"If we are to teach compassion for all life
in this world, and if we are to carry on
a real campaign against cruelty, and against
the destruction of our environment, we
have to begin with reaching children."
~ Betsy Seeton
DO YOU OWN STUFF MADE BY SLAVES? HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO ENDING MODERN DAY SLAVERY
I'm probably sounding like a broken record by now always preaching about how consumers can make a difference in the world just by not being part of the supply chain that's associated with negative outcomes. I ask you not to buy ivory because the demand is what makes poachers kill animals. When you buy from companies who buy their products from places that make the product with slave labor, you're part of why slavery exists.
But if you tell your retailers that you only want slave free products and if you only buy products from retailers only choosing to sell slave free products, then you're going to make a difference in this world. Commit to buying products that are made by people who are fairly compensated and fairly treated. I also try choosing good-for-the-environment products aka 'eco friendly' and 'green' products. The point is that we can all take part in making the world a better place every single time we spend money. Pass along this video to help raise the collective consciousness about where and how all products are made. Get people thinking .
By Betsy Seeton
"If we are to teach compassion for all life in this world, and if we are to carry on a real campaign against cruelty, and against the destruction of our
environment, we have to begin with reaching children."
-- Betsy Seeton
One of the best places to nurture the kind of change our world needs, is involving, teaching, and inspiring children. FOR ALL THE ANIMALS offers paid positions for young children ages 8 to 18 who can research, investigate and write about animals and nature. We also want young artists, filmmakers and photographers to apply. Children 7 years old and younger can be our interns.
I imagine a better world when what people value has more to do with what they love doing than about what money can buy. Going after your passions and leading a life inspired by them is central to what drives my own life and is something I encourage others to experience.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller ~
"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and
accept as something precious what comes back to you from them."
~ Albert Schweitzer
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."