"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola

05 February 2010

Going once, going twice, going three times... SOLD to the compassionate landowner instead of the slaughterhouse!! (If we'll give a hand, that is...)

Thanks to Vegan Etsy's Melissa Bastian of BrightDesign, who shared this post from the Vegan Etsy Blog!

Animal lovers everywhere, here is a story you won't want to miss.

EtsyVeg member Jodi of the amazing shop
This Is It! Creations made a terrible discovery over the weekend: that these three bulls who graze on her property were to be sold for slaughter in short order. Being a person of high ideals, naturally Jodi immediately started looking for an answer - that is, a way to keep these three gorgeous animals from such a brutal and unnecessary death. The solution? Buy them! But cows don't come cheap; their freedom can indeed be purchased, but it will come to the tune of about $3600. Not only that, but the payment must be made by the end of next week! As of this posting, Jodi and her supporters have raised almost 1/3 of the total- $1300! :)

And so, friends, we ask for your help.
Chip in to save Pooka Cow, Spotty Friend, and Less Spotty Friend!

Important note: though the ChipIn widget here says that the final date to donate is March 13, in reality it is February 13!

A bunch of generous EtsyVeg, Vegan Etsy, and Etsy for Animals' (EFA's) member shops are donating portions of sales through the zero hour. More shops are adding sales donations all the time - Jodi is keeping an updated list on her own This Is It blog.

OoohShiny- donating 50% of sales through 2/11
Kimba's Critters - donating 50% of sales through 2/11
Lean Dog Pottery - donating 20% of sales through 2/13
3 AM Art Productions - donating 100% of sales through 2/13
Veganosaurus - donating 50% of sales through 2/13
Holistically Heather - donating 100% of sales through 2/13
AuntFlosPads- donating 100% of sales through 2/13
Cards and Jewelry by Michele - donating 10% of sales through 2/15
Lola Lynn - donating 100% of bracelet sales through 2/13
SilentLotus - donating 25% of sales through 2/13
This Is It - donating 100% of sales on both 2/3 and 2/10

So get shopping already!

Just a few dollars from each of us can make a big difference. These lives matter! Help Jodi to help her friends. What's their alternative to a terrifying slaughterhouse? Says Jodi:

"We've been asked where the cows will go if we do raise enough money to save them - they will stay here, at least for the short term. We have 11 acres of land, a barn, and a stream. We are planning to create a line of products where all of the profits will go toward their care (hay, vet bills, fence mending, etc.) If we can find a loving family with enough land to adopt them, we are definitely open to that as well."

Country idyll or the abattoir - three lives are on the line. So, wanna buy a journal? :)

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