Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

 

NOTE that all NCZoo/ARK ANIMALS are rescues that have been healed and rehabilitated but cannot be released. We we provide the best life physically and emotionally they can have.

 

Vegetarian? Vegan?
Omnivore? Carnivore?
Protector? Predator?

Good Shepherd!


 

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
His VEGAN Story

Started 40 years ago,
fell off the wagon,
now back again for good.

Linda Galloway BS, RN
Her VEGAN Story

Becoming vegan
gradually

Here are a few references supporting statements in Sid's vegan testimony:

- DNA's 4-Dimensional Computer System Complexity, Dr. Rob Carter

- Scientists Discover Astounding DNA Complexity: Data Compression at the Highest Level, far beyond any computer program ever written by man!, by Dr. John Sanford, et. al., retired professor at Cornell Univ.

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Here are a few references supporting statements in Sid's vegan testimony:

FORKS OVER KNIVES

"Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960’s with producing “high quality” animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country’s wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed."


Amazing vegan meal in Seattle, WA,
while visiting our daughter Amy and her fiancee Travis
and of course their dog Desi and cat Lucille.


"SCOTTY", the gentle giant Good Shepherd Sheepdog serving kids with disabilities and helping to rescue, raise, and rehabilitate orphaned and injured wild animals.


"LITTLE RIVER", one of our rescued racoons

"MANDY" the clouded Leopard who saved Sid's life.


"MOLLY" our blind opossum teaching assistant.
She served for years as an animal ambassador,
finally passing away in her sleep due to old age.


LINDA' AWESOME VEGAN CHILI.
Yet NO grease, cholesterol, hormones, or antibiotics!
SUPER HI PROTEIN Compassionate Chili
 
It's made with black beans, quinoa, garbanzo beans, jalapeños, corn, onion, tomato sauce, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, olive oil, cocoa powder, etc.


* ALSO, I almost forgot to mention. NO cute and loving little animals were harmed in the making of this yummy meal.

1. Sid's Super Hi-Protein Plant Burgers
2. Sid's Black-Bean Quinoa "Caviar"
3. Linda's Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

(The Quinoa "Caviar" was made by boiling the raw quinoa in Linda's left over water from when she made spicy black beans for my burgers. - WASTE NOT, WANT NOT - RECYCLED)



Sid's High-Protein, Plant-Power Burger Patties
(Recipe will be uploaded soon)
They were "BAKED" with NO OIL.



Sid's VEGAN "Cherry-Garcia" Ice Cream
Way better than Ben & Jerry's with NO FAT,
and NO ADDED SUGARS


NEWS & DOCUMENTARIES revealing how science is exposing the horrors of animal-factory-farming and animal-product diets, yet showing that an EDEN-type, plant-based, more biblical diet that fits the way we were designed according to Genesis 1:26-31; 9:3; Isaiah 11:1-9.

We and nephesh animals were designed for a non-violent, non-suffering, non-death diet of fruit and vegetables centered around the tree of life. Sin caused separation from God and the process of devolution, violent competition, suffering and death.

Only AFTER the flood destroyed plants globally did God give permission to humanely euthanize and consume animal flesh for survival. It was never intended as the primary source of our protein, fat, etc.

Science shows that over consumption of animal products is less than the best diet. Evidence indicates it can cause or make worse many types of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.


UK DAILY MAIL NEWS - AUGUST 2017
CHICKEN FACTORY FARMS CAUSE INTERNATIONAL FUROR

 

DVD - FORKS OVER KNIVES
- FORKS OVER KNIVES
- Preview (2 minutes)
- DVD to buy (90 minutes)

FEATURING:
- Dr. Campbell,
a nutritional scientist at Cornell University
- Dr. Esselstyn,
a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic

"Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University
, was concerned in the late 1960’s with producing “high quality” animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country’s wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer."
"Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed."

 

DVD - FOOD, INC. (PBS info about it)

While this video contains some sensationalized presentations that may not be representative of the food industry as a whole, it does expose the negative realities that we followers of the GOOD SHEPHERD should know about.

Coming Soon ...

EVIDENCE:
- The Bible says certain animals have SOULS (nephesh).
* they belong to their Good Shepherd Creator not us *
* they think & feel deeper than you realize *


- The Bible says those animals will go to HEAVEN.
* the coming New Creation will be like Eden *


- The Bible condemns CRUEL treatment of animals.
* includes types of factory farming, forms of hunting ... *


- The Bible supports a VEGETARIAN/VEGAN diet.
* a plant-based diet is healthier than animal-based diets *

RESOURCES:
- Organizations, scientific research, books, etc., demonstrating that the thinking/feeling abilities of a "soul" are present in many animals.

- Organizations, scientific research, books, etc., exposing how many of these animals are treated cruelly in most factory farms that provide a lot of the animal-based food products today.

- Organizations, scientific research, books, etc., showing how diets based in animal-body-products contribute to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

 


COMING SOON, more ...

VIDEOS ON LOTS OF DIFFERENT TOPICS, THAT CAN VISUALLY EXPLAIN IMPORTANT ISSUES FAR BETTER THAN MERE WORDS.
* A picture speaks a thousand words,
but a video speaks millions!

- coming soon ..... !


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RESOURCES - FILMS & ARTICLES

EVIDENCE we are examining shows how SCIENCE supports a SCRIPTURAL diet. It fits the way we were designed by God according to Genesis 1:26-31; 9:3; Isaiah 11; etc.

* THINK & DO NOT go to extremes. The Bible does NOT say we should now be vegetarians or vegans. But science and Scripture both show that EVEN NOW a mostly PLANT based healthy diet is best. A diet based heavily on ANIMAL parts diets is like adding a lot of water to your car's gasoline. Cars are made to "eat" gasoline. It's cheaper and will work to add some water but it will eventually damage the engine parts.

* BEWARE that some resources on the internet and TV exaggerate and fabricate information to sell you stuff and get your money. Even some Christians have mistakenly gotten unintentionally caught up in inaccurate programs offering products, diets, and supplements that cannot do what they claim. YOU MUST CHECK THE EVIDENCE CAREFULLY.

SIN caused separation from God and the process of devolution, violent competition, suffering and death. AFTER separation from God's full protection, all things began to degenerate. Plants began to adapt and change with thorns/thistles (Gen 3) and some with concentrated poisons, and others with less nutrition.

The FLOOD killed all living plants, so it took months for new ones to grow and produce grains, fruit, nuts, etc. Many plant KINDS were destroyed and are now EXTINCT.  So, it is much harder now to live on a vegetarian or vegan diet. Only AFTER the flood destroyed plants globally did God give permission for humans to compassionately euthanize and consume animal meat for survival. (Genesis 9:1-3) It was never intended as the primary source of our protein, calcium, fat, etc.

SCIENCE shows that eating a lot of ANIMAL parts is LESS than the best diet. This MATCHES God’s DESIGN for our bodies.
Evidence demonstrates that a high meat/dairy diet can cause or make worse many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.  We and nephesh animals were designed for a non-violent, non-suffering, non-death diet of fruit and vegetables.

The Bible does NOT say that everyone TODAY should be a vegan or even a vegetarian.
The world today is no longer like the original Garden of EDEN. All nephesh creatures were peaceful vegetarians (Gen.1:29-31)
In Eden, many plants existed with much better nutrition than the ones we have today.
Plus, the special TREE OF LIFE was available.  It would have provided perfect nutrition and health.
* It will be BACK again in the NEW CREATION (New Heavens and New Earth).

Throughout history, His-story, THREE major things have eliminated many plant types:
1. FALL – sin caused separation from God and disorder, dysfunction (mutations), disease, death, and extinction
2. FLOOD – many plant types were permanently destroyed.  The ice age that followed destroyed many others
* God gave permission to humanely kill and eat animal flesh ONLY AFTER the flood.
3. FOOLISHNESS – human pride and greed have eliminated thousands of types just over the past few 100 years

DO NOT judge others for their different body type.  There are 3 main genetic body types based on shape (morph):
1. ECTOMORPH – genetically adapted to be thin (ancestors lived in hot environments near the equator)
2. MESOMORPH - genetically adapted to be more muscular (ancestors survived through harsh physical labor) 
3. ENDOMORPH - genetically adapted to add more fat (like Eskimos in the frozen Arctic)

Also realize that some people have unique genetic disorders that cause extreme thinness, or diseases needing necessary medications (like Lupus needing anti-inflammatory steroids) that cause weight gain and water retention. 
* The GOOD NEWS is that apart from special disorders or diseases, any typical person can BUILD a healthy body.

“FOOD” types can be divided different ways into categories. 

FOR EXAMPLE:

YUMMY        
vs. YUCKY

Plant-based
vs. Animal-based 

Wholefood  
vs. Processed  

Organic        
vs. Non-Organic

TED TALKS on Plant-based diets, Plant-strong body building, Dangers of high animal-parts diets, etc.:
(CAUTION: these are informative but not all of the information is biblical)

17 MIN Plant-strong, healthy living:
by Rip Esselstyn
, fireman and son of Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAkEYcmCCCk

17 MIN The food we were born to eat
by Dr. John McDougall M.D.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wfMNNr3ak

13 MIN Natural Bodybuilding by Mischa Janiec
Become the best version of yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5krXHkr2I

5 MIN Vegan bodybuilding by Joshua Knox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKX-gNv0AwU

 

INTELLEGENT/COMPASSIONATE,
SCRIPTURAL/SCIENTIFIC LIFESTYLE for

God's Honor, the Humane Care of other
nephesh souls (people and animals),
and for Our Health.

- NUTRITION, DIET, EXERCISE, WORLD HUNGER,
PREDATORY PROFIT HUNGRY CORPORATIONS AND POLITICIANS .....

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
HSUS - EATING MERCIFULLY
** (Christian views on vegetarianism)
HSUS - VIDEOS
HSUS - SLAUGHTER HOUSE CRUELTY
HSUS - FACTORY FARMING
HSUS - CHIMPANZEE ABUSE IN LABS
HSUS - CAGE VS. CAGE-FREE

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION
OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

ASPCA VIDEOS
ASPCA FACTORY FARMING

ANIMALS AUSTRALIA -
-
What is Factory Farming 3 MIN Only Animation
- Make it Possible: How to End Factory Farming 9 MIN

COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING- 4 MIN

MERCY FOR ANIMALS
- MERCY FOR ANIMALS - FACEBOOK

NEWS: BANDIT THE BULL'S DANCE OF FREEDOM - 3 MIN
YOUTUBE: BANDIT THE BULL'S DANCE OF FREEDOM - 3 MIN
26,000,000 views on YOUTUBE

 

 


.Sid Animal Dude
Birthday card caricature of me drawn by my son Mike (2013)

A "pretend" image of what it was like in EDEN,
and will be again in the coming NEW CREATION.
Genesis 1:29-31; Isaiah 11



MURAL PAINTED BY
PHYLISS HARRINGTON & SUE ORLANDI
Christ our Good Shepherd Creator
chose to enter His space/time creation
as a humble, poor, homeless, infant,
surrounded by His nephesh animals!

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