I wanted to tell you about something I am really passionate about, Meat Free Week. This is a very important initiative to raise awareness about factory farming and raise money for Voiceless (the Animal Protection Institute).
The week we are all asked to give up meat is March 18th to the 24th and their website has the most incredible vegetarian recipes on there so this wont be hard at all! To get involved just register and then get all your friends and family to sponsor you, then the money raised goes to Voiceless.
Did you know that farm animals are not protected by any animal welfare laws in this country?! Voiceless work hard to protect these animals through legislation and by bringing about awareness because at the end of the day if people only bought free range organic meat, the factory farms would go out of business!
I wanted to find a really easy way for all of us to support this inititaive through Nourished Life, so I am donating $5.00 from every sale of every Hurraw! Lip Balm between now and March 18 so please take this opportunity to buy one of these amazing lip balms and help a good cause at the same time.
Factory farming is the intensive farming of animals where they are raised with profits in mind before welfare. Pigs and Chickens are the worst off where in some cases they are kept in very small cramped cages where they can not even turn around for most of their lives. Not only are animals suffering due to the demand for meat, the environment is also under enormous pressure, particularly our water supply. Today 70% of fresh water is used on agriculture - leading scientists predict there will be major water shortages by 2050 if we don't slow down. And then there is your health. Over consumption of meat is not very healthy.
Meat Free Week has some amazing ambassadors, supporters and chefs/foodies who have come on board, check out their website here for more details and delicious meat free recipes.