A really great thing happened yesterday, and in light of that I’m going to veer off topic today.
I’ve been passionate about animal rescue for a long time. It all started with my first kitty Tucker, who was living behind the art room at my high school. Him and some of his siblings were caught and adopted into loving homes. After that I swore to only adopt.
A month after my husband and I got married we adopted Linus, our first Beagle. About two years later we (long story short) inherited Hank, originally pulled from a shelter at age 11, Beagle number two!
Getting more involved in rescue groups and Beagle groups I recently came across The Beagle Freedom Project. Their aim is to rescue Beagles from laboratory testing. It is because of them that I am working towards switching out all my cosmetics and other beauty and house cleaning products (yes even house cleaning products are tested on animals!) to cruelty free companies. *PS, if anyone knows of a cruelty free deodorant that actually works, PLEASE let me know!*
So, now to that great thing from yesterday…. A notorious breeder in Italy, who supplied up to 250 dogs for lab testing per month, was shut down by the Italian government. You go Italian Gov! It’s even lead the government to look into the banning of all animal testing in their country. You can find the full article here.
In light of all of this, I encourage everyone to make the switch to cruelty free products. My Beauty Bunny is a great blog that actually tries out different cruelty free products, so you can get a feel for them before you buy, which is great! Also, it’s super easy to Google “does _____ company test on animals” and have lots of info pop up. Of course the easiest way to tell if a product is cruelty free is to check the back label for one of several official cruelty free bunny labels.
Tomorrow we will be back to our regularly scheduled programing, and some awesome hand dyed yarn! In the mean time, hug your critters and adopt, don’t shop! 🙂