Check Out Beyond Meat’s New Commercial!

There’s no doubt that we’re experiencing a revolution in the way we think about food and food production.

We now have the ability to get just about every product we could ever want from plants. From peanut butter and jelly oat milk ice cream and fish filets to fried chiken, pepperoni pizza, and cheeseburgers, animal and environmentally-friendly options are here and more are launching every single day.

Check out Beyond Meat’s new commercial!

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What If We All #GoBeyond

“What if just taking the animal out of the meat made us and our planet healthier?Up to three times a day we each have the opportunity to decide what protein we put on our plate. Join us on our journey to feed a better future.”

For the animals, for the planet, for your health… the future is vegan!

Arctic Fox Hair Color is AMAZING!

Hey! I haven’t written a review in quite some time, and I couldn’t have picked a better product to start again with!

If you’re on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen people showing off their bright, beautiful hair they created with Arctic Fox Hair Color. Of course, like everything I write about, the products are vegan and cruelty free!

Purple hair and I have had a longggg relationship. We go out, get sick of each other, and then start dating again. We’re pretty much soulmates. Purple Rain from Arctic Fox is my go-to shade. It is a deep, true purple shade, and best of all, it smells like grape!

I love these colors because you can dilute them with conditioner, and also leave them on for a few minutes for a hint of color. In the past, I would dilute the color and only leave on for less than 5 minutes to get the cutest lavender hue.

This time, I really went for it. I applied the color all over my hair, which is a light/medium ash blonde with highlights, and left it on for over an hour. I loved the results but wanted it to be even deeper, so I repeated the process again the next day, and couldn’t be happier!

My hair is a gorgeous purple shade and feels so healthy! This hair color, whether you’re vegan or not, is the best out there. With a bunch of vibrant shades to choose from to make your hair dreams come true, I highly, highly recommend Arctic Fox!

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Connecticut Residents: Ask Your Legislators to Support Statewide Fur Ban!

Connecticut is leading groundbreaking efforts to save animals who needlessly suffer and die for the whims of fashion! A new bill would save a countless number of fur-bearing animals from excruciating deaths if passed, and we need your support to get it enacted into law!

Just months ago, California became the first state in the nation to ban fur sales, which reflects the growing intolerance for animal cruelty and an upswing in the demand for animal-friendly apparel. Now, we have the tremendous opportunity to phase out the use of stolen animal skins in Connecticut! Please urge your legislators to support a statewide ban on fur!

Connecticut animal advocates are joining the efforts of others working to create compassionate cities and states across the country, including the cities of Portland, New York City, and Minneapolis, to prohibit the sale, trade, and manufacture of animal fur products. This ban would apply to clothing and accessories that contain fur.

To produce a fur jacket, trim, or accessory, fur-bearing animals are held hostage on fur farms, where they are deprived of space, socialization, and everything wild animals need to thrive. To preserve their coats, coyotes, chinchillas, foxes, mink, rabbits, and other fur-bearing animals are often anally or vaginally electrocuted, which kills them from the inside out. They may also be bludgeoned to death or skinned alive. The onlooking animals wait in terror for their turn, and the brutal process continues. Furs from dogs, cats, raccoons, rodents and other animals are often undisclosed or intentionally mislabeled by manufacturers, and fur products are often preserved with carcinogenic chemicals.

The inherently cruel fur industry is on its last legs. Designers from all over the world, including Gucci, Prada, and Michael Kors, have pledged to ditch fur. Giant retailers including Macy’s, Inc. and Bloomingdales, have also announced that animal fur will no longer be sold at its stores or online in 2021.

What YOU Can Do:

Most Connecticut residents do not support the brutal fur trade which needlessly profits from the misery and torture of innocent animals. We must urge the state senators and representatives to support a statewide ban on the sale, trade, and manufacture of new animal fur products by making a phone call or two and then sending our letter with your personalization.

1)   Call. Please call your state senator and state representative by entering your full address at idausa.org/findmyrep and then choosing the Connecticut tab to find the identity and contact information of your district’s legislators.

When you call, you can say: 

 “Hello, my name is (name), and I’m a resident of (hometown/city). Please support a ban on the sale, trade, and manufacture of new animal fur products in Connecticut, and ask your colleagues on the Environment Committee to raise the bill!” 

2. Volunteer. Interested in volunteering? Email julie@idausa.org to find out how you can take action to ban fur in Connecticut!

3. Write. Please personalize and send our letter to your legislators by visiting: https://www.idausa.org/campaign/wild-animals-and-habitats/fur/latest-news/connecticut-residents-ask-your-legislator-to-support-statewide-fur-ban/

Urge 7-Eleven to Ditch Single-Use Plastic Bags!

Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans, including single-use plastic bags. A staggering 1 trillion single-use plastic bags are used annually worldwide, which is equal to an unimaginable 2 million bags per minute.

While most bags are used for just a few minutes, it takes roughly 500 years for many of these bags to degrade. However, know that they will never actually biodegrade, but instead will turn into toxic microplastics which continue to pollute the environment forever.

Up to 80% of plastic in the oceans drifts away from coastal areas and is pulled out to deeper water. Plastic waste is responsible for killing over 1 million marine animals every year. Currently, an estimated 100 million tons of plastic waste can be found in the oceans. If this disastrous trend continues, plastic waste is expected to outweigh all of the fish in the oceans by 2050.

Hundreds of species of marine animals, including fish, seabirds, turtles, sharks, whales, sea lions, and dolphins, are at risk of entanglement, choking, or starving as they’re forced to live in marine habitats that are rapidly becoming inundated with plastic waste.

Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and unknowingly consume them as do whales and other animals. Seabirds also mistake pieces of bags and other small pieces of plastic waste for food. As their stomachs fill with plastic that isn’t passed out of their systems, animals slowly starve to death. Powerful images created by international marine wildlife conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society highlight how animals become trapped or entangled in bags causing painful injuries, strangulation, suffocation, and death.

Single-use plastics bags not only harm the environment and animals when they are discarded; their production is also extremely destructive. The United States alone uses 100 billion plastic bags every year; the average American family uses a staggering 1,500 plastic bags per year—which requires 12 million barrels of habitat-destroying oil to manufacture. Only 1% of these bags are ever recycled. The vast majority end up in landfills, and ultimately, the oceans.

When 7-Eleven stores throughout Thailand encouraged customers to opt for reusable bags, 169 million single-use plastic bags went unused in just two months! If all 7-Eleven locations offered customers the option of purchasing reusable bags made of recycled and environmentally-friendly materials, countless animals could be spared painful deaths caused by plastic! 

Please sign my alert here to contact 7-Eleven’s President and CEO to urge him to ban single-use plastic bags!