Yoga, meditation teach us to breathe. Breathing gets us through moments like this. {Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 24, 2011
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For news on the above incident, capture on elevator video in NYC.

Resources on meditation. How to meditate.


This sort of treatment of animals is more prevalent than many of us realize precisely because we look away. So, don’t. I offer links, above, to help those who might feel anger–which is all of us. I also offer a link, at top, regarding what happened to that man.

Animal abuse is prevalent, & we hope to help prevent such.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “Yoga, meditation teach us to breathe. Breathing gets us through moments like this. {Video}”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Please tell me this man was prosecuted?!?!?!?!?

  2. Lindy says:

    What an ass. I hope that pup finds a good home.

  3. Naheed says:

    I hope he was prosecuted. Seems like an animal torturer who just took the dog into the lift so that he could torture him.

  4. Jess says:

    Noooo. Do we know if he was found and dealt with by the law?!

  5. hkoren says:

    My big question is, why does this guy deserve to have his face pixelated in this video?

  6. Marty says:

    A 46-year-old man who swung a pit-bull puppy by its leash against an elevator wall and also kicked the animal was charged with aggravated animal cruelty on Monday, the police said.

    A surveillance video released by the police (see above) shows a man, identified as Irving Sanchez, slamming the dog, Max, around the elevator at 2370 First Avenue in the Wagner public-housing complex in East Harlem on Sunday night.
    From the NYTs:
    Max, whose age was not provided, was not seriously injured, the police said. Aggravated cruelty to animals carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.

    Surveillance videos of people abusing dogs in public-housing elevators have become a depressingly regular feature of the city’s criminal landscape. Last year, at least three separate such episodes were captured on video in the Grant Houses in Harlem alone.

  7. Laura says:

    why do we only prosecute the people that abuse animals that we deem cute and lovable like dogs & cats…. why dont we take a closer look at the people that abuse our "food" on a daily basis. Do you know how your "food" was born, raised, abused, then killed so it could sit on your dinner plate? wake up people!
    Gandhi said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
    How do you think we look as a nation to the rest of the world when we turn a blind eye to all of this? remember, your hamburger and bacon strips are also animals, not just "food". It is not only fair to have such deep concern for that poor puppy, but all animals in our care.

  8. That's HORRIBLE 🙁