Saturday, December 31, 2005

How will you help animals in 2006?

Here are some resolutions to consider:

  • Volunteer your time each month to a local animal organization.
  • Adopt an animal from a rescue or shelter.
  • Become vegan (if you aren't already).
  • Invite a non-vegan friend or relative to share a vegan meal with you each month. (Lead by example.)
  • Organize an information table or peaceful protest on an issue you care about.
  • Write to your MP (or other government representative) about animal-related legislation each month.
  • Be conscienscious about consuming less, recycling more.
  • Spend more time with your companion animals.

Let's continue making the world a kinder place in the new year.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Anti-Fur Protest at Holt Renfrew

I'd like to thank everyone who came out to Freedom for Animals' protest against the Toronto Holt Renfrew. (Holt Renfrew is an overpriced department store which sells many fur and fur-trimmed items.) I especially enjoyed meeting all the new people, many of whom came directly to the Holt Renfrew protest after a protest at KFC organized by Misha Buob.

Freedom for Animals will be protesting outside Holt Renfrew again on Tuesday, December 20, from 4 to 5 pm. (Holt Renfrew is located at 50 Bloor St. W., near Bay.) I hope to see you there!

Visit Ontario, and Your Dog Could Be Killed

I Love My Pitbull

The pit bull ban in Ontario is a threat to dogs of other breeds, and dogs visiting Ontario. It is illegal for tourists to bring along their pitbulls, and the penalty is death. Even if your dog is not a pit bull, s/he could be mistakenly considered a pit bull by the authorities. See full details from Caveat.

Freedom for Animals believes that irresponsible owners should be blamed for dog attacks, not innocent dogs who happen to be the same breed. Please write to the Minister of Tourism and tell him that the pit bull ban will cost Ontario tourist dollars!

The Honourable Jim Bradley
Minister of Tourism
Hearst Block, 9th Floor
900 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M71 2E1

I will be donating 10% of my profits from my I Love My Pitbull products to organizations working to oppose breed bans.

Peaceful dove painting

Peace button with dove painting by Rosemary Amey.I've added a selection of products, including certified fair-labour shirts for adults, as well as mugs, stickers, cards, even a teddy bear, with this painting I recently did of a dove and the word "peace".

I've also created a Swahili version, suitable for Kwanzaa giving, and a version with no text.