The hard part is knowing how to combat evil. It's such a challenge figuring out ways to make a real difference. I know so many people truly care. And I don't want to blame good people for the evil doings of others. At the same time, I think it's important that people don't turn a blind eye to the suffering going on in the world.
There are things we can do in our every day lives that will, and do, make a difference. It takes effort, time and sometimes even extra money to make a difference, but it matters; it's worth doing. A case in point is choosing to purchase products that are environmentally better for the world in terms of ingredients and in the way they are manufactured. And say no to products made by slaves. Industries like coffee, chocolate, bricks, cotton, and toys are high on the list of slave made products. The bulk of eggs come from hens living in horrendously abusive environments. (Jasper will soon be posting an article on this.) Do some research, people. Make a commitment to look at labels and learn what seals and stamps of approval are trustworthy. Put your dollars toward companies who care about people, animals and the environment.
Consumers need to begin writing letters to their retailers and signing petitions telling, if not demanding, that clothing companies use slave free fabrics and demanding transparency and accountability in the entire chain of production.
Enough for today .... just give thought to how you can make a difference...
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."