CCA Supports Network for Animals Petition to End Horse Fighting

horse fighting petition

Network For Animals need your help to end the brutal bloodsport of Organized Horse Fighting in the southern Philippines.

The sound of cheering reverberates through the arena, from a crowd made up of gamblers, elected officials, gangsters, families, even small children. In each fight two beautiful stallions are made to fight brutally over a poor mare, paraded in front of them as their ‘prize’. Over a weekend fiesta of horse fighting, tens, even hundreds of horses are violently wounded, while the mares are subjected to repeated mounting by the ‘victor’ of each bout.

Network for Animals are battling a cruelty that is illegal, yet ingrained in southern Filipino society, and taking a stand means moving against organised crime in an area where gun carrying is the norm, not the exception. We have been victorious in Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Davos City. Use your voice today, to help us urge the Philippine president to end Organized Horse Fighting.

To sign the petition, follow this link:

https://networkforanimals.org/petitions/petition-to-end-organized-horse-fighting-in-the-philippines/?nid=7bcbb50239b19955c836a888f18dfe7d&uid=37589fdfc4088e6e8fc91536c90ea379

CCA Founder Member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance

AIA Logo GreenCCA is a founder member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA), whose mission is to create a united voice for animals from all of the world’s faiths and spiritual beliefs, based on their founders’ teachings.  Other members include the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA), the Christian Vegetarian Association of the US (CVA US), the Christian Vegetarian Association of the UK (CVA UK), The Institute of Jainology (IoJ), the Oshwal Association of the UK (OAUK), Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA) and the Sadhu Vaswani Centre.

Find our more at http://www.animal-interfaith-alliance.com and visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

CCA Welcomes Pope Francis’ New Encyclical, Laudato Si’

Encyclical Letter

Catholic Concern for Animals warmly welcomes Laudato Si’, as it represents a major paradigm shift in the Catholic Church’s attitude towards the Creation, nature and particularly to the other animals with whom we share this planet.  Pope Francis attacks mankind’s ‘tyrannical anthropocentrism’ and highlights the interrelatedness and interconnectedness of all life.  He has moved the Catholic Church away from anthropocentric theology, which views nature and other animals as being made solely for mankind’s use, and he has reinstated the teachings of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals from whom he has taken his name, on the mystical unity man shares with nature.

This encyclical is not just about climate change, as many commentators are saying, but it is about mankind’s fundamental relationship with the natural world, and it represents a spiritual transformation, in which we must understand that the whole of creation is important to God, not just mankind. Laudato Si’ opens up a whole new era of concern for the earth, the environment and for all God’s creatures.  From now on, mankind must be the caring steward of creation and no longer exercise the tyranny of dominion. Pope Francis says, ‘Our “dominion” over the universe should be understood more properly in the sense of responsible stewardship’ (LS:116).