Saturday, September 23, 2006

Letters to Sherman

It is with the utmost pain that we must share this devastating news.  Our beloved Sherman died suddenly and unexpectedly. Right on the heels of the happy news of Bumper’s arrival and acceptance by his new big brothers, Sherman & Justice, tragedy struck. We are paralyzed with grief and are unable to express ourselves right now. So what we ask of you, is to please write a Letter to Sherman.

No condolences to us, please... just your feelings, experiences with, impressions of, and respect for our charming and incomparable Sherman. We know he touched hundreds, if not thousands of lives, and ask those of you who feel the desire to express you feelings and share your memories, to please do so. We might then, be able to gradually begin to fill this enormous emptiness.

Sherman would also want each and every one of us to remember his joy and love of life – something he would have wanted for all animals. Sherman’s dazzling personality was able to shine because he was rescued, but we must not forget, that billions of other little calves and their mother cows have their individual lives stolen from them simply due to people who purchase and consume dairy products.

Let Sherman’s shining example of a life filled with happiness and love, always be a reminder that each and every one of us is in a position every single day to NOT contribute to the suffering of innocent animals like Sherman and his mother, father, brothers, and sisters who are bred raised and killed for the milk meant for their babies and their flesh.

Thank You,

All of us at PPS.

To help keep Sherman's memory alive, these beautiful limited edition " I am Sherman" T-shirts - custom made by artist Liz Nicholas - are now available for $28 each.

Please send your check to:
Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary
81053 E County Rd 22
Deer Trail CO 80105 * include "Sherman t-shirt" and size requested.

If living ethically is important to you, please remember that there is nothing humane about “humane” animal farming, just as there is nothing ethical or defensible about consuming its products. When confronted with the fundamental injustice inherent in all animal agriculture—a system that is predicated on inflicting massive, intentional and unnecessary suffering and death on billions of sentient individuals—the only ethical response is to strive to end it, by becoming vegan, not to regulate it by supporting “improved” methods of producing dairy, eggs, meat, wool, leather, silk, honey, and other animal products. For more information, please read The Humane Farming Myth. Live vegan and educate others to do the same.