Oh Dog! DeDe here! Happy Sunday!
Last Sunday I mentioned that we here at Rumpydog were planning a blogger challenge. Today, I get the privilege of introducing you to-
The Rumpydog Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge!
How do you participate? It’s easy! Just write a blog post about something you do in your daily life and how it impacts animals.
The idea behind this challenge is simple: A change in action is the result of a change in thinking, and this challenge is designed to make you think about what actions you take in your daily life that negatively impact animal welfare.
For instance, we all know that when humans shop in pet stores that sell animals, they are indirectly supporting the breeder mills that sell these animals. Or when humans eat pork they support the inhumane practice of gestational crate usage.
But there are other things we do or eat that we don’t think of. In many processed foods and restaurant foods are additives we don’t question. Like raspberry flavor in sweets? You might be eating castoreum, which comes from the anal glands of beavers. That’s gross enough, but it’s HOW the castoreum is harvested that is the most gross.
Even if you eat nothing but tree leaves and dirt, your choices could have an impact on animal welfare. For instance, when humans choose to build out “away from it all,” they are also choosing to take habitat from animals for themselves.
Now this is NOT a challenge designed to get you down on yourself. However, there are little changes you can make that makes all the difference in the lives of animals. But before you make those changes, you have to be aware of what you’re doing.
One other rule: This has to be about you. No preaching! Well, except for June Buggie…. hard to tell him anything.
Are you up for the challenge? Great! Here’s your Challenge Button:
Get to writing!