Left Behind: A Personal Statement on Animal Cruelty



This is not a post where I am going to cite multiple statistics about the horrors of animal abuse. We all know that there is simply too much of it. We are inundated on social media with images of countless numbers of animals that make our stomachs turn so that we can hardly look at the screen. We look away in disgust and wonder who could possibly do such things to these innocent creatures.

For many years I have been volunteering my photography services to rescue groups. While extremely rewarding, it is also heart wrenching to see the endless stream of abused and neglected animals.  I wrote a poem many years ago about childhood abuse, but as I’ve been looking through my archives of orphaned dog photos (most of whom I can say met with happy endings), that poem kept coming to mind.  So I decided to put several images together along with music and lines of my poem entitled, “The Heart Gets Left Behind.” I hope you will take the minute and a half to watch it and possibly share it to help raise awareness as well as to inspire others to take action to help stop such senseless acts of cruelty.


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ChristyJanuary 26, 2015 - 12:13 pm

I follow you on instagram, I’m Jorga_n_bluegal. Children and animals need us to protect them and your poem and photos bring the message beautifully and respectfully. Thank you for sharing.

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