The Int’l Fund for Horses advocates for equines because that is our specialist knowledge.
However, imagine no animals were used, for any purpose, not for their meat, not for their excretions, not for their skins.
For horses, that would mean no slaughter; no mares milked for their urine to make drugs, their foals killed by the thousands; no pony skins used for home decoration or horse hair adorning high end athletic shoes and high profile celebrity handbags; no breeding organizations clamoring for more slaughterhouses; and no cattle lobby fighting for the removal of wild horses and burros from public lands. These are just a few examples, and big ones, that concern only equines.
Now imagine every time you sit down to a meal and simply by choosing to eat no animal-derived products, you are making an immediate difference in a way that has a 100% guaranteed success rate. No phone to pick up, no letters to write, no faxes to send, no links to clicks, no petitions to sign. And it takes no time out of your busy schedule.
Eliminating your use of animal products is the most effective way to eliminate animal exploitation, suffering and death in a way no amount of regulation and legislation can ever achieve.
ADVOCATE FROM YOUR PLATE™
The Int’l Fund for Horses invites you to advocate from your plate, not just for horses, but all animals, by going Vegan.
Embracing a Vegan lifestyle is the most important step you can take toward protecting animals in a peaceful, non-violent way. It is also fun, delicious, fulfilling and gives you a great sense of purpose.
Every sentient being has the right not to be treated as property and used as a commodity. Enlighten your life and the lives of others by becoming an agent of change for all animals, including our beloved horses. Go Vegan. For Life.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
We do not need to eat animal products. Indeed, more and more mainstream health care professionals are acknowledging that animal products are detrimental to human health.
One interesting and informative group is the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. Learn more here >>
Why not give the Vegan lifestyle a try. It is easier than you think! To get started, here are two great sites: Vegan Outreach and the Vegan Society. There are also a number of free downloadable Vegan starter kits at VeganFuture. Terrific!
If you love to cook, a great way to get into the Vegan lifestyle in the most fun and tastiest way ever is to follow and interact with great Vegan cooks and chefs in social media. We will be sharing recipes and linking you to all sort of good stuff here on Tuesday’s Horse. Bon Appetit!
For the Horses and Everyone,
Vivian Grant Farrell,
Int’l Fund for Horses
Advocate From Your Plate™ conceived by Vivian Grant Farrell
Originally posted January 10, 2010.
Yes, New York Times, veganism is good for everyone; Vivian Grant Farrell; April 17, 2012. @porttowngirl