MooPig's Blog: Vegan/Raw/Vegetarian Info


“I Would Never Leaver Her at a Factory Farm…”
September 28, 2010, 7:03 pm
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This year, I began my love for Farmer’s Markets. I go to one where there are vendors from the local area who have some of the best tasting veggies around 🙂 It is so great to speak with the farmers that are supplying my food and to learn about where my food is coming from. At the Farmer’s Market, there are of course, meat vendors. They brag about their humane practices and toss words around such as “grass fed” and “cage free.” I see people buying with a smile on their face, with the thought that they are doing some awesome deed for the day.

So is buying meat from a Farmer’s Market an awesome deed?

It is a slight step up from buying from a factory farm but far from an awesome deed for you OR the animal that had to die. The fact of the matter is, you are chewing dead, decomposing flesh. How is that for yummy! These animals were still seen as a profit….and food.

Upon arrival at the farm, I saw some goats tied to a tree. All of the people and children were crowding around these beautiful goats and commenting on how friendly they were. I went over and pet the goats and of course instantly fell in love with them. They loved the back of their ears scratched and nudged my arm when I thought I was done with their back rubs 🙂 Of course their cuteness won me over and I continued.

Soon the lady who owned them began talking to me about how much she loves her babies. I was like WOW AWESOME WOMAN. So then this “love for her babies” included the following “loving practices”

  1. I would never drop them at a factory farm. (Still loved the lady)

  2. Sometimes I even bring them into my house to watch television with me. (Almost hugged the lady with joy)

  3. But ya knowwwwwww…(uh oh)

  4. In this tough economy…(MOTHER EFFERRR)

  5. Just a shot right to their heads they do not feel anything…(YOU BITCH!!!!)

I was so mad since I totally read this lady wrong. I was practically going to “friend propose” to her and then she lays that horrible news on me!!!!! How the hell do you love your babies and then shoot them in the head! I sure hope you do not have children!!! So i immediately said I was a vegan and gave her a nice little speech about it and walked away feeling very very sorry for the poor goats.

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MooPig is Raising Money for The Farm Sanctuary!
September 27, 2010, 6:45 pm
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I started a team to walk in Central Park, NYC on October 24th to raise money for the Farm Sanctuary! Please sponsor my team or join it! All of the money goes directly to the Farm Sanctuary! Here is the link.

http://www.firstgiving.com/moopigs

CLICK THAT LINK!

If you will be in the area, join our team! It is a $15 donation and this includes your registration, a shirt,vegan food, and access to watch the presenters. INCLUDING GENE BAUR!!!!!!! He is the co-founder of The Farm Sanctuary! MooPigs has a goal of $500 and we are determined to reach it!


JOIN/DONATE!



Watch this Powerful Video by The Farm Sanctuary
September 27, 2010, 6:36 pm
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I am lucky enough to live only a few hours away from The Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen. I am a huge fan of this place and I love all that they do. Before going here, I flirted with the idea of becoming a Vegan and knew that one day I would be one. However, I needed that extra push. After spending 10 minutes here, I was hooked! I knew that I did not want to contribute to the suffering of animals in any way. By eating dairy and buying non-vegan products, I was supporting companies that did the exact opposite of everything I am fighting for. I suggest everyone, no matter where you live..to visit The Farm Sanctuary or a place like it. It is such a beautiful place. They save animals that are being abused and most times the animals are near death. They are given a chance at the life they deserve. We all want to live a happy life and it is not fair that many animals are not given that chance.


Watch this powerful video. It brought tears to my eyes!



The Gift of Life
September 27, 2010, 3:05 am
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We have seen it plenty of times…in real life, in movies, in books…it is every child’s dream. I am talking about a gift of some cute little furry animal. Honestly when I was little, I asked for a new animal every single birthday and Christmas. But in reality this is another way for animals to be exploited as objects. They are sometimes seen as something that will spark happiness upon arrival however the care of a living animal is sometimes put on the back burner. This is an interesting subject because animals are in need of homes however they are helpless creatures and once domesticated, need care. The problem lies in the obsession with breeding these cute little animals. They are seen the same way an ipod is. Produce more…to get more money…without caring where they are going.


Today I was on a hike and came across two ferrets walking all over the trails. They were starved and were going up to people begging for food. I knew I couldn’t just walk away from this so my dad and I got someone to help. The lady was affiliated with a Ferret Rescue group. I am guessing someone bought these two ferrets however did not realize their maintenance and let them go in the wild…where they really had zero chance for survival.

They are now in good hands and have access to food and water. So I am happy 🙂

What do you think of the pet industry?




Beauty Companies That Participate the Most in Animal Testing
September 25, 2010, 1:55 am
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The reason why I am starting MooPig Naturals is to show people that you can conveniently buy quality products that are absolutely cruelty free and do not contain any animal products. I knew that there were a lot of companies out there that refuse to hurt animals. Through ordering products for MooPig Naturals, I realized that there were more than I thought, which is awesome. Sadly, there are also a lot of popular beauty brands that use animal testing in order to determine their products’ safety. As you know..I think it is a load of crap and no life should be taken for testing. Here is a list of the top beauty companies and their product labels.

Lancome Paris

Loreal Paris

Maybeline

Redken

Ralph Lauren

Garnier Fructis

Matrix Essentials

Max Factor

Ponds

Clean and Clear Products

Aveeno

Neutrogena Products

 These are many of the companies which administer the MOST tests on animals. Any of these products look familiar? I bet MANY or ALL of them do. As you can see, these are the most popular products that you see in stores all around the world. Many of these companies come out with natural product lines after they add a few essential oils and flower extracts. Consumers mistake these natural looking bottles with their earthy colors for environmentally friendly products. However, they test on animals like crazy.

Again, this is exactly why my dream is to create a store that does the research for you. MooPig Naturals will not sell anything that is cruel in any way to animals. MooPig Naturals opening in October 2010 🙂

 

Reference: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2738441/top_5_cosmetic_companies_that_test_pg2.html?cat=69

 

 

 

 



Animal Testing and What is Morally Right?
September 24, 2010, 2:12 am
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What is Right?

I came across this article when I did a google search for animal testing. I often search Google News for new articles in hopes that I will find some good news regarding animal welfare. I came across this article and I have a few points to make about it. You will find a link to the entire article at the end of this post.

This writer interviewed Paul McKellips, executive vice president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research and is titled very bluntly…”Animal Testing Saves Lives”

First off the title pissed me off alone. I am someone who sees all living creatures as equal value. So the title is saying “Killing Saves Lives.”

Please note this paragraph.

“We want the American public to start reading stories about how animals are used in research,” McKellips said, “(so that) people start to understand that those in research embrace animal welfare and take care of the animals.”

Anyone that pays attention to animal welfare….or heck…anyone with common sense…knows that those animals are not “taken care of”. Call me crazy but when I ask someone to “take care of me” I really dont mean to inject my eyes with poison, fill me with meds, and burn my skin. Okay then…


“During procedures, we make sure it’s as humane as possible. In most cases, we use anesthesia, so they don’t feel anything,” Davila said.”

Hence the word MOST. I am sorry but I think this is a load of crap. How could they say that they treat these animals in a humane way. They torture these animals to get the approval from the FDA…to get more money…and yes to cure diseases. But at what cost?

Isn’t a life…a life, no matter what the physical body looks like?

If a man kicks me in the face…I will scream and cry. If a man kicks a pig

in

the face…that pig will scream and cry. Take my baby away from me and I

will flip out. Take a baby away from a cow and that cow will flip out. We have the same organs…similar emotions…we all feel…we all fear pain. Why are PEOPLE so much better than animals…when we are animals!

This just angers me to no end. The article goes on to say that on a future unknown date, lab studies will not use animals. And that it will be quicker and more affordable. But for now…the animals suffer. The animals suffer “in a humane way” and are given anesthesia “most times.”


grr..Here is the article.

http://www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/2010/09/21/animal-testing-can-help-save-human-lives

And Buddha’s words:

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?” -Buddha



To-Go Ware RePEaT Bamboo Utensils IM IN LOVE
September 22, 2010, 12:36 am
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I am officially in love!

I am having so much fun buying products for MooPig! I am putting my full heart and soul into this and I want to make sure I only buy the best products which meet all MooPig standards 🙂 One of my featured products will be these awesome utensils. I am so excited!!!!

Alicia Silverstone recently blogged about these bamboo utensils so I had to check them out. I fell in love with them! With over 300 billion pounds of plastic produced each year…we should step up and do our part to find reusable products that allow us to bypass plastic we can’t easily recycle. I bought utensils from Whole Foods which are compostable which is awesome! But unless you bring the box around with you, a place without compostable utensils will most likely come up in your life. These bamboo utensils come in cute carrying cases made from….recycled plastic bottles of course!!!

Keep the trash out of the landfills as much as possible. Each small step you take counts!!! Trash does not only stay in the landfill…it ends up in other places such as oceans. Fish confuse trash with food and die from our ignorance.