Unnecessary Suffering

My flesh to you is unnecessary,

And my milk’s unnecessary for you,

So if none of these is necessary

Then my suffering’s unnecessary too.

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Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare‘s governing document states:

1.1 The objects of the charity are
(1) To prevent and relieve cruelty to animals and to protect them from UNNECESSARY SUFFERING and to promote and encourage a knowledge and love of animals and of their proper care and treatment.

and yet they serve meat, fish, dairy and eggs in their cafe.

Tell them they’re breaking their own laws!

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare,
The Broyle, Ringmer,
East Sussex,
BN8 5AJ
Tel: (01825) 840252
info@raystede.org

And don’t forget to sign and share the petition 😀

Thank you 🙂

 

Listening to the mouse in the wall

I lay in bed listening

To the mouse in the wall.

He doesn’t know I’m here,

I think I’ll call him Paul.

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He always comes at bedtime

To find his winter stash.

He must be very hungry,

Scratch and scrape and bang and bash.

It sounds just like marbles

That he rolls above my head,

But I think it must be nuts,

They sound loud when I’m in bed.

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I’m glad Paul won’t go hungry,

He works hard for every bite,

But I wish he’d work the day shift

So I could sleep at night.

 

 

Chapter Ten starts here: Luke Walker and the allergic reactions

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Chapter Ten: Luke Walker and the allergic reactions

Luke was hesitant. If he made a mistake now it could cost him the game.  Janeway was a good card. She had a lot of Starfleet Authority and was also very cunning.  But which to choose, that was the important question.

“Come ohn,” said Joe, “it’s borin’ when you just sit there.  Choose one.”

“Okay, erm, I choose …” he hesitated again.

He really needed to win this round. He took a deep breath, looked Joe in the eye and said,

“Janeway. Cunning: 45.”

Joe looked at his next card and smiled.

“Worf. Cunning: 49.”

“Blast! I knew I should have chosen Starfleet Authority! What’s Worf’s Starfleet Authority?”

“I’m not telling you that!” said Joe, laughingly holding his cards close to his chest.

“Well, it can’t be higher than Janeway’s.  She was Captain.  Worf wasn’t captain was he?”

Luke consoled himself with the notion that he would have won if Joe hadn’t rushed him.  If he’d just been able to think about it for a bit longer he would certainly have chosen Starfleet Authority instead of Cunning.  Joe really should learn not to rush people, it’s not sportsmanlike.  Luke had one card left. It was Joe’s turn to choose the statistic.

“Neelix. To Boldly Go: 20.”

“What?!” Luke looked at his card in disbelief.  “Neelix can’t be better than Spock at boldly goin’!”  He sighed and handed it over.  “Spock. To Boldly Go: 15”

“Yesss! I have triumphed! The cards are mine, all mine, ha ha ha haaa,” Joe revelled in his rare victory.

“I’m hungry,” said Luke, pretending not to care.

“Me too,” his friend agreed and they took out their lunch boxes.  Joe peeked apprehensively between the two slices of Hovis Best of Both which made up his sandwich.  Sadly the peanut butter he’d hoped for was not present.  Luke was adding crisps to his Marmite and beetroot sandwiches.

“The crunch makes ’em extra good,” he explained.  Then, “uh oh, has she done it again?”

Joe nodded as he removed two slices of ham and bit into his plain bread and margarine.

“You’ve got to tell ‘er,” said Luke, tipping a few of his crisps into Joe’s lunch box.

“I have told her, she won’t listen!” Joe complained, “I said I’m not eatin’ meat or cheese no more and she said, ‘course you are!’ and that was that!  She won’t listen.  It’s okay, I just put it in the bin when she’s not lookin’.”

“What about your dad – you could tell ‘im to explain it to ‘er.”

“He won’t.  He just says ‘ya mother knows best’ and ‘listen to ya mother!’.  I’ll just have to be vegetarian in secret ’til I leave home.”

Luke frowned.

“That doesn’t sound like a good idea.  It’ll be pretty borin’ jus’ livin’ on bread an’ marg..”

“That’s okay,” said Joe as he took another bite, “thanks for the crisps,” he added.

“That’s it!  That’s what we’ll do!  Outlaws have to help each other!”

“What?”

“I’ll tell my mum I’m more hungry and I need a bigger packed lunch, with an extra sandwich an’ an extra bag o’crisps an’ an extra cake an’ an extra apple … then I can give half of it to you!”

Joe liked that idea.

“Yeah! Thanks Luke. D’you think she’ll do it?”

“No problem,” said Luke confidently.

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Story continues on Monday.

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Cakes worth waiting for

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Django’s

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Who ya gonna call?

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Join the guys at Django’s on Monday 🙂

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Business cards and everything

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This is Soren

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A brilliant breakthrough

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Suspicious

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Sounds like swamps and elves

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The last place she remembers having it

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One Year Later

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The End 🙂

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Read all about it!

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To whom it may concern

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To Protect and Serve

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Slippery

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The chase

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So, while the rest of the wild animals hastened their escape, Venus climbed on top of the wreck.

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All too soon

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And all too soon ….

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Hot Pursuit

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Upstairs and downstairs

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Upstairs:

And downstairs:

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Time’s up

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Meanwhile,

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Any minute now

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Waiting for firemen

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Keep it together!

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VEGAN COMIC FOR CHILDREN

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11 minutes to go

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What Joe found out:

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So, here’s what we’ve learned:

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Regardless, Venus met the rest of the gang at 3pm as planned:

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Back on terra firma

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As Venus climbed out of the tank her first thought was to share what she’d found with Adi and Jean and tell them her plan.  Her subsequent thoughts were not so pleasant.

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Ten minutes later:

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There it is!

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Finally, behind the model shipwreck, concealed from onlookers, she found it.

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Venus

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Jean

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She named everyone she met and, as per Venus’s plan, noted the names and locations of everyone from this part of the world.

VEGAN COMIC FOR CHILDREN

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Adi

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67

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Dirty Secrets

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87 minutes later …

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So, 87 minutes later …

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Sonic Screwdriver

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There’s a thought!

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look over there

let's follow them

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At the end of their shift …

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Kelly's Heroes

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And Venus was having an equally unhappy time of it:

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“Ok, well,” Carolyn smiled, “while we’re up here I want to show you the top of the tank where the divers, and the fish, go in.”

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Venus could see and hear William’s distress.  She could only imagine the misery he went through every time he was transported from Scotland to the south coast and back again.  But she couldn’t help him.  Carolyn was soon ushering them on.

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When the fish container was pulled out of the lift, Carolyn, Katie and Venus descended to the viewing gallery:

AQUARIUM FISH

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Meanwhile, Adi was being shown around a different area …..

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The Husbandry Volunteers

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VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

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Protect and Retrieve

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😀

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Stay above suspicion

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Gasp! 😮

Story concludes tomorrow but if you’ve missed any of it you’d better catch up now!

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“All of this benefits the ones in charge”

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😮 Continues tomorrow 🙂

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Unprotected minds

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What a daring investigator she is – caring not about her own safety, doing whatever it takes to bring the rebels to justice 😮

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