You guys are aware that I’m a sucker for animal-related campaigns and that our family is big into the #AdoptDontShop movement. Well, now here’s another one that’s dear to my heart, #ShopWithYourHeart.
As you may already know, most of the nearly nine billion animals raised for meat, milk, and eggs in the US are suffering in inhumane factory farms. Our family eats everything–beef, pork, poultry, you name it. We believe that God created those animals to at some point serve for food for humans, so I won’t sit here and tell you to not eat what you love.
However, we DON’T support animal cruelty in any way, shape, or form, whether it be domestic animals or wild ones.
We try our best to buy meat from humane sources and won’t stand up for those who raise animals to treat them unfairly in the name of food. I’d rather starve than eat knowing that animal suffered an awful death to fill my tummy.
Fortunately for us all who believe alike, there ARE humane sources and organizations who do their best to ensure the animal doesn’t suffer even one bit, and that’s who Shop With Your Heart aims to highlight.
Simply put, the Shop with Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate, and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs, and dairy products as well as plant-based alternatives.
If you’re not in the mood to change your shopping habits for the sake of animals’ welfare, consider this:
When an animal suffers in these disgusting places, they’re not the only ones affected! Factory farms impact human health too because they can be breeding grounds for DANGEROUS pathogens and the antibiotics used to prevent disease create the potential for dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria to develop!
Imagine eating from a place whose standards carelessly disregard cleanliness and hygiene, are dangerously lacking and therefore never ideal for raising animals intended for food. :/ YIKES.
What do YOU get in return for making this pledge? Besides knowing that you’re helping advance animal rights and benefiting your own family’s wellbeing, you’ll also get a sweet Shop With Your Heart Grocery List so you know which welfare-certified and plant-based brands to look for. PLUS, if you share your story of why you #ShowWithYourHeart after making the pledge, you can even win an adorable tote :)!
When we shop conscientiously and with an awareness of the source of our food, we ALL benefit: Animals, humans, everyone. So make the pledge with me today and post a picture of yourself on Social making the “heart hands” to show solidarity with the movement!
One last key thing: Remember that whatever you eat, you CAN improve the lives of farm animals, whether that is by purchasing more plant-based products or seeking out brands bearing welfare certification labels that represent better farming practices and require independent audits with 100% compliance. The standards set forth by these three animal welfare certifications meet these requirements:
On behalf of farm animals and those who love them, THANK YOU!
*As with all posts of mine relating to nonprofits that deal with animals and their rights, this post was NOT sponsored. So you know this is a worthwhile cause that deserves all our support.