Are you against “Animal Cruelty”? Here is a simple way to show it
Animal cruelty shows itself in many forms from the domesticated to the farm animals.
We read about it or see horrific photos everyday.
Perhaps your way of supporting humane treatment is giving of yourself, your time in some way assisting, aiding, donating, sharing, educating or simply by acts of kindness.
Perhaps you have chosen the path of becoming a Vegan or Vegetarian.
Whatever path you have chosen to help the animals is a good path and a path that will lead us into a new reality. A reality that is needed, a reality that requires change.
As Neil Armstrong said: "One small step for man is a giant leap for mankind".
Local L. A. animal activist and fashion designer Dian Sopranuk had a vision and her vision is now alive, it is called The Humane Project.
Dian worked in the fashion industry for 25 years, in her off time she focused her efforts on helping domestic animals. Volunteering her time assisting various animal shelters, eventually opening up her own shelter housing and caring for animals found on the streets of L.A.
Dian began investigating the horrors that animals suffer on factory farms. Shortly thereafter, she chose to adopt a vegan lifestyle, consciously deciding to stop contributing to the pain and suffering of all animals.
However, for Dian, veganism was not enough. She decided to combine her dueling passions; animal activism and fashion design, birthing The Humane Project.
The Humane Project’s goal is to educate the masses about animal suffering; she plans to do this through fashion that makes a statement and the opening of The Humane Project website.
The fashion is compelling, innovative and share messages loud and clear.
Messages that create awareness, messages to open up dialog which in her vision will further help the cause.
The Humane Project hopes to empower others to spread the word in any manner that draws attention, educates and helps change animal protection laws.
The project is worth getting involved in, take a look at the website, educate yourself just a bit more and support a cause that is bigger than the some of its parts
Support Humane Causes in any way you can even if it is simply wearing a really cool shirt knowing that the proceeds go directly to combating animal cruelty and to help spread the word!
Dian, thank you for your passion.
Many people get confused about the definition of Vegan vs. Vegetarian; on the Humane Project website she defines it nicely:
What is a Vegan?
Vegans and a subset of vegetarians who typically refrain from eating animal, and animal involved, products of any kind. This includes beef, poultry, pork, fish, game, shellfish, eggs, dairy, gelatin, honey, and so on. While these dietary restrictions may overly limit, leaving few consumables available to vegans for a hearty, well-balanced diet, vegans find creative ways to nourish themselves without supporting animal slaughter and/or abuse. Vegan diets generally include legumes, fruits, vegetables, soy, meat alternatives, nuts, seeds, and the like, all nourishing vegans while simultaneously allowing them to lead animal cruelty-free existences.
While vegans generally have their own individual motivations for initially partaking in this lifestyle, the vast majority live this way in support of animal rights. As such, vegans typically carry their support of animal rights further than just dietary restrictions. Most will not wear leather, fur, wool, or use any other product whose production involves animal slaughter, cruelty, or the like.
Over recent years, as more and more evidence of factory farm animal cruelty surfaces, droves of people have turned to the vegan lifestyle. From specialty food stores, clothing brands, skincare products, and so on, there are so many companies popping up now that make living vegan easier than ever.
What is a Vegetarian?
Vegetarians are typically people who avoid eating beef, poultry, fish, game, shellfish, and pork. Without these foods in their diets, vegetarians typically stick to eating grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, dairy, soy, nuts, beans, eggs, and so on. Some vegetarians, known as lacto-vegetarians, will eat dairy, but refrain from eating eggs.
People become vegetarians for all different reasons. Some choose to abstain from eating meat following dietary motivations, while others believe that they are protecting the livelihood of the animal kingdom by eating an herbivore style diet. Still others refrain from eating meat for religious purposes. Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains, for example, typically eat according to a vegetarian lifestyle in faith, guided by their religious teachings.
When transitioning into a vegetarian diet, the most important things to monitor are your protein and iron levels. Protein gives our body’s sustained energy, and helps our muscles, bones, hair, and nails grow strong. Iron is an important mineral for blood flow. While products like beans, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, and seeds have protein and iron, they do not have the same levels of protein and iron as meat. In fact, many vegetarians risk becoming anemic by not receiving appropriate iron levels from their daily diet. If you start eating vegetarian, be sure to monitor your protein and iron levels for sustained health.