This past week, Mercy for Animals, an amazing animal protection organization we've spoke about before on here, released their latest documentary video about the animals we use to make into food. It's called "Farm to Fridge,"and it consists of 12 minutes of undercover footage on factory farms across the nation, ranging from egg-laying facilities to dairy "farms", and all the way to factory fish farms. While harrowing and very difficult to watch, I made an empowered choice and decided to view it first before sharing it here, and I must say, it has completely reminded me that the work of an animal activist is never done.
I was angry, sad, and basically an emotional wreck watching this thing and those old feelings of helplessness began to creep in as I took in the gravity of this seemingly hopeless situation. But in my two years of vegan living, I've learned that in order to find something positive, something to smile about, amongst the dark truth of animal abuse, we need to act. Whether it's through a blog, a video on your facebook wall, or creating an animal rights/vegan book club, we need to push through the pain and filter it into something hopeful and uplifting, something tangible, something people can use to empower their own lives.
Thus, the Farm to Fridge project was born. What is the Farm to Fridge Project? Well, I'll be sharing "Farm to Fridge" on my facebook wall for seven days, and each day, I will remind everyone out there that if they choose to watch it and feel helpless afterward, I can help. This is my pledge, and it's the least I can do for these innocent, sensitive, and needlessly abused animals.
And now I reach out to you - my beautiful, compassionate, kiss-worthy community of readers and activists:
Will you make a pledge with me to feature "Farm to Fridge" on your facebook wall for the next week? Or at least the next day? Because even if a thousand people don't stop to watch it, one might. And that one may be a person who never before considered changing his or her ways from carnist to vegan.
I would love to get a tally of who decides to participate, so could you comment below this post if you'll be pledging to share the video?
Thank you, as always, for your rockin' support and open hearts. It is my sincere hope that this project will inspire and empower others to open their own hearts to positive change. Let's be the change we wish to see in the world, as Gandhi so beautifully beckoned us to be during his lifetime. Let's help give people a reason to fight for something positive, a reason to open their minds ever more to beautiful and compassionate change, a reason to really smile.