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Vegan Shoe Shines Light on Cruelty of Ostrich Farms

Life or Lunch?

Los Angeles company Mink debuts cruelty-free ostrich leather flats to raise awareness of the big bird’s plight in the fashion industry.

Los Angeles-based vegan shoe company Mink released the first-ever pair of Italian-made faux ostrich shoes. Mink partnered with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to create the new hand-stamped ostrich-print ballerina shoe—available in black and “wine”—in an effort to raise awareness about the conditions ostriches face on leather farms. Celebrity stylist Rebecca Mink founded the company in 2000, which produces vegan shoes in the same Italian factory as top brands Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Dolce and Gabbana, amongst others. The PETAxMINK faux ostrich shoe is available for custom pre-order until January 8, 2017, and 20-percent of profits will be donated to PETA.

Source: Vegan Shoe Shines Light on Cruelty of Ostrich Farms

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Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to be Bacon!

RUDY: PIGS DON’T WANT TO BE BACON!
by Barbara Thumann-Calderaro

Rudy is a pig, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t loving, intelligent, or clean. In fact, he’s all of those things and more! But despite his impressive qualities, he and his best friend Carole are forced to go to a fattening farm and leave their families behind.

Intended to teach children the importance of being kind to animals,
Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to Be Bacon gently shares the reality of meat production along with interesting facts about pigs.

Barbara states on Twitter that when you buy through Mascot Books, they will donate 15% to an animal rights group of her choice; she says the funds will go to support animal sanctuaries in NJ/NY area.

Also see her other book, Innocent Beings

 

The Real Truth in Numbers about the Farming of Animals

Animalista Untamed

“Holocaust: Any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life.” Dictionary.com

If you’re anything like me you’ll see the latest meme on Facebook telling us how many animals we’ve saved in a year as vegans, or how many gallons of water it takes to produce a kilo of beef, and take it as gospel. Well, if we want the true gospel, it’s to be found here. Faunalytics is the properly researched go-to source for animal data. This is what they have to say about farmed animals, and it doesn’t make for happy reading. People protest in outrage if we talk about a holocaust. But to refer to what is happening as anything less than a holocaust does a great injustice to the animals, because that is exactly what it is.

Remember though, the enormity of the horror spelled out here in facts and figures by Faunalytics is not meant to drag…

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10 Mothers On Why They’re Saying NO To Dairy

Excerpts from the original article:

‘I am brought to tears as I picture these mothers being robbed of the bond that they anticipated for 9 months, and that I have been able to experience for eighteen months of beautiful days. And their helpless infants deprived of the maternal love, connection and nourishment they so desperately need and crave. Where is the compassion for this mother-infant bond?’

‘But because the industry does not need the calves, especially the male calves, they are separated from their mothers and killed immediately, or confined alone for a few more months to be killed for veal. The calf is given formula so that his mother’s milk can be sold in supermarkets.’

‘I’ve seen footage of cows in milking parlours so fresh from birth that afterbirth is dangling down behind them. Their babies are gone, but there’s no time to recover or to mourn, they must be hooked up to machines to have their milk taken for humans. The system is sickening.’

‘Mother cows, like us, produce milk only to nourish their young. That we take and kill those babies, and take their food to make ice creams and lattes from their mothers’ breast milk, is incomprehensible to me. Yet our society not only ignores the inherent cruelty, but celebrates the products made from it. All while denying the mothers of another species what we treasure most. It’s heartbreaking.’

Read the full article here.