There’s Orangutan Blood in my Kitchen!

Fight for Rhinos

Since learning of palm oil plantations leading to the destruction of homes and habitat for not only the orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos; but also to the native people of the area, I’m putting my money where my mouth is (or where my post is).  See previous post The Perils of Palm Oil

It seemed a daunting task, but  I was determined to remove all remnants of palm oil from my house. Taking less than half an hour, I rummaged through my cupboards, fridge, and bathroom drawers checking labels and writing down the newly banned items for future use.

It was an eye-opening experience.  The most surprising culprit was the ice-cream. Interesting thing is-not ALL ice cream uses it. While Hudsonville does , the local Meijer brand does not. This seems to be the case with many items like coffee creamer, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Reading the labels is  important.  Not everything says PALM OIL. Here is a list of…

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Factory Farming in 60 Seconds Flat

News For Animal Welfare


The video titled ‘Factory Farming in 60 Seconds Flat‘ takes viewers behind the scenes of the dairy, meat and egg industry, uncovering the truth behind factory farming. After overwhelming success from the videos release in 2012, Peta have re-published the video in an attempt to generate viral notoriety and a change in consumer behaviour. 

The demand for meat has seen production increase by over 20 percent in the last 10 years, to the point where farmers have no option but to introduce factory farming into their process. This means of farming is one of the leading causes of animal cruelty to date, and yet the trade is continually condoned through the lack of support for organic produce. Over time and through the accessibility of meat within supermarkets, humans have grown so distant from the realities of what they are putting into their mouths and the practices associated with generating it. For…

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