Want to live a more compassionate lifestyle?
Want to avoid things that involve the harming or killing of animals for meat or cosmetics?
Want to be a more ethical shopper?
Living Cruelty Free, by Jennifer Thomson, (first published in March 2012), will provide you with facts so you can make decisions about what you purchase, be it food, cosmetics or clothing.
Remember…we can all make the world a kinder place to live.” Jennifer Thomson
Living Cruelty Free is available on Kindle both in the USA and UK. The paperback is available in the USA, Canada, UK and many other countries via Amazon, and The Book Depository. Note – there’s a ‘Look Inside’ function for the book.
The book is not easy to read in that the facts, are the facts! Kidding oneself about what is really happening will not help. Reading and finding out what you can do differently will.
I like that Jennifer has suggestions on small ways to make a difference. Here’s an example with sheepskin.
The sheep have to be killed first and Jennifer writes that, “it’s the equivalent of wearing fur because the wool is still attached to the skin when it’s taken off. Hence the word sheepskin.”
Therefore, anyone have Ugg boots?
Jennifer points out that faux sheepskin can provide just as much warmth, and at a much lower cost than real sheepskin.
Sheepskin can also be in furniture (sofas, chairs, cushions) and bedding, handbags and clothing. Read labels and be aware!
In my opinion, that’s a small change (faux sheepskin) and will benefit the sheep!
As Jennifer points out on her Facebook Page: “Even having one vegetarian meal a week can make a difference. Not just to animals, but also to your health.” (photo from Jennifer’s FB Page)
Here’s a great quote used in the book, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Tolstoy
Despite the topic, there are no gruesome, graphic photos. Words alone convey the horror. The only photos are, in fact, “happy” ones. Photos of Sir Paul McCartney, and his quote:
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” Sir Paul McCartney
Really. Sir Paul’s quote is all I need to write about the section, “How animals are killed for food” as it presents what happens in both the UK and the US. It’s awful and heartbreaking. Don’t be afraid to expose yourself to the truth, though. Just because you aren’t a Vegan or Vegetarian, it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to make choices that could at least improve the quality of life for those animals that are used for food.
Here’s a photo of the dog that Jennifer adopted:
As Living Cruelty Free stresses to adopt, I love that Jennifer shared a photo of her adopted dog, Benjy. You can click on the photo to enlarge!
Remember, Don’t Shop, Adopt! Save a Life!
I encourage you to read the book and make changes in your life to show compassion for the animals.
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. Do what you can.” Sydney Smith, clergyman
Disclosure: I received Living Cruelty Free in an ebook form. All links are for your convenience only; I do not profit from any clicks or purchases.
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