Did you rescue your pet or buy it from a breeder?
“There is no such thing as a responsible breeder” – PETA
There are a number of positive reasons to rescue animals, and a number of negative reasons to never buy from a breeder. Animals that are bred, are bred for profit, nothing else. Worse, this only adds to the over population of abandoned animals.
“25% of pure breeds end up at the dog shelter” – PETA
Pedigrees are the equivalent to a designer handbag, a cosmetic show put on by us humans. Those vulnerable puppies and kittens are sometimes locked in small cages and never walked, or given affection.
Inbreeding causes painful and life-threatening genetic defects including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy.
Distorting animals for specific physical features is just plain wrong, the short, “pushed-in” noses of a Pug for example, can make normal breathing difficult. Dachshunds’ unnaturally long spinal columns often cause back problems, and disc disease. No one who has animals’ best interests in mind would intentionally mutilate them in this way.
Sun & Sage Vegan Clothing Street Rescue
Sun & Sage Clothing delivers 15% of profits to specifically care for these animals. They may not be able to take every animal they find in, but they will certainly medicate and feed them.
In Bali where Sun and Sage is based, skin problems are most common, but medicine to treat one animal (‘Bravecto’) can cost over £30.
Above is Aron CEO – “Street animal rescue is very close to our hearts. Bali, may be known as a tourist paradise, but for animals, Bali is not so much of a paradise. Many dogs and cats are strays and live a very tough life. As these animals are not cared for by loving owners, issues such as skin problems, starvation and other diseases are sadly common.”
I recently bought a plant based vegan tee from Aron to support these animals, and not only is made from biodegradable organic materials it is completely Fairtrade.
What I really love about Sun and Sage is you can follow the rescue story on their website and watch via video every animal’s recovery progress.
I recently read about Erik the Escape Artist, who had been kept on a chain his whole life, he was starving and unwell, he was rescued and rehomed. But unfortunately escaped because he was so scared due to previous abuse, but Aron and his team still keep an eye out for him.
Then there was JoJo the Cat, he just couldn’t breathe properly and so Aron bought him antibiotics and nursed him back to health.
Finally Aron being a vegan, holds important advice on his website titled ‘How to talk to meat eaters as a vegan’. Lets face it sometimes vegans can be quick to judge others, I am previously guilty of this.
The section includes:
- Why non vegans can seem immediately angry
- A guide how to talk to meat eaters about Veganism
- Be positive & Choose your timing
- Have facts ready & Stay on Topic
Aron took some time to find compassion with those who eat meat, so we vegans could learn how to educate the right way, instead of getting into an argument about a stranger’s, personal moral obligation.
If you would like to buy a T-Shirt and support the cause or donate money please visit http://sunandsageclothing.com/
The Dogs Trust
I love animals, but I am against domesticating them for a pet and a cuddle, so if I see an abandoned dog I will feed him and give him to a sanctuary or a trust.
I now volunteer with the dogs trust, helping clean kennels and walk dogs in Northern Ireland. This has been very rewarding as I can socialise with dogs and give them the affection, playtime and many walks they really deserve. Because dogs do not belong in cages! Or in a handbag!
Do you volunteer? Have you ever rescued an animal? Or want to add an adorable animal story, comment below!