Letter of Appreciation
By USA News Group (Originally in English)
In California, the number-one dairy state in the USA, animal welfare and public health experts as well as agricultural scientists have long campaigned to prevent an all-too-common form of mutilation of dairy cows. Last year, State Senate Majority Leader Mr. Dean Florez introduced legislation SB 135, to ban the painful and unnecessary practice of tail docking. He said, “With no added benefit to the safety of our food supply, tail docking is nothing more than needless animal cruelty which must be stopped.” This bill, which has been signed into law by the governor, became effective January 1, 2010.
Supreme Master Ching Hai conveyed Her deep appreciation to Mr. Florez in a letter, thanking him for his outstanding efforts to stop animal brutality and barbaric practices, thus making our world a more humane, peaceful and loving home. She wrote:
This is indeed a new beginning for the proper and kind treatment of animals in California and offers hope that other states will soon follow your noble example. Regretfully, there are even more painful processes that countless voiceless co-inhabitants, our animal friends, must endure; and pray you can help to alleviate their suffering.
In return, Mr. Florez sent Master a letter expressing his gratitude
for Her support and an official, framed, hand-signed copy of the SB