics, the unthinking business owner who leaves their dog tied outside in all kinds of weather to guard their cherished junk cars or the thoughtless pet owner who does not have their cats spayed because ‘the kittens are so cute’ but them dumps them off at the nearest farmhouse, I will be endeavoring to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Hopefully some of you will do the same and report the careless person who leaves their dog in a baking car while they run in to do some shopping or the clueless person who puts their dog at risk of hanging by tying them on their deck.

We are supposed to be the intelligent species. Lets start acting like it. My books speak primarily to kids who need to see that there is a better way to treat the other beings that share this planet with us. Kids that need to realize that animals deserve more respect and better treatment. Kids that need to see that there is a better way to cohabitate with our smaller, more vulnerable companions.

There is a better way. Let’s find it.

Nightsweats in Bigelow Hollow

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  1. […] Marchbooks’s Blog placed an observative post today on Animal Advocacy by M. J. ClaireHere’s a quick excerptPeople who know me are not surprised that a recurring theme in my stories is the humane treatment of animals. The key word here being – humane. We all need to remember that we, as human beings, do not have a monopoly on suffering. Animals, whether they be four-legged with fur or covered in feathers, scales or fins, feel pain. They can also communicate with us. Anyone who has formed a bond with a beloved pet knows that they are not the unthinking footstools that some people think they are. So, […]

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