START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Alicia Silverstone Fights for Farm Animals

By Jaime Warburton, Ecorazzi

Alicia Silverstone adds another notch to her already impressive vegan belt as the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s new Compassionate Communities Campaign (CCC).  Their goal? To “help as many people as possible get active for animals.”

As author of The Kind Diet, Silverstone has increased both the popularity and accessibility of vegetarian and vegan living. She says, “When people think about helping animals, they generally think about dogs and cats, but chickens, pigs, and other farm animals need our help even more. And science shows that farm animals are just as intelligent and interesting as our pets. Vegetarian advocacy allows busy people like you and me to spare the lives of thousands of animals every year without a huge time commitment. For example, you can spare at least fifty animals a lifetime of misery on a factory farm with just an hour of leafleting.”

Vegans and vegetarians may be so sensitive to the stereotype of annoying militant radical that we remain a little shy, or a little self-abasing, about our diet and lifestyle ethics. But swallowing that sensitivity might help someone else decide not to swallow that bacon burger. CCC’s mission, “to promote and train animal advocates and grassroots groups in the most effective forms of animal advocacy and community building,” can help vegsters become proud, unified, and active.

With tips on best practices, fun challenges, and built-in recognition (even prizes!), members will be encouraged to remember both the widespread effects of their ethical choices and that they’re part of a happy, healthy web of advocates. To learn more, check out CCC’s resources for becoming a better advocate, “like” the campaign on Facebook, or just remind someone you love why you choose to save the lives of animals every day. Alicia Silverstone isn’t ashamed. Why should you be?

 

Related:
Alicia Silverstone, Actress and Vegan
Three Vegan Recipes from Alicia Silverstone
Confessions of a Vegan Wannabe

Read more: Animal Rights, Celebrities, Do Good, Less Common Pets, Make a Difference, Pets, Vegan, Vegetarian, , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Michael, selected from Ecorazzi

Ecorazzi - Good Gossip. Ecorazzi uses gossip and pop culture to inspire real good throughout the world. From celebrity efforts on environmental, animal welfare and humanitarian issues to spotlighting charitable organizations and healthy living trends - our goal has always been to highlight the work being done to make the world a better place. Get weekly updates from Ecorazzi or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

73 comments

+ add your own
3:07AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Thank you

9:03AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Kudos to you Alicia. Well written article. Thanks.

9:03AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Kudos to you Alicia. Well written article. Thanks.

2:58PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

thanks

1:52PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Thanks.

10:45AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thanks

10:42AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

love her

6:16PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

She has no credibility in my book...not since she decided to pre-chew and feed her child food from her own dirty mouth. It doesn't say much for her judgment.
The human mouth is filthy...and anyone with common sense wouldn't do that. That has been the opinion of pediatricians too.

1:35PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

I have been a vegetarian for almost 20 years. Can't imagine eating the flesh of murdered animals. All animals have personalities and interests of their own. I am glad I learned to respect them.
Please copy and paste to your browser and sign for Mila, the dog who had all her legs cut off in Serbia.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/882/068/594/we-want-proper-prosthesis-for-mila/

1:16PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Consuming calcium and oxalates at the same time reduces the probability of either being absorbed thu…

I lived in California most of my life so I never had the opportunity to enjoy watching fireflies. I…

when i finish a precooked roasted chicken from the supermarket i always make chicken stock- then per…

I, myself would have gotten out of position, and at least hugged the sweet puppy!

The Sooty Shearwaters certainly travel an amazing distance for their migration. Very interesting …

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.