Friday, May 28, 2010

Government Approval, Friday Video

As a follow up to our Why Not Change the Laws? link yesterday, Paul notes that the Ohio Department of Agriculture inspected Conklin dairy three times in the last year and approved it as a "Grade A" facility.

Of course, we wish there was some "big" step we could take to end such obvious (and already illegal) barbarism. But the government's explicit endorsement of this dairy again emphasizes just how important it is to get as many people as possible on the path of questioning the status quo and boycotting the industries that profit from pain.

Today's featured Team Vegan members – the Animal Awareness Project – are doing their best to truly end animal torture. Already this semester, they have handed booklets directly to more than 15,500 students at 23 different schools (at right, Aaron of AAP provides the animals a voice at Towson University).

If you'd like to help them change even more lives, please go by their page and make a contribution. As discussed earlier, your dollars will be double doubled, helping prevent even more cruelty.

Along with Thomas Jefferson's quote, "I tremble for my species when I reflect that God is just," this week's song has been on my mind the last few days: Mercy of the Fallen, by Dar Williams. Not a member (yet) of VO, she is the co-author of The Tofu Tollbooth. (I leafleted her concert in Pittsburgh years ago.)


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