With Valentine's Day right around the corner we can show our unselfish side by doing something for the animals. For starters,let's make our family pet our Valentine this year too. My cats are my official Valentines every year because they never judge me, their not allergic to each other, they make me laugh every day, they 'help' me work, they love me for me and never judge me for being the crazy cat lady - true story.
Other things you can do for animals this holiday include:
- Help Ringling Brothers circus' elephants. PETA says "Imagine if you had to walk to work every day while suffering from a debilitating medical condition that caused your joints to ache and your feet to throb. At work, you'd be kept on your feet constantly and forced to perform physical labor for long shifts. You'd be given no chance to recuperate (much less retire), and when you slowed down or balked, your boss would hit you with something resembling a fireplace poker or would stick the pointy end of the instrument under your chin and drag you around. When you weren't working, you would live in chains.That's pretty much what life is like for Karen and Nicole—two crippled elephants who are shunted from town to town by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has the ability and the responsibility to seize suffering animals, yet the agency allows them to travel up to 50 weeks a year in cramped and filthy boxcars and trailers, to be kept tightly chained by two legs (and sometimes all four), and to be beaten for even looking sideways at a trainer. PETA's complaints against Ringling Bros.—persistently filed over several years—regarding beatings and the death of elephants, including one particular baby who succumbed during training, led to the largest fine in circus history.But while fining Ringling Bros. is a step in the right direction, it is only the first step and does nothing to stop the horrors that elephants are enduring at this very moment. In July 2012, after a thorough inspection by an elephant expert, Nicole and Karen were found to be arthritic, crippled, and in chronic pain. Even though the expert notified the city of Los Angeles of their dire condition and recommended that the elephants sit out of the show, Karen and Nicole were forced to perform as usual. This is just one of the numerous examples of city officials ignoring compelling evidence and the opinions of independent experts. Since local jurisdictions have not acted on the clear evidence of abuse and neglect, it is up to the USDA to see to it that the federal laws designed to protect these animals are enforced." Visit PETA to sign there petition and others listed.C
- Refuse to buy down products. Down products are cruel as the feathers are plucked off of live animals. Many comparable synthetic options are available.
- Donate!!!!!! Even five dollars helps.
- Stop wearing fur. These animals suffer during life and are often skinned alive.
- Ask airlines to stop shipping monkeys to torturous animal labs.
- End the slaughter of baby seals for for. These poor babies are clubbed to death for 'fashion'.
Some vegan aphrodisiacs include.
- Asparagus - for best results eat three days in a row for increased blood flow and oxygen to genitals.
- Bananas - aids in confidence and potassium as in sex hormones.
- Berries - for feeding your lover and high in vitamin C.
- Carrots - produce vitamin A for sex homones and high sperm count.
- Chili Peppers - produce endorphines.
- Chocolate - need I say more!
- Licorice - most sexually stimulating scent for women.
- Pumpkin Pie - sexually stimulating for both men and women.
- Soy - increases lubrication for women and decreases prostate issues in men.
Enjoy your Valentine's Day and make it cruelty free as well. Easier than you think!