(All links are Graphic. Please be advised)
I wear my emotions on my sleeve these days. I always did so, but the sleeves used to be a bit covered up, but now they just sit out there in the open.
It is probably because i am not working. I am not using up my time and energy worrying about work, people, deadlines, and politics. I have time on my hand to click on the some stories I would normally avoid and time to read some too.
There are tons of stories on puppy mills (mass breeding operations http://stoppuppymills.org/ ) and they are heart wrenching. And even more apalling is the lack of action.
Another face of inhuman treatment is factory farming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_farming ) in the US and the dairy industry in india
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/india_dairy )(Please dont click the link if your heart is not strong.)
Oh, and how can i forget the faux faux fur story. The faux fur products you buy here with a made in china label are actually cat and dog fur!! http://www.peta.org/feat/chineseFurFarms/index.asp
It is just amazing what people can do to achieve basic needs as food to completely useless needs of entertainment(dog fights, fur industry).
What can I do? I can atleast take a stand. Raise awareness.
Try to be vegan. I am not sure how successful that will be, since we indians have too much dairy in our diet. Can i give up all the khoya sweets?.
Though the stars are in my favour. I am slightly lactose intolerant since last year. Vegan, here i come.
(note to self) Try to
- Always adopt, never buy a pet
- Think of the animal before thinking meat.
- Fur looks good, but it is usually not fake. There is some animal somewhere who was skinned alive for it.
- Take time out of the busy schedule to think of other things apart from work and home.
- Go Green!