I knew when I started writing articles about animals and how they are abused in every single way you can imagine and even in ways most of us care not to imagine that the pain would be in my face and mind blowing, I myself had no idea just how painful as my mind cannot go the dark place those who hurt animals can go and when I say dark place I mean the darkest of places. I have so many friends on Twitter and Facebook who try daily to fight the good hard fight and protect when they can as often as they can and still with so many of us using our voice for the voiceless we are failing at an alarming rate and death is everywhere and the stinch in the air is a bloody sadness. A sadness so beyond words that even writing this article brings tears to my eyes knowing I share a world with such cruelty and that animals somewhere out there are living in a hell so unreal it is hard for me to find words to describe as I don’t think there are any. I will not include pictures as they are haunting and I for my own piece of mind cannot look at them. I did see some by accident and they will forever be burned in my mind. I cannot understand the concept of being that hungry for meat to feel the need to eat any living creature on two legs or four or however many the animal has, to me there are so many other forms of food that suffice. Is it greed or power or the need to inflict pain that to some gives them pleasure just for the hell of it? I don’t know and I don’t want to know the reason why it is done I want to find reasons for it to stop. I cannot understand why in some countries the practices that exist even exist at all, I mean where does it start and when will it end? the practice of having sex with any animal or the practice that it is okay to torture and abuse beyond what most normal people can even comprehend. Korea, Japan, China and Denmark as well as Africa and I am sure I am leaving some out all have practices that blow my mind and cause my heart to ache to the point I feel like I am alive but dying at the same time. Picture in your mind a place you can go to actually have sex with an animal and it is OK to do so, or to a swap meet where you can buy dog meat and it is OK to do so, where animals are skinned alive while still alive and if that does not kill them beaten and beaten some more. Stuffed into small areas, no food or water or put into barrels of water to drown trying like hell to hang onto what little life they might still have within their poor little bodies or raped over and over again because someone needs to get off and thinks it is OK to use an animal for such a purpose, while we lay our heads down at night on our comfy pillows and sleep in our nice warm beds this is what is taking place out there in the world we call home, animals are dying everywhere around us and not dying painlessly, OH NO we feel the need to inflict the worst type of pain onto them, for what reasons? there are many, greed, food, pleasure, call it what you want depending on the country you are talking about but I call it what it is. Sickness beyond any type of sickness I have ever encountered. I am haunted by so many stories and pictures I am one of those people who cannot shut it out or off, it stays with me and I dream about the pictures and the animals in those pictures and I see their faces and hear their cries and my heart breaks a thousand, a million times to know I share the world with such cruelty and don’t know how to stop it, what am I not doing? what are we not doing right that we cannot stop it from ever taking place or from existing daily in the lives of so many precious creatures? To be skinned alive and beaten and starved and tortured because some cultures believe in their sick minds that it makes the meat taste better, to be blind to the faces they are bestowing that cruelty upon the cries of pain, to me it shows the heartless side of humanity and you cannot have a heart and turn a blind eye to the pain some inflict and use the excuse that you are hungry or any other stupid excuse you could possibly come up with to do what so many of us are doing. I will never give in to the other side, the darkest side of man, the side that says it is ever OK to treat other living creatures any way except with kindness. I will starve first. I will always be a voice for the voiceless, I will never accept these types of acts and they will never be justified in my mind. I see the faces and hear the cries in my mind and hold onto my sanity so that I can continue to fight with so many other great people doing the same thing, some more in the presence of cruelty than myself, some harder fighters than myself and I gain strength from those people and thank God every second I am not alone but I know this even if I were alone I would be alone and still fighting hoping that my voice would give inspiration for others even if just one more to join my fight and then one more until we became an army of fighters AGAIN, for as long as there is cruelty in the world there will be those who are here to fight against it and as long as there is only one there is always the hope for more. We will continue to fight against the Rape and killing and eating of animals and the torture inflicted on them before they die torture that will give me nightmares for the rest of my days until I know it is no longer a part of this world. Think about those animals in cages and barrels of water, hanging to die slowly and painfully being beated and skinned alive, think about the worst type of treatment and remind yourselves that it is real, it is out there taking place and we must stop it. Let your mind wander to the darkest place it can and remind yourselves that living creatures who have done no harm and just want to be loved and taken care of are living in that darkest of place. Until we stand together and demand that it stop. Until we stand strong and say to cruelty that we are here to make sure kindness is never extinct.