Not Wordless…Accepting Rumpydog’s Challenge
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
I am accepting…
The Rumpydog Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge!
Rumpy Dog and DeDe offered all paw bloggers a challenge, click here for their post about it. The Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge asks us to write a post about something we can do now, to change just one thing in our life, how we are living it today, that we know negatively affects animal welfare…one thing…hmmm…easy!
Well, maybe not…but we can all at least try.
“The idea behind this challenge is simple: A change in action is the result of a change in thinking, and this challenge is designed to make you think about what actions you take in your daily life that negatively impact animal welfare.”
First, Mom wants to tell the peep ladies who read my blog something that they may not know.
Mom: thanks Savvy, I won’t take up too much space. Almost 18 years ago I needed to be put on hormone replacement due to having a full hysterectomy. I thought ‘fine’…what are my options. One of those would have been a drug called premarin. I did my research on that drug and the others they suggested…no Google back then…so I consulted with my sister in law who is a Nurse Practitioner (almost at the level of a doctor in USA).
I learned that premarin was made from the urine of pregnant mares…yes…it means thousands of mares, horses folks, across the world were bred, and bred and bred so that their urine DURING pregnancy could be collected to make this drug. Shocking you say?! Then next ask “what becomes of all those foals??”
They are auctioned off, usually to meat packers …that is what I learned. I said 18 years ago…nope, nope and absolutely nope…give me a drug that is made from plants!! Not animals. I hope my choice all those years ago made the difference in some mare and/or foal’s lives. Here are some foals rescued from slaughter in Canada. Look at them, they are living breathing animals.
Click on this link to learn more from the ASPCA about this practice:
Click on the following links for more information:
And, oh yeah…this is Savvy back again.
So, Mom and I read my very good furriend Easy’s blog today, click here, and he gave us more ideas about what we can do TODAY to keep on making a difference for animal welfare. His post motivated Mom to visit the PETA site Easy notes in his post…and she then went to her bathroom and tossed out, with my snoopervision, all the products she had that were on the “tested on animal” list. And those companies won’t see our business again: Redken hair shampoo and conditioner and anything made with the name “Olay”.
Purrlease…accept Rumpydog’s challenge…do a post about what action you will take NOW in your own personal life to improve animal welfare. Look in your mirror just like we did…