When you go vegetarian you’d obviously want to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Buying more produce can prove itself expensive. Well, this all depends on where you shop.
Just recently, the world was shocked to find out that giraffes are silently going extinct. The world’s tallest animals have faced a 38% population decline right under our noses, and no one noticed.
Most people are shocked to find out that contacts are tested on animals, mainly rabbits. I was shocked too. I always knew that my contact solution was tested on animals, but I never even thought about my contacts. The fact is that all contact lens brands sold in the US are tested on animals, and so are the contact solutions.
More than 50 million animals are killed each year for their skin or fur. The methods used to kill these animals are barbaric. They are often gassed and electrocuted, which seems gentle compared to another common method of being skinned alive.
If you’re a meat eating animal lover, then every Thanksgiving you should do your part to help turkeys by buying from a humane and ethically raised source. Every time you buy humane, you decrease the demand of factory farms, and slowly encourage them to change their animal welfare practices.
When people think about animal welfare and animal rights, usually what comes to mind are land animals in factory farms. Yet, marine life accounts for the largest portion of animals killed each year for food. In 2009, an estimated 51 billion sea animals were killed for food, compared to 8.27 billion land animals.
On the surface, the subject of pet food animal testing sounds silly because we would all want pet food tested before feeding it to our pets. And the idea of cats & dogs testing food doesn’t sound a bit cruel. But in the case of pet food, the testing is not what is cruel. The problem is how these tests are done. In many cases test dogs and cats are held in captivity in laboratory cages for their entire lives. It’s hypocritical to subject other dogs and cats to captivity for the sake of our pets.