Updated February 3, 2013
Today I saved...
January 31, 2013
I showed Earthlings. About 12 people watched it.
January 24, 2013
I showed Earthlings. About 10 people watched it.
January 17, 2013
I showed Earthlings. About seven people watched it.
January 10, 2013
I showed Earthlings. About five people watched it.
January 9, 2013
My pen pal, Nicki, was adopted by the sweetest couple ever. They have a beagle, Jackson, who has wanted to have a sister to play with. Now he has one. Nicki's new name is Kara. Being a pen pal to a shelter dog has been a very heartwarming experience. I'll do it again soon. But first I want to save some other, more forgotten animals. To do that, I'll host more free meals and free movies and I'll post more animal-free recipes that everyone can make.
December 28, 2012
Today I saved some laboratory animals from having my eye make-up tested on them. I bought eye-shadow and mascara that was not tested on animals.
December 27, 2012Last night, I hosted a "Free Meal, Free Movie". The movie was "A Peaceable Kingdom". About eight people came, three of which were children.
December 20, 2012
I hosted a "Free Meal, Free Movie". The movie was "A Peaceable Kingdom". About 11 people came. One woman brought her dog. You can't see her because she was under the table all night.
December 6, 2012
I hosted a "Free Meal, Free Movie". The movie was "A Peaceable Kingdom". About five people came. One person brought his dog. You can see him carrying his dog around on his lap.
September 17, 2012
I hope I saved a blind lab today.
The city shelter is full. They asked me to post some Petfinder ads for some animals that are at high risk of not surviving. So I posted a dog who looks particularly sweet to me. She's a blind lab
mix. I thinks she's extra special. I hope she gets adopted. (I wish I could adopt her but Desi hates other dogs.)
This girl did get adopted (I had nothing to do with it.) The person who adopted her keeps in touch with me.
September 15, 2012
I protested at a rodeo. I stood outside on public land holding a sign that said rodeos are cruel to animals. I hope it registered with some of the people going into the rodeo. To learn more about how cruel rodeos are, you can go to http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000387.
Animals should never, ever be used in entertainment. Animals are meant to be free. To help the animals, ask all your friends to only go to circuses and other entertainment events that DO NOT feature live animals. Start a campaign with your friends saying "If there's an animal in it, then count me out of it!" That will help hundreds of animals.
September 1, 2012
Today I saved a spider.
This guy was on my wall. So I got a piece of paper and a plastic jar. I covered her carefully (so I didn't touch her legs otherwise they would tear off) with the jar. then I gently pushed the paper underneath the jar and made sure that I didn't touch her legs. She tried to escape and while she was doing that, I pushed the paper further under the jar. Then I took the jar with paper over the opening to the outside and set the spider free. Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? email@example.com
September 5, 2012
Today I save an Indian cow.
I bought shoes that are made of man-made products only. They were less than $10! So I bought two pair. The reason I saved an Indian cow is because I learned while watching the documentary, Earthlings, that most leather comes from the skins of Indian cows. I know from being married to an Indian man that cows are sacred in India. They are loved and revered by nearly all of the 1 billion-plus people. Like many Indian families, my husband's family had their own cow. They treat them sort of the way we treat our pet dogs and cats in the U.S.
My husband's family even let their cow sleep inside at night. But many people are extremely poor and grass and water are very hard to come by, so when the family can't take care of their cow any longer, they give the cow to a person who promises to take the cow to a pasture and live out its life. In reality, the domesticated cow is crammed into a truck with other cows and shipped hundreds of miles away in heat that we call "a life-threatening heat wave" here in the U.S. These animals have never been on a truck let alone been away from the only family they've ever known. Leather is a horrible product. It is horrible for the animals and it is horrible for the workers. Many of the leather workers end up losing the use of their hands because of the chemicals they have to work with to make the leather. So perhaps I have saved more than an Indian cow today. Perhaps I have saved an Indian’s hands too.
July 18, 2012
I hosted a "Free Meal, Free Movie". The movie was "Earthlings". About 15 people came.